Reverende de United (Imp.USA)
- Sex: stallion
- DOB: 24.5.2002
- Sire: Decreto de la Luisa
- Dam: La Protejida de United
Rev hails from Florida, where he was bred and had a successful show career. Then he was exported to NZ, where he stood at stud on the South Island, and sired number of lovely foals. He came to Narrawin in mid 2013, and has been used as sire and riding horse. At home, he is one of my favourite pleasure ridng horses, showing wonderful smooth gait and lots of brio. Additionally, I have been educated him more broadly. I am working him more classically, and he is developing beautifully. Cantering and small jumps have also been intruduced and he is enjoying the change. Since then, we have been to Extreme Cowboy training days and a race (pro division). We enjoy garrocha work and skill at arms, both at clinics and at home. Out on the trails, he is unflappable and is a real fun horse to ride.
In April 2016, he successfully represented Narrawin Stud and his breed at the Rural Lifestyle Expo in Ballarat. Since then, I have taken him to further skill at arms, mounted combat and classical dressage clinics (with Arne Koets and Phillip Leitch) and introduced him to horseback archery. In late 2017, he won the overall Skill at Arms trophy at the Timeline Festival at Kryal Castle, and then the non-pro SAA competition at Timeline in 2018. He has been to numerous military equitation clinics as well as the Historical Equestrian Combat Symposium at Kryal Castle at Ballarat in late 2018.
Since May 2018, I have been enjoying joust training with Rev. We started in borrowed 14th Century armour and have since then progressed to full 15th Century Milanese plate armour and are doing regular training sessions with a view to competing at tournaments in the near future.
Gaits & Movement
Rev is a naturally gaited horse. He was successfully shown fino (in USA), but has latelely shown an decent corto, which is more acceptable and useful here in Australia (no Fino classes). He is also deveolping a nice flat canter and is showing talent for true collected work.
He has a beautiful refined face and the typical conformation of his breed. He has excellent bone and a harmonious overall look, complemented by great self-carriage.
Rev has brio. He loves to work and is 110% there when I ask something of him. He can be hot at times and is very forward, especially if he enjoys the task at hand. For the most part, he is brilliantly responsive and immediately listens when I ask him to “cool it” and drop the reins. He is a gentleman under saddle so I can allow a moderately good riders to try out his gaits. He is a super horse to take out to any event and ride in any company, he will put up with , and he performs well under pressure, regardless of circumstances. H
Rev is from Columbian lines. He has two crosses to Resorte Cuarto on his sire’s side and is a grandon of PROFETA DE BESILU via his dam.
His offspring are showing his gait, conformation and great looks. He has several sons and daughters that he sired while in NZ. Since coming to Australia, he has produced the following: 2014: Esmeralda NS, bay/dun filly out of AuSome Zarzuela 2014: Carinita NS, bay filly out of AuSome Esperanza 2015: Ramon NS, black colt out of AuSome She Raz 2015: Lorenzo NS, brown Paso Creole gelding out of AuSome Candileja 2017: Rico NS, bay colt out of Emperatriz de CC (Imp.USA) 2017: Lisandro NS, buckskin pinto colt out of Winnfarms Pacifica Baile (Imp.NZ)
Rev stands at stud to approved mares of all breeds.
Rev on one of the early rides wearing my 15th Century Italian armour (video by Greg Lehey)