Atterupgaards Barcelo Sold to Gestut Heidehof, Ride Allocated to Tessa Frank

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:05
Tessa Frank and Atterupgaards Barcelo

The 5-year old Oldenburg bred stallion Atterupgaards Barcelo has been sold to German horse owner and breeder Maik Kanitzky. 

Atterupgaards Barcelo is by Bon Coeur out of Dicte (by Caprimond x Donnerhall). He is bred by Kristine Munch Nielsen and owned by  Helgstrand Dressage in partnership with the breeder. 

Oldenburg and DWB

He was first licensed at the 2018 Oldenburg stallion licensing in Vechta. Three months later he was approved at the 2019 Danish warmblood stallion licensing in Herning. Barcelo is WFFS positive.

He became the high scoring stallion at the 2019 Danish Warmblood Autumn Stallion Performance Testing, scoring a high total of 914,5 points. 

Barcelo has been competed only once. Anne-Mette Strandby Hansen rode him to a win with 94.00 points in the 4-year old qualifier for the 2020 Danish Young Horse Championships. The qualifier took place in Hobro, Denmark, in August. The actual Championships were cancelled due to corona.

Gestut Heidehof

Barcelo has now been sold to Maik Kanitzky of Gestut Heidehof in Leipzig, Germany. The new owner is best known as the breeder of stallion Sir Donnerhall I and II. 

Tessa Frank will develop the stallion for sport at her barn in Hamburg. David Kunath has been the head rider at Gestüt Heidehof for the past 11 years.

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