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The SFN Auction: A review and video of the top-class horses on offer

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
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Zenith SFN and Jeroen Dubbeldam. Reigning World and European Champion under Jeroen Dubbeldam, Zenith SFN, is offered at the SFN Auction.

The Showjumping Fund of the Netherlands (SFN) announced in June that all six horses under its ownership, including SFN Zenith N.O.P. – Jeroen Dubbeldam’s World and European Championship gold medal winning mount – will go up for sale via an internet auction operated by BVA Auctions in The Netherlands.

The SFN has a unique selection process, whereby an elite group of leading horse dealers and trainers must all agree unanimously on the potential of a horse before it is purchased on behalf of the fund. As such, the quality of the horses up for sale is undisputed.

The horses to be offered in the sale are;

Aquila SFN

11-year-old gelding by Ovidius

Recent competition highlights:

  • Top performing Dutch Nations Cup horse in 2016
  • One of only two double clears in the La Baule Nations Cup 2016
  • Winner of the CSI3* Grand Prix of Roeser 2016

“He is a really special horse. When I take him to the big shows like Hickstead, Dublin and La Baule, he is amazing and I really feel that he is a superstar” (Wout-Jan van der Schans, rider of Aquila SFN)

Eloma's Blue SFN

7-year-old stallion by Mr Blue

Recent competition highlights:

  • Consistently placed in 7-year-old classes including second place in the 1.40m 7-year-old final at CSIYH1* Vichy
  • Qualified for the World Young Horse Championships at Lanaken in September

“He jumps very easily and is very easy to ride. He has a very good balance and is at the top level for his age” (Wout-Jan van der Schans, rider of Eloma’s Blue SFN)

Aquila SFN is an 11-year-old gelding by Ovidius, competed by Wout Jan van der Schans. Aquila SFN is an 11-year-old gelding by Ovidius, competed by Wout Jan van der Schans.

Ferrari SFN

6-year-old stallion by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve

Recent competition highlights:

Consistently jumping clear rounds in the Dutch national 6-year-old classes over

Immaculate jumping performances throughout CH de Wolden International Young Horse Tour 6-year-old division, with only one time fault across the three days

 “He jumps a lot of clear rounds and has a really good technique. He’s careful and is getting better and better as he gets stronger.” (Hester Klompmaker, rider of Ferrari SFN)

Djumpsina SFN

8-year-old mare by Zurich

Recent competition highlights:

Consistent form in 1.35m/1.40m classes at national and international level

International results include double clears in the CSI1* Grand Prix at Roosendall and at CSI3* Lummen

 “She’s a really talented horse with a really good character and is great to ride. In the ring you feel that she really wants to fight for you, she’s careful, but she’s not afraid and she jumps a lot of double clear rounds” (Gerco Schröder, rider of Djumpsina SFN)

Chuck Blue SFN

9-year-old gelding by Mr Blue

Recent competition highlights:

Has progressed to 1.40m level in 2016

Second place in the 1.35m at CSI2* Zuidwolde

 “He’s careful, he’s scopey, he really likes to jump and he’s really fun to ride with a great attitude in the ring” (Niels Knape, rider of Chuck Blue SFN)

SFN Zenith N.O.P.

12-year-old gelding by Rash R

Recent competition highlights:

World and European Champion

Double clear and 4th place in the CSIO5* Grand Prix of Falsterbo 2016

Double clear in the 2016 Olympic individual final, with only a time fault preventing him progressing to the jump-off

“He’s a very honest horse, he’s got all the scope in the world and he will never get tired if there’s a big championship over three days” (Jeroen Dubbeldam, rider or SFN Zenith N.O.P.)

Further information on each of the horses, along with photo galleries and additional videos of the horses in action, can be found on

All six horses will be available for viewing on Monday 19th September at Wout-Jan van der Schans stables (Landgoed Balkenschoten Barneveldseweg 122 3862 PD Nijkerk), which will be the final opportunity for prospective buyers to see the horses up close. The stables will open its doors to the public at 2pm, with each horse parading in-hand for approximately 10 minutes.

The online auction will be officially opened at 5pm on Wednesday 14th September and will remain open until 2pm on Wednesday 21st September.

For further information and advice about how to participate in the auction, please visit the BVA Auctions website.

Take a look at this review of the horses on offer:


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