The team of Nyjoff, Willem Greve, JW Staples, Stahl de Moerhof and Stahl den Biskoop have sold their eight-year-old Opium JW van de Moerhoeve TN (Canan of Ischgl de Muze v. Nabab de Reve) to the United States.
Opium JW van de Moerhoeve TN was bred by JW Stables (Jan Wuytak) and Stal De Moerhoeve and was partly purchased by Stal den Bisschop at a young age. The stallion started his career under the saddle of Ben De Craene and in 2019 the Nijhof and Willem Greve team made the purchase. With these five owners and William Grave in the saddle, Opium continued her athletic career with a fourth place finish at the World Junior Horse Championships in Lanaken.
In good advice, the five cars are now sold out, with Opium recently in the spotlight in international competitions. “It wasn’t at all that he had to leave, because he did so well in both sport and breeding. But these kinds of outer class horses are in great demand, and there were a lot of people behind them,” says Willem Greve.
Frozen semen remains available
The main role in the decision to proceed with the sale is that the frozen semen of the stallion may remain with the old owners. “This made the decision a little easier. It also works well in breeding and is required by breeders. We still have a limited supply of frozen semen and we can continue to provide it.”
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