The Showjumping Fund of the Netherland’s (SFN) auction of the successful horse Zenith SFN did not go according to plan: the top bid of 850,000 Euro was considered to be too low for the 12-year-old gelding, who won team and individual gold at European and World Championships. Since the bid had not reached the prize that they had hoped for to get for a horse this age and with such a successful career and since therefore the sale was not in the interest of the investors, so SFN founder Jacob Melissen said on Facebook, the SFN has bought back the Rash R son back. They now want to focus on a private sale.
In order to avoid a loss to the fund a sum of two million Euro would have been necessary – the horse has an estimated value of four to five million Euro. At the Olympic Games it was also clear that Zenith is in top form: only a time penalty point prevented Jeroen Dubbeldam and the exceptional horse from getting a medal. They finished in seventh place.