Isabell Werth buys top horse at Helgstrand
Picture: Isabell Werth and her new horse, the 6-year-old gelding, Joshua by Sezuan/Voice.
In the equestrian world she is best known as ”the queen” – Isabell Werth is the most winning rider of all time and has been number one on the world ranking list in dressage several years with her top horses Weihegold and Bella Rose. Now Isabell Werth has secured herself the very well-moving and talented 6-year-old Joshua by Sezuan at Helgstrand Dressage. If everything goes to plan, Joshua shall participate in the prestigious Young Horse World Championship in Verden this year.
- Joshua is an amazing horse that I fell in love with right away. I never thought I would ride a young horse again, but it's an opportunity that I could not let pass by. He's so talented, and after getting him home, I'm completely convinced I made the right choice. He is sensitive in a positive way and it makes him so easy to ride. Now I'm just looking forward to getting to know him even better and seeing what the future brings us, Isabell Werth tells.
- It is with the greatest humility and pride that we can bring the news, that Isabell has bought this horse at our stable. Our goal is to buy young talented horses, educate them, and sell them – so the fact that Isabell finds one of her new and young stars, here at our stable really makes us proud! It is a significant milestone in the history and development of Helgstrand, when the world’s best and most winning dressage rider throughout time chooses to buy a horse from us, Andreas Helgstrand tells.
It’s in the genes
The three-time World Champion and newly awarded “Stallion of the Year” in Danish Warmblood, Sezuan (Zack/Don Schufro) really has made himself noticed, not only with former rider Dorothee Schneider, but also with the current rider, Patrik Kittel. In the line of very successful offspring by Sezuan, can Helgstrand’s breeding stallion So Unique (Sezuan/Donnerhall) be mentioned. So Unique made quite the entrance and won the class for 4-year-old horses at the 2019 World Championships. Queenpark’s Wendy (Sezuan/Soprano) is another one on the list, that has inherited the successful genes from Sezuan. Wendy is a Gold Medal mare and in 2019 she superiorly won the Danish Warmblood Young Horse Championship scoring a 10 in rideability and capacity from test rider Patrik Kittel. The 6-year-old gelding Joshua (Sezuan/Voice) is the exact same type with excellent gaits as his sire and as the other offspring by Sezuan and therefore belongs among the elite in the equestrian world.
Joshua was found as very young by Andreas Helgstrand and moved already as a 2-year-old to Helgstrand. In 2019, Joshua went all the way to the final in the Danish Equestrian Federation’s Young Horse Championships for 5-year-old horses and secures 7th place in a very strong field, where Andreas won the class with Queenspark’s Wendy. Since then the young gelding has developed sublime and is now on the way to the next step in the career, which will be participating in the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden.
Joshua has already left the stables at Helgstrand and is now daily trained by Isabell.