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Showjumping stallion Don VHP sold to America

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The Brendon Stud’s exciting young stallion, Don VHP has been sold abroad for a reported £3million.

“Paris”, who is by Diamant De Semilly out of a Voltaire mare, is understood to have gone to an American rider who is based with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.

The eight-year-old stallion enjoyed a successful partnership with Louise Pavitt.

They won the grand prix at Royal Windsor in May and were fourth in the Hickstead grand prix in July.

In 2010, Don VHP was Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) six-year-old champion. He was Grade C champion the following year.

Shirley Light of Brendon Stud had hoped to form a syndicate to keep Don VHP in the country. She bought him in Belgium as a two-year-old.

Her sister, Caz Light, posted on Facebook: “Caz here… The jungle drums can stop now. Yes, Paris has been sold and [is] now en route to Europe. Wish him all the best.”