Trained by Jens Fredricson, Carisma got spotted by Ludo Philippaerts when she was winning a 1m30 class at the Spring Tour in Lummen. Only two years later, she arrived in Belgium to be ridden by Olivier Philippaerts when he was only 16 years old. ‘At that time, she was the best horse of the world for me’, he said. At the European Championships for Young Riders in Jardy in 2010, they won both, the gold medal in the individual competition and bronze in the team competition. Thereafter, Carisma was sold to the Danish rider, Emilie Martinsen, with whom she finished in the top 30 of the World Cup final in 's-Hertogenbosch. 2013 was a new start for Carisma, as she joined Danielle Goldstein and jumped in countless successful Grand Prix competitions under her saddle. They also took part in the World Equestrian Games of 2014 in Caen and the following year they finished 20th at the European Championships of 2015 in Aachen.
Before her jumping career, Carisma already gave birth to one foal, the one and only Qurint by Quite Easy. This mare started her sport career at the Philippaerts’ stables, before being sold to the USA to perform at the highest level. Under Hayley Waters, she competed in the Nation Cup and together, they also gained their spot in the Grand Prix 4* level.
The mother of Carisma has already given birth to no less than six international horses. Toscana (Tornesh), for instance, jumped in the 1m50 classes under Keri Pessoa and Carisma’s full sister, Canergie jumped the Grand Prix level under the Canadian flag.
Family & Performance
1985 MARATONIA (Maraton) 1.45m G. Persson Berg
1999 CARISMA (Cardento) 1.60m D. Waldman
2006 CARNEGIE (Cardento) 1.45m M. Van de Poll
2010 TOSCANA (Tornesch) 1.50m K. Potter
2003 QURINT (Quite Easy I) 1.60m H. Waters
2nd CSI5* Grand Prix 2015 Wellington (USA) 1.60m
5th CSI4* Grand Prix 2014 Wellington (USA) 1.60m
7th CSI2* World Cup 2014 Langley (CAN) 1.60m
8th CSI4* Grand Prix 2014 Wellington (USA) 1.60m
9th CSI5* World Cup 2015 Wellington (USA) 1.60m
8th CSI5* 2014 Calgary (CAN) 1.55m
2nd CSI5* World Cup 2009 Mechelen (BEL) 1.50m
4th CSIO4* 2010 Lummen (BEL) 1.50m
10th CSI5* World Cup 2015 Wellington (USA) 1.50m
Qurint (Quite Easy I x Carisma) (©Sportfot)
Qurint (Quite Easy I x Carisma)
Carnegie (VDL Cardento x Maratonia) (©Sportfot)