Dante's Furst ANW Sold as Paris Olympic Hopeful to France

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 21:59
Marcus Hermes on Dante's Furst ANW :: Photo © Lisa Krieger

The 9-year old young Grand Prix horse Dante's Fürst ANW has been sold to France as a Paris Olympic hopeful. The horse has been sold to Belgian born French rider Laurence Vanommeslaghe. 

Dante's Furst ANW is a 2014 born Oldenburg gelding by Dante Weltino out of Fräulein Fly (by Furst Heinrich x Rohdiamant). He is bred by Nicole Wanning.

Nina Wagner

The gelding was owned and first competed by Nina Wagner in 2019 when he was 5 years old. 

She produced him up the levels, starting him at L and M-level in 2020 and doing their first S-tests in 2021. Wagner often showed the horse in Stadl Paura, Austria. She rode him through Intermediaire I level until July 2022

Marcus Hermes

Dante's Furst was sent to Marcus Hermes to be trained to Grand Prix level.

The new pair premiered at S*** level in June 2023 at the local show in Siegen-Weidenau, where they won the Inter II with  . Hermes steered him through two more Inter II tests, placing first and second. Their last show at the end of July was a Grand Prix test in Montabaur-Horressen, where they were second with 

Laurence Vanommeslaghe

Vanommeslaghe on Edison in 2021
The Paris based Grand Prix rider Laurence Vanommeslaghe has boughtt Dante's Furst ANW as a third iron in the fire alongside her two Grand Prix horses Edison (by Johnson) and Havalon (by Hotline x Wolkentanz II). 

Laurence was a member of the Belgian team at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen and 2015 European Championships in Aachen with her top horse Avec Plaisir.  She won the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix Championships. In the summer of 2023 she declared for France after having lived in Paris for almost thirty years. She last trained with Christoph Koschel.

Photos © Lisa Krieger - Astrid Appels

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