The perfect type of Thoroughbred for world-class eventing
With an excellent lower-level grounding he is finding Novice horse trials easy and will soon move up to Intermediate
16.1hh Chestnut TB Gelding, born 8th September 2004
Given a good basic eventing grounding in New Zealand where he was lightly competed.
- 8th Pre-Novice 3DE (December 2011)
- 4th Pre-Novice One Day Championships (November 2011)
Moved to be based with Jock Paget in the UK in early 2012.
- He has had only a few Novice starts due to 2012 bad weather, balloting out and being given an easy time to try and avoid the usual 'down period' of loss of energy after moving from the southern hemisphere.
Produces consistently nice dressage test, very scopey and careful show jumping and confident and brave cross country.
Three beautiful natural dressage paces with natural engagement. Also has a very easy ground-covering gallop and a fabulous jump technique with boundless scope.
Dressage scores as high as 72.9% (2nd out of 29 starters).
Very careful jumper. Extremely sharp in front but with incredible naturally extravagant back-end over a fence.
This horse is elegant and eye-catching, with natural presence.
Has a very trainable, easy brain, a characteristic quite unusual for a Thoroughbred.
Has all the qualities needed for a top-class high level eventer.
We see Clifton Dickara as the perfect type for world-class eventing and are very excited about his future. He has lovely dressage paces, loads of scope, is brave but careful and has a typical Thoroughbred gallop that goes over the top of the ground. With the long-term in mind, we are taking him slowly at lower levels as we are confident he will move up fast when we want him to. He will be the one to watch out for at top level competition from about mid-2015 onwards.
Please note that this horse is not for sale.