Australian Olympic team rider Kristy Oatley has sold her London 2012 mount Clive to Australian FEI rider Kylie Riddell. The 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding (by Caletto I x Landgraf I) sold begin September and arrived down under two weeks ago.
Oatley owned the bright bay gelding for 11 years and now sold the dynamic Holsteiner to a fellow country mate. "Now another Australian can carry on their dreams," Oatley told Eurodressage.
Kylie Riddell and her partner John Taylor own and operate Hagen Park in Keysborough, VIC, near Melbourne. Riddell has been competing Byalee Magic at Grand Prix level.
Oatley will continue to focus on her other Grand Prix horse, the 10-year old Ronan (by Riccione) and has a 9-year old mare Louisa (by Londonderry x Lemon Park) just starting Grand Prix. Kristy has a string of horses coming along, including 8-year old Swagman (by Sandro Hit x Don Schufro) and Quattrochi (by Quando-Quando x Weltmeyer), 7-year old Qualia (by Quando Quando x Duntroon) and a few younger ones she has bred herself.
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