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Bella Donna sold to Qatar

Friday, 10 January 2014

After the rumour mill has been going throughout the autumn, it has now been confirmed that Bella Donna has been sold. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's success mare Bella Donna (Baldini II x Calido I) has been sold to the Qatari Armed Forces. With Meredith the mare has had enormous success, and she is considered to be one of the world's best horses. The pair was part of the German team at the Olympic Games in 2012, and jumped at the World Cup Finals in 2013 - and Bella Donna was also the most winning horse in Germany in 2013.

Karl Schneider, who trains the Qatari team states; "We are very happy that we could secure Bella Donna, one of the world’s best showjumpers, for our team. The exceptional mare will certainly bring showjumping in Qatar to a new level.”

It is not yet known which team member will ride the 11 year old mare.

Source: Press release

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