Just weeks after making her mark with a new rising Grand Prix horse, Beata Stremler saw her potential European Championship mount Henderson sold to Austria.
Henderson is an 11-year old KWPN gelding by Johnson out of Real Magic TH (by Roh Magic x Donnerschlag). He is bred by J. Vrolijken in The Netherlands.
Henderson's previous owner was Ewelina Kwietowicz who discovered him as a foal.
She initially had him trained in Poland as a young horse, but also spent some time riding him under the supervision of Jonny Hilberath in Germany. Polish Kamil Pulinski was Henderson's next rider with whom he made his international show debut. The pair first competed at the CDI Zakrzow in October 2020 in the small tour. In 2021 they continued at that level at CDI's in Zakrzow and Samorin. Pulinski trained the gelding up to Intermediaire II level.
In 2022 Kwietowicz moved Henderson to Polish Beata Stremler, who is based in Germany. The pair made its national show debut in May 2022 in the Inter II in Haftenkamp. They rode a few more Inter II tests that spring at regional shows to gain experience and mileage before making the jump to Grand Prix at the CDN Ankum in January 2023. At the start of February they were twice second at the CDN Ankum with a promising 73.667% in the Grand Prix and 72.320% in the Special.
Sold to Austria
Instead of making her big international CDI debut with Henderson this spring as part of a team contention plan for the 2023 European Championships, Stremler has been campaigning her other ride, the 10-year old FairPlay FSH (by Feedback x Rubin Royal), owned by BG Heister-Blokesch.
Henderson has been sold to Austrian based Israeli Grand Prix rider Nicola Ahorner.
"We purchased him end of March," Nicola told Eurodressage. "He’s really incredible! Such a sweet, uncomplicated and friendly horse."
Ahorner has been competing schoolmaster Foco Loco W and Marshall Bell at international Grand Prix level this season. With Foco Loco W she is heading to the Group C Olympic team qualifier at the CDI Pilisjaszfalu (HUN) newt week in an attempt for Israel to earn a team ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics
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