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Advertisement | HOPA, online auction platform for exclusive showjumpers, presents Cabrio vd Heffinck

Monday, 12 January 2015

It is clear: nowadays, internet is the platform to buy all kinds of things. The same applies to the equestrian world, where we see the appearance of many online horse shops. In this era of online presence, we also note the start of HOPA Online Auction. An auction platform where horses are sold 100% online.

At HOPA Online Auctions, we are all about exclusivity and top material. The platform is Kevin Roossens' idea. Kevin is experienced in online auctions and contacted several Belgian top riders and owners of exclusive horses with a technically solid system.

Today, HOPA Online Auction is proud to present a selection of horses that capture the attention of the entire equestrian world. The selection is based on results or potential. A team of professionals represent HOPA's counsellors. The second selection is medical. All the horses retained for HOPA Online Auction are screened by the world renowned animal clinic DE BOSDREEF. On top of the clinical screening, a scintigraphic examination and an MRI are also performed. In other words: the horse is fully screened. This is the only way for HOPA Online Auction to offer professionalism, transparency, exclusivity and trust. From a big group, 'only' 6 horses passed these selection criteria: 5 show jumpers and a dressage horse.

The best known horse in this first auction is without a doubt CABRIO vd HEFFINCK. On special request by HOPA to Ludo Philippaerts, owner of Cabrio vd Heffinck, this unique stallion is presented in the online auction!


Cabrio van de Heffinck (Cassini I x Calato x Masetto x Korenbleem), a monument in the equestrian sport...This athletic grey stallion with an outstanding pedigree is at the beginning of a fantastic career at the highest level.

Cassini I sired world horses like Cumano, Olympic, Berlin, Carino and Ingmar. Calato also sired renowned sporthorses, like Corinesa, Callistro, Index and Cöster.

A selection of sport performances from Cabrio van de Heffinck:


2nd WCh 7 year olds Lanaken

2nd BCh 7 year olds Lummen

Winner GP 1m40 CSI3* Odense


Winner 1.40m CSI3* Arezzo

4th 1.40m CSI3* Arezzo

3rd 1.40m CSI3* Arezzo

5th 1.40m CSIO5* Lummen

8th 1.45m GP CSI3* Hagen

2nd Finale BK Juniors CSN Brugge

6th 1.40m CSI3* Beervelde

9th 1.40m CSI3* Beervelde

6th 1.45m CSI4* Maastricht

8th 1.45m CSI5*-W Mechelen


5th Team Nations Cup CSIO3* Lissabon ( 0+0 )

8th Final European Championships Young Riders Comporta

5th Team Nations Cup CSIO5* Hickstead, G.B. (4+8)

2x 8th 1.60m CSIO5* Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Canada.

5th Bel. Championship Seniors Lanaken, Belgium.

5th 1.45m CSI5*-W Mechelen, Belgium.


7th 1.60m GP CSI3* Arezzo

2nd Team Nations Cup CSIO4* Lummen ( 0+4 )

3rd Team Nations Cup CSIO5* Rome ( 0+4)

8th Team Nations Cup CSIO5* Aken ( 0+9 )

9th 1.60m CSIO5* Spruce Meadows, Calgary

8th 1.60m CSIO5* Spruce Meadows, Calgary

Winner GP CSIO5* Spruce Meadows, Calgary


2nd Masters Spruce Meadows, BMO Nations Cup

5th Spangenberg GP 1m55


4th CSIO Barcelona, FEI Nations Cup Final 1m60

5th Masters Spruce Meadows GP 1m60

3rd Masters Spruce Meadows BMO Nations Cup 1m60

Winning team CHIO Aachen Nations Cup 1m60

2nd team La Baule Nations Cup 1m60 (double clear)

Winner GP 1m50 Sunshine Tour Arezzo

To top this all off, Cabrio is approved for the Belgian Warmblood, Holstein, SF and WSI studbooks!

