Diamond Clover is absolutely to die for! She combines the very best European blood lines via Burggraaf – Landlord, with the very best or Irish. You will find Diamond Lad on the damside of the Sire Diamond Graaf who in turn is by the king himself King of Diamonds.
On the damside and the oh so important “bottom line” you will find White clover who is by the other Irish Supremo Clover Hill.
Diamond Clover is born in 2015 and measures 16’2 / 165cm.
But what is the breeding without looking at the actual horse. This mare does not disappoint! She oozes quality and jumps for joy. Everything is just plain easy. Her technique is very good with scopey, careful and confident jumps. Her movement is equally good with 3 beautiful paces.
Diamond Clover has been broken to ride over the winter and is now jumping a small course of fences. She is adapting to work very well and is keen to learn. This is a very focused mare with high rideability. She has been introduced to both showjumps and xc fences and nothing seems to faze her.
Diamond Clover has the future in her hands. We believe she will go far in either showjumping or eventing. Due to her breeding and beautiful exterior she will always have a place as a broodmare.
Gustavii Stud has 4 year old colt. Lariico Gii was born in 2015, he is approx 162 cm but still growing. This is a bay colt by Lars Irco Gii – Baloubet du Rouet – Irco Marco – Menelek xx.
Lariico Gi, as you can see above, is bred in the purple. His sire, by Irco Mena, was a favorite of Nelson and Rodrigo Pessoa and won his first international GP victory with them. A proven pedigree that has scored international victories both in show jumping and eventing. The dam is considered one of the three best mares in Europe by Baloubet de Rouet and the World Cup mare Mirca, full-sister to Irco Mena and Marcoville (6th ind Olympic Games). This is a very strong pedigree with proven world-class performers both from sire and dam.
With line breeding on the reliable producer Irco Marco with a dam by the great Baloubet du Rouet and the international mare Mirca, we feel this colt has the best possible base for a sparkling future.
There is no doubt that this horse is going places, with a known lineage of proven showjumpers combined with 3 lovely paces and a scopey, deliberate jump we feel this is a horse for the serious show jumper.
For more information, please contact owner and breeder Ann Gustavii on messenger please.
Jumping grids, especially a grid with oxers have many benefits for both horse and rider, and is definitely something to include in the training from time to time, especially if you need to improve on the horses technique over a fence.
The rider also benefits hugely, the focus must be on keeping the horse straight. It is also great for the more cautious riders as a way to introduce bigger fences. As the exercise starts in trot, with a trotting pole and a bounce chances are pretty good for the rest of the grid goes to plan too. The focus can be on keeping straight rather that seeing the stride which often can pose a problem.
Build this grid in stages. Start off with trotting poles, for a horse use the distance 1,2 m between the poles. Trot over the poles a few times turning both left and right. Add fences as sketch above, one at a time (cross pole, upright, oxer and oxer. If you want to practise height of fence build the first oxer as a parallell /box oxer and the second one as an ascending oxer. This way you can put the back pole up a bit to get the feel of a bigger fence.
Ride it like you own it!
Ride the grid a few times each time you add a fence. Think of:
Look at the first pole through the turn, to arrive at the grid smack bang in the middle.
Once at the grid lift your eyes to look straight ahead.
Keep your posture straight, do not fall for the temptation to lean forwards. This is an important one! If you start to lean forwards the horse will pick up speed and the grid will feel short towards the end.
Keep straight, coloured poles help. Also go straight after the last fence.
Concentrate of your balance and the ability to give the horse enough rein over each part of the grid.
Enjoy!! I find grids very satisfying, once you are in them they just flow. This is really a very good opportunity to practice your balance.
This exercise should help you find your balance. It should also force you to look up and concentrate on keeping your horse straight. If you are a bit cautious about bigger fences, and did try to put the last one up. Do get off your horse and compare to yourself the height you jumped. This will give you no end of confidence next time you walk a course.
The horse equally benefits from grids. It has to think and speed up the legwork . This will make your horse quicker, more scopey and last but definitely not least a lot stronger. This is a muscle building exercise. Your horse should also feel more supple after the exercise. Lazy and unresponsive horses often wake up when jumping a grid, as the exercise helps them get stronger and fitter chances are you can end up with a more responsive horse. Forward horses also benefit as they have to slow down to get the footing right.
Don’t forget to cool down after exercising your horse, walking the horse is underestimated and a big part in keeping your horse fit and healthy.
Kilmora Silver is a bay gelding born in 2013, 17’1 (175cm). Reg Irish Sport Horse by Heigh Ho Silver out of the mare Kilmora Star (ISH) (Regal Sting (TB)). Bottom line going back to Diamond Lad – King of Diamonds. Heigh Ho Silvers sire being a full brother of Diamond Lad. Continue reading Kilmora Silver (sold)→
Whatever you would like to do you can form a great partnership with this horse. He is a positive, loving gelding with a heart of gold! He is 8 years old (born in 2009), hight of 15’3,
has hunted 3 seasons with the Grallagh harriers, East Galway and Rosscommon hunts. He has done hunter trials, pony club and lots of other stuff. He rides out alone and in company and really takes care of his rider. He is a real confidence builder and would suit someone who wants to do a little bit of everything, eventing or as a ridingschool horse.
6 year old mare by Great Exhibition – Leading counsel – Gone West (dam Ross Lake Lady). Has been loose jumped and jumping very well. Worked from the ground. Lovely trainable temperament. 164 cm. Would train as National hunt horse or for breeding. Would also suit to event