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Rock King

Rock King has the most fantastic temperament. He shows three excellent paces and a superb jumping technique.

As a 4 year old he won the Stoneways National Potential Showjumper and was in the final 12 for the Young Event Horse class. As a 5 year old he won 2 Pre-Novices, was 4th in the Burghley Young Event Horse Championship and placed in the Novice and Elementary Winter Dressage Championships. As a 6 year old he won 3 Novice Events, 2 Intermediates and was 3rd in the Novice Championships. As a 7 year old he was in the first four in 7 Open Intermediates including winning the South of England and 2nd in the BEIB Championships at Longleat.

He completed his first CCI** at Burgie with the best dressage mark ever given for 3 day eventing anywhere in the world. He finished 5th and was Best British at the CCI** Le Lion d`Angers in France. He won Tidworth OI in 1998 with a dressage score of 13 and gained over 200 BE points. He was leading BHD Young Stallion by own winnings for the 2nd year running and was again highly placed in the South East Eventers League. All this was achieved whilst standing at stud, proving his excellent temperament and soundness.

His career was tragically cut short whilst competing at Tweseldown Horse Trials in 2000 when he sustained a fatal injury. He was already advanced, accruing over 200 BE points in a short career which would have otherwise undoubtedly seen him feature in a number of major horse trials.


Performance

As 4 year old

Winner of the Stoneways National Potential Show jumper
Finished in the top 12 in the Burghley Young Event Horse Championship
As 5 year old

Winner of 2 Pre-Novice BE events
Fourth in the Burghley Young Event Horse Championship
Placed in the Novice and Elementary Winter Dressage Championships
As 6 year old (whilst also standing at stud)

Winner of 3 Novice Events and 2 Intermediates
Third in the Novice Championships
Gained 80 BE points in his first season
Qualified - Novice and Elementary Dressage Regional final
As 7 year old (whilst also standing at stud)

Placed in every event in 1997 - upgraded to Advanced
5th - At Le Lyon d`Angers CCI**

Progeny

Rock Model - Advanced Eventer (372 BE points at 1st October 2004) including in 2004 alone:

Bramham CCI CCI *** - 6th
Somerley Park CIC CIC ** - 1st
Highclere 1 AI - 2nd
Gatcombe Park 1 A - 3rd
Withington Manor 1 A - 8th
Weston Park (1) 1 AU25 - 6th
Aldon (1) 1 OIU21 - 1st
Chamrock - Advanced Eventer (133 BE points at 1st October 2004) including in 2004 alone:

Necarne CCI ** - 1st
Highclere 1 AI - 2nd
Brightling Park 1 I - 1st
Tweseldown (3) 1 I - 1st
Eridge 1 I - 2nd
Syde Park 1 I - 3rd
Monarch`s Rock - Advanced Eventer (82 BE points at 1st October 2004) including

Punchestown CCI ** - 6th
Aston - le - Walls (1) 1 I - 1st
Belton Park 1 I - 9th
Weston Park CCI CCI ** - 8th
South of England (2) 1 I - 2nd
Aston - le - Walls (3) 1 I - 2nd
King of the Castle - Intermediate Eventer (42 BE points at 1st October 2004)

Kings Fancy - Intermediate Eventer (30 BE points at 1st October 2004)

Laspen Rock Star - Intermediate Eventer (21 BE points at 1st October 2004)

Penny Lane - Novice Eventer (7 BE points at 1st October 2004)

...and there a number of others just starting their careers...

Rock King is from a family of competition horses, who all showed their toughness and ability to a great age. His Dam Rocky`s Double did not race but bred his brother Double Trust (1987) by National Trust, Advanced event horse - 4th Osberton 3 Day Event 1996.

Alfresco (1979) by National Trust, brother to Rocky`s Double is an International Advanced Event Horse with 374 points. Completed Badminton 1990, placed Saumur and Burghley 1993. Numerous placing at Advanced one day trials and was still winning horse trials aged 17.

Farley Mount - Dam of Alfresco and Rocky`s Double. Also dam of Advanced Event Horses Kilcashel, Trust In Me - placed at Burghley 1996.

Rock King`s sire, Just A Monarch, has produced many superb competition stock over the years and this son of his shows great promise in the competitive sphere. Some of his many proven progeny are the International Event Horses, Kings Jester, Just An Ace and Midnight Monarch, as well as the point-to pointer Mark`s Methane who has won over 30 races.



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