Calvin is a well-bred 16.2hh, 11 year old, bay, Irish Sports Horse x WB gelding. His warmblood sire, Tannenhoffs Carmelito S, gives him a huge, expressive movement; he is very floaty and flashy, enough so to go up the levels in pure dressage.
2015 was Calvin's first event season, being competed by an 17 year old girl, having formerly spent his life hunting in Ireland, predominantly competing at BE100 level with great success. Calvins results from one season speak for themselves, gaining 58 foundation points with many impressive dressage scores, including a 27 at Aston Le Walls, 18.8 at Eland Lodge, 25 at Cholmondeley Castle and 27.5 at Prestwold Hall.
He almost consistently finishes in the top 10. Results include, 2nd at Solihull, 5th at Keysoe, 2nd at Eland Lodge, 1st at Cholmondeley Castle, 1st at Prestwold Hall, 6th at Frickley Park (100Plus).
This season Calvin has continued well at BE100 level and moved up to Novice level successfully, with 11/12 dressage scores being sub-30, good results include 2nd at Oasby (90), 8th at Shelford Manor (100), 9th at Speetley (100), 2nd at Eland Lodge (100) and 3rd at Aston Le Walls (Novice). This season so far Calvin has accumulated 25 more foundation points and 4 BE points. He has easily qualified for grassroots regional finals and also qualified to be on the Midlands BE100u18 teams for both 2015/2016. Recently jumped clear round Moreton Morrell BE Novice.
Calvin is very well schooled, with 3 very straight, correct paces. He has good medium and collected work, and also has basic lateral work (leg yield, shoulder in etc), he has a very trainable attitude and loves his work, with me he has competed up to BD Elementary level with scores in the 70's but he could go much further. He has qualified for Trailblazers 2nd rounds on every outing but this is not something that I have pursued.
Calvin has a very bold honest jump, and has gotten me out of trouble on numerous occasions this season, being very genuine. He has show jumped up at 1.10m unaffiliated well. Calvin has also been Arena Eventing.
To handle, Calvin is faultless, he has impeccable manners on the ground, and is great to box/ shoe/ clip/ catch etc. He travels on either a lorry or in a trailer and will happily stand all day at events. This temperament means that Calvin is anyones ride, he would happily teach a novice/amateur the ropes or prove to be competitive for a more experienced rider. He is a much loved horse who will be greatly missed and is for sale through no fault of his own.
For more information, questions or photos please call/text me (Chloe) on 07903290399 or email me on [email protected]