Euro Update: Flemmingh Passed Away

The renowned KWPN preferent stallion Flemmingh has passed away at age 20. Due to a resurgence of an old injury, the stallion's condition deteriorated the past few weeks. In agreement with the veterinarian, owner Wiepke van de Lageweg of VDL stud decided it was in the horse's best interest to put him down.

Flemmingh was born in 1987 in Germany. Bred by H.C. Albertsen from Behrendorf, Germany, the bay stallion was by the Holsteiner Lacapo out of Texas (Carneval x Lorenz). As a 3-year old he went to Holland for the licensing and became one of the best performers at the 1990 KWPN Stallion Performance Test, especially excelling in show jumping.

Flemmingh became a top producer of successful international sport horses. His most famous dressage progeny are Anky van Grunsven's Grand Prix stallion Krack C and Edward Gal's former medal winning horse Lingh, which is now competing in the U.S.A. under new owner Karin Offield-Reid. Also small tour horse Regent, which won team and individual gold under American Christopher Hickey at the 2007 Pan American Games, as well as USEF/Markel U.S. young horse champion Up to Date (under Jan Brons) are direct Flemming offspring.

Looking Forward, Price Highlight of the 2007 Munster October Elite Auction

The 3-year old stallion Looking Forward became the price highlight of the 2007 Westfalian October Elite Auction in Munster, Germany, October 7, 2007. The bay stallion by Laudabilis x Lord Sinclair I x Romadour II sold for 160,000 euro. The gorgeous mover is bred by Gestut Kühlmann and was owned by Iris Lüpertz.

Second most expensive horse was Diamond Boy, a 4-year old bay gelding by Diamond Hit x Fleurop. A Brazilian dressage fan bought Günter Voss' horse for 131,000 euro. Fifthy-eight sport horses sold in total at this auction and they achieved an average price of 34.397 euro.

Desperado, Price Highlight at 2007 Vechta October Elite Auction

Desperado became the price highlight of the 2007 Oldenburg October Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany, October 7, 2007. The 4-year old black gelding Desperado sold for 210,000 euro to Pferd 24, the company of Simon Kohlenbrenner and dressage rider Nadine Plaster based in Baden Wurttemberg, Germany. Desperado, who placed fourth at the Oldenburg regional championships this summer, will be trained by Plaster. Second most expensive horse was Re Call, a 3-year old State Premium mare by Royal Olymp out of Deluxe (by De Niro x Rubinstein). Bred by Ira Denkhaus of Gestut Kempke Hof in Plaaz, this mare sold to Brazil for 91,000 euro. Re Call won bronze at the Oldenburg Regional Championships and was placed at the Bundeschampionate.

Seventy-one riding horses sold in total at the 2007 Oldenburg October Elite Auction and they achieved an average price of 31,704 euro. Thirty-six foals were auctioned at an average price of 10,097 euro.

Bernadette Pujals Wins Big at the 2007 CDI Bremen

Mexican Bernadette Pujals is scoring big lately at shows in Europe. At the CDI Bremen last weekend, she won the Grand Prix and Kur to Music with Vincent (by Weltmeyer) on super scores of 73.250% and 76.550% . Belgian Vicky Smits won the small tour aboard Daianira van de Helle (by Dream of Glory), twice beating double World Young Horse Champion Damon Hill NRW, which started showing at PSG level with Ingrid Klimke. (View Scores)

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