Highcliffe Apollo

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The 16hh bay Hannoverian gelding came to us from his breeders in 2008. We started off with a lovely but rather nervous novice who blossomed under Diane’s  calm approach, patience and hours of training and in hand work  To this end we have now a very successful PSG schoolmaster. He has competed at Junior and young Rider Internationals here and abroad, as well as taking Diane, Samantha and Joanna to the National Championships. He has been a permanent fixture in top placings at Junior and Young Rider classes at Premier Leagues as well as U25’s Championships. In 2015, he qualified for the Nationals after 3 outings with Diane, who hadn’t competed in 14 years, where they finished second at Advanced Medium level.

In 2016 & 2017 he was a part of the GB team at the Young Rider European Championships with Joanna and has now been taken on with her as part of the World Class Programme.

Competition highlights:

2018  moved up to Grand Prix

2nd Inter 2 at Keysoe premier league

10th at Addington Manor Premier League in the Grand Prix

Winner of the U25 Grand Prix at Somerford Premier League

2nd in both the Inter 2 and U25 Grand Prix at Le Mans CDI

2017

Winner of all three young rider classes at Keysoe CDI

2nd in the PSG freestyle at the national championships

Part of the European YR team – Individually 18th at the Europeans

8th at the BD summer nationals Inter 1 freestyle

2016

Bury Farm 2016 PSG freestyle – 76% 1st

Bury Farm 2016 Advanced Medium freestyle – 68.6% 1st

National Championships 2016 Advanced Medium – 69% 12th

Keysoe Regional Championships 2016 PSG – 69.8% 1st

Keysoe International 2016 YR Team Test – 69.4% 1st

Many thanks to Karn Herbert for shoeing Apollo for the past 18 months.

 

Joanna and Apollo at The Nationals 2011

Joanna and Apollo at The Nationals 2011