Photo by D.A. Tivendale
Photo by D.A. Tivendale
Sire: Tullibardine Prince Regent
Dam: Badentoy Lyndie
Type: Section D Gelding
Other Info: Brett has a wonderful temperament and lovely paces. He was shown successfully in hand as a yearling by the Waxwing Stud. Since then he has been allowed to mature slowly before being produced successfully Under Saddle in 2003 by Kris McCall in Working Hunter Pony and Ridden Show Classes, qualifying for both the Picton and Ffrethi Finals at Malvern, where he finished 2nd and 7th respectively, and the Kingsford Final at Ponies (UK).
During 2004, whilst being ridden by Anna Craigie, Brett took several Championships and Reserve Championships both Under Saddle and WHP, including the M&M Under Saddle Reserve Championship at The Royal Highland Show. In late 2004, his ride passed to Kathryn Duncan who has qualified him for the Scottish Farmer Prelim Dressage Finals at Rowallen in March, 2005. Kathryn will concentrate on Performance work with him in 2005 but will also continue to show him Under Saddle occasionally. At the beginning of May, Kathryn rode Brett at their first Show together, the Ponies UK Scottish Festival. On the sunday in the qualifying rounds, they were Reserve Champions in the Open M&M Ridden , qualifying for the finals where they finished fifth. The following day they also competed in the Open M&M Ridden class where they finished third and in the Prelim 16 Dressage which they won.
Throughout 2005 Kathryn and Brett continued their
successful ways with both Dressage and Riding Club activities culminating in
them winning the NERC (Scotland) Prelim. Combined Training Trophy and the award
for the Under 21 Dressage Rider of the Year. In 2006, these activities will be
somewhat curtailed as Kathryn is sitting her Highers before, hopefully, heading
off to university in October.
Having completed the 2006 season by taking the Supreme Ridden Championship at the SWPCA Winter Show, Brett was permanently retired from the showring and will instead continue to pursue his dressage career which had run in tandem with his showing career.
In 2009, Brett went on loan to Jane Eddie following an injury to her own horse, Durris Galeforce. Over the last 6 months the pair have been having a ball together with some great results as seen in our successes section. Brett and Jane have forged such a good bond and partnership, that he is staying with her indefinitely.
Sadly Jane and Brett never made it to the Regional Finals this winter due to family problems. However that did not stop the pair of them going on to have a great season. Brett attended his first Veteran Classes and qualified for the area finals both in hand and under saddle at his first show. Towards the end of the season, he took his first Veteran Championship.
At the same time, Jane had reintroduced Brett to show jumping which resulted in first and second placings at their first riding club event (though Iím not sure how they got round the course as they both seemed to have their eyes firmly shut as they reached a fence!). As a result, they were invited to join the NERC (Scotland) team at a competition and Brettís double clear, helped the team achieve second place.
As regards his dressage, in 2010, Brett won the NERC (Scotland) Novice Dressage
League, qualified for the Scottish and Northern Equestrian Championships and the
Petplan Championships, both at Novice level. As members of the NERC (Scotland)
Dressage Team that qualified for the British Riding Club Championships, Jane
took Brett down to Lincoln in September 2010 where the team finished fourth in
the Team Group Dressage (all four riders are in the arena at the same time doing
the same test!) and in the Novice 24 competition, Brett finished 6th overall,
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