The 12-year-old stallion was sold to Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stables in April, following a dispute between Ben and his long-term backers Mike and Emma Phillips.
And now the Canadian 2008 Olympic gold medallist has sold Tripple X III. The horse has been bought by Artisan Farms LLC, who Eric rides for.
“When I purchased the horse, it was with the intention to resell,” said Eric.
“After seeing the horse compete, Andy and Carlene [Ziegler] decided they would like to purchase Tripple X and keep him as part of the Artisan Farms family.”
While under Eric’s ownership his teammate Tiffany competed Tripple X III at the CSI3* Le Touquet, France, and CSIO5* Rome, Italy.
Last week (5 June) at the CSI5* Spruce Meadows National tournament the pair finished 2nd to Eric and Artisan Farms LLC’s Powerplay in the $85,000 1.55m Spectra Energy Cup.
The Artisan Farms team is based in Vrasene, Belgium, and Wellington, Florida and are backers of both Eric and Tiffany.
Last year the Ziegler family of Artisan Farms were named Jump Canada’s owner of the year for the second time, after winning in 2011.