The auction of Cabrio VD Heffinck ends on Sunday, January 18 at 3 pm (Belgian time)

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– MELVIN DC: Belgian champion free jump contest 2014 –

The second horse in this auction is MELVIN DC (Elvis Ter Putte x Landadel x Weingau)

This Belgian Warmblood chestnut stallion, born in 2012, not only has a fantastic studbook, but he tops it off with so much talent that he already has a first result at his young age.

Sired by the renowned Elvis ter Putte, himself sired by the famous Diamant de Semilly, and out of a Landadel-born mother... These are just a few names in the pedigree of the future top horse.

As is he wanted to convince the last doubters, this young fellow marked 2014 with a victory in the national free jump contest of Wambeek, where he showed his spectacular jumping technique.

Melvin DC, a dream for every rider...

The auction of Melvin DC ends on Sunday, January 18 at 3 pm (Belgian time)

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– CATALINA CH: promising results under STEVE GUERDAT –

The third horse in the auction is CATALINA CH (Conterno Grande x Limelight x Goldstern)

This easy to ride mare has an exceptional pedigree on top of an excellent mentality. With Olympic rider Steve Guerdat, this young mare has already obtained very promising results.

A few examples:


Winner YH Vejer de la Frontera


Winner 1m30 Vejer de la Frontera


4th GP Vejer de la Frontera

4th CSI5* 1m50 's Hertogenbosch

2nd CSI5* 1m40 's Hertogenbosch

Winner CSI3* 1m40 Roeser

Winner CSI3* 1m40 Geesteren

The auction of Catalina CH ends on Sunday, January 18 at 4 pm (Belgian time)

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The fourth horse in the auction is IDALIE VAN DORPERHEIDE (Diamant De Semilly x Parco x Hedjaz) Idalie van Dorperheide, shining bright like a diamond. This mare was already unique on the day she was born: she was bred by Belgian's top rider Ludo Philippaerts himself! Ludo, unquestionable expert in spotting top horses, is 100% convinced of this six year old beauty's potential for the future.

Idalie was sired by the celebrated Diamant de Semilly. This champion is known to pass his performance, fantastic mentality, strong and healthy constitution and talent to his descendants.

The dam's sire is Parco, son of the legend Darco. Like his champion of a sire, Parco collected the titles under Ludo's saddle: Olympics, World and European Championships, Belgian champion, Horse of the Year 2001... we could go on for a while. Idalie's grandmother, Hedjaz, is the dam of Ludo's other top horse Otterongo, another son of Darco. Otterongo gave Ludo the fourth individual place at the Sydney Olympics, the 3rd individual and 5th team place at the European Championships of 2001 and so much more fantastic victories that contributed to his top place in the 2001 world ranking.

Idalie, a diamond in the rough with a brilliant future!

The auction of IDALIE VAN DORPERHEIDE ends on Sunday, January 18 at 4 pm (Belgian time)

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– TINE DES BRIMBELLES: beauty and talent for a bright future –

TINE DES BRIMBELLES (Untouchable x Toulon x Codexco) is the fifth and last horse in the auction.

Tine des and talent for a bright future

This gorgeous seven year old dark bay mare has it all: beauty, talent and great origins! Sired by Untouchable, who unites the best of the French, Holstein and Dutch blood lines and absolute top horse with current n°4 in the world Daniel Deusser and later Doda de Miranda. Dam Erythrea van de Schrijberg's sire, Toulon, has high-praised descendants all over the world. This Heartbreaker descendant combines expression, performance and fantastic results.

A grasp of Tine's early career:

Winner CSIYH 1m25 Mantes la Jolie

Winner 1m25-1m30 CSI Liège

Winner YH 1m30 Bonheiden

4th place CSIYH 1m35 Bonheiden

And the best has yet to come...

The auction of TINE DES BRIMBELLES ends on Sunday, January 18 at 4 pm (Belgian time)

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