And whether this is a nice New Year's gift! Horse Auction Belgium auctioned last week our Rallonia de Tiji for 75.000€ and she was the most expensive horse of the auction. Rallonia de Tiji, who turns four years old in June, will develop her career in Switzerland. And that may not be a coincidence, as Rallonia is the granddaughter of the Olympic mare Carlina IV with Pius Schwizer and with VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest (Nabab de Reve x Darco). So she has a sire with the same sportive qualities!
Who says Horse Auction Belgium, thinks of Michel Spaas and he is mentioned in one breath with Nonstop, the grandfather of Rallonia. Her mother, Rianne du Briot, is a unique cross of Nonstop x Carlina IV and already gave international horses like H&M Vallonia de Reville. Tiji Stables has several foals from this line in her breeding. Like the seven year old Double Jeopardy de Tiji Z (Don't TouchTiji Hero from H&M Vallonia de Reville) who is trained by Niels Bruynseels. Rallonia is the first to be auctioned out of this exceptional line. What a dream start... We wish Niall Talbot all the happiness in the future with this black pearl!