Dieter Vermeiren (BEL) has to do without the 8-year-old Belgian stallion Etoile van de Neerheide Z. The son of Emerald on which Vermeiren won the silver medal at the Belgian championship for 7-year-old jumpers was sold to Cian O’Connor (IRL). On Instagram O’Connor already showed his first jumps with the horse.
“Very happy that I have bought this special 8-year-old Emerald stallion this week,” writes Cian O’Connor on Instagram. Etoile van de Neerheide Z was brought up to 1.45m level by Dieter Vermeiren. The stallion is one of the most talented horses of his crop. As a 5- and 6-year-old the son of Emerald competed at the WC in Lanaken. Last year Etoile became reserve champion of the seven-year-olds at the Belgian championship.