Clifton Bee Gee
This horse has now been sold
Incredibly versatile young horse who has shown outstanding success at eventing (winning Young Event Horse Championship plus Horse Trials), dressage, show hunter/hunter jumper and show jumping.
16hh Chestnut Gelding, born Jan 2003
Clifton Bee Gee was bred by Olympic medallist Greg Best and his wife Kim and is by BT, a stallion Greg stood in New Zealand for a few select mares for two years before it returned to the US. BT is out of a full sister to his Olympic show jumping silver medallist Gem Twist. BT is by the Jalisco B sire Ollisco. BT, a Selle Francais stallion, has some of the most potent jumping blood in the sport.
Outstanding potential in numerous disciplines:
Won Young Event Horse Championship at Puhinui in March 2008 out of 21 qualifiers.
- Placed 1st dressage with 74.3% and 71.9%
- Placed 2nd confirmation and type with 13/20 = 65%
- Placed 4th jumping with 30.5/35 = 87%
- Placed 6th gallop with 7.4/10 = 74%
- Placed 1st overall with 80% score
Won Training Horse Trial March 2008 with 70% dressage, 30 penalties and finishing on this score.
Placed 2nd Training Horse Trial when only just four years old in May 2007. Scored 72.1% dressage, clear stadium and cross country. Would have won but for 3.2 time faults.
Placed 1st Pre-Training Horse Trial when just five years old, with a rider who had not evented for over 10 years. Scored 82.9% dressage, 17.1 penalties. Clear jumping stadium and cross country. Rider lost her way in stadium and go nine time faults, but he had such a big lead he still won.
Has focussed on this since late 2008 with great results:
- Placed 3rd Level 2 Freestyle to Music with the highest artistic score of the day from one judge at 75%. Overall scores 70.63% (1st), 66.88% (5th) Total 68.75% (3rd – winner on 71.25%)
- Placed 3rd Level 1 Challenge National Dressage Championships Qualifier. Scored 74% (1st), (74% (5th) Total 74% (3rd – winner on 74.5%).
Competed successfully at Level 3 and Level 4 dressage over 2009 and 2010 achieving wins and numerous high placings.
Show Hunter / Hunter Jumper
Numerous placings in only two months when he had only just turned four years old (January to March 2007).
Scored 80% or above in four out of five starts.
Extremely talented in this field given his striking looks, lovely elevated paces, slow ground-covering canter and extravagant jump technique.
Only competed once for a win when he was actually still only three years old.
He definitely has the scope and breeding to excel here.
Lovely horse to handle in every way. Perfect manners at all times. No vices.
Born 10th January 2003.
The dam of Clifton Bee Gee is Topshelf who is by Trictrac,a very influential sire of both racehorses and jumpers on NZ, including the great Balmerino.
Snaffle mouth, no martingale in all three phases.
Note: Novice Horse Trial level in New Zealand equates to Preliminary Horse Trial level in the USA.