Highcliffe Apollo

Apollo arrived on the yard in 2009 as a rather green 7 year old. The 16hh bay Hannoverian gelding came to us from his breeders and was rather nervous to start. We began with him very gently and his confidence grew daily. Lots of lunging and in-hand work and sympathetic but consistent schooling has turned this little horse around.

Joanna and Apollo at The Nationals 2011

Joanna and Apollo at The Nationals 2011

He is being brought on hoping he will be a suitable horse for Joanna, Samantha’s younger sister, to take on.  Joanna is riding him under Diane’s guidance and they recently did their first unaffiliated competition with him at Addington.  Appearing to start as they mean to go on, they came away winning both classes!

 

 

 

 

 

Achievements

 1st Medium 70% Addington

1st Advanced Medium 66.57% Addington 

7th  Medium Open Regionals – Addington

1st Advanced Medium Qualifier 2011 on 70%

1st Medium Qualifier 2011 on 65%

1st Patchetts Medium Qualifier, qualifying for the Regionals

2nd Advanced Medium on 68%

1st Patchetts Medium Open

2nd Medium qualifier

1st Elementary Pet Plan Restricted Regional Championships on 69%, qualifying for the Winter National Championships at Hartpury in April.

1st Medium Open Patchetts – 69%

Sheepgate. Winner best horse in junior Derby.

Patchetts May 2010

 1st  Elementary 43    – 68.27%

3rd  Elementary 53 – 67.43%