Ingrid Klimke Gets Ride on SPH Dante

Russian dressage horse owner Elena Knyaginicheva has placed a second horse in training with Ingrid Klimke, this time the 2014 PSI Auction price highlight SPH Dante.

In May Klimke was allocated the ride on Elena’s 8-year old Oldenburg gelding Bluetooth (by Bordeaux x Riccione), which she bought at the 2013 PSI Auction for 1 million euro. Bluetooth was trained by Eva Möller and Steffen Frahm, and then taken up to schooling Grand Prix level by Insa Hansen. Klimke made her show debut on Bluetooth at national level during the CDI Wiesbaden.

Knyaginicheva has now also moved SPH Dante from Hof Kasselmann to Klimke’s yard in Munster, Germany.

Elena and her husband Sergej purchased the now 10-year old Australian bred Hanoverian (by Welfenadel x Dormello) at the 2014 PSI Auction for the record price of 2.8 million euro. The horse stayed at Hof Kasselmann and was trained to Grand Prix level by Nicole Wego. She competed Dante only twice, in 2017, in Ankum and Hagen.

The combination Klimke-Dante already made its show debut in the national medium tour class at the 2018 German Championships in Balve. They finished fifth in the Intermediaire II with 67.684%.

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