Euro Update: Tannenhof's Carabas Sold to Andreas Helgstrand

Thursday, January 8, 2009

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The Holsteiner licensed stallion Carabas has been sold to Andreas Helgstrand. Rumours about a sale of Carabas have been surfacing since October 2008 but in November 2008 Tannenhof still denied the sale of their top stallion to Eurodressage. However it has been now officially confirmed by Helgstrand Dressage that Carabas has moved to Denmark.

Carabas is a 10-year old Holsteiner stallion by Carnaby x Roberto and under Oliver Luze, the dark bay won the 2008 Medien Cup Finals for upcoming Grand Prix horses in Donaueschingen, Germany. Carabas competed at Grand Prix level twelve times in 2008 and always placed first or second always with scores of 70%.

Helgstrand and his sponsors Lotte and Ole Vagner purchased Carabas as Andreas' ride for the 2009 European Championships, 2010 World Equestrian Games and 2012 Olympic Games. Helgstrand's sponsors recently acquired the Bundeschampion stallion Laetare for 520,000 euro at the 2008 PSI Auction.

Photo courtesy: Medien Cup

Anna Paprocka-Campanella Moves on with New Horses

Italian Grand Prix rider Anna Paprocka-Campanella has definitely moved on to greater things after the sale of her star horse Andretti H to Laura Bechtolsheimer. Not only has she successfully introduced her rising Grand Prix horse Prego to international level competition, but she will also be riding two fantastic young horses: Wanadoo and Santorini Hit.

Paprocka-Campanella has started a co-operation with a new sponsor, the Dutch equestrian centre De Bekelaar, which has offered her the ride on Wanadoo, one of its best horses. The 5-year old Dutch warmblood gelding Wanadoo is by Montecristo x El Corona and is a full brother to the licensed stallion Ro-Lex, which was the 2003-2005 KWPN Stallion Competition Winner and 2004 Zwolle Future Stallion champion.

"I am really enthusiastic to ride Wanadoo in the competition and hopefully some other horses of De Bekelaar," said Paprocka-Campanella. "Wanadoo is a kind of horse you dream on! He is an incredible mix of power and elasticity. I hope that together with my trainer Hubertus Schmidt we can make from him a top Grand Prix horse."

Anna's second hope for the future is Santorini Hit, the stunning 6-year old Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit x Furioso II which she has bought as a 2,5 year old and which finished fourth under Marcus Herman at the 2008 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf, Germany. Read More

Zizi Top, Westpoint, Vivaldi Win Third Leg of 2008-2009 KWPN Stallion Competition

Zizi Top, Westpoint and Vivaldi won the third leg of the 2008-2009 KNHS/KWPN Stallion Competition held in Zuidbroek, The Netherlands, December 30, 2008. It was the last time that the stallion competition show was held in Zuidbroek as this location will be replaced by Zuidlaren next year.

At L-level Dutch Olympian Hans Peter Minderhoud won aboard Zizi Top (by Tango x Ferro); the first time in this series as the energetic KWPN stallion has previously always been beaten by Ziesto, which now slotted in second place under Gerdine Maree. At M-level Emmelie Scholtens and Westpoint (by Jazz x Michelangelo) claimed their third consecutive victory with 83 points. Scholtens' second horse Westenwind (by Flemmingh x Contango) finished second with 78 points.

At Z-level Hans Peter Minderhoud and the chestnut KWPN stallion Vivaldi (by Krack C x Jazz) continued their string of success for the third time with a top score of 88%. The bay KWPN stallion Johnson (by Jazz x Flemmingh), also ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud, finished second with 81%. Read More

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