… but this year it will be slightly different than the years before. We don’t know about you, but this whole pandemic situation has cast a dark shadow on the upcoming holidays for us. But because of that, we want to cheer all of you up and give you a little “present” – or 24, to be precise.
Congratulations are in order for Alena Helmcke and Shes Doolins Nikita: The 2001 black tobiano mare is the first European horse to be induced into the APHA Hall of Fame. It is the climax of a great story of success given that “Niki” has won 32 medals at the Euro Paint during her career, making a total of 1053 APHA points. However, it is also a sad story, because in 2013 Niki passed away.
The Hinderer family adds another horse to their show horse string: NSBA European Champion and DQHA Maturity Champion Blaze N Asset will move from Italy to Germany. “Willy”, as he is called at the barn, has been a force to reckon with in the past years in the Hunter under Saddle classes with Elisa Martini and Francesca Casetti Brach. The latter is especially sad, Willy is leaving, because she describes the 2008 gelding as a horse that would never let you down and one that is great with Novice riders. We have talked to Sandra Hinderer about this special horse.
The Showlife has exclusively learned that Fei Ehmann, owner of Only A Glamourgirl, has purchased Futurity Champion Heskeboshotmarlana.
While most European shows, including the Euro Paint and the ECQH, have already been cancelled, the European Championship of Appaloosa is still on. The show is planned to be held in in Grathem, Netherlands, in September. We have talked to Marie Bentley who is part of the show team about organizing a show in times of Corona. She also told us about a new initiative and why this show could be interesting for everyone, not just Appaloosa riders.
Riding is a special sport. It takes a village, as they say, to succeed. If your team does not “only” consist of barn mates and friends, but family as well, you’ve hit the jackpot. This is how the Hinderer family does it: Sandra, her husband Jörg and her daughters Anna and Maja work hard to fulfil one life-long dream – having their own facility.
The Showlife has learned that Torsten Gärtner Leading Performance moves to a new facility. Torsten is a multiple Bronze Trophy winner and European Champion. We have talked to him and his wife Christina about their plans.
The Showlife has learned a few weeks ago that there will be a new four-legged team member at Lenka Z Showhorses. This team is run by Lenka Zdráhalová and most riders are from the Czech Republic. Lenka has told us all about the latest addition to the team: Gonna Be A Romeo.
Celebrating your birthday in times of corona is probably not what most people who were born in April imagined when they thought about their next birthday party – needless to say they are quite unlucky. For one girl, however, this birthday is going to be a very special one, because Zoe Brey is getting a very special birthday present.
picture: Julia von Gierke By now, many people know the flashy overo stallion Only Krymsun who has moved from the […]