(stable name Bops)
A 17 year old Hannoverian gelding holding ‘British Young Horse Champion’, and was competing at the ‘National Dressage Championships’ at 5. Von Velten is currently working Grad Prix.
The real Velten...
Velten has a few quirks but one of his party tricks is that he can open a can of coke and drink it... ‘I cant drink coca cola near him as he always wants some, and yes, there are other brands available but he only seems to like the real thing!’ He also likes to be stood loose in the horsebox rather than tied up. So once the truck is parked, I take his headcollar off so he can look out the back or side ramp then he’s happy for hours!
Although he's a dressage horse, he loves to go gallopping with the young horses. He can’t keep up so we have to cut a few corners to make up ground given an opportunity. When we go for a hack his favourite spot is to stand on the bridge over the canal, so he can watch the boats go through the dock.