A Friesian train, the 7-year old Dutch child sing star Charlotte Wensing and a string of acclaimed singers will be providing top notch entertainment at the 2010 World Cup Finals in ‘s Hertogenbosch on Saturday March 27, 2010.
Stable Laarakkers will be riding a quadrille with Friesian dressage horses. The “Friesian train,” supervised by Dutch Grand Prix rider Christa Laarakkers, is very popular in The Netherlands and has been invited to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Two Dutch pony riders will also ride a unique pas-de-deux. The singers’ trio “The Amazing Voices” will also perform in front of a crowd of 13,000 people Saturday afternoon in Den Bosch. The 7-year old Charlotte and her mother Jacqueline are accompanied by Patricia van Lierop and they will sing ‘The winner takes it all’ and ‘One night only”. Charlotte will also sing solo ‘I will always love you.’ Jacqueline is being educated as a classical singer at the Music Academy in Cairo under the tutelage of famed opera soprano Iman Moustafa (Thais, Les Pecheurs de Perles, La Boheme, La Traviata, Tosca, Aida 2002 near the site of Pyramids, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria Rusticana and Don Giovanni).
In countries such as India, Pakistan and Egypt millions of horses and mules work in unbearable conditions until they drop dead. The owners of these animals are the poorest of the poor. Lack of money, ignorance and century old medicinal traditions are the foundation of the suffering of these animals. Malnutrition, dehydration and hyperthermia are the most common conditions.
Brooke Hospital for Animals (founded by Mrs Dorothy Brooke in 1934) engages itself to improve structurally the living conditions of these Third World work horses and mules by using own its veterinary clinics, mobile teams, as well as domestic vets. Yearly 500,000 horses and mules are treated there for free. Brooke Hospital for Animals is able to operate via donations from Great Britain and The Netherlands.
Famous ‘Dallas’ star Audrey Landers and equine lawyer Stephan Wensing
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European dressage team member Charlotte Dujardin goes shopping in Holland
Gloucestershire-based dressage rider, Charlotte Dujardin, has been shopping in Holland recently. Charlotte who was a member of the British European Dressage gold medal winning team earlier this year bought the seven-year-old Femme Fatale (by Furstenreich x Sao Paulo) who was previously owned by Dutch lawyer Stephan Wensing and trained by Wilmer Lanning. Femme Fatale will now move to Carl Hester's yard in Gloucestershire where Charlotte is based. Femme Fatale was one of 60 horses aged between two and seven-years-old offered at auction at the 2011 Equine Elite Young Stars Auction which took place at Stable Korenbloem in Weert, Holland.
On Saturday night 22 May 2010 a Dressage Gala Evening is hosted at the Achterhoekse Paardendagen in Zelhem, The Netherlands, where a special performance by 7-year old child singing star Charlotte will take place. Famous composer Jeroen Dirksen (Thomas Berge and Andre Hazes) composed the song "Moeder Aarde" especially for Brooke Hospital. It will be sung by Charlotte and recorded and sold on CD. TV producer Eric Dikeb has arranged a video clip for it. This CD single will be released by ZN Music Label and the nett profit is donated to Brooke Hospital. Of course a hit list ranking in the top 100 would be a dream.
The Brooke board of directors has heard a short fragment of the single. Their reaction was very promising: "We are all moved by Charlotte's beautiful fragile voice. Wonderful!