Hopa Auction has one horse that sure stands out at their online auction. That horse is Cabrio van de Heffinck, the white stallion who won the Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows with Olivier Philippaerts in 2012 and who was a solid member of the Belgian team. At the World Equestrian Games in Caen Olivier told me he was lucky he was still able to ride this horse because he doesn’t own it. But now it seems that the owners want to sell Cabrio. Olivier is hoping somebody will buy the horse for him so he can secure the ride.
There are some other horses for sale but Hopa wants to please show jumpers and dressage riders so they also offer Borsato, ridden by Tom Franckx, for sale. One thing I dislike about the video of Borsato is the way it’s filmed. It’s kinda irritating that you don’t get a total picture of the combination or sometimes even the horse but hey, that’s just my two cents. I’m curious to see who will buy Cabrio and I’m quite sure I’m not the only one.