Haras de Hus, owner of the late international World Young Dressage Horse Champion mare Poetin, has finally released an official statement concerning the tragic death of the mare on December 13, 2005.
De Hus stated that "from the moment she descended the lorry at De Hus in France, the Sandro Hit x Brentano II daughter showed clear signs of laminitis on both front legs. With the help of French and German veterinarians, farm managers Peter and Manuela Stuber and Xavier Marie combined forces to save the life of Poetin. One of the therapeutic measurements was hanging the mare in a trolley system to relieve her from pressure in the legs. All help to cure Poetin failed. On the basis of a severe case of laminitis, which developed into the beginning of the shedding of both front hooves, it was decided to put down the mare."
Nadine Capellmann's Oldenburg stallion Rion has been sold abroad. "It took me a long time to decide whether to sell Rion or not," Capellmann stated, "but then I decided to focus myself fully on Elvis and Zancor and make more time available for the upcoming horses." Capellmann purchased the Oldenburg Rion (by Rohdiamant x Futuro x Aktuell) from Mariane Moetefindt in January 2004 and competed him a couple of times in Germany, but did not force an impressive break through on him. Her partner at the time, Martin Schaudt, took over the ride in April 2005, but was unable to score high on the black either. Rion then returned to Capellmann's barn in Wurselen, and got sold last week.
The bay Westfalian branded Floviani became the price highlight at the Winter Auction in Munster, Germany, on January 22, 2006. The 2002 born Floviani is by Florestan x Ehrentusch and is bred and presented by Hermann Ostermann. The bay gelding sold for 46,000 euro to Austria. Second highest priced horse at the auction was the black mare Rubina, by Rubiloh x Rheinblick. The mare is bred by Uwe Wessendorf, presented by Christian Brink and sold for 30,000 euro.
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