Proven 2-star jumper with ability to go Advanced who will give great mileage to rider wanting to safely move up to higher level eventing.
10yo 16.2hh Dark Bay TB Gelding
30 Horse Trial points (Intermediate).
Consistent brave and careful jumper, with excellent technique – very sharp infront, and lots of scope. Does not worry with a less experienced rider who might not always give a good distance. He is clever and athletic with the scope to get out of trouble.
Placed 13th National CCI** 3-Day Eventing Championships (May 2010). Clear under time cross country.
Clear show jumping at only Advanced/Intermediate Horse Trial (March 2010).
Came back after almost 12 months break to jump clear cross country and show jumping over tough Intermediate Horse Trials in May 2011.
Achieved 13 top 10 placings out of 18 Novice Horse Trials starts with young rider 2007 and 2008.
Injured a tendon March 2008 when 6 year old. Owner took great care and 18 months recovery programme to return to eventing September 2009. Evented extensively, including CCI* Novice 3-Day Event (Puhinui December 2009) and CCI** Intermediate 3-Day Event (Taupo May 2010), since injury. Owner then had no time with University commitments so didn't compete until we took him on April 2011. Proved himself sound and having lost none of his jumping ability eventing April/May 2011. We would have taken him to Taupo CCI** 3-Day Event May 2011 if he had been fitter.
Needs work on his dressage as he currently gets stressed in this, but it is improving and will come on further with someone who can give this time. His past record pre-injury with many scores over 60%, including a best score of 71.4%, shows this is quite achievable.