D'Avie, Double Young Horse World Champion, Sold to Lisa Müller

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 22:21
Severo Jurado Lopez and D'Avie at the 2019 World Young Horse Championships :: Photo © Astrid Appels

D'Avie, a Hanoverian licensed stallion and double Young Horse World Champion, has been sold to Lisa Müller in Germany. 

D'Avie is an 8-year old stallion by Don Juan de Hus out of Linda (by Londonderry x Walt Disney). He is bred by Dorothee Heitmuller. 

Owned by Heinrich Behrmann, D'Avie became a premium licensed stallion at the 2014 Hanoverian Stallion Licensing in Verden. At the auction he sold for 620,000 euro to Andreas Helgstrand after a bidding duel with Paul Schockemöhle/Lone Boegh Henriksen.

Two months later, Helgstrand sold a 50% ownership share to Germans Arlette and Edwin Kohl of Gestut Peterhof and the stallion ended up moving to Germany. 

Unfortunately fertility issues led to D'Avie disappearing from the breeding scene and three years later, in 2017, he moved to Helgstrand in Denmark, where those issues were resolved and the stallion returned to the breeding roster. 

Under Spaniard Severo Jurado Lopez, D'Avie won the gold medal at the 2018 and 2019 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo. With no time to waste, the young FEI horse was cooked for Grand Prix level and made his national GP debut under Helgstrand this year in Denmark 

Helgstrand and D'Avie at the 2020 CDN Hjallerup
Initially it was thought that D'Avie would be a 2021 Tokyo Olympic hopeful for Andreas, alongside Fiontini, Revolution and Blue Hors Zepter, but the stallion has now been sold as a future Grand Prix hope for Lisa Müller. 

Müller's trainer, Isabell Werth, had been traveling around Germany and Denmark trying out horses for her student, but the decision was now made to purchase D'Avie. 

"I am very pleased that Lisa shall take over the reins and together with Isabell Werth educate him further," said Helgstrand. "He is still a young horse, but with all this potential, there is no limit to what he can achieve. We look very much forward to follow them on their way towards competing on international level."

Müller told Eurodressage that D'Avie's breeding duties will continue alongside his sport career. 

Thomas and Lisa Müller with D'Avie

Photo © Astrid Appels

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