Danish horse dealer Andreas Helgstrand has acquired a half-ownership share in the 6-year old Swedish warmblood gelding Springbank VH (by Skovens Rafael x De Niro).
The liver chestnut Springbank VH was previously owned by Swedish Grand Prix rider Jeanna Hogberg in partnership with the majority share holder, breeder Tobias Hansson of Vastra Hoby Stud. Hogberg and Hansson now agreed to sell 50% of the ownership to Helgstrand, who will take care of the training, competing and marketing of the gelding.
Springbank VH has moved to Helgstrand's yard in Denmark.
"It is of course very regrettable that Jeanna Högberg and Springbank VH may not continue their successful compeeting career together," said Hansson. "During the autumn Jeanna and I together tried to find co-funding in Sweden and abroad. It is of course sad that such abilities are leaving the country, but we have good growth at Vastra Hoby stud."
Springbank VH is one of Sweden's most successful young dressage horses. He was winner of the Swedish Young Horse Championships in 2013 as a 3-year old and in 2015 as a 5-year old. He finished 14th in the Finals at the 2015 World Young Horse Championships in Verden.
Photo © Astrid Appels
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