About this work...
12" x 16"
Acrylic on Canvas
IPS Salinero (formerly Keltec Salinero and Gestion Salinero) is a horse ridden by the Dutch equestrian Anky van Grunsven in the sport of dressage.
Salinero was expected to be a jumper, and is a full brother to Olympic show jumper Seven Up, but when Sjef Janssen noticed the potential the horse had for dressage, he purchased him for American Tess Guilder. After the gelding did well at the lower levels, Sjef and Anky purchased him for themselves.
Anky van Grunsven has since achieved incredible success with the gelding, winning not only the individual gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, but also countless international Grands Prix. On Salinero, she captured the title at Aachen in 2004, making her the first Dutch rider to win there.
As of late 2008, Salinero now competes under the name "IPS Salinero," changed from the former Gestion Salinero, and Keltec Salinero.