Ulla Salzgeber to Take Over Gestüt Peterhof Horses Donna Unique & Silvano from Patrik Kittel

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Patrik Kittel on Uno Donna Unique winning the Intermediaire I at Hagen’s Horses & Dreams in April. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Ulla Salzgeber will take over from Patrik Kittel training and competing Uno Donna Unique and Silvano along with the string of other Gestüt Peterhof horses as the Swedish Olympian opted to maintain his decade long independent business.

Patrik, who is based in Germany and rode on the Swedish team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, said that “to manage two competition stables at the level I aspire for was not possible, and so the mutual decision was made to move forward.”

“Whilst this is the end of one chapter, this provided an opportunity to move forward with my own business. I have enjoyed my time being based with Family Tecklenborg for over a decade, and is a place I call home. With my evergrowing stable, I look forward to the future, with many new Grand Prix horses, and some exciting up and coming prospects also already in my stables.”

Donna Unique, an eight-year-old Danish Warmblood mare (Blue Hors Don Schufro x Uno Frederica x Falkland) was the six-year-old champion at the world breeding championships in Verden, Germany, and reserve champion as a five-year-old when ridden by Andreas Helgstrand.

Patrik took over the ride at the beginning of 2012 with the aim of developing the horse for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

With Silvano, a 13-year-old KWPN stallion (Rubinstein x Jubilant x Cocktail), Patrik competed the orse at Grand Prix for a year including second place in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle at Aachen, Germany, in July.

Ulla recently turned her Herzeuf’s Erbe out for pasture rest after the horse suffered a return of an injury that has stymied her efforts to make the German team for championships since 2010.

On Rusty, Ulla won Olympic gold and two World Cup Finals a decade ago.

She had sold her Grand Prix mare Wakana to a Colombian student seeking to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

Gestüt Peterhof in Perl-Borg is owned by Arlette Jser-Kohl, a professional designer, and recently hosted its first international competition, a CDI4*.