Dassett Venture

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By Wido

Dassett Eventing

This striking, tall and very blood looking horse is by Wido and out of a Newmarket Venture dam.

Bought in the spring of his 4yo year in 2021, he spent the summer being ridden away at Cooley Farm before heading over to our UK base as a 5yo in 2022. Rufus was given plenty of time to mature as a 5yo, and started his competitive career in the autumn with some unaffiliated events. In 2023 Rufus has showed huge amounts of talent, but also that he needed sensitive producing. Kate competed in some BE100 events and local jumping shows.

Rufus is ready to crack on in 2024, and will quickly upgrade to Novice level this spring.

This is a lovely big horse, who has been produced slowly to give him time to mature and develop. Although he doesn’t have the biggest of trots, he is incredibly ridable and accurate, and finds lateral work and more advanced training very natural. He has enough scope and confidence in his jump to be a pure jumper, but is equally brave cross country. His mind has needed time to learn to focus on the job in hand, and he is likely to always be a professional’s ride, but he is also likely to be a horse we see around the biggest of tracks in the years to come.


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