The 2017 Nurnberger Burgpokal winner QC Flamboyant has been sold to German junior rider Valentina Pistner. The 9-year old gelding, who won the German Developing Prix St. Georges horse championship in Frankfurst last weekend, sold right before the Finals.
Bred by Werner Meyer and owned by Belgian Patrick d'Eer, QC Flamboyant is by Fidertanz x De Niro x Rubinstein.
Under German Marita Pundsack, QC Flamboyant came into the spotlight by winning the 2013 Bundeschampionate as a 5-year old and then representing Germany at the 2014 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, where they finished 14th in the Finals. At the 2014 Bundeschampionate they were fourth.
In December 2014 D'Eer moved the dark bay gelding to Werth's yard for his FEI level training. Werth competed him at one show in 2015 in the Nurnberger Burgpokal qualifier in Perl-Borg. They were 4th in the warm up round, but got eliminated the Final round for issues in the canter work. In 2016 Werth's stable jockey Niklaas Feilzer took over the ride and competed him at local shows at M and S-level throughout 2017.
Werth climbed back into the saddle once to qualify Flamboyant for the Burgpokal in Donaueschingen with a score over 80%! Two weeks before the Finals, Felzer showed Flamboyant locally in Vreschen-Bokel, but at the Finals Werth was back on board and won the title, although the audience preferred Hubertus Schmidt on Escolar as winner.
German junior rider Valentina Pistner tried out QC Flamboyant twice before the Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals and the horse sold straight away.
"If the train passes by, you better make sure you are on it," owner Patrick d'Eer told Eurodressage. "It's not easy to sell a horse of such quality with Isabell on top and I didn't want to take any risks and wait for Grand Prix. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
The Belgian Patrick D'Eer is a very passionate horse owner who scouts for young foals in Germany, has them reared, trained and competed and then sells them. With over 100 horses in his ownership, mostly dressage horses but also some show jumpers and eventers, he is a clever businessman who keeps his passion sustainable by selling on a regular basis.
"To sell in Belgium or co-operate with someone Belgian is difficult. I have been playing with German cards as I learnt my lession. I must say they work in a very correct way and live up to their promises," D'Eer explained why he keeps his best horses abroad.
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