For Comtess Royal Sold to Japan

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:34
Akiko Yonemoto and For Comtess at the 2018 CDN Krefeld :: Photo © Schiergen

The 10-year old Westfalian small tour horse For Comtess Royal has been sold to Japanese FEI rider Akiko Yonemoto.

Bred by Herbert Laumann, For Comtess Royal is by Florenciano out of Sun River (by Show Star x Fruhlingsball). She was owned by the German company Next Generation Dressurpferde der Zukunft, who are responsible for putting the "Royal" part in the name of the horse. Her original name is For Comtess.

For Comtess was first competed by Silke Ottenjan in 2011 and the pair finished fifth at the 2011 and 2012 Bundeschampionate. Stefanie Wolf took over the ride in 2013 and won bronze at the Bundeschampionate that year. In 2014 they qualified to represent Germany at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, but did not compete there. 

The horse made the transition to S level in 2016 and competed at regional shows in Germany in 2016 and 2017. The mare was never shown internationally.

Akiko Yonemoto has now acquired For Comtess and the pair celebrated its first show start with a victory at the regional show in Krefeld on 15-16 September. They are trained by Heiner Schiergen. Yonemoto is the daughter of Japanese horse racing legend Katsumi Yoshida.

Photo © Schiergen

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