Danish Team Pony Kastanienhof Crimson Gold Sold to Germany

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 17:23
Josephine Gert Nielsen and Kastanienhof Crimson Gold at their CDI debut in Opglabbeek, Belgium in March 2022 :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Danish team bronze medal winning pony Kastanienhof Crimson Gold has been sold to Germany after one season competing at international pony level for Denmark. 

Kastanienhof's Crimson Gold is an 8-year old Weser Ems pony stallion by Kastanienhof Cockney Cracker out of Romina (by Tetworth Crimson Lake x Kaiserjaeger xx x Llanarth Most Triton). 

Licensed in Germany

Bred in Germany at Kastanienhof, he was licensed at the 2016 Alsfeld pony stallion licensing and achieved his HLP requirements through sport by scoring 7.6 at the Bundeschampionate qualifier in Bremen in May 2019. No offspring are registered with the German equestrian federation. He got gelded as a 3-year old to be focused on sport.

Owned by Silke Riecke-Honermeier, the chestnut was first competed by Kim Charlotte Riecke in the riding pony tests in 2018 when Crimson Gold was four.

In 2019 young pony professional Antonia Busch-Kuffner took over and competed him at several regional shows in north Germany. At the 2019 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf the pair was 9th in the 5-year old Dressage Pony Finals. 

In 2020 Emily Honermeier competed him briefly, as well as Joschua Dietze, but Honermeier rode him at the 2020 Bundeschampionate and placed fifth. 


Triple win at the 2022 CDI Troisdorf
Crimson Gold disappeared from the German show scene in 2021 to resurface in Denmark, where experienced Danish pony rider Josephine Gert Nielsen began showing him nationally in October 2021. 

Nielsen and Crimson Gold made their international show debut at the 2022 CDI Opglabbeek and went on to compete in Troisdorf, where they won all three tests, followed by the Danish team qualifier at the CDIO-P Hagen.  At the 2022 European Pony Championships in Poland, the pair won team bronze and finished fourth in the individual test and tenth in the freestyle.

At the 2022 Danish Pony Championships Nielsen and Crimson Gold earned the bronze medal

Sold to Jil Kögler

Crimson Gold has now been sold to the Hessian based 12-year old pony rider Jil Kögler, who trains with Semmieke Rothenberger. 

Kögler began competing ponies nationally in 2020 on Day of Future (by Don't Worry x Capri Moon) and this year Sophie Duen's Del Estero (by Dance Star x Marsvogel) joined her collection. 

The 16-year old Nielsen is a seasoned pony competitor. Crimson Gold is already the fourth pony she has competed internationally, starting with Dot Com (sold to Jan Brink) which took her to the 2020 Pony Europeans, followed by Timms My Fritz, and Strandgaards Doleys. This was her last year on ponies. 

Photo © Astrid Appels 

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