This cracking horse is by the TB stallion Dazzling Blaze and out of a Condios / Ricardo Z dam. Bought as a young 4yo, Smartie had plenty of time to mature as a 4 year old and a nasty foot abscess kept him off the competitive scene for most of the 2017 season.
Samrtie certainly made up for it in 2018, going from BE90 to placing at Novice level very smoothly. He gained good Novice results early in 2019 before stepping up to Intermediate level in the summer. Smartie has proved to be an absolute demon on the cross country and is quickly developing into one of those true cross country horses! Alice took over Smartie’s reins towards the end of 2019 and despite the Covid restrictions, enjoyed some fun in 2020.
Kate is Smartie’s pilot for 2021 during Alice’s pregnancy, and the pair are working towards Blair Castle this August, being one of Alice’s favourite events.