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Peridot Equestrian Acquires approved stallion, Solière, for USA Young Rider Katherine Mathews

Updated: Dec 5, 2018

Mel & Mary Ann Eaves and Jessica & Katherine Mathews are excited to announce Peridot Equestrian LLCs’ purchase of the licensed black Hannovarian stallion, Solière (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) from successful music producer Paul Van Dyke through Hof Kasselmann in Hagen, Germany.

This is the second acquisition of the newly formed Peridot Equestrian LLC, based near San Diego, California. Katherine Mathews will show Soliére in Young Riders for Region 7 in the US in 2019, and he will join Peridot’s breeding program.

Solière is by Sandro Hit out of Donatella (by Donnerhall), who was Awarded Elite Mare and is out of the successful Fidermark-line. Solière’s Grand Dam SPM Elfe is also the Dam of Fidermark. Solière was licensed 2006 in Redefin, Germany and was bred by Sandra Neff.

Solière has had a very successful show career, most recently showing in Germany in Prix Saint Georges and Intermediare 1. His career was started by his first trainer and rider, German young horse rider and trainer, Eva Möller. Most notably, Solière and Möller won the silver medal at the 2010 World Breeding Dressage Championships for the Young Horses with a final mark of 9.12.

In 2014, at the CDI Fritzens, he placed 5th in the Small Tour with rider Borja Carrascosa Martinez in the finale under just under Steffen Peters & Rosamunde, who won, and Dorothee Schneider & Showtime FRH, who placed 3rd.

In 2010, Solière achieved two convincing victories at the Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships for four-year-old stallions, staged on the occasion of the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden.

At the 2010 Federal Championships in Warendorf with Eva Möller, he won Vice Champion and scored 8 for trot and canter, 9 for his nearly perfect exterior and 8 for the presentation of his trainer. At the World Championships for the young horses in Verden in 2008, Solière won two classes for the 4-year-old stallions.

“We are thrilled that we were able to acquire the accomplished and seasoned stallion Solière as Katherine’s new Young Rider horse and as the stallion in our new breeding program. We are so excited about his incredible bloodlines, in addition to his clear quality and talent, as well as his amazing temperament. We know Katherine will learn so much from this experienced school-master, and we look forward to making him available to breeders in the US,” said Jessica Eaves Mathews, Vice-President of Peridot Equestrian and Farm Manager.

About Peridot Equestrian: Peridot Equestrian is a new dressage and breeding farm in San Marcos, California, owned by the Eaves and Eaves Mathews family of New Mexico and Calfornia, and is the new home of FEI trainer Marie Medosi, FEI trainer and USEF/USDF Developing Rider Niki Clarke, and FEI Junior and Young Rider, Katherine Mathews. For more information on Peridot Equestrian LLC, visit



For questions, contact Jessica Mathews at

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