Black Horse Auctions Releases First Part of their Dressage Collection

Black Horse Auctions Releases First Part of their Dressage Collection

The first part of the collection of the Black Horses Auction has been published. For the online auction on Saturday 1st of August, Black Horses Auction presents 12 exclusive sporthorses and 5 genetically highly interesting broodmares. This includes for example Grand Prix mare Endy BH, Prix St. Georges mare Dendy and talent Le Zorro BH. Later on this week, the remaining 3- and 4-year-old dressage horses will be revealed.

Every dressage lover can find an interesting horse in the first edition of the Black Horses Auction. In addition to the now published sporthorses and broodmares, another 23 three- and four-year-old dressage horses will be published later on this week. These promising talents will also be auctioned online on Saturday 1 August.

Grand Prix mare Endy BH & PSG mare Dendy

The 11-year-old De Niro daughter Endy BH immediately catches the eye in the sporthorse collection. Recently, this top mare out of KWPN National Champion Andy made her debut at Grand Prix level. “It is a pleasure to work with Endy BH; everyday she is enthusiastic and diligent. She is really talented for piaffe, passage and the tempi changes. She excels in these movements for the higher level”, says Endy BH’s rider Marianne van der Vorm.

Another superstar in the collection is Dendy – a Jazz daughter out of the legendary Ulft mare Endy. Dendy is currently performing at Prix St. Georges level ridden by Marianne van der Vorm. “Dendy has a lot of talent, also for the highest level. Dendy has a very pleasant, good character and is a superb sporthorse. She is certainly suitable for a very ambitious competition rider. ”

Future talents

In addition to experienced competition horses, the collection of the Black Horses Auction also includes talents for the future. For example, check out the 7-year-old Impact BH, a gelding by Apache x Jazz. “Really a horse for the future with a lot of talent for the higher level movements,” says Black Horses Stud manager Carlo van Kaathoven.

Another talent out of this first part of the collection is the 4-year-old Le Zorro BH. This stallion is sired by Johnson son Hero and was bred out of the mare Brendy – the full sister of Grand Prix stallion Charmeur.

The best dressage lines

At Black Horses Stud, the best dressage lines are used for breeding. From the well-known Endy line to the Daula line, but also the Zinni van Wittenstein line, the Landsvrouwe line and the successful Worona / Pabola line. Speaking of breeding; in the first edition of the Black Horses Auction 5 exclusive broodmares are also offered. For instance the Vivaldi daughter Edelvrouwe, who was bred out of the famous Landsvrouwe line. Edelvrouwe’s dam Weidevrouwe is the sister of none other than Glock’s Undercover N.O.P. ridden by Edward Gal.

Two other very interesting broodmares are the half-sisters Catalpa BH (by Briar) and Forsytha BH (by Sir Donnerhall I). Both mares were bred out of the Ferro daughter Tomentosa Le Coupied – dam of Grand Prix dressage horse Zygrande Le Coupied. Via granddam Lotus, Catalpa BH and Forsytha BH go back to the famous Charites – the dam of among others Hans Peter Minderhoud’s Olympic mare Nadine. Catalpa BH and Forsytha BH were bred out of the famous Zinni van Wittenstein line.

From Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 1 August, you can bid online on the auction horses of the Black Horses Auction via It is possible to come and see the horses and / or try the sporthorses under the saddle; please contact Carlo van Kaathoven (+31653246473) or email to

You can register as a bidder via and for more information please contact Jasper van der Waaij (+31650879021) and Peter van der Waaij (+31623412073) or by emailing to

FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV join forces on equestrian live streaming

FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV join forces on equestrian live streaming

The FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV) have entered into an agreement that is set to change the future landscape of the global governing body’s live streaming services to millions of equestrian fans worldwide. CMH.TV is one of the world’s leading providers of live streams for equestrian sports.

“We are very excited with this new venture which is the result of open and productive conversations with the founder of ClipMyHorse.TV Mr Klaus Plönzke,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.

“This is the first time the FEI will have an equity stake in a company which will allow us to actively contribute to shaping the narrative around the coverage of equestrian events.

“By bringing together our collective strengths, we can work towards the development of one combined live streaming service that provides high quality event coverage and a broader range of content to fans.”

FEI.TV has traditionally live-streamed all major FEI Series and Championships, with an extensive range of replays, special features and historic events coverage available live and on-demand. Subscribers can now view coverage of international, national and local equestrian events, with commentary provided in English as well as local languages. They will also have access to the largest archive of equestrian video content and an extensive database of information on athletes and horses.

“ClipMyHorse.TV’s comprehensive platform and their extensive experience with production and streaming services within this sector will allow for an improved viewing experience for FEI.TV customers, while the look and feel of FEI.TV will, at least for the moment, stay the same,” FEI Commercial Director Ralph Straus said.

“The depth of the combined offering is unique and will provide equestrian fans access to a wide range of events all under one roof, from top international events to local competitions, together with online equestrian magazines, documentaries and other relevant programming.”

Currently the FEI.TV online television platform is providing coverage of past events and special equestrian features free of charge to everyone while live sport is on hold.

“The market for OTT and streaming services has grown substantially and we have seen an exponential rise in online viewing,” CEO of CMH.TV Markus Detering explained.

“We created the CMH.TV platform in 2007 with the express aim of making horse sport events across the world accessible to fans and followers everywhere and at any time.

“By pooling our resources with the FEI, we will be able to offer equestrian fans a more in-depth and enriching experience that will make the sport even more attractive and to a wider global audience.”

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sorts of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.

About ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV)

ClipMyHorse.TV is the world’s leading online broadcaster of equestrian sport and breeding events having broadcasted more than 800 events around the globe in 2019 alone. Our vision is to make horse sport and breeding events worldwide more accessible, to everyone, everywhere.

CMH.TV has its origins in Germany and has been broadcasting equestrian sport and breeding events since it was founded 13 years ago. What started out as a small site sharing equestrian videos is now a popular media platform for horse lovers to follow the activities of their favourite sport.

Futurity Elite Online Auction in Association with ClipMyHorse.TV

Futurity Elite Online Auction in Association with ClipMyHorse.TV

This summer, the team in charge of the British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity series have entered a partnership with ClipMyHorse.TV to deliver new concept; the first ever Futurity Elite Online Auction. To be held in September 2020, the auction will feature the best Futurity entries of the year in the disciplines of dressage, eventing and showjumping and will promote them to ClipMyHorse’s global audience.

The auction idea came out of a longstanding successful relationship between the two orgasnisations which has seen British Breeding events livestreamed via the popular website.

Says Lynn Sander, Production Manager UK at ClipMyHorse.TV:

“We have been working with British Breeding for several years, live streaming the Futurity, Equine Bridge, and the British Breeding Stallion Event. We are delighted that this year, we are taking this partnership into an exciting new direction by using our highly successful online auctions concept to promote the very best of British bred foals and youngstock to audiences all over the world.”

The Futurity Elite Online Auction will feature on the “” alongside established names such as PS Auctions and Hof Kasselmann who have responded to the COVID 19 crisis by moving their auctions into a purely online environment – with great success.

Says Jane Marson, director of British Breeding:

“Online auctions deliver exactly what vendors and buyers are looking for now: an accessible and convenient way of promoting quality youngsters and connecting breeders, owners, riders and producers from across the world. We are excited to be at the forefront of these developments and to offer our Futurity breeders this truly outstanding new opportunity.”

To qualify for auction selection, foals and youngsters must be British bred and must have completed a Futurity evaluation in 2020. Those achieving the highest possible award, the cherished accolade of “Futurity Elite” status, will automatically qualify for auction selection. Those achieving a highly respectable Gold score, with an overall mark of over 8.0, will be pre-selected for final selection at the end of the Futurity season.

Says Dr Eva-Maria Broomer, director of British Breeding:

“The Futurity qualification is what makes the Futurity Elite Online Auction unique: Buyers can bid with confidence, in the knowledge that every young horse or foal for sale has been assessed by a highly experienced, independent international team of evaluators, as well as by our head veterinarian and nutritionist, ensuring that our collection is of the highest quality, with strong emphasis on ability, performance, conformation and soundness.”

To promote the successful auction entries and reach out to potential buyers, British Breeding and ClipMyHorse.TV will cooperate on a weekly broadcast series of highlights from the BB/Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Evaluations.

Rachael Holdsworth, director of British Breeding, says, “In response to the coronavirus challenge, we have developed our online activities to reach out to breeders, riders, owners and producers not only in this country, but all over the world. This is a fantastic way of promoting the very best of British breeding and to create stronger links between breeders and the sport. Our weekly Futurity Highlights broadcasts will offer an exciting glimpse of our many wonderful auction lots and British bred foals and youngsters.”

This exciting move is facilitated by a change in the BB/Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity programmes this year that – in response to the challenge of COVID 19 – have been taken into a purely virtual environment, using video footage to achieve the thorough and detailed evaluation participants have come to expect from the series.

The new Virtual Futurity has enabled the British Breeding team to create a range of new benefits for participants, including:

  • “Futurity for Sale” online listing for all Futurity entries from 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • A “Futurity Breeders Prize Fund” comprising of a £5 levy from every entry, awarded to the highest scoring entries of each category at the end of the season
  • A highly popular free “British Breeding Webinar Series” of interviews, stud and yard visits, stallion showcases and discussions of scientific and veterinarian topics
The Dutch Eventing Young Horse Trials in Renswoude Attract Wide Interest from Competitors and Online Viewers

The Dutch Eventing Young Horse Trials in Renswoude Attract Wide Interest from Competitors and Online Viewers

The second edition of the Dutch Eventing Young Horse Trials will take place in Renswoude on Saturday 4 July. The first edition, on 30 May, was followed by almost 9,500 viewers through the live stream. There was particular interest from viewers in France, Germany and the UK. On 4 July, 56 young eventing horses will start.

“We’ve had a lot of compliments from abroad, and that’s really nice to hear,” says initiator René van der Leest. “We set up the competition in order to be able to offer a good training process to the best of what we breed here in the Netherlands. And to put them in the spotlight so that breeders, riders and owners have a great showcase. Judging by the number of people from various countries who watched, it looks like we are increasingly achieving our goals. It’s also nice to see that a number of owners have already registered their young horses for the ET Auction Dutch Eventing Edition in October.”

Saturday’s edition, on 4 July, can also be viewed through live stream This time, commentary will be in the hands of Dick Stuip, well-known from such events as Military Boekelo, together with René van der Leest.

Animal Health Trust Announces Closure

Animal Health Trust Announces Closure

In a statement on their website today, the AHT announced that the Animal Health Trust’s Board of Trustees have concluded that the Trust needs to close and next week will formally begin the process to wind-up the AHT.

The decision to cease operations has been reached after several months of trying to secure funding.  The charity announced that although substantial progress had been made, it had been unable to secure the significant funds it needs to have a long-term viable future.

Further announcements will be made in due course.  However, at this point no further comment will be made.