Exceptionally talented 2-star performer. Recently moved up to 3-star.
9 yo 16.1hh Bay TB Gelding
Enormous scopey athletic jump, great gallop and big engaged movement. This horse is destined to star at the highest level on the world stage.
Within 13 months of his first Training Horse Trail start he was third at his first Intermediate. This was before he actually turned seven years old.
Produced carefully and correctly, but has such ability he finds it all very easy.
Result highlights include:
- Placed 6th at CCI** when just turned seven, finishing on his dressage score.
- Placed 3rd at first intermediate start when cruising easily around cross country — still only one second off being second fastest of the day – October 2008
- Won both his last two starts at Novice Horse Trails level having led from start to finish. Clear Stadium and cross country and fastest time of the day at both. Won by almost 10 marks each time – Sept/Oct 2008
- Placed 6th National CCI* 3DE Championships out of 48 starters – May 2008.
- Won first start at Pre-Novice level.
This horse has an enormous scopey jump but is totally adjustable in front of or after a fence. He has never had a cross country jump fault.
Powerful, elevated paces. Can produce some stunning dressage. Has achieved 76% in a test and regularly scores over 70%. Has scored nine for his paces.
25 Horse Trial points.
Pulled a shoe off and took a chunk of foot with it in April 2009. Given plenty of time to heal, then rider overseas at Rolex 4-star and WEG, so returned to competition October 2010.
Completed two horse trials late 2010, showing he is back to his previous form:
- Dressage scores 65.0% and 66.5%.
- Clear jumping cross country and show jumping at both.
This horse will be sold to only a serious competition rider as he is too good to waste.
Very laid-back attitude and trainable brain. Extremely fast learner as his record shows.
By Grosvenor who has sired many top jumping horses – both eventers and show jumpers. These include Clifton Shiraz who went to David O'Connor as an Intermediate eventer, David rapidly started winning at Advanced level and the horse was targeted to defend David's Olympic Individual Eventing Gold Medal in Athens 2004 before being killed in a tragic paddock accident. The stable name of Clifton Shiraz was Razz. This horse is named after him, as they are so alike. Grosvenor is also the sire of Parklane Hawk, winner of Blenheim CCI*** with William Fox-Pitt in September 2010.
Clifton Razz's Dam is Ellena Dawn.
Born 10th November 2001.
Note: Novice Horse Trial level in New Zealand equates to Preliminary Horse Trial level in the USA.