SHANNONDALE ARCHIE (Archie)
Archie is a 7-year-old 16.2hh grey gelding by Shannondale Sarco out of a Lux mare owned by Jenny Levett and Miranda H.
Archie was purchased from Monart Sales as a 3-year-old in 2018 and we turned him away over the winter and backed him the following spring.
He is a lovely chap; he loves people and is a tall narrow horse, light on the ground with lovely paces and jump.
He had no pressure in 2019 and just did some hacking, schooling, clear round jumping and hunter trials in the autumn. He started his eventing career in 2020 and we had a lot of fun with him as he learnt the ropes.
Archie stepped up to Novice at the end of 2020, consolidating his experience in 2021 with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed finishes. He also placed 4th at two CCI2*Ss.
I’m excited about Archie and could easily see him eating up a track like Badminton in years to come – for 2022 he will be aimed at the 7-year-old classes.