Euro Update: FEI Veterinary Committee Condems Hyperflexion

The FEI Veterinary Committee made a statement on their position towards the Rollkur, also called hyperflexion, at the FEI bureau meeting in Interlaken, Switzerland, April 10, 2008.

The following statement was adopted: "There are no known clinical side effects specifically arising from the use of hyperflexion, however there are serious concerns for a horse's well-being if the technique is not practiced correctly. The FEI condemns hyperflexion in any equestrian sport as an example of mental abuse. The FEI states that it does not support the practice." (Read More)

Paprocka-Campanella's Andretti H Sold to Wilfried Bechtolsheimer

Italian Grand Prix rider Anna Paprocka-Campanella has sold her Grand Prix horse Andretti H to Wilfried Bechtolsheimer. The dark bay Andretti is a 13-year old Hanoverian gelding by Aarking xx x Cavalier and was competed by Anna at the 2007 European Dressage Championships in Turin, Italy. Andretti H has also regularly been shown by Campanella's trainer Hubertus Schmidt, who became 2007 German Dressage Champion with him.

"It was a very hard decision for me because I owned this horse for the last 5 years," Anna Paprocka-Campanella told Eurodressage."I am building a new stable in Italy and have other talented horses in the stable of Hubertus Scmidt, so we decided to sell him."

Wilfried's daughter Laura Bechtolsheimer, a British WEG team rider, will be training and competing Andretti H as of now. "I am happy that Laura will ride Andretti," Campanella said, "because she is a very sensible and talented rider and I am sure that Andretti has found the best home possible with her." (Read More)

Sole Mio and Crocodile Rock, Price Highlights at 2008 Munster Spring Elite Auction

The most expensive horse of the 2008 Munster Spring Elite auction was the dark bay mare Sole Mio, a Show Star x Lamoureux II. The 4-year old mare, bred and owned by Mr Borkenfeld, sold for 195,000 euro. The new owner is Gina Capellmann who acquired the mare for her daughter Fabienne.

The 2008 Westfalian Spring Elite Auction in Munster made history by achieving a new record price, for a pony! The 5-year old licensed pony stallion Crocodile Rock became the most expensive pony ever sold at a breed society's auction in Germany in history! Crocodile Rock (by FS Cocky Dundee x Bavarottie) sold for 110,000 euro. He is bred by Josef Dinkels and was owned by Friedhelm Tillmann. Under Lina Claren, the chestnut stallion was 2006 and 2007 Bundeschampion. The name of the buyer was not released but apparently s/he lives in Schleswig-Holstein. (Read More)

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