- 9 years
- 14 hands
- Finalist Mitsubishi Motors Cup 2018
- Represented Team GB at Dublin And Clifden in the Connemara Performance Classes 2018
- Won £130 BS
- Fabulous Hunting pony
Homebred 9yo 14h Bay Connemara Gelding
Frodo has been the most wonderful competition pony and has given me the best fun competing at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup 2018, being part of Team GB competing in the International Performance Connemara Classes at Dublin and Clifden 2018, as well as being super competitive as a showjumper and the most fabulous hunter.
We have mainly aimed Frodo at eventing where in his first season he picked up three regional qualifiers and then qualified for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at his first attempt where he did a very respectable test to score 33, a lovely round show jumping just catching a couple of poles (he was jumping out of knee deep bog) and an awesome clear cross-country. Frodo is completely snaffled mouthed in all three phases and particularly loves his cross-country, he isn’t fazed about anything!
I have also competed Frodo at British Showjumping in British Novice and 95cm Amateur Classes where he has qualified for the second round. As I am an adult he has to compete in the horse classes and in the few outings he has done this year he has won over £100 and a total of £130 since we started in December last year. Out of his 9 outings he has been in the top 3 in 6 of them, winning 3 British Novices.
Frodo’s favourite thing in the whole world is HUNTING! He is the most brilliant hunter. I tuck in one behind the field master and he will outjump all the horses over the trappiest of timber but has the heart of a lion and will jump hedges I can’t even see over! He will happily go out on point on his own (he isn’t needy of other horses) and I have even laid trails off him. He has also done gate shutting duties but he much prefers to be up at the front!
Frodo has truly exceptional paces and you wouldn’t believe you were sitting on a 14h pony. He would be a wonderful BYRDS pony and his paces are even good enough to be an FEI dressage pony! He finds lateral work easy and is established in medium trot, canter and counter canter, although dressage isn’t something I have done much off as I work full time and can’t fit everything in.
Frodo has done a bit of showing and I have contested a few RIHS and HOYs WHP classes where he has been well placed in many of them although eventing has taken preference. Last year he won two M+M WHP Championships at NPS Area 24 and NPS Area 29. Frodo has a lot of charisma and is a real showman and I believe he would really excel as a plaited 14h WHP.
Frodo is a shoe in for all the Pony Club Novice Teams and NSEA Teams. He has achieved all his results with me working full time in London and only getting schooled once a fortnight whilst I’m at work, otherwise my mother hacks him to keep him fit for me. He has the most enchanting, cheeky and lovable character and is the favourite on the yard which makes selling him that much harder! He is always at the gate waiting to be caught, you can clip him without a head collar, and he is good to shoe, load and hack.
I have truly had the best years with Frodo, he’s allowed me to have so much fun whilst working full time, I just hop on him at weekends and he rarely comes home without a rosette! He is only for sale as I feel I have done everything I can with him, I’m now holding him back and he could achieve so much more! He definitely has the scope to do BE100 but as I am bit big on him I don’t feel comfortable jumping that height, especially as I don’t get to practice enough.
My dream is to see him having fun with a young rider and he is all set up to give someone the best time! He will only go to a top competition and hunting home and references will be required.
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