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The Graduates Spotlight

February 5, 2020

VDL Doha ridden by Filip de Wandel and owned by Eliza Lehrman, sold in 2019 auction

We have followed the WEF Sport Horse Auction since it first started just out of interest in young horses and pedigrees. It is also interesting to see them become top jumpers or hunters. I think there is always a good variety of quality young horses with less experience and some who have proven themselves at 6/7‑year-old championships. Last year we purchased VDL Doha, VDL Douglas x Cardento. Eliza spotted him at the presentation where she was impressed with his power and jumping technique. I rode him through the 6‑year-old classes this summer with the focus on the finals in Princeton where he jumped 3 days clear and ended up 4th. Doha is a horse with good body use over the jump and scope for the bigger classes. He is lovely to be around. We are excited for what the future will bring and will keep our eyes open for this year’s collection!” – Filip de Wandel