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Another former Eurocommerce-horse gets a story with a happy ending

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Cleveland enjoying the field, with his new owners Bo Vaanholt and Katharina Offel. Photo by World of Showjumping.Cleveland – formerly known as Eurocommerce Cleveland (ex. QL) – has been bought by Katharina Offel and her groom Bo Vaanholt, who now will give the 15 year old gelding a happy retirement. Cleveland was for years competed successfully at international Grand Prix level by Annelies Vorsselmans. Vaanholt used to be Cleveland's groom when she worked at Eurocommerce, and due to health issues the Dutch girl – together with Offel who she now works for – tried to save him from being sold to somebody that wanted to continue his sport career when he went online to be auctioned off together with the other former Eurocommerce-horses earlier this spring.

Unfortunately, the price got too high in the end – and the two had to let Cleveland go to another bidder. After continuous efforts though – and with economic help from some of Offel's horse owners – Cleveland has now ended up in their ownership and with a happy retirement.


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