DOB: April 5, 2006
HEIGHT: 17.0 hh
BREED: Dutch WB
(KPWN-NA 840025 200600417)
SIRE: Sir Sinclair
DAM: Rideau Hall
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pennsylvania
OWNER: Sandy Issler
Bacardi is a young handsome 17.0hh registered (KWPN) Dutch Warmblood gelding who is blessed with wonderful gaits and the ability to jump. This exciting young horse is loaded with talent, has received excellent training from some of the best trainers in the country and has a great start to his career.
As a 4 yo, Bacardi was given a wonderful start in dressage with trainer Dorie Addy-Crow. Bacardi went with Dorie to Florida for further training and for the 2010-2011 dressage show season where he competed in many top prestigious USDF/USEF shows at Training Level with scores into the 70s.
Bacardi also competed in dressage shows with his amateur owner and is currently schooling first and second level movements. He finished 12th in the country at Training Level in the USDF-KWPN-NA 2011 Final Award Standings.
As talented as this elegant fellow is for dressage, Bacardi really wants to jump. Bacardi is currently in training with Boyd Martin to develop him into an event horse. Bacardi appears to love his new job and has quickly converted to a talented event horse.
He spent the 2012 winter in Aiken, S.C with Boyd and his team, training and gaining experience in eventing competitions. Bacardi won his very first horse trial at Beginner Novice, rapidly progressed through Novice and is currently competing at Training.
With his wonderful dressage background, intelligence, and athletic jumping ability, Bacardi is proving to be an awesome event horse. He has no vices. Bacardi clips, loads, has excellent feet, is good for farrier and vet and enjoys hacking in his spare time.