- Selle Francais
- 9 years
- 16.2 hands
- 2023 Hickstead Novice Championship in the International Arena
- All DCs for 2024 Discovery and Newcomers 2nd Round
- Currently Jumping Foxhunter
A rare opportunity to acquire a super careful, consistent, handsome, quality horse with plenty of scope to progress to 140cm classes or above with the right rider.
A really smart nice type, also an intelligent fast leaner. Loves pulling faces to get human’s attention and ask for treat, so a bit of a fun character to be around.
Low BS points - just over 200 points, so good eligibility for second rounds.
Bred out of exceptional showjumping bloodlines, he is a son of Balou du Rouet and Conrad Girl de Hus by Corrado. His grand dam Minne I produced Conrad, the 2015 Vice European Champion.
He was the French Le Mans 3 yr stallion loose jumping winner, we still have the judge’s comment and scoresheet, gelded late before starting BS shows at 6 yr old, then turned out to field during the remaining 2020 due to COVID and brought slowly back to work at 7 yr old. Had been given the time to physically grow and mature as horses should be, unlike some horses of similar age that might have jumped loads in young horse age classes.
Although a late starter in his show jumping career and low mileage comparing to some in similar age bracket, he has been truly exceptional throughout 2023 and proven to learn fast and progress rapidly with the current rider, bonded really well with the rider who is patient, calm and quite with the horse.
Easy to do, regularly handled by child and various young girls working at livery yard. Good with load, travel, dentist, farrier, vet, physio, chiropractor; regularly use Walker, Aqua Treadmill, Dry Treadmill, Vita Floor etc.
Would suit either a professional to bring out the best potential out of the horse, or an amateur to enjoy an eye-catching black beauty, and give him lots of fuss like we have!
Sensible offers considered for a loving home, young rider is very sad to part with the first horse.
Excellent trial facilities near Hickstead, BN5 area, coach / vetting welcome.
Serious enquiries only; strictly no time wasters / joy riders / day dreamers.