Danish Team Pony Terbofens Charico Sold to Belgium

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 08:25
Cornelia Munch Sinding on  Terbofens Charico at the 2022 CDI Sint-Truiden :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The Danish team medal winning pony Terbofens Charico has been sold to Belgium. He will continue his sport career under Alexine Herweyers.

Terbofens Charico is a 13-year old Weser Ems bred gelding by Charivari out of Contendra (by Contendro x Ansas x Lukas). He is bred by Peter Terbofen in Germany. 

German Start, Move to Denmark

Owned by Maximiliane Bauermeister, the pony was first competed in Germany as a 5-year old in 2014. Presented by Pia Koppelmann, Charico showed only briefly before selling to Denmark. 

Purchased by Marianne Nielsen, the gelding became the FEI hopeful for Danish pony rider Sophia Winther Andersen. She made her show debut on the gelding in August 2015 at a national show in Charlottenlund. By 2017 they had reached FEI pony level and finished 10th at the 2017 Danish Pony Championships. 

Winther Andersen continued to ride Charico at national level in Denmark through 2018, their last show being the Ecco Cup Finals in December 2018.

Team Pony for Cornelia Munch Sinding

The pony sold to Michael Frede Sinding for his daughter, Cornelia Munch Sinding, to ride. The new pair made its national show debut in February 2020 and were 12th at the 2020 Danish Pony Championships

Their international show debut was at the CDI-P Hagen in June 2021, followed by a triple victory at the CDI Grote Brogel in Belgium where they secured a spot on the Danish team for the 2021 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, Poland, where they won team silver and placed fifth individually. They won silver at the 2021 Danish Pony Championships.

In 2022 the pair competed at the CDI Sint-Truiden and Hagen before heading to the 2022 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, where they got team bronze and were sixth individually. The pair finished its career together with the gold medal and national title at the 2022 Danish Pony Championships.

Sold to Belgium

Terbofens Charico has now been sold to Belgium and will continue his sport career under Alexine Herweyers.

The Herweyers family is a dressage loving family whose daughter Emilie is member of the Belgian pony team. In 2020 and 2021 Emilie competed Don't Dream (by Don't Worry x Dressman) at the European Pony Championships and at the 2022 European Pony Championships she rode her new pony Steendieks (or Lesch) La Perla (by Morgensterns Dalai x FS Chambertin). 

Younger sister Alexine has been gaining ring experience with her small pony Joli, with whom she became national LRV Champion, and most recently she moved up to FEI pony level with Die Goldmarie (by Danny Gold x Naron).

Both Emilie and Alexine train with German Anna Franz.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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