Julia Rohmann's Under 25 Grand Prix ride Genuine has been sold to Switzerland. The horse will continue its sport career under Elizabeth Fincke-Koch.
Genuine is a 12-year old Dutch warmblood mare by Totilas out of Ushi (by Negro x Cocktail). He is bred by P. Akkermans in The Netherlands.
Marijke van Giesen
The black mare first came into the spotlight under Marijke van Giesen when she was seven years old and shown at national ZZ-level in The Netherlands.
Owned by Hungarian Arie Yom-Tov of Sport Pro Horses in Uden, The Netherlands, since she was four, Genuine moved up to small tour level in 2019. The pair celebrated its international show debut at their first and only CDI in Pilisjaszfalu in May 2019. They scored 66.088% in the Prix St Georges and 64.441% in the Inter I.
The mare was offered for sale in an online auction in 2020 during the corona pandemic.
German Matthias Schlammiger bought the mare and the FEI passport changed to his ownership in 2021. The ride was allocated to German Under 25 rider Julia Rohmann.
She made her CDI debut on Genuine at U25 Grand Prix level in Mariakalnok in May of 2021. Fourteen months later they rode their second international in Neu-Anspach in July 2022 and placed third twice.
Rohmann has planned on competing the mare in the 2023 CDN Munster at the start of January, but by mid December the horse was suddenly picked up from her stable to to be sold.
Initially it was rumoured that Genuine had sold to Russia, but in the end the mare found new owners in Swiss Grand Prix rider Elizabeth Koch and her husband Georg Fincke.
Elizabeth (Eversfield) Koch is best known for having competed Grand Prix horses Rokoko N (by Rubinstern Noir x Montano) and The Lion King (by Landos x Rando). She represented Switzerland at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington on the latter horse. With the former she rode the 2011 European Championships in Rotterdam.
Koch's last international show was the CDI Vierzon in July 2014. In 2016 she bought Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer's yard in Germany.
Photos © Lukasz Kowalski - Astrid Appels
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