Valverde and Springbank II Sold to Yara Reichert

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:53
Eva Möller and Valverde at the 2010 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo :: Photo © Astrid Appels

German dressage rider Yara Reichert has acquired the dressage and breeding stallions Valverde and Springbank II at Helgstrand Dressage in Denmark. 


Valverde is a 7-year old Westfalian stallion by Vitalis x Ampere x First Final, bred by Eugene Reesink. He was the 2016 Westfalian Licensing Champion and Reesink sold him to Andreas Helgstrand and Norwegian Cathrine Rasmussen.

Under Eva Möller he won the Westfalian Young Horse Championship three times in a row, he won silver at the 2018 Bundeschampionate and gold at the 2019 Bundeschampionate. He was fourth at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships. At the 2020 Bundeschampionate he was fourth.

Valverde is a highly popular breeding stallion in Denmark and Germany.  

Springbank II VH

Springbank II VH is a 7-year old Swedish Warmblood stallion by Skovens Rafael x De Niro. He is bred by Tobias Hansson at Västra Hoby Stuteri and was co-owned by the Hansson, Kristina Hennix and Helgstrand dressage. 

Severo Jurado Lopez and Springbank II at
the 2019 World Young Horse Championships
Under  Severo Jurado Lopez he won the 2017 and 2018 Swedish Young Horse Championships, the 2018 Danish Young Horse Championships, and placed fifth at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships. In 2019 he did not compete in the Danish nor Swedish YH Championships. In 2020 Betina Jaeger took over the ride and reclaimed the Swedish Young Horse Champion's title with him.

The Swedish stallion was the 2018 Danish Warmblood licensing champion in the 4-year old category. He was also a much used breeding stallion, despite his WFFS positive status. 

Sold to Reichert

Both stallions have been sold to 51-year old German dressage rider Yara Reichert (née Wortmann). 

Reichert made her international show debut at small tour level at the 2018 CDI Munich aboard Shiva (Westf, by San Schufro x Dresemann) and Schwarze Perle (OLD, by Sandro Hit x Rohdiamant). A week later the competed at the 2018 CDI Ranshofen in Austria with Shiva and the then 6-year old mare Damora (WESTF, by Don Juan de Hus x Don Bedo). Those were her only two international show starts, so far.

Reichert and Shiva at the 2018 CDI Munich
At national level, Reichert has been competing her horses extensively up to Grand Prix level (Shiva, Schwarze Perle) at regional shows in Bavaria and in Austria.  This year she's been riding Shiva, Damora and Furstin Tausendschön (WESTF, by First Selection x Rifaisos).

The ambitious Reichert has more horse power in her barn: medium tour horses Schwarzer Mond (WEST, by Sarkozy x Caprimond) and Ronjador (WESTF, by Rock Forever x Fidermark), small tour horse Bel Amour (WESTF, by Benetton Dream x Damon Hill) and M-level horses Sundancer (WEST, by Stanford x Furst Piccolo), Freudentanz (RHLD, by Furstenball x Beluga) and Feuertänzer (WESTF, by Furstenball x Diamond Hit). 

Reichert studied Law and Politics at the University of Munich. She is CEO of Wett Star, an horse race betting agency, and is listed as founder of WINunited, a Malta based marketing company for e-commerce (betting) operations. Her husband Oliver Reichert is co-CEO of Birkenstock. 

Yara Reichert on Shiva in Salzburg 2019
Photos © Astrid Appels - LL-foto - Petra Kerschbaum

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