Helen Langehanenberg's Tesla Sold to the U.S.A.

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 17:03
Helen Langehanenberg on a young Tesla :: Photo © Tanja Becker/Equitaris

No not the car, but the horse. Helen Langehanenberg's KWPN bred and German licensed stallion Tesla has moved to the U.S.A.

Tesla is an 8-year old Dutch warmblood stallion by Vitalis out of Believe Me (by Johnson x Houston x Rousseau x Angelo xx). He bred by Wim Ten Pas in The Netherlands. 

Westfalian Licensed

Owned by Wilhelm Berning and presented by Helen Langehanenberg, the 1.63m standing liver chestnut was named premium stallion at the 2017 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster.  He was not offered for sale and stayed with Helen to be produced. The breeding rights belonged to Steffen Holtwiesche, according to the FN database. 

He did his 14-day suitability test in Schlieckau in April 2018 and scored 7.71 for dressage and 7.35 for show jumping to finish on a total of 7.68 points. 

His first sport test was in February 2019 in Munster, where he scored 8.02 points, and his second sport test was a year later in February 2020, where he earned 7.52 points. 

Light Show Career

Tesla was first competed by Helen Langehanenberg in an A-level test in Ankum in November 2019, followed by two classes in Ankum in January 2020.

Soon after, her assistant Sabrina Gessmann took over the ride and competed him at M-level at local shows in 2021

Caroline Roffman on Tesla
In 2022 it was Eva Niklova's turn in the saddle. Niklova, who is the girlfriend of Helen's second assistant, Manuel Dominguez, rode the stallion in two M-level tests in Nienberge and Mettinge in May and June. At the end of June he did his first S-level class in Munster. 

Sold to the U.S.A.

Tesla sold to the U.S.A. in the early spring of 2023. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed, so far.

He is currently in training with horse dealer and former international dressage rider Caroline Roffman.

Roffmann made her name and career with Grand Prix horses Sagacious and Her Highness O in the mid 2010s. With the black Her Highness O she was short listed for the U.S. team for the 2014 World Equestrian Games. She last competed internationally in January 2015. Since then Roffman got married, became a mother, and has focused on horse dealing in Wellington, Florida. 

Photo © Equitaris

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