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Showjumpers seized by US authorities to be sold via online auction

Hardrock Z. © CWS AMS

Hardrock Z.



By Equestrian Life

A number of elite showjumping horses will be sold in February via an online auction after US authorities seized them.

The horses are owned by Alejandro Andrade and were ridden by his son Emanuel, who has competed at the Olympics. Mr Andrade was found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to 10 years prison in November 2018. As part of his plea agreement, Mr Andrade agreed to forfeiture money judgement of $1 billion, as well as all assets involved in the corruption — including real estate, vehicles, aircraft and also horses.



Clouwni. © CWS AMS



The online auction will see 14 top-class horses go under the hammer, including Emanuel’s 2016 Olympic horse Hardrock Z, and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli’s Nations Cups and 2014 WEG competitor Clouwni who was purchased for Emanuel. Also offered for sale is Ricore Courcelle, Reus De La Nutria, Anastasia Du Park, Boy IV, Bon Jovi, Cortina 186, Dipssy, Jenni’s Chance, Joli Jumper, Leonardo RGS, Quilina VD Laarseheide Z and Tupac Van De Vrombautshoeve Z.


Emanuel Andrade and Boy IV © Kentucky Horse Shows LLC

Emanuel Andrade and Boy IV, one of the horses offered for sale.

© Kendall Bierer / Phelpssports.com / Kentucky Horse Shows LLC

The horses are being sold by CWS Asset Management and Sales from the 19-26 of February via online auction. Bidding will take place over the eight days, and anyone wishing to bid will need to submit a $50,000 deposit. For those thinking of making a purchase, horses can be viewed at Delray Equestrian Centre in Florida from 28 January to 4 February.

View further details and all the horses for sale here.




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