Martin Fuchs and Paris Sellon are thrilled to announce the launch of their new business venture Twin Flame Horses. Born out of the desire to bridge the gap between the European and American equestrian markets, Fuchs and Sellon look forward to offering talented prospects to riders of all levels. Handpicked, promising sales horses will be brought home to Team Fuchs where each horse will go through a trial period, ensuring they are well suited for the American market before they begin their journey in the United States.
Martin Fuchs and Paris Sellon searching for Twin Flame horses in Europe. Photo courtesy Phelps Media.
Sellon explained, “We know what kind of horses will work for the American style of riding. Since Martin and I travel all over Europe and see a lot of horses, we can be selective about what we offer to our clients in the United States. To us, Twin Flame means perfect partner, and we want to find a horse that is a perfect match for someone and really represents them well.”
Despite the challenges and travel restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to many international markets, Twin Flame clients can expect top-quality horses sourced throughout Europe. The team behind Twin Flame is dedicated to making the international horse selection process easier for those based in the United States by offering a seamless buying process from start to finish.
Fuchs added, “We want horses that really like to do their job, already have experience in the show ring, and are willing to win. The horse has to be a good partner for their future rider. We always look over the results to make sure it has good placings in order for the horse to be competitive in the United States.”
Martin Fuchs and Paris Sellon. Photo courtesy Phelps Media.
Bridging the gap for Fuchs and Sellon in Somis, California will be Sellon’s childhood best friend and professional show jumping athlete Mavis Spencer. Spencer will act as a link for Fuchs and Sellon, bringing Twin Flame’s European sales horses to the West Coast.
Spencer commented, “The nice thing about bringing horses to California is that people can see them in the show ring and try them as opposed to feeling the pressure of flying to Europe and only being there for a couple of days. When Paris reached out and started telling me about the business idea, I thought it was great.”
In addition to bringing talented horses to California, Fuchs and Sellon plan to also offer European prospects on the East Coast. The inaugural Twin Flame sales horse will be sent to Ilan Feder in Wellington, Florida – an 8-year-old Westphalian mare (Voltaire x Coronado) that is a talented grand prix prospect currently showing up to the 1.45m division. Down the road, Fuchs looks forward to bridging yet another gap by hosting show jumping clinics in California as well as offering the opportunity for an ambitious rider to train with Team Fuchs in Switzerland.
Fuchs added, “At Twin Flame Horses, we want to make our future clients happy, offering our hand-picked horses to find their perfect match.”