FEI Dressage Pony for Sale: Rosewater I Claudius

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 19:33
Rosewater I Claudius (by Caesar 171 x Dornik B)
Eurodressage Equimarket

NEW PRICE - Internationally successful, 11 year old FEI Dressage Pony with the potential to take a new rider to national and international honours.

Name: Rosewater I Claudius
Breed: SPSS British Sport Pony
Year of birth: 2006
Sire: Caesar 171
Dam sire: Dornick B
Gender: Gelding
Height: 148cm
Price category: £25,000 - £45,000

Rosewater I Claudius (Claude) is the kind of pony rarely found at this level of competition. He has three very good paces and combines beauty with talent and ridability. He is enthusiastic to learn and loves to please, and alongside these qualities he is the most wonderful, amenable and trustworthy pony for a child to be around and manage.

We have developed Claude slowly and with great care. His extensive all round education has included regular jumping and hacking, alongside his training. This has allowed him plenty of time to develop his strength, and has maintained his naturally joyful, positive attitude to life and to the pressures of competition.

Claude has only just begun his exciting FEI career. He made his debut at this level a little more than a year ago, ridden by Clare Hole, a member of the 2015 European Pony Dressage gold medal winning team.

They have had great success, campaigning through the British Dressage 2016 Premier League season, winning the Pony Team Test at Wellington Riding with 73.97% and achieving a second at Summerford Park, with 69.74%. Since then they have been selected to represent GB internationally in the UK, Belgium (x2), France and the Netherlands. They went through to the Freestyle in four of those five competitions, and were in the ribbons three times. The partnership was, understandably, long-listed for the GB Pony European Team, an extraordinary achievement so early in their FEI career.

Scores from international judges have topped 74%, with some 9s plus consistent 8s for his walk and simple changes. Today Claude is still improving, presaging a future with more big scores to come.

Claude was bred for success by Sarah Eberle and Lucy Northcott of Rosewater Sports Ponies. His sire, SPSS Elite Graded dressage pony Caesar 171, is a prolific producer of athletic and talented sports ponies. In 2017 alone, four of his offspring (including Claude) were included on the GB European Pony Long List. Caesar 171’s qualities have been perfectly complemented by Claude’s Damsire, the legendary 2007 European Pony Champion Dornik B, producer of terrific power and rideability.

Claude’s potential was recognised from an early age. As a foal, he was BEF Futurity winner of the Prefix Breeders’ Award, being the highest scoring competitor of all ages and disciplines. He won the 2011 Young Pony Freestyle class at the Sheepgate U25s Championships and in 2012 won the 6-year old category of the British Young Dressage Pony Championships.

At home Claude is the type of pony any parent would wish to have for their child. He couples his international credentials with an ability to offer a young owner all the joys of everyday pony ownership. He is always ready to share a cuddle and is easy to do in every way: catch, clip, shoe, load, travel… and love.

As Clare is now reaching the age where her career in ponies must come to an end, Claude is ready to offer a new pony rider a fantastic opportunity for success at the highest levels. A Fairfax Gareth dressage saddle, especially fitted for Claude by the Fairfax Team, is available by separate negotiation.

Based in Somerset, England. Good trial facilities. 

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Contact Info

  • Tracey Collis (Trainer)

    Great Britain
    Tel: +44 7837 563952
  • Liz Rawlingson (Owner)

    Great Britain
    Tel: +44 7768 323003
    Email: lizrawlingson@hotmail.co.uk

Phtoos © Tracey Collis, Ben Clark Photography, Astrid Appels

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