Springpaarden Fonds Nederland (SFN) has announced they will keep Zenith SFN with Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam with the goal of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pair won both Individual and Team Gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy last month, becoming double World Champions.
For the investors in Springpaarden Fonds Nederland the very natural question of selling the horse came up following the World Championships. Despite the financial interest the investors had in selling the 10 year old KWPN gelding, it has been decided to keep on supporting the Netherland’s chance of Olympic victory in two years time and allowing Zenith SFN to remain with Dubbeldam for the next two year period. No statements have been made about SFN’s plans following the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Springpaarden Fonds Nederland (SFN) is a Dutch syndicate and the brain-child of Dutch photographer Jacob Melissen, which purchases horses for the best Dutch riders. Last month, 25 of Zenith’s 80 owners were in the stadium watching their investment pay off as the young and inexperienced gelding earned Double Gold for Holland. The syndicate, whose President is Gerrit-Jan Swinkels, also owned Utascha SFN, the mare who competed at a previous FEI World Equestrian Games with Dubbeldam. SFN currently owns Aquila SFN, Barista SFN, Bengel SFN, Chuck Blue SFN, Diablo SFN, Eloma’s Blue SFN and Zenith SFN
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