2010 Amber Champagne Part bred-Arab mare. 1.48m high
Sire: Sharifian Lotois (OX)
Dam: Ursula (PB)
Full pedigree: https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/asphodele+larzac
Best results: 120 km (2* FEI) Royalties 2018
Asphodele was bought as a foal, she was bred by the famous Larzac stud in the South of France. She attracted Esther’s attention when a picture of her came on the internet. A cream coloured foal with blue eyes! Champagne coloured horses are born with blue eyes that change colour when maturing. But champagnes are very rare to find, even more so in the remote area Asphodele came from. After purchase Asphodele stayed in France to grow up. Unfortunately, she got very ill when she was 2 years old, colitis caused by a bacteria nearly caused her death, but Asphodele is a fighter and she survived. Her teeth and gut were damaged though. Asphodele came to the Netherlands when she was 4 years old. She was pregnant by Drug son Al Nus Sukran. A large bay Arab stallion.
She was started under the saddle when she was pregnant, and after the foal she started competing, together with Watt and Nib. Even though she was young she had no problem with her novice rides, and she did her first FEI 1* at 7 years old in Dwingeloo. The longer rides proved a bit more complicated with the side effects of her illness as a young horse, but in 2018 she managed her 2* 120 km ride in horrible weather conditions. She is still being competed at the moment and will do as long as she is comfortable teeth and gut wise.