Suarez is sold to Signe Kirk Kristiansen

Suarez stallion web

Pictured: Mette Sejbjerg Jensen and Suarez by Sezuan/Desperados.

6-year-old Suarez by Sezuan/Desperados, who most recently made a positive impression at the prestigious World Championships for Young Horses with Mette Sejbjerg Jensen, is now facing a future on the Danish island of Funen, where Signe Kirk Kristiansen will be responsible for his further education.

There is no doubt that Suarez takes after his father, the triple World Champion Sezuan. The carbon black appearance, convincing exterior, gaits of absolute world class with great spaciousness and resilience as well as a rideability that bodes well for a future in top sport. And that was exactly what convinced Signe.

- Actually, I wanted to wait until later this autumn to buy a horse, but one day Andreas called because he knew I had gradually started to look. I had an idea of getting a slightly more experienced horse, but I simply fell for Suarez right away. He is beautiful, has a wonderful character, three amazing gaits and is incredibly uncomplicated. And especially the latter was important to me, since I need a horse that thrives and is easy to handle at competitions, says Signe Kirk Kristiansen, who has previously competed in Wellington, Florida, and plans to do it again in future seasons.

Signe and Thomas Kirk Kristiansen just became parents again, and therefore she plans to take over the reins herself in the spring:

- I have just become a mother again, and in the new year we move to Skovsbo Gods close to Rynkeby on Funen, where we will have room to keep the horses at home. That's why I made an agreement with my trainer, Allan Grøn, for him to ride Suarez until we move. But let's see if I can wait that long. Both Thomas and Allan think he is great to ride and I'm just excited about getting in the saddle myself and getting to know him, says Signe, who was heavily pregnant when she visited Helgstrand.

Suarez topped the Swedish breeding rankings for three years straight, and in terms of performance he clearly also shows that he belongs to the world elite. Most recently, together with Helgstrand rider Mette Sejbjerg Jensen, he achieved a distinguished 3rd place at the World Championships for Young Horses and finished 9th in the strong field. The duo was also qualified for the final at the Danish Riding Federation's Young Horse Championship for 6-year-olds next month – a qualification they won with great superiority.

- Mette has done a formidable job with him. Mette having ridden him also makes it easier for me to take over as we are similar in size. Mette is a skilled rider and has laid the groundwork beautifully, which we look forward to building on, Signe concludes.

Because Signe Kirk Kristiansen has decided to focus exclusively on dressage, Suarez has been gelded, which is why he will no longer be available with fresh semen. Frozen semen will be available through Helgstrand by contacting Lene Birkemose at +45 22 57 44 11 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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