Gregory, the winner of the 2020 NRPS stallion performance test, has been sold to the U.K. The ride on the 6-year old licensed stallion has been allocated to Grand Prix rider and coach Sarah Stewart as her FEI prospect.
Gregory is a KWPN bred and registered stallion by George Clooney out of elite mare Hortensia V (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro). He is bred by Gert-Jan van Olst in The Netherlands
Originally named Loverboy, the dark bay stallion was presented for NRPS licensing in the winter of 2019 and after winning the 2020 stallion performance test was fully licensed to breed with NRPS, which led to his name change to Gregory.
At the performance testing, Gregory scored impressive results with 8 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 9.5 for canter, and straight 9s for his dressage test, character, willingness to work, stable behaviour and talent.
Sold to the U.K.
Gregory has sold to Charlotte and Emma Parsons in the U.K., where he will continue his career as a sport horse and breeding stallion.
Parsons allocated the ride and training of the horse to Grand Prix rider and coach Sarah Stewart. The horse will also be produced under the supervision of trainer Carl Hester and international judge Isobel Wessels.
"We are thrilled to have Gregory with us in the U.K. and for Carl and Isobel to support Sarah in training him. We are excited to see Sarah and Gregory both blossom as a partnership and can’t wait to be with them every step of the way" Parsons told Eurodressage. "We are planning for him to be available for mares in late June and he will be registered with Stallion AI Services and B&W Willesley for mares."
Stewart added, "he has arrived here in my stable as cool as a cucumber and as gorgeous as I remember. I’m so excited to welcome him home on behalf of his owners and can’t wait to get going with him. It’s all too exciting."
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