Moritz Treffinger Leases Francis Royal to Bavarian Pony Rider

Sun, 05/19/2024 - 15:38
Moritz Treffinger and Francis Royal at the 2023 CDIO Aachen :: Photo © Dirk Caremans

Moritz Treffinger's young riders horse Francis Royal has been leased to Bavarian pony rider Amelia Hiller as her junior hopeful.

Francis Royal is an 11-year old Baden Wurttemberger mare by Franziskus out of Delaia (by Rubin Royal x De Niro x Sherlock Holmes). He is bred by Hansjorg Wiederkehr-Graden.

Moritz Treffinger

The mare made a late start in the competition world, competing for the first time in 2021 at age 8 under Marielle Anumu.

Owned by Santina Treffinger, she debuted under her son Moritz in April 2022 at the local show in Pforzheim. That year they gained mileage and experience together at M and S level in the region and competed in three Nurnberger Burgpokal qualifiers (Donzdorf, Donaueschingen, Ludwigsburg).

Their CDI debut came at the end of 2022 at Young Riders level at the CDI Aachen Young Stars, where they posted 66%. In 2023 the pair did two internationals in Hagen and Aachen, but they were 8th in the 2023 Preis der Besten and finished 23rd in the individual test at the 2023 German Young Riders Championships.

Amelia Hiller

Moritz announced that Francis Royal has been leased to Amelia Hiller in Bavaria.

"Already a few weeks ago Franzi moved to her new rider," he said. "The two are an absolute perfect match and were able to win the FEI juniors team and individual test with over 72% at their first joint show. Franzi is however "only" leased and is still in our possession. We are mega happy about this and look forward to the time shared with Amelia."

The 15-year old Hiller is competing at FEI pony level with TI Dolce Gabbana (by Don Girovanni x Dacapo) up till 2022 and with BKS Daisy Duke (by FS Don't Worry x Nantano) nowadays. She is also showing mare Schattentänzerin (by Sir Heinrich x Diamond Hit) at L-level.

Hiller is yet to make her CDI debut.

Photo © Dirk Caremans

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