16.1hh 9yo Connemara x TB gelding Castle Gizmo x Topanoora. Super genuine grassroots eventing and Pony Club schoolmaster.
Norman is a smart model with a sweet outlook. He has a bit of substance to take the leg well and has a lovely kind, genuine nature. Norman is an established grassroots eventing horse having amassed 87 Foundation Points over 3 seasons at BE90 and BE100. He is a true amateurs horse and would be a serious contender for Badminton qualification or the Cotswold Cup series. Has enough scope to move up to Novice with the right rider and has showjumped double clear up to Newcomers.
Most recently, in his current home, Norman has been a family horse mostly used for Pony Club activities with a teenage boy including PC camp, tetrathlon, one day events and showjumping. He has also taken part in beach rides, fun rides and hacking. He is a level headed guy who always conducts himself in a gentlemanly fashion and doesn't get hot or silly, even in a group.
Well established on the flat with good lateral and medium work. Moves well with a lovely, uphill canter. Works easily into the contact and produces a correct and obedient test. Very willing to try whatever is asked of him and he will bring a rider on well. Has scored sub-30s in the past.
Bold to a fence and really enjoys his jumping. Takes you in without being strong, very rideable and mannerly round a course. Athletic and quick thinking, careful enough to want to leave them up but bold enough to take a miss and he will try to dig you out of a hole. Covers the ground very well with no time faults on his record and is quick against the clock. Has jumped BS double clear up to Newcomers and is still in British novice points.
Norman is a real pleasure to have around and to do on the ground in all ways. Hacks alone and in company, good on the roads and in open fields and has been ridden by riders of varying abilities. He is a forward and responsive ride, obedient to the aids without being sharp or strong. A very kind and genuine nature ideal for an amateur or teenager. He is a real 'go anywhere, do anything' type who really will be someone's horse of a lifetime.
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