Alice Oppenheimer has already secured two qualifications for Shearwater Young Horse Classes. It was the first Shearwater Young Dressage Horse 6 Year Old qualifier of the year at Windmill Farm and she won it on Tantoni Sir Socrates, then at Pachesham on 6th April she took first place in the 4 Year Old Potential Winners class with Headmore Dirubinio.
The 23 year old rides full time for her mother’s business, Headmore Stud, where she competes up to International Grand Prix level. “I produce my horses all the way,” she says. “My current Grand Prix horses actually did the Shearwater Young Horse Classes at the start of their career.”
“4 year old Headmore Dirubinio is a homebred stallion by Dimaggio and Pachesham was his first ever show. He is a very classy, 17.2hh beautiful chestnut horse that you wouldn’t know was a stallion – he is more like a big puppy dog! I think he has a really good chance at the finals and is a delight to ride! As he is only a 4 year old he gets quite a relaxed life with lots of variety, hacking and time out in the field.”
“6 year old Tantoni Sir Socrates is owned and bred by Georgina Pole Carew and only came to me at the end of October last year,” Alice tells us. “Windmill Farm was our second show together but he shows a lot of promise and has a great chance at the finals. He is a 16.2hh Chestnut Gelding by Sir Donnerhall and whilst being very sweet he is bit of a vandal when it comes to boots and rugs! He is aiming for the Medium Championships at the Nationals as well as the 6 year old classes.”