Limburger Foal Auction leaves its mark in the international show jumping world
27 November 2012
It is not a surprise that Limburg is a successful breeding area for show jumpers. Many international sport horses are the result of the well-thought vision of Limburger breeders. The Limburger Foal Auction helps these breeders to spread their foals over the entire world. The month November brought along many successes.
Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher won the 1m45 class during CSI5*-W Lyon. To compete in France, he saddled the in Limburg bred Vadeline (Placido x Orthos, breeder J. Schoofs from Lomm – NL). Vadeline was sold during the Limburger Foal Auction in 2002. Then, her name was Valine. The mare is now owned by English and American owners.
The Placido offspring Vadeline made her debut in European League level during the fifth qualifying round of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2012/2013 Western European League series at Stuttgart. With 4 penalty points, Maher can be satisfied with his achievement.
On November 3rd, another Limburger Foal Auction horse did fantastic in America. Great Britain’s Tim Gredley and his DSHS-horse Unex Valante (Gentleman x Sit this one Out, breeder: H. en C. Leenders from Asten-Heusden – NL) won the puissance class during the Alltech National Horse Show by clearing a wall of 7’ and won $50.000.
The gelding Unex Valente is owned by Unex Competition Yard. This offspring of Gentleman was sold at the Limburger Foal Auction in 2002 and again as a 4-year-old at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2006.
The stallion Etoile de Loma (Clinton x Heartbreaker x Lux Z, breeder Peeter-Breukers family from St. Odilienberg) won the annual Cavan International 3 Year Old Loose Jumping competition was held on Thursday November 8th in Cavan, Ireland). Etoile de Loma was sold as a foal in 2009 to Tiernan Gill. Directly after the competition Gill sold to horse the Irish Duffy-family.