The Trakehner licensed stallion Grand Passion has moved from his French home base in Vidauban to Framersheim, Germany, where he will be trained by Dorothee Schneider.
Owned by Bernadette Brune, the 7-year old dark bay Grand Passion (by Oliver Twist x Polarion x Camelot) was the Trakehner Licensing Champion in 2007 and became Champion of the 4 year old stallions at the Trakehner Dressage Championships. In 2010 and 2011 the horse became French Young Horse Champion in Saumur and in 2011 he competed for France under Serge Cantin at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden.
Owner Brune made the decision to move Grand Passion to Germany in order for her horse to be trained by the best. "To me she is one of the best trainers in Germany," Brune told Eurodressage. "I think he is a very good horse and as she lost her Diva Royal maybe it is a possibility for her to have a new young horse to prepare for the high level."
Brune makes it no secret that one day she wants to see one of her own horses in some of the biggest dressage arenas of the world. "My wish would be to go and see him with a top rider at a top competition," Brune explained.
Photo © Astrid Appels
Grand Passion, Champion of the 2007 Trakehner Stallion Licensing
Grand Passion and Donaugold Shine at 2009 Trakehner Stallion Gala
Blacktime, Grand Passion, Socrate de Hus Win 2010 French Young Horse Championships