Star stallion: Revolution

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Star stallion: Revolution
Star stallion: Revolution

All about former advanced event stallion Revolution

About Revolution

Owned by Lucinda Broad

Bred by French racing breeders M3 Elevage  and Haras D ‘etreham

Born: 1994

Colour: Bay

Height: 16h

Breed: Thoroughbred





Career highlights

A former racehorse, advanced eventer Revolution has enjoyed success across the disciplines, as well as in the hunting field.

Bought as a four-year-old from Newmarket autumn sales by Dandy Nicholls and Lucinda Broad’s grandfather Bill Swiers, Revolution who is now 17, was bought as a potential eventer for Lucinda with the intention of having him cut and selling him on after a few competitions.

However "Rev", as he is affectionately known, was so quiet to ride and look after that he was never gelded.  During his first winter, Lucinda hunted him regularly and they jumped their first fence out hunting with the Bedale. 

Rev ran again as a five-year-old, but when Lucinda took him eventing a few months later, they discovered he shared her enjoyment of the sport. 

They did their first pre-novice at Bishop Burton when he was five and Revolution accumulated 14 BE points at novice level.  As a six-year-old, he flew round his first intermediate at Witton Castle before disaster struck at Blair, his first 2* event, where stepping into a rabbit hole on the steeplechase caused a tear in his tendon sheath.

Rev returned to eventing after a year off and competed to advanced level before retiring to stud.

"I didn’t know he was going to be as successful as he proved to be," says North Yorkshire breeder Lucinda. "We were going to have him cut, but he was so easy to do with an amazing temperament and continued to go from strength to strength.

"He is one of the best cross-country horses I have ever sat on -- bold, genuine, fast and straight as a dye, and all his offspring I’ve ridden have proved just the same!

"He is ideal to put to your part- bred/warmblood mares to get the stamina, speed and boldness, all qualities of the Thoroughbred.

"His progeny all have great temperaments, are willing to work and please and are very trainable with bold scope jump and are very athletic and correct.

"He hasn’t done too badly for an ex-racehorse stallion that wasn’t bred for eventing and his offspring are starting to make a name now. Not many Thoroughbred stallions can say that!"

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