Fiontini, the 8-year old Danish warmblood mare that is a triple World Young Horse Champion, has been sold by its Swedish owner Beata Soderberg to Andreas Helgstrand and Stutteri Evo. The Danish owners' duo want to secure the mare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Spanish Olympian Severo Jurado Lopez showcased Fiontini in a magical show at the 2018 Danish Warmblood Stallion Licensing just five days ago.
Danish horse dealer Andreas Helgstrand, who employs Jurado Lopez and who actually sold the mare to Soderberg in October 2016, has now bought the mare back in an ownership deal with Stutteri Evo. The two owners want to see the mare go to the 2020 Olympics Games.
Stutteri Evo is run by Martin Julius Klejs Jensen and located in Vejen, Denmark.
"There hardly is any doubt that Fiontini is a special horse and that she has all the qualities needed to compete internationally. For three years, she has shown her great capacity at the World Championships for Young Horses and we are sure she has what it takes to get in the top when it comes to the Olympics in the summer of 2020," said Andreas Helgstrand.
Severo Jurado López will keep the ride on the bay mare (by Fassbender x Romanov), who is bred through embryo transfer by Hanne Lund and Henrik Hansen.
"We are delighted that Fiontini is staying at our place and for now the plan is that Severo will continue her training," Andreas added. "The two are a fantastic match and we have great expectations for their common future."
Photo © Astrid Appels
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