SO the World Equestrian Games are over and from a show jumping angle, the one horse that made international headlines after her impeccable Tryon record was DSP Alice. The DSP prefix stands for the rebranded Deutsche Sportpferde, or German Sport Horse, an amalgamation of several studbooks in southern and east-central Germany.

Included in the new studbook is the former Pferdezuchtverband Sachsen-Thüringen e.V (SATHU) from the region where DSP Alice was bred. Three years ago, it languished in 27th place in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH)’s show jumping studbook rankings.