Lanfranco moves from Hoy to Hoy following divorce

Lanfranco TSF and Bettina Hoy (GER)
Lanfranco TSF and Bettina Hoy. © Mike Bain

Bettina Hoy’s international eventer Lanfranco TSF is to move from Germany to the yard of Andrew Hoy in Britain, following the couple’s divorce.

The pair put out separate statements on Lanfranco, with Bettina Hoy saying Lanfranco’s departure is a result of the divorce settlement. Andrew Hoy, meanwhile, said Bettina had “decided to return Lanfranco to his owner, Hoy Enterprises Ltd”.

Lanfranco TSF and Bettina Hoy (GER)
Lanfranco TSF and Bettina Hoy. © Mike Bain

Lanfranco TSF, a 14-year-old Trakehner by Bulrush, finished third at Blenheim CCI3* in 2011 and 10th at Burghley CCI4* the following year.

Bettina has described “Frankie” as her “soulmate”.

“He has not always been the easiest as he has struggled with his nerves at the big occasions but I have had some fabulous rides on him.

“Andrew has always been a rider whose talent I respected. I wish him and Frankie the best of luck together and hope they can form a successful partnership.”

Andrew Hoy’s statement said: “Hoy Enterprises Ltd would like to thank Bettina Hoy for the work she has put into the education and development of the horse.”

Lanfranco TSF left for Andrew Hoy’s new yard in Leicestershire on Monday, and Andrew plans to start competing the horse later this year.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know Lanfranco TSF and commencing our relationship. It is always exciting to add a new horse to my string,” Andrew Hoy said.

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