Italian owner/rider Pietro Sandei (27) who is based near Parma in Italy enjoyed a successful Badminton debut in 2017 with his former ride Mouse. With Badminton entry Rubis De Prere he was a member of the Italian team for the 2018 WEG, won team bronze at the 2017 European Championships and that same year the combination won the Italian Championship at Montelibretti. Since 2011 he has represented Fiamme Oro, the sports section of the Italian police force.
Pietro was a former member of Italian Pony, Junior and Young Rider teams competing at four European Championships. He was a winner of Pony team bronze (2007) and in 2011 rode Mouse at the 2011 Young Rider Europeans. In 2015 he represented Italy as an individual at the European Championships at Blair Castle.
Pietro trains with James Connor and Jacopo Comelli and outside of eventing enjoys cycling, running and mixed martial arts. His mother is now breeding horses for the future.
Rubis De Prere is a 14-year-old Selle Francais gelding. He is by Fedor De Seves out of a mare by Quandy Du Mayne (a daughter of Galoubet A). Rubis was acquired as six-year-old. In 2017 the combination won the CCI3* at Vairano.
Rubis de Prere
17.0hh , bay , gelding
Sire Fedor De Seves
Dam Cina Du Logis (Quandy Du Mayne)
Breeder Guy Besseau