SHANNONDALE ARCHIE (Archie)
Archie is an 8-year-old 16.2hh grey gelding by Shannondale Sarco out of a Lux mare, owned by Jenny Levett and Miranda H. He was purchased from Monart Sales as a 3-year-old in 2018 and backed 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 stepping up to Novice at the end of that season, and consolidating his experience in 2021 with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed finishes. He also placed 4th at two CCI2*Ss.
In 2022 he placed 6th at the Osberton 7-year-old championships and 16th at the 7-year-old Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers.
I’m excited about Archie and could easily see him eating up a track like Badminton in years to come – for 2023 he will gain experience at advanced level and aim for the Blenheim 8/9 year old 4*S.