In the future, Marc Houtzager will have to do without his top horse Sterrehof’s Baccarat. The 12-year-old Padinus son, who had been with the Dutch rider for six years, was sold to Mexico with the help of Hank Melse. “Sometimes a horse has to be sold,” so Houtzager told horses.nl “It is for us as well as the Sterrehof stud farm. We bought him when he was six and sometimes you have to take a decision.” Next to Calimero, Baccarat was another horse for international competitions. Houtzager will not be able to cover this loss immediately. Houtzager and Baccarat recently finished a 1,50m competition in Madrid and the 1,60m Grand Prix in Münster in place five. In the Nations Cup in Aachen they had only one fence down.