He is colorful. He is talented. He has worked his way to the top of the Eventing sport and established himself at 3* level this season. He has now taken on an additional role – heading the team of Hasenacher Stud & Farm horses, all owned by international equestrian and racing personality Barbara Keller.
Formerly known as RIGHT TO PLAY´S JACK SPARROW, the nine year old Piebald Gelding will now compete as HASENACHER JACK SPARROW. However, Right To Play, an international charity which uses sport to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities, has a set place in Barbara Keller´s heart.
“I have worked with Right To Play for many years and have visited their various projects all over the world. Right To Play is making a huge difference to the lives of millions of people every day, it is very inspiring to see how the Volunteers and Coaches around the world work tirelessly to give children a better future. Right To Play has been, is and will always be at the forefront of my social engagement. Even though Jack Sparrow´s prefix has changed, my attitude towards Right To Play hasn´t. I have therefore decided to make an annual donation of HASENACHER JACK SPARROW´S price money to Right To Play.”
Hasenacher Stud & Farm is located in picturesque Herrliberg, high above lake Zurich with a stunning view onto the swiss mountains and has set itself a very special task – breeding and producing top quality colored sport horses out of the best international bloodlines. Marjaana Heinonen, Manager at Hasenacher Stud & Farm, has got high hopes for the future:
“Barbara Keller, the whole team and I have been working for several years on building and continually improving the quality of our broodmares and young stock. We currently have colored progeny of sires like Cornet Obolensky, Chilli Morning and Toulon on the ground and are awaiting a coloured foal of Diarado out of one of our homozygous mares next spring – we couldn´t be more excited for the future. We are all proud to have HASENACHER JACK SPARROW as our 4-legged Brand Ambassador and having him taking our brand around the world.”