Appy Cara, half brother of auction horse Froukjecara, sold to Ramiro Quintana


With the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in mind, Ramiro Quintana from Argentina purchased the top show jumper Appy Cara (Guidam) last week. The fantastic jumping chestnut was owned by Angel Stone Partners and was ridden by Erynn Ballard from Canada. “It's sad because I love him but exciting for the business”, Erynn Ballard tells us.

Erynn Ballard said about the sale: "In an Olympic year its a very hard decision to sell your best horse. The last two seasons with Appy Cara are what dreams are made of. We represented Canada in Mexico on the Nations Cup team and had huge results at the highest level of the sport. Angelstone Partners are huge supporters. It is their goal as a partnership to buy young horses, develop them and ultimately sell the horses. I am very proud to have been a part of the process with Appy Cara and to be a part of this huge sale.”

Erynn Ballard thinks she already has her new ‘Appy’ at the stables. This year she bought the 6-year-old KWPN gelding Extra B (Canturano x Quick Star), who is bred out of the full sister of the Olympic show jumping horse Royal Power, ridden by Ian Millar (CAN).

Appy Cara bred by H.W.M. Hekking from Raalte. His dam is the 1.30m show jumper Vera Cara (Casco x Nimmerdor), who also produced the 5-year-old mare Froukjecara (Eurocommerce Washington). This mare, who will be auctioned on January 23 during the Sale of the Rising Stars at Indoor Drachten, has already gained a lot of experience at 1.20m level and is seen as a great promise. Dam Vera Cara is a half-sister of the 1.60m jumper Cascaya (Casco), 1.50m show jumper Zjonniecara (Washington) and two 1.40m horses sired by Guidam.


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Author: Wendy Scholten