Iron Spring Farm's black Hanoverian stallion Akatschi has been sold to Elisa Swanenberg from The Netherlands. Miss Swanenberg will be competing the 13-year old stallion at FEI Young Riders level in Holland the upcoming 2004 show season. Akatschi is currently being kept in training with Coby van Baalen, who is Elisa's trainer. Elisa is aspiring a place in the Dutch Young Riders Team and with a schoolmaster such as Akatschi her goal has become very feasible. Elisa' is the daughter of the ceo of the Swanenberg Steel Construction group.
Iron Spring Farm decided to sell the Hanoverian licensed sire because he didn't perfectly fit into the farm's breeding program. "Most people who look at our stallions for breeding are interested in KWPN stallions," Iron Spring farm manager Meghan De Garay said.
Iron Spring Farm purchased the black sire in Germany in 2000 being attracted to him because of his incredibly interesting bloodline (Akzent II x Wenzel I x Shogun xx), his superb stallion performance test results (10 on character and a 9 on temperament) and his show record under Hartwig Burfeind.
For three years Akatschi was successfully trained and competed at Intermediaire I level in the U.S.A. by Todd Flettrich. He became Intermediaire 1 Reserve Champion ABIC/USDF Championships in 2000 and placed second at the 2003 Palm Beach Derby Series Kickoff.
As Akatschi is still in the prime of his career, he deserved to continue the glorious path in his life as sport horse or breeding stallion. With new owner Elisa Swanenburg in the saddle, Akatschi will once more rise to stardom on the European continent.