Matheson Stud has been announced as the new sponsor of the CCI* at Osberton International Horse Trials with a money cannot buy prize on offer to the winner.
With a chance to win a half share in one of Matheson Stud’s promising three year olds – Matheson Roma, being given away as part of the CCI* sponsorship this is sure to make the class extremely popular. The half share will enable Matheson Stud and the winner to collaborate on producing Roma through the BYEH and KBIS four year old classes and beyond.
Roma is a delightful three year old gelding with excellent provenance for young horse classes by Roma Diamond Skip (Champion Irish Draught Sire from the Kilpeck Stud) out of Matheson Stud’s first mare bred by Carolyn Lissack ‘Ad Lib’ (Abbey). Bought as a four year old, Abbey was produced as a Novice Hunter Champion and is now out hunting.
Matheson Stud is a small Dorset based high performance stud that breeds top class horses for the Olympic disciplines. Founder Dr Liz Williams has sourced a selection of top class foundation mares from Warmblood and Irish Sport Horse lines that complement her choices of Stallions all active in the sport and in their stud duties.
Some of the key highlights from the Matheson Stud over the last few years have included producing the 2015 Burghley Young Event Horse Winner, Cavalier Crystal, selling Matheson Cosmo to the Woodlander Stud for Hanoverian Stallion licensing, the sale of Matheson Giselle to Germany for a top class U25 Australian dressage rider, the sale of Matheson Ada to an elite eventing horse syndicate and in 2013 the sale of Matheson Wayfarer to British young dressage rider.
Osberton International Horse Trials incorporates the British Eventing Young Horse Championships making this deal even more exciting. The rider will work with Matheson Stud to produce Roma through the young horse classes hopefully qualifying for a place in the Championships a year later.