|Sire Dam:||Calido I|
This big, brave mare began her international career with Meredith Michaels Beerbaum in 2010. “I trained Bella Donna for her last owner and said that if she ever wanted to sell the horse I wanted to be the first in line to buy her and I was,” says Meredith. “It took me a long time to get her rideable, but she qualified for the World Cup Final as a nine-year-old and that just shows how good she is.”
The pair came 2nd in the 2012 Vienna GCT Grand Prix and have produced consistent top five placings in the FEI World Cup series and in Grand Prix through 2012/13. Bella Donna and Michaels Beerbaum represented Germany in the 2012 London Olympics. Shortly after winning the 2013 AIG Thermal $1million Grand Prix, California, Bella Donna was unfortunately ruled out of attending the 2013 European Championships due to a back injury.