The horse selling business is booming and two well known internationally competed dressage horses sold this past week. In Sweden, the KWPN Prix St Georges horse Silvano and in Holland the Grand Prix ready Florett As both sold to Germany.
The 8-year old Dutch warmblood stallion Silvano (by Rubinstein x Cocktail) sold to an unidentified German rider. Licensed for the Swedish warmblood society, Silvano competed at the 2004 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses under Gunilla Bystrom and finished 9th in the consolation finals.
"There was a German buyer with good money who wanted a nice dressage horse and he bought him," Swedish stallion keeper Nils-Gunnar Hansson of Asko Stud Farm told Tidningen Ridsport. "It was hard to find a sponsor who is willing to pay for all my stallions, so I decided to sell some. The buyer of Silvano is not a famous rider, but I'm sure the horse will be competed."
In Holland, the black Westfalian stallion Florett As (by Florestan) has been sold to German rider Dominik Erhart. Florett As was in the ownership of Leida and Tim Collins since the stallion was 2 years old. Leida competed him at international small tour level and he was ready to do his first Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour CDI in two weeks.
The sale was organised through Diederik Wigmans and Bob Ten Wolde. "Leida was only willing to sell the stallion to the new owners, because the new rider truly had a unique connection with the horse and a strong partnership was evident," Collins explained.
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