The 10-year old Rhinelander licensed stallion Flatley has been sold to Angelina and Heiko Graf in 2013 and made his successful return to the show ring with his new rider Meike Lang at S- and Intermediaire II level at a regional show in Kreuth, Germany.
Flatley is a 2004 born Rhinelander, bred by Judith and Johannes Gielessen and sired by Furst Piccolo x Ehrensold x Dilettant. He was licensed in 2006 at the Westfalian Stallion Licensing and did his stallion performance test in Neustadt/Dosse, finishing on a dressage score of 8.44. His first offspring is now competing and Flatley has already produced one licensed son and six State Premium mares.
Flatley was originally owned by Tobias Schult, who put the horse in training with Isabell Werth. The bay stallion was initially campaigned by Werth's assistant trainer Matthias Bouten. In 2011 Werth took over the ride and qualified the 7-year old for the Nurnberger Burgpokal finals for developing Prix St Georges horses. At the finals in Frankfurt, the pair finished second. In 2012, Bouten climbed back into the saddle but after his departure from Werth's yard in 2013 Isabell showed the horse twice at Grand Prix level.
Lang and Flatley won an S-level test last weekend in Kreuth and finished second in the Intermediaire II
Photo © Silke Rottermann
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