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Holger Hetzel Sport Horse Sales presents: It’s a Match

Monday, 27 November 2023
Advertisement presented by Holger Hetzel’s 18th International Sport Horse Sales

It’s a Match It’s a Match, mare born 2016 by Iron Man van't Meulenhof x Eros Platiere






Size: L

Pedigree: Iron Man van't Meulenhof x Eros Platiere x Cavalier Royale




It’s an amazing feeling it is to find the perfect partner. Here she is: It’s a Match.

This mare has the sporty build, responsiveness and positive attitude it takes to make it in the show jumping world. She’s always eager and forward-going in the ring and the quality of her jump makes her very special indeed. An exemplary attitude and perfect manners are two of this mare’s most notable attributes but It’s a Match is also a special find because she’s responsive to the rider, has a clean jump and performs brilliantly in the ring. A well-balanced canter and an even stride make it super-easy to navigate her around any course of jumps and she answers every question with clockwork-like precision. It’s a Match would be a great partner for an ambitious female or young rider.

It’s a Match’s pedigree is a perfectly curated gene pool. Belgian stallion Iron Man van’t Meulenhof is a descendant of Parco and Quidam de Revel, both first-rate sires. Parco is undeniably one of the greatest sires to have ever lived, and he has left a permanent mark on the equestrian sport and breeding worlds. Ludo Philippaerts rode this impressive looking grey stallion at Olympic Games at championships and at Nations Cups, and they won several grand prixs together. His dam Narcotique de Muze was another of Ludo Philippaerts’ top grand prix horses that produced excellent sport horses as a broodmare. It's a Match’s dam Inaki van den Dael also produced many top horses, including Napoleon van den Dael, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli’s grand prix partner. The damsire Eros Platiere by Papillion Rouge, French champion and Olympic horse, also has a strong performance horse lineage and competed at international level himself. Last but not least, Cavalier Royale was an international show jumper with Hansueli Sprunger.

Seven-year-old It’s a Match did her distinguished ancestors proud with her sensational performance at the French National Young Horse Championships, and she’s been placed multiple times in classes up to 1.40m. It’s a match also has several international wins and placings in youngster tours for seven-year-old horses. In other words, this equine athlete has extensive competition experience, she’s calm and focused in the ring and she’s ready for international youngster tours.

A stunning horse with the precision and potential to make her rider very happy.

“I think It’s a Match.”



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