International Show Jumper Hetzel
Accused of Defrauding Investor
Holger Hetzel, a well-known show jumping trainer and horse dealer, has been sued in state court in Palm Beach County, Florida for allegedly lying about the value of several horses he sold to Robert Goldwasser and his company, Bulldog Farms. The lawsuit, filed on January 9, 2015, alleges that Goldwasser spent more than $1 million on four “investment horses” that were not worth what Hetzel said they were. Hetzel also is accused of failing to disclose the true names of previous owners and trainers, presumably to avoid revealing the nature of his relationships with these people.