Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour’s Bohemian Sold to Korea’s Dong Seon Kim

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Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour and Bohemian, Denmark’s Olympic and European Championship ranked No. 2 in the world, at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany last summer. © 2022 Ken Braddick/

Jan. 28, 2023

Bohemian, the Tokyo Olympic mount for Denmark’s Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour, has been sold to Korea’s Dong Seon Kim.

Cathrine announced the sale of the 13-year-old Westfalen gelding in an Internet post Sunday headlined: “GOODBYE BOHEMIAN ❤️”

“An era is over and it’s with a bleeding heart that our lovely Bohemian is leaving his longtime home with me,” she said of the horse owned by the family Zinglersen.

“Bohemian has been an absolute dream to work with throughout the past many years and I almost can’t believe what we have achieved together. From a young horse to an Olympic horse, European medalist, 90% barrier-breaking dream horse.

“Staying on top of dressage sport takes A LOT and sometimes it means that one horse has to go. In very close cooperation with family Zinglersen we decided that now was the right time and together we will invest in new youngsters so that we hopefully can chase more dreams and produce more one in a million horses like Bohemian.”

She said his new home is Sportpferde Galleria. It is owned by Dong Seon Kim, the heir of a wealthy South Korean family who has had a checkered career.

A political science graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, he competed extensively in the United States and at the Olympics in 2016 and 2021. He was involved in a lawsuit in Florida in 2013 over the purchase of a horse from a Wellington, Florida-based rider.