Dutch bay gelding
Triviant-UNICEF was born in Holland, grew up there, and his education has been entirely Dutch. He was the only "Dutchman" in our stables. We bought him in 2005 at the Performance Sales International auction. He was five years old and had only been in Ulli Kasselmann's stables a few weeks. But even at the auction he was already executing elementary tempi changes, piaffes and passage. Every reason for us not to hesitate but to buy him outright, even though we hadn't test-ridden him yet. Granted, he was still young and there was still a need to set his training programme on a firm footing. That was why we didn't present Triviant-UNICEF for any shows until 2008, concentrating instead on improving his training.
But "Bobo", as he is called in the stables, has been a quick learner. Every morning he wants to be the first to be ridden. If he doesn't get enough attention, he is perfectly capable of dumping you in the dirt! He is always highly motivated, and he expects the same of his rider. Triviant-UNICEF has now made a successful competition debut, starting straight in at the Grand Prix level where he has already enjoyed a number of successes.
In 2010, I qualified with him for the World Cup Final. My stepmother Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff and I then decided he should have the suffix UNICEF added to his name.
All prize money that Triviant-UNICEF won, gone towards supporting projects that are part of the Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff UNICEF Foundation.
In March 2011 we sold Triviant to the swedish rider Charlotte Maid-Bondergaard. Triviant will always be in our hearts. We wish them all the best for their future!
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