Drumhowan Black Magic

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Leo was bought out of Ireland as a just backed 4 year old. He is a very laid back character who has to be dragged when leading him anywhere but comes to life when doing his job. He was sold to Nikki Neal as a 5 year old and Fiona has been lucky enough to keep the ride. He has a super jump and, although he doesn't have extravagant movement, he consistently produces sub 30 tests as he is a very correct and compact little horse who finds the flatwork very easy. He had some fantastic results in 2013, which included winning the novice at Smiths Lawn and being placed 5th in the CIC* at South of England, finishing the season coming 8th in the 6yr old British Young Horse Championships in a very competitive class of over 80 horses. 2014 was an amazing year for Leo. He upgraded to intermediate and 2* easier than we could have wished for, being placed 9 times out of his 12 starts. The highlight was coming 3rd in a very competitive section in the 2* at Gatcombe and being selected to go to the World Breeding Championships in Le Lion, France, where he jumped one of the few double clears. In 2015 he just got better and better and was placed in nearly every event including his 2 advanced runs (9th and 2nd), his 2 CIC** runs (4th and 2nd) and his first CIC*** at Blenhiem where he produced a fantastic dressage and zoomed around the cross country being one of only a handful of horses to make the time and, not only that, making it feel so easy. In 2016 he had some great runs, amassed some 256 BE points and qualified for Badminton 2017 by finishing 12th at Tattersals, 7th in Haras Du Pin and 21st at Boekelo. He came out in 2017 with top ten results in all of his runs, feeling on top form, but unfortunately sustained an injuy on the gallops in his preparations for his CCI**** debut. The whole team was absolutly devastaed as we were so close. He is now having some time out in the field and we hope to bring him back in at the end of 2018. The whole team were absolutely devastated. He has now had a significant period of time out in the field and is now back in full work. We are keeping everything crossed for a successful and sound year!!!!