For Danish Betina Jaeger her Danish Grand Prix team member career has been short lived. Her employer Andreas Helgstrand sold her ride Belstaff to Korean Dong Seon Kim.
Jaeger made her Danish Grand Prix team debut at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon after a very short, but highly successful season on Rowan O'Riley's Hanoverian licensed stallion.
Bred by Germans Leitner and Schmitz and owned by the American O'Riley, Belstaff is by Brentano II x De Niro. The gelding was originally owned as a young colt by Johannes Westendarp, who presented him for licensing in Verden as a 2.5 year old. He then sold the then stallion as a 3-year old to Danish horse dealers and stallion owners Andreas Helgstrand and Jens Peter Aggesen.
Jaeger took on the ride on Belstaff back in 2015 and competed him at once CDI that year at small tour level. The horse was then owned by Kristin Schwarz and sold to O' Riley that year. Belstaff moved to the U.S.A as a gelding and was trained and ridden by Catherine Haddad. Three years later the horse was sent back to Denmark to be sold and Jaeger got reunited with the horse. They returned to the show ring in spring of 2018.
With only two internationals under their belt (Uggerhalne and Aachen) Jaeger and Belstaff managed to get selected on the Danish team for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, where they finished 31st in the Grand Prix (70.14%).
German based Korean Dong Seon Kim has been on the lookout for a successor for his long-time number one horse Bukowski for quite some time and has now found a match in Belstaff as his 2020 Olympic hope.
Photo © Astrid Appels
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