The 8-year old KWPN licensed stallion Ferdeaux has been allocated a new rider, Annika Roodhart, who is an assistant rider at Joop van Uytert's stallion station.
Ferdeaux is by Bordeaux out of Part Two (by Ferro x Zonneglans). He is owned by the breeder G. van Esterik in partnership with stallion owner Van Uytert.
Ferdeaux has been trained and competed by Kirsten Brouwer the past three years. Under Brouwer the bay stallion finished 10th at the 2015 World Young Horse Championships and second at the 2015 Pavo Cup Finals. He missed out on the 2016 World Championships, but returned in 2017 as a 7-year old and finished 11th in the Finals.
Van Uytert decided not to return Ferdeaux to Brouwer after the stallion returned home to be collected for frozen semen. The reason for the break is the rift between Brouwer and Platinum Stables.
"We took Ferdeaux home a while ago. One reason was to freeze his semen," Van Uytert told Dutch equestrian website Horses.nl. "But there were also other issues. Platinum stable is also a client of ours and we don't want to get mixed up in this feud between both parties."
The 26-year old Annika Roodhart has been a young horse rider at Rob van Puijenbroek's De Begijnhoeve in Belgium, for Brouwer at Platinum Stable, and now at Joop van Uytert's station.
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