MBF Dassett Legacy

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CCI-S4* / Advanced

By Zambesi

The Malbrook Syndicate & Dassett Eventing

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.

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. He is incredibly straight and genuine, with no weak phase, and we can see no reason why he won’t be a highly constant 5* competitor.

Zam was started baby former DE rider, Craig Barr and together in 2017, the combination 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 in the 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 kicked off 2020 with a 2nd at Intermediate level and went on to win at the same level later in the season, despite the disruption cause by the Covid-19 pandemic. He placed in our own prestigious 8/9YO Advanced class at Aston-le-Walls and jumped clear around both Wellington’s Advanced and Burnham Market’s 8/9YO CCI-S4*. Zam rounded of an impressive year by finishing in the money at Thoresby CCIL3* last autumn.

In summer of 2021, Kate took over the reins and the pair’s partnership got off to a great start, cruising around Dassett Eventing’s 8/9YO Advanced at Aston-le-Walls and feeling very comfortable together. A minor injury will sideline Zam from more competition throughout the rest of 2021, but he remains well and in work, and looking forward to an exciting future ahead.


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