Charlotte Jorst Buys Akeem Foldager as USA Team Prospect

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Andreas Helgstrand on Akeem Foldager at the 2013 European Championships. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Andreas Helgstrand on Akeem Foldager at the 2013 European Championships. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 5, 2015–Akeem Foldager, the Danish World Games team horse, has been bought by Charlotte Jorst for her to compete as a prospect for her to seek to ride on the United States team.

Akeem, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Akinos x Loran), was bought from Andreas Helgstrand, who competed the horse at international Grand Prix for just four months in 2013, at Hagen, Mannheim and Aachen in Germany before being selected for the Danish team at the European Championships in August, 2013. Prior to that, the horse was ridden by Joachim Thomsen of Denmark.

In the first show by Andreas and Akeem, the pair won the CDI4* Grand Prix and Freestyle, narrowly beating Steffen Peters of San Diego, California and Legolas in their first European competition.

The horse will arrive in the U.S. within the next several days for Charlotte to begin riding at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds where she is based while competing in Wellington.

Charlotte owns several horses, including Nintendo, a 12-year-old KWPN Grand Prix stallion; Kastel’s Adventure performing national small tour, and Vitalis, a KWPN stallion she rode in the six-year-old division at the World Young Horse Championships in Germany in 2013 and went on to become the United States six-year-old champion. Charlotte moved Vitalis up to small tour last year.

She works with Günter Seidel, a three-time team medal-winning Olympian for the United States, and is building a house in Southern California. She currently lives in Reno, Nevada.

America's Charlotte Jorst on Vitalis completing their ride with a big grin and an enthusiastic salute to the crowd after qualifying for the final of the six-year-old world championships in 2013. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
America’s Charlotte Jorst on Vitalis completing their ride with a big grin and an enthusiastic salute to the crowd after qualifying for the final of the six-year-old world championships in 2013. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Charlotte, 50 years old and living in Reno, Nevada is a successful entrepreneur–she and her husband created and then sold a designer watch company and she then launched a high tech equestrian fashion clothing line called Kastel Denmark.