Mirelle van Kemenade-Witlox has sold her number one FEI horse, the 9-year old KWPN licensed stallion Ferdinand (by Vivaldi x Havidoff).
Van Kemenade-Witlox' father acquired the stallion as a 3-year old at the 2013 KWPN Select Sale for 160,000 euro.
Mirelle and Ferdinand were 10th in the 2014 Pavo Cup semi-finals and competed on the KWPN stallion competition circuit in 2015 and 2016. They showed at the 2016 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo, The Netherlands, where they finished 4th in the consolation finals. They went on to national small tour level, but never did any small tour CDI's.
In January 2019 it was announced that Ferdinand would move to Diederik van Silfhout's yard where he would be trained up to Grand Prix level. The move didn't happen until the beginning of April and the horse sold after seven weeks.
Ferdinand has now been sold to Russia.
Van Silfhout to Train Ferdinand to Grand Prix
Scores: 2016 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
Galaxie, Ferdinand, Equirelle W Win Third 2016 Dutch WCYH Selection Trial in Etten-Leur
Toto Jr, Ferdeaux, and Electron Win 2015-2016 KWPN Stallion Competition Finals
Franklin, El Capone, Desperado Win 2015 KWPN Stallion Competition
Fanita and Eye Catcher Take the Lead in 2014 Pavo Cup Semi Finals
Ferdinand, Price Highlight of the 2013 KWPN Select Sale Stallion Auction