Flame fans the fire.


This horse’s obvious talent as a five year old secured it a firm slot in the auction collection. Since then, Flame has been carefully brought on by the Hetzel team in Goch. Last year the mare demonstrated her willingness and ability to take on a lot more challenges than you’d expect a five year old youngster to be able to cope with. She’s a real cool customer at competitions, cantering around the course in perfect collection from start to finish. Always attentive and concentrated, she moves with great rhythm and balance, and her flight phase over jumps is spectacular.

At the video shoot everyone was amazed to see her jump a maximum height course with such confidence and ease. Now aged six, Flame is ready to embark on a fantastic future. Her character and qualities make her a great choice for both a young rider with championship ambitions and a professional show jumper.


Flame has the famous lineage of Grand Prix winner Glasgow van’t Merelsnest. The Grand Prix and Nation’s Cup winner was partnered with Jur Vrieling, and he also competed for the Dutch team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. This talented jumping stallion’s international results are more than impressive and his pedigree is exquisite. Sire Nabab de Rêve and grand sire Darco both had successful international careers as celebrated World Cup and World Equestrian Games horses. Dam Wendelina van ’t Merelsnest competed in 1.50m classes with Marc van Dijck. Her full sister is the spectacular horse Sapphire (McLain Ward), two-times Olympic gold medal winner with the US team. Glasgow van’t Merelsnest’s offspring have international placings and include High Five (Fernando Martinez Sommer) as well as Gambler Z (Manuel Fernandez Saro).

Dam sire Viceroy T is a magnificent product of the performance lineages of top breeding stallions Indoctro and Nimmerdor. Both are celebrated sires with such excellent credentials in the breeding business that no further explanation is necessary for horse people.

Manhattan, another international competition horse, was sired by Burggraaf, another top breeding stallion.


Flame competed at her first international shows this year and was placed in 1.25m young horse classes and regular classes up to 1.30m. The six year old mare also completed her first courses at international youngster tours with flying colours. She went clear in nine out of eleven classes and now has seven international placings registered with the German Equestrian Federation. On more than one occasion she completed all three classes at international shows without a fault.


This mare will ‘blaze the trail’ in top level show jumping.
Let’s fire it up!