Further information about Donkey Boy

On October 25, 2022, we published a brief about the elite stallion Donkey Boy's injury and in detail about the circumstances of the injury and the acute handling of the injury.

The briefing was justified by rumors and myths surrounding the incident.

After our briefing, Swedish publication Ridsport published an article later that day, based on an interview with Donkey Boy's former owner Kristin G. Andresen. Danish and international media have linked to the article.

In the article, Kristin G. Andresen is quoted, that we at Helgstrand Dressage should have lied about the circumstances of the injury. We expressly denounce this unfounded and unsubstantiated claim as untrue and refer to our briefing of 25 October 2022, which we can vouch for 100%. We do not understand the background or motive for the statement and urge Kristin G. Andresen and Ridsport to immediately deny this.

Donkey Boy was sold by Kristin G. Andresen's own company, with her signature on the contract, to a Dutch buyer before the injury occurred. The sale was mediated by Helgstrand Dressage.

The terms of this transaction have been published by Kristin G. Andresen herself.

Helgstrand Dressage has been shown documentation that Donkey Boy was resold by the Dutch buyer to a Japanese buyer at a price identical to a price, that was known to Kristin G. Andresen before she sold the stallion to the Dutch buyer.

In the period between delivery and risk transition in the transaction from Kristin G. Andresen's company to the Dutch buyer and the delivery and risk transition from the Dutch buyer to the Japanese buyer, Donkey Boy was acutely damaged, as we explained on 25 October 2022.

On this factual basis, Kristin G. Andresen has sued the Dutch buyer for the unpaid purchase price.

In the article in Ridsport, Kristin G. Andresen is also quoted as saying that Donkey Boy, after her, again unfounded and unsubstantiated opinion, was sold for a much higher amount from the Dutch buyer to the Japanese buyer than she was aware of. And that Helgstrand Dressage should be enriched by this additional price!

This is actually an allegation of fraud that Kristin G. Andresen via Ridsport makes against Helgstrand Dressage. We strongly denounce the allegations and urge her and Ridsport to deny it.

No one has taken legal action against Helgstrand Dressage.

When Donkey Boy was acutely injured on June 29, 2022, the only thing we here at Helgstrand Dressage were primarily interested in was the stallion's health.

After the stallion's treatment was urgently taken care of, as described in the briefing of 25 October 2022, COO Per Jensen informed Kristin G. Andresen about the injury, just as Andreas Helgstrand informed what he perceived as the stallion's Dutch owner at the time of the injury. Andreas did not address the payment of the purchase price in that relation, as Kristin G. Andresen claims, also without factual background.

Donkey Boy is at Helgstrand Dressage, where no one but us takes care of or pays for his handling, management and including convalescence, while the lawsuit between Kristin G. Andresen and the Dutch buyer takes its course.

Finally, prompted by Kristin G. Andresen's also incorrect statement to Ridsport, we can state that we are not experiencing any employee departure from Helgstrand Dressage beyond normal organic change, but on the contrary experience that our strong team, more than ever, is united in realizing our visions of taking breeding and sports to new heights and servicing our many good, satisfied, Danish and international customers and partners.

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