Colourfull Cannonball Sold to Fanny and Florentina Jöbstl

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:04
Robin Heiden and Colourfull Cannonball at the 2019 CDIO-P Hagen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Robin Heiden's Dutch team pony Colourfull Cannonball has been sold to the Austrian dressage family Jöbstl as a future mount for the pony riding daughters Fanny and Florentina.

Colourfull (sp) Cannonball is an 8-year old Westfalian bred pony by Can Dance out of Nadona (by Nabucco R x Domingo x Shalom). He is bred by Mareike Teeken.

Robin Heiden made her CDI show debut on the gelding at the 2018 CDI Nieuw en St. Joosland and went on to show in Exloo and Aachen Indoor that year.

In 2019 they shifted into fifth gear and went to Le Mans, Lier, Joosland, Saumur, Hagen and Exloo to be selected on the Dutch team that competed at the 2019 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, Poland, where the Dutch team won silver and individually Heiden and "CC" placed sixth in the Kur. At the 2019 Dutch Pony Championships the pair was fourth.

The pony now sold to the Jöbstls who live in Switzerland. The sale was brokered by trainer Coby van Baalen.

"Now my pony time is really over," Heiden said about the sale of her palomino. "This morning we brought Colourfull Cannonball to their new owners in Switzerland. They are super happy with him. When I got CC I couldn't dream of what we have achieved now. From our first internationals to the Europeans in Poland. They were all dreams come true. I'm super proud of CC and I know he'll do his very best with Fanny and Florentina."

The 14-year old twin sisters Fanny and Florentina Jöbstl were both selected on the Austrian team that competed at the 2019 European Pony Championships. Fanny rode the well known FEI pony Dynasty (by Deinhard B - former team pony for British Erin Williams and Austrians Nicola Ahorner and Claire Benedict), while sister Florentina rode former German team pony Cinderella M (by Constantin - under Grete Linnemann and Eileen Henglein) in Poland. 

Their elder brother, 16-year old Paul Jöbstl, competed for Austria at the 2019 European Junior Riders Championships on Coco Procol Harum.

Mom Andrea Jöbstl-König, who is heir to the König bakery bussiness and a lawyer by profession, is an accomplished, international Grand Prix rider herself.

Photos © Astrid Appels

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