I am sorry for Hayley Beresford. She got shafted out of representing Australian in London, and now she is losing the ride on B.
I hope the horse lands well, and that he continues to be available to breeders. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. I am sure he has a very hefty price tag - hope he doesn't end up with Gal/Glock.
I tend to view these "rumors" as either leaks, premature announcements, or water-testing. Is this my entrenched cynicism talking?
I am right there with you, sister! "Fishing" is another way to describe it! You cast out the line and see what nibbles you get.
And Eurodressage has not changed its story about Hayley stating that the horse had been taken somewhere to be sold. The owners may be denying it, but Hayley apparently has reason to believe that is the case. Perhaps that is what the owners told Hayley and then changed their minds. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.
"Sportpferde Schmidt, Belissimo’s home where Beresford rents stables, is dealing with financial issues and the entire stud is at stake."
that is a fact.
question remains, however, if the breeding stallions at stud (incl bel) are indeed part of the bankruptcy assets or not.
a question that still needs to be answered by the lawyer's in charge. no public information available yet.
Australia just had Stedinger imported ... wish someone with deep pockets would snap up Bello for down under as well ... I would have my breeding for this season all sorted out
Stedinger is on a one year lease to Shoobridge in Australia, but there is an option to buy, and not too many stallions that go to Australia ever find their way back to Europe. I wouldn't be surprised to see Stedinger remain in Australia - it is SO expensive to ship them back, and he wasn't getting the number of mares they were hoping for in either Germany or Sweden (where he was on lease prior to the Australia deal).
Bellisimo is still of great interest to German breeders. My guess is he will remain in Europe - most likely in Germany or possibly Denmark.