European Pony Champion Rose Oatley has sold her second FEI pony, Herzkonig NRW, to Hungary. The chestnut pony will continue his sport career under Hanna Titanilla Szeivolt.
Herzkönig is a 9-year old Westfalian stallion by Helios B x FS Don't Worry x Rosedale Tiberius and bred by Alfons Baumann.
He was licensed at the Westfalian Pony Licensing in Münster-Handorf.
Under owner Danica Duen he became the reserve Westfalian and reserve Bundeschampion as a 3-year old in 2016. In 2017 he was Westfalian Champion and fourth at the Bundeschampionate as a 4-year old. In 2018 he reclaimed the Westfalian Champion's title and scored bronze at the Bundeschampionate under Luna Laabs.
Sold to Oatley
Rose's mom Kristy Oatley purchased Herzkonig from Duen in the late spring of 2019. He was ridden by Shona Benner at the time.
Herzkonig became Rose's second iron in the fire alongside her number one in the barn, Daddy Moon. The Westfalian stallion was never able to compete the quality and results that Daddy Moon produced and the stallion only did one CDI in the 2.5 years he was with Oatley.
The new combination made its national show debut in Buchholz in February 2020 and competed lightly at local events in Germany that year. A long break between October 2020 and July 2021 followed and they returned to the arena in Elmshorn in the summer of 2021. Their first international was in October in Zakrzow, Poland, where they won the team and individual test with 75 - 73% scores and placed second in the Kur.
Sold to Hungary
Herzkonig has now moved on to a new rider as the rising 15-year old Oatley has Daddy Moon and already begun focusing on horses and junior as well as young rider level competition with Rock Revolution.
The 13-year old Hanna Titanilla Szeivolt plans to unlock her international pony career with Herzkonig. She also owns the now 18-year old former international dressage pony Mysterious Golden Bink, previously shown internationally by Dutch pony riders Merel Massop, Amber de Groot and Emmely van Lieren.
Szeivolt and Mysterious Golden Bink were fourth at the 2021 Hungarian Pony Championships.
Photos © Lukasz Kowalski