Spanish Olympian Beatriz Ferrer-Salat has acquired a confirmed international Grand Prix that already represented Spain on the team in 2021. Severo Jurado Lopez' former ride Fendi T has now joined Bea's Villa Equus in Barcelona.
Fendi T is a 13-year old Dutch warmblood gelding by Negro out of Sursela (by Lester x L'Espoir). He is bred by Timmers & Awater and was owned by Van Olst Horses
The tall chestnut made his international show debut under Charlotte Fry at the 2017 CDIO Compiegne. In the summer of that year they represented the KWPN society at the World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, where they were 11th in the consolation finals.
From 2018 through 2019, Fry showed the gelding at small tour level at CDI's in Nieuw en St. Joosland, Compiegne, Lier and Kronenberg.
Severo Jurado Lopez
The Van Olst couple reconnected with their former assistant trainer, Severo Jurado Lopez, when they send Fendi T over to him in the spring of 2020 The Spaniard had left Van Olst Horses to go work for Helgstrand Dressage in Denmark, but went independent in 2020.
They agreed to send Fendi T to him for training and competition. The pair made its international show debut in April 2021 at the CDI Hagen and showed in Compiegne and at the Spanish Olympic team selection trial in Grote Brogel, where they were third. A controversial ride-off followed between him and Jose Antonio Garcia Mena during quarantine in Aachen, but in the end Claudio Castilla Ruiz and Alcaide dropped out last minute due to fitness issues and both got to go.
In Tokyo, Jurado and Fendi T were 21st in the Grand Prix Special with 70.152%. Six weeks later they represented Spain again at the 2021 European Championships in Hagen, but stranded in the Grand Prix with 68.944% and a 39th place. It was the pair's last show.
Fendi T disappeared from the radar for a while to return to the spotlight almost a year later under British Phoebe Peters at a national show in The Netherlands.
Peters had begun working for Van Olst and received the ride on "sales horse" Fendi T. She competed him in the Prix St Georges at the CDN Beesd, scoring 68.897% for second place
Fendi has now been sold to Beatriz Ferrer-Salat who is currently without a ready-to-go Grand Prix horse as her Tokyo Olympic ride Elegance (by Negro x Monaco) is sidelined with an injury.
"On a trip to the Netherlands to try out some horses for Amelia Urrea in the stables of Van Olst Horses," Beatriz explained. "Among others we tried Fendi T. Amelia didn't make the necessary click with Fendi, and instead I felt a great connection while riding him. So four weeks ago he arrived at Villa Equus and is acclimating and I'm getting to know him at ease. He is a beautiful horse, honest and eager to please. I have a lot of hope and confidence put on him."
Photos © Astrid Appels - private
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