Gerco Schröder and London
They are the dream team of the international show jumping scene and yet their future together was in doubt. The Eurocommerce Stables auction meant that Gerco Schröder, the show jumper from the Netherlands blessed with tremendous sensitivity, and London, the chestnut Belgian stallion that jumps so well, faced an uncertain future and seemed fated to go their separate ways.
Fortunately, a dream has come true for Gerco Schröder and the world’s show jumping arenas can still welcome the dynamic duo. Gaston and Kathrin Glock bought the 12-year-old BWP stallion (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin) at the auction for the top price of €8.6 million and Gerco Schröder will join Team GLOCK.
“I’m so incredibly happy that I’m actually speechless. The fact that Mr and Mrs Glock bought London at auction and we can stay together is the greatest gift on earth,” said Team World and European Champion and double silver medallist at the London 2012 Olympics. “It is an ideal situation for me and also my home country, as London and I can continue to ride for the Netherlands. I just couldn’t be happier!”