(gelding) Full Brother to JACKAROO
British Event Team Olympics 2012 placing 8th individually and one of only nine clear inside the time on the cross country, 10th Burghley 4* 2011.
Full brother of gelding Mandiba (Karen O’Conner) – World Breeding Federation Event horse of year 2010, and stallion Jackaroo (William Miklem). From the same families as leading show jumpers Carling King, Abbervail Dream & Kilbaha!
By Master Imp – two horses in top 10 individually at LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS….Master Crusoe (Aoife Clark – Ireland) and High Kingdom (Zara Phillips – Great Britain), plus sire of Ringwood Magister (Olympic USA team member -Tiana Coudray) and Master Rose (Olympic Brazilian team member – Ronald Zabala). In top 3 eventing sires in the world over last 10 years. Master Imp is himself by Imperious, the sire of the outstanding multi-purpose sport horse sire Puissance and sire of Nelson Pessoa’s top show jumping Derby horse Vivaldi.
Out of High Dolly – one of the top event brood mares of all times ….dam of Mandiba (WBFSH No 1 in 2010 – Karen O’Connor – Olympic and World Games USA team member) and High Kingdom (Olympic Silver medal 2012 – Zara Phillips) – High Dolly by the legendary sire Chair Lift ( sire of Abbervail Dream, record no of show jumping Nations Cup appearances for Great Britain with Di Lampard – and dam sire of Carling King, 4th individually with Keven Babington at Sydney Olympics). High Dolly’s dam was by Prefairy, the great Irish show jumping sire whose dam line carries the same TB blood as Cavalier Royale. Prefairy was by Precipitation who is the sire of Furioso, the great God of warm blood show jumping breeding. High Dolly won four point-to-points despite being 7/8 TB and 1/8 Irish Draught and was an outstanding athlete in all three eventing disciplines.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT HIGH KINGDOM
“High Kingdom gallops like a racehorse, turns like a show jumper, and moves like a dream. He is the complete 21st century event horse, and he is Irish to boot! I wish I could turn back the clock to ride him.” Jimmy Wofford – USA triple Olympian & double silver medalist, and leading trainer.
“Interestingly many horses jumped better in the second round (at the London Olympics) including Zara Phillips’ High Kingdom. That horse could be a real show jumper.” Richard Jeffrey – Olympic show jumping course builder in Los Angeles & Hong Kong.
“I love High Kingdom. He is such a power pack …. nimble, athletic, intelligent and easy to ride.” Lucinda Green – 6 times Badminton winner & leading coach.
“He is the complete athlete with a showjumpers mind, a conscience and great rideability. He’s everything a showjumper should be.” Ian Fearon – Irish high performance showjumping coach.
“High Kingdom is solid in every way. He is both perfect for the showjumping and brilliant across country.” Peter Murphy – British high performance showjumping trainer.
“Of all the horses at the Olympics I would choose High Kingdom to ride. He is truly wonderful.” Francis Whittington – rider of Sir Percival and shortlisted for London 2012
“The all round ability and scope of High Kingdom is unbelievable. There is nothing small about his paces, jump and athleticism but he remains so rideable.” John Ledingham – Irish showjumping high performance coach.
“The horse that stood out as the most naturally talented jumper in the showjumping rounds at the London 2012 Olympics in the eventing was without doubt was the Irish bred High Kingdom. He showed scope, athleticism, technique and class every time he left the floor.” Paddy Hughes – Carlingford horses.
· · Pedigree · ·
|High Lupus (TB)|
|Sire: Master IMP (TB)|
|Hula Hul (TB)|
|High Hat (TB)|
|Chair Lift (TB)|
|Dam: High Dolly ISH||Chara (TB)|
|Carrigmadden Dolly (ISH)|