This tall and attractive horse was bought off Brian Flynn and Meabh Bolger at MBF Sport Horses at the start of his 5yo year, after Kate had her eye on the horse pure jumping as a 4 year old. He has a fabulously balanced canter and is a pleasure to ride to a fence.
In 2017, Zam had 2 BE100 wins, easily qualified for the National 5YO Championships and didn’t even noticed the step up to Novice level. Despite having quite a growth spurt half way through 2018, Zam gained further experience at Novice level and made absolutely nothing of the National 6YO Championships, jumping a foot perfect double clear and narrowly missing out on a prize. He rounded off the season with another top class double clear at CCI-L2* level. 2019 was an exciting year for Zam. He jumped double clear and placed 2nd in his first couple of Intermediate runs, jumped very impressive double clears around his first CCI-S3* at Rockingham Castle and the BE Intermediate Championships this summer to finish 20th, despite being the only 7yo in the field, around the Advanced track! He’s finished 11th in the National 7YO Championships and we were delighted this class horse was selected to represent GB at The World 7YO Championships at Le Lion D’Angers at the end of the season, where they put in a great performance and were one of the best show jumping rounds of the final day.
Zam finished 2nd in his only start of 2020 so far and was set to get some Advanced mileage this spring in preparation for Blenheim’s 8/9YO CCI-S4* this autumn, where we hoped he would have been a serious contender had the event not been cancelled. However, as with the rest of the world, plans are currently on hold but he is in great form training at home and ready to crack on one Covid-19 restrictions lift.
Zam’s attitude is exceptional and he is phased by nothing, proving incredibly bold, but careful and seriously scopey. This is a proper horse with the ability and attitude to really excel.