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Primmore's Pioneer
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16.2 hh, 1995, Dark Brown, 9 ins. bone AES/SHB
Owners: Miss R Jones & Mr & Mrs E Bleekman
Full brother to Primmore’s Pride
Primmore’s Pride – the only horse ever to win all 3 legs of the Grand Slam
Primmore’s Pioneer’s breeding has been called ‘The blue print’ for event horse breeding, he is fully approved with the AES Stud Book and the SHB(GB).
PRIMMORE’S PIONEER is graded Advanced himself in eventing. He won in his first year eventing in 2000, and again in 2001 and was 2nd in the Scarvagh Young Event Horse class. He was consistently placed at Intermediate level in 2002 and was 3rd Hartpury CCI*. In 2003 he won Lulworth Intermediate and was 15th at Bazoges-en-Pareds (France) CCI** ridden by Chris King. In 2004 following the death of his father MAYHILL the decision was made to retire PRIMMORE’S PIONEER from competition to be able to meet the demands of our clients and our mares.
PRIMMORE’S PIONEER’s sire MAYHILL should need no introduction - owner Mark Todd evented him to top level and he was reserve entry for the Hague World Games.
MAYHILL’s offspring are consistently in the frame eventing and show jumping to the highest level.
PRIMMORE’S PIONEER is out of PRIMMORE HILL, one of the best event mares competing in her day. She was 9th at Badminton in 1982 after a brilliant cross country round and subsequently short listed for the World Championships. Her sire was the legendary BEN FAERIE who is probably still the most successful eventing sire ever. His offspring were constantly in the frame in the 1980/1990’s – Ginny Leng (nee Holgate) partnered his two most famous sons, NIGHTCAP and PRICELESS notching up an incredible number of Badminton and Burghley wins, Olympic, World and European medals.
BEN FAERIE’s legacy lives on today as he features in many of todays stars breeding and has been a successful “damsire”. Brendon Hills proven stallion IT’S WITHOUT DOUBT is out of a BEN FAERIE mare, also dam of Olympic horse SCHIROUBLES.
PRIMMORE HILL’s most illustrious offspring is PRIMMORE’S PRIDE. Full brother to PRIMMORE’S PIONEER, PRIMMORE’S PRIDE (2 years his senior) in 2003 won both Lexington**** and Burghley****, giving rider Pippa Funnell two of the three wins needed to take the Rolex Grand Slam of $250,000.
Primmore's Pioneer stallion at Whorridge Stud
PRIMMORE’S PRIDE’s career has been amazing, he won the Burghley Young Event Horse Final at 5, was 1st at Lion D’Angers CCI 2000 and 4th Punchestown 2000, 4th Blenheim 2001, 2nd Punchestown and 6th Burghley 2002, he also won the British National Championship at Gatcombe that year. PRIMMORE’S PRIDE returned home from the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 with a silver and bronze medal and in 2005 completed the **** hatrick by winning Badminton.
Primmores Pioneer's offspring are now making their mark in young horse classes:
In 2010 Ruth Edge finished a close 2nd at Osberton in the Young Horse Championships for 5 yr olds, winning the “Best British Bred” award with the hugely promising ROWLEY FARM HOUDINI – who has the look about him of the legendary PRIMMORES PRIDE, winner of two legs of the Rolex Grand Slam for Pippa Funnell.
Ruth has also had success with ROWLEY FARM DIAMOND and Sarah Bullimore with “Primmores Pioneers” MAYBE THIS TIME II who was 4th in the Burghley Young Event Horse final and 15th in the Osberton final.
Another son, PIONEER MONTAGUE, won at Stafford in the 4yo qualifier and was impressive at the Osberton Championships.
Kimberlys Crusador, owned by Seema Marathe and ridden by Andrew Downes won the Shelford 4 yr old qualifier in 2009 and went well at the Championships finishing in 15th place. In 2010 they were successful throughout the season, winning at Wolverhampton in the BE100 and at Malpas in the BE100 Open. They have started 2011 with another win in the BE100 at Eland Lodge.
It looks like the PRIMMORE'S PIONEER offspring are set to follow in the steps of their family's careers!
Primmore's Pioneer Primmore's Pioneer
Primmore's Pioneer Offspring
Kimberleys Crusader Kimberleys Crusader
Rowley Farm Houdini Rowley Farm Diamond
Pioneer Montague Maybe This Time
   
 
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