Aussie Hayley Beresford Gets New Grand Prix Horse

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Francy with Hayley Beresford

German-based Australian Hayley Beresford has a a new Grand Prix horse, Francy, bought by Davrol Warmblood Stud of Toowoomba, Australia.

Hayley who lives in Soest, Germany, said the 11-year-old Westfalen mare owned by Kate and Perry Wilson was being left in Germany for her to train and campaign.

She described the Gold States Premium mare by Friedenstraum, as a “lovely, elegant, shiny, black model.”

She was previously owned and trained by Brigitte Gerards and won her first Grand Prix shortly before being acquired.

Hayley, who competed for Australia at the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 World Equestrian Games, has three prospective Grand Prix mounts to campaign for a place on the Australian team at the 2012 London Games.

In addition to Francy, she recently rode the Aussie-owned Simba in a Grand Prix debut, placing third, and plans to ride Bellisimo M in his first Grand Prix in November.

“I will try to qualify all three horses and see what happens from there,” she told