Eclipse is a lovely tall and elegant smoky black gelding with an exceptionally kind and gentle nature and a sensible and willing attitude to life. He has exceptionally good movement, displaying straight and fluid mechanics through all paces. He is genuinely interested in what he is being asked at any time and makes a huge effort to please whenever handled in any given situation. This super young horse demonstrates an intelligent and willing character with charm and a genuine empathy for people. Eclipse was home bred and has enjoyed an idyllic existence with summers grazing and roaming vast paddocks with mixed terrain and in a herd environment. Each winter the horses come in for careful handling and training befitting their age and stage of development. This makes for happy healthy bodies and minds and is a system that has worked incredibly well for us for many years. All our horses are relaxed, sociable and hugely eager to interact with people and animals alike. He has superb stable manners, iseasy to catch lead, trim, worm, rug and handle in all situations. He is sensible, willing and straightforward. Eclipse is by Colourthyme Kajika and out of a really lovely TB mare by Diktat/Primo Dominie. His sire Colourthyme Kajika is by Mikker the highly graded knabstrupper stallion with a prodgious jump by Conetti Lynghoj who is himself proved himself an impressive dressage stallion in Denmark. His dam, Limba is out of Linda a highly acclaimed Czech broodmare by Burbon the prolific GP Dressage stallion. Both his dam and Grand dam have produced highly graded stallions standing in both Europe and the US. Eclipse's dam Milly Rose, who's dam sire was Primo Dominie, a horse who in addition to proving himself an exceptional racehorse, produced numerous graded sires, racehorses and eventers. Her sire, Diktat descends from a sire that is considered one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time, Man OWar, a line that has survived the test of time in North America and now lives on through the likes ofSkywalker, Relaunch, Valid Appeal and more recently Tiznow, the sire of dual Grade 1 winner, Colonel John and Dubai World Cup winner, Well Armed. In Europe, the line has been just as successful with the likes of 2000 Guineas winner Known Fact and his sons Bold Fact and Champion 2 and 3-y-o Warning, sire of Piccolo, Averti, Charnwood Forest and their sons Avonbridge and Firebreak. Bred with eventing in mind, I am also of the personal opinion that he would also make a super dressage prospect. This exceptionally sensible, kind and intelligent two year old is not only a very beautiful horse with oodles of natural ability, but he really does not possess one negative characteristic, his temperament is faultless and will make someone a wonderful young horse with endless possibilities to compete in any of the three major disciplines without attitude or complications! I cannot rate him highly enough and recommend him as quiet enough to be an ideal first youngster even for an amateur producer! Please visitour website, www.gassonsfarmstud.co.uk for further information and photographs from birth. any more photos and breeding details.