This wonderful horse is a full brother to the multiple National and International winner, Dassett Choice, who we sold to America several years ago.
JJ is such a smart model, who is remarkably balanced, organised and mature for his age, and one we expect very big things from during his career.
Despite having very little mileage before 2019, JJ takes all training in his stride and has the most exceptional attitude. In fact, his nickname is “Mr Perfect Pants” around the yard! JJ and Amelia had impressive results at BE100 in 2019, gaining multiple top 3 places at his first few BE events and BYEH qualifiers, qualifying him for the National 5YO Championships, where they finished a brilliant 5th place last autumn. JJ also effortlessly stepped up to Novice level during the same summer. Having placed in the top 3 in both of his events this year before the 2020 Covid-19 restrictions came into place, JJ consolidated on his Novice form for the rest of the season, despite having quite the late growth spurt.
JJ has been given some time to develop over the winter, and with Kate taking over the reins after her maternity leave this spring, JJ has enjoyed a successful return to competition in 2021 with multiple Novice placing and an impressive double clear around his first Intermediate. They had a great trip up to Blair L2*, and now have their sights on the National 7YO Championships this October. Kate is aiming to run this horse on up the grades, allowing him time to truly finish up before marketing him. But we all have very high hopes for him once he does so.