Some horses become part of the family right from the first moment you lay eyes on them . But the ones that really grab your heart are the ones you bred and trained yourself.
This is the story of 𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐒𝐎 who is partnered and produced by the beautiful Jess Pateman.
Celso aka 𝐓𝐚𝐳 was born in Warrnambool and bred by Jess’ mum Sherrie Barton in 2008.
He is out of a tiny little thoroughbred mare who was by Rustic Amber and is sired by the wonderful ASB Conquistador who's sire was the great Clinton and on the dam's side there is Heartbreaker.
So yes the breeding on Dads side is exceptional!
For a little thoroughbred, Mum's side isn't to be sniffed at either. For those who don't know Rustic Amber the TB, has been a prolific sire of many eventers and showjumpers!
In fact he was the sire of the eventer Kirby Park all of a Sudden who actually made the team for London 2012. As well as the sire of one of Melissa Froesch's horses Rustic Rouge who went on to win gold at the 2002 Asian Games.
𝐓𝐚𝐳 was broken in by Dave Lever and has been produced all the way through by Jess.
𝐓𝐚𝐳 is the kindest horse in the world and absolutely loves any attention, cuddles and treats.
When you do up his back leg straps of his rugs or brush him he will often hold his hind leg up and turn his head right around and look at you, like a dog wanting you to scratch the inside of his hind leg. Loves: Carrots, chippies, beer, soft drink, cuddles, jumping big jumps, disuniting on course, doing