Rockpool - Future Star of the International Arena!
Monday, July 27, 2020
***Update*** - Rockpool received a 70% in his first Intermediate A test in Wellington - he is only 9 years old!
Rocky was purchased in Germany as a 2 year old and has only had one owner. This is a horse for someone with big ambitions in the sport of dressage and all the hard work has been done! Rocky is currently competing in the Developing Prix St George classes at Recognized shows in Wellington and Tryon with scores up to 73%. He has a comprehensive show record over the past 4 years and has qualified for the World Young Horse Championship as a 5yo, 6yo and again as a 7 year old. He was 7th from 60 starters in the preliminary round of the Bundeschampionate as a 5yo. He has achieved scores in the mid 70's at each level. Rockpool has 19 first placements from 50 starts in the USA.
Rocky has very elastic gaits. His walk is outstanding and regularly scores a 9 for the extended walk and the rein back. His trot has many gears and he has started piaffe and passage. He can compress his body and elevate his forehand. The canter is very adjustable for extending, collecting, pirouettes, half-passes and changes are easy for him. Rocky is a very athletic horse, he enjoys cavaletti work, gymnastic jumping or just hacking out. He has a lovely soft contact with the bit and does not balance on the riders hands. He is very comfortable to sit and his trot half-passes are a highlight!
Rocky is super affectionate who loves attention. I would love to keep this horse in my barn as we have only just begun to tap into his full potential!