WSF Carthago

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Revel was an addition to the lorry on the way back from Tattersals in 2015. He is owned by Fiona's father Frank. He is a cracking horse and has all the attributes to be a serious performer. He moves well and has a great brain for dressage. He is extremely scopey, careful and brave. Fiona only got him half way through the 2015 season, he had jumped in Ireland but had never been XC. His first event didn't go to plan as there was a hole in the water at Smiths Lawn which he and numerous other horses managed to find that day, which ended up with us both getting wet!! Such a shame as he was on a 24 dressage and it was only a splash through. The next few events we took steady to make sure he had some confident runs. He then finished off the season with a win at Littleton, completing on his dressage score of 27.5, and 5th at Aldon with yet another fantastic double clear. What can I say about 2016 for this horse? He exceeded all expectations. He won his first Novice at Gatcombe and then went on to jump out of Novice in his next 3 runs by gaining top 2 placings in each of them. He jumped double clear and was 4th in his first Intermediate and around his first CIC*. He was seleceted to be one of the three 6 year olds to represent Great Britain at the World Breeding Championships in Le Lion where he was pure class but an uncharacteristic pole kept him out of the top ten. 2017 didn't dissapoint. Our aim was to try and get him back to Le Lion as a 7 year old (Fiona's favourite event of the calender). He ran steadily at the beginning of the season to consolidate at Intermediate. He then gained some great results at this level including two top tens at 2*, which meant he got the all important call up from the selectors to represent Great Britain at the World Breeding Championships. This was a "so close" event. He produced a lovely test which, as one of the first in, was marked harshly and then completely misread the question coming out of the second water, didn't see the "C" element and picked up his first ever 20 penalties. Apart from that he was pure class and jumped an impecible clear round on the final day, which would have given him a top 10 placing. This sport is full of ifs, buts and maybes. 2018 was a bitty year for Revel due to such a wet spring, dry summer and moving yards. He produced some great results with the highlight being 8th in the 8&9 year old class at Blenhiem. He did a solid test for 32 and then jumped an impeccable double clear inside the time to be only one of 2 horses to finish on their dressage score. Due to Fiona falling pregnant, we decided to put Revel in the capable hands of our great friend and rider, Imogen Murray. She produced some great results with him, our end goal of having him compete in the 8&9 YO class at Blenheim again was achieved and he pulled out a competitive double clear to finish 14th. Revel has achieved some good results in 2021. He was placed at advanced and 4* and completed his first 4*Long.
In 2022 Revel has exceeded expectations again! He has had many good runs at advanced, including a win at Wellington, at Ballindenisk 4*Long he produced a great test and double clear to come 5th, then went on to come 7th in his first 5* at Luhmuhlen! He did a fantastic 30.9 dressage and double clear.