Quotenkönig Sold to German Young Rider Theresa Friesdorf

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 22:32
Niklaas Feilzer and Quotenkönig competing at the 2018 CDN Balve :: Photo © Barbara Schnell

The 11-year old formerly licensed Westfalian Quotenkönig has been sold to German Young Rider Theresa Friesdorf. 

Quotenkönig is a 2009 born gelding by Quaterback out of Fleet-Street (by Fürst Piccolo x Sandro Hit x Contender). He is bred by Frank Dahlhoff and was owned by Wolfgang Suttrop.

Westfalian Premium Stallion

The liver chestnut was approved at the 2011 Westfalian Stallion Licensing in Munster, where he became the third ranked premium stallion.

At the licensing he was owned by Karin Dust, but she bought back her own colt in the auction for 170,000 euro. 

He did his 30-day suitability test in 2012 in Munster and scored 8.38 for dressage and 7.18 for show jumping. He achieved his full licensed status through the Bundeschampionate qualifiers.

Quotenkönig sired seven state premium daughters and one licensed son: Quo Vadis (by Quotenkonig x Londonderry x Warkant), bred by Anton Herre.

Successes as a Youngster

At the 2012 Bundeschampionate
Quotenkönig was first competed by Lisa Lindner (née Neukäter) in 2012. They won bronze at the Westfalian Young Horse Championships and silver at the Bundeschampionate that year. In 2013 there was gold at the Westfalian Championships, but no start at the Bundeschampionate. They repeated gold in 2014 at the Westfalian Championships and got fourth place at the Bundeschampionate. 

In 2015 the pair represented Germany at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden and finished 9th in the Finals after placing third in the consolation finals. At the 2015 Bundeschampionate they were fifth. 

At the 2016 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo they were 6th in the consolation finals for 7-year olds.

Move to Isabell Werth's

In 2018 Quotenkönig had moved to Isabell Werth's yard to be developed to Grand Prix level and to be potentially sold. He was gelded to be focused on sport. 

Niklaas Feilzer took on the ride and first showed him at small tour level, starting in January 2018 and trying for the Nurnberger Burgpokal that season with the Developing PSG horse tests in Germany. 

In 2019 Feilzer and Quotenkönig tackled the Grand Prix in the late spring. Isabell Werth competed the horse herself only once at the national show at Gut Ising in the Inter II and short Grand Prix, placing 4th and 3rd. 

Under 25 Mount for Friesdorf

At the 2016 World Championships
Quotenkönig has now been sold to German young rider Theresa Friesdorf. 

Friesdorf, who switched trainers from Antonius Holland to Jochen Bender, is 18 years old and began on ponies with Chiwaja K (by FS Chiwago x Don't Worry) and junior horse Formelli (by Furst Grandios x Fidermark, mare also known as Flair). Most recently she competed Wolfgang Zant's Shadow 678 (by San Amour x Fidermark) at regional Grand Prix level and obtained her Golden Riders Badge.  Friesdorf is yet to make her international show debut. 

"With my new coach Jochen Bender I started looking for a new sports partner for next year's Under 21 tour and finally found Quotenkönig," Friesdorf told Eurodressage. "I'm looking forward to a great season with my horses and the support of my trainer."

Photos © Astrid Appels - Barbara Schnell

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