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Clifton Lush

Stable name: Lush

Proven 4-star eventer

Twice placed fifth at Burghley Horse Trials (2011 & 2012)

Placed 14th at Badminton Horse Trials 2013

16.1hh Chestnut TB Gelding by Half Iced, born 18th October 1999

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Performance highlights
  • Won British Eventing Open Championship at Gatcombe Park (July 2013), after leading the dressage and show jumping and finishing on a score of 41.3 penalties. (Full results (Section D CIC3*)).
  • Finished 24th at CHIO Aachen 2013 · CICO*** (June 2013) (results).
  • Finished 14th at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (May 2013). Exceptionally high-class field of 84 starters.
  • Finished fifth at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2011 (September) and 2012 (August). In 2011 he was one of only two horses to finish on their dressage score.
  • Third at Gatcombe Open Championship (August 2011).
  • Won CIC*** at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials (June 2011), his first FEI competition with Jock Paget.
  • Second at Scottish CIC*** Championships at Blair Castle (August 2009, ridden by Joe Meyer).
  • Tenth at Bramham CCI*** (June 2009).
  • First inaugural ex-racehorse Eventing Championship, Barbury (July 2008).
  • Excellent track record in New Zealand at Novice level when ridden by Alex de luca Oliveira. Out of his five Novice starts, he was placed first twice, third twice and fifth once.

Lucy Allison, based in Hampshire, UK, bought a half-share in Clifton Lush in February 2007 and he moved to the then UK-based New Zealand rider, Joe Meyer.

Joe Meyer competed him successfully from 2007 to 2010, taking him up the grades to 4-star level with completions at Luhmühlen and Badminton, as well as being a member of the New Zealand team at Aachen CICO*** in 2009.

Jock Paget took over the ride in March 2011 and has achieved his two fifth places at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and 14th at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Lovely looking horse – a fine built, athletic type of thoroughbred with a beautiful fine head.

Excellent temperament and nature. Always a perfect gentleman ridden or on the ground. Great brain – very trainable, willing to learn, really wants to please.

Professionally schooled over July/August 2006 by one of New Zealand's top show jumping riders (Kim Zander, partner of Greg Best, individual Silver Medallist Seoul 1988). She successfully competed him up to 1.25 m show jumping as a six year old. Her comment was, "If half my show jumpers could jump as well as your eventer, I'd be very happy." He was the favourite horse in the yard.


NZTB by Half Iced out of All For Love (see his pedigree). Raced once in 2003 but unplaced (see his NZRacing record). Bought by Frances Stead in 2004.

Check his results at the British Eventing web site.

Please note: This horse is not for sale.


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Information updated: 6 August, 2013

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