This horse has now been sold
Exceptionally consistent Pre-Novice/Open Pony Club eventer
7yo 16hh Bay Dark Bay TB Gelding
Second half 2010
Returned talented young rider to eventing after a two-year break. Achieved excellent results:
December 2010 – Pre-Novice 3DE, finished on their dressage score and 14th in a competitive field.
November 2010 – Pre-Novice Championship:
- 5th after dressage (65%)
- Fastest time of day cross country but had only cross country error since he came to us when he missed the line to a corner in trees for a silly '20'.
- Clear show jumping to still finish 13th out of 29 starters. Would have finished third without cross country error.
November 2010 – Placed second at Pre-Novice Horse Trial.
- Beaten at Pre-Novice by only the almost 'unbeatable' Clifton Signature, who had top scored at each of his previous five starts!
- Dressage score 68.5%.
- Finished on dressage score with 31.5 penalties.
- Only two marks behind Clifton Signature.
- This was a young rider's first time ever of achieving cross country optimum time, despite it being a very hilly course.
- Places second out of 26 starters.
The first half of 2010 had a very conclusive win at Training Horse Trial:
- Won dressage with 71.5% (28.5 penalties).
- One of only five clears show jumping.
- One of only seven to jump clear cross country over tough track.
- Only horse under time cross country of entire class.
- Finished on 28.5 penalties, almost half the second placed horse on 50.9 penalties.
Over 2010 has been competed by three different riders with consistently excellent results:
- Had only one error in total cross country
- Always scored well in dressage:
- 73.5% highest
- Average about 68-70%
- Jumped clear show jumping nearly every time.
Good careful jump technique. Sharp in-front and adjusts easily. Also great for show hunter.
Snaffle mouth, no martingale, in all three phases.
Will make great Pony Club Champs prospect or eventer for smaller adult.
Eye-catching, elegant, fine boned horse with three nice paces which could also be good all-rounder including dressage, showing and show hunter.
Now very ready to move up to Novice Horse Trials.
By Lord Ballina out of Zenzo. Born 1st November 2003.
5-stage vetting December 2009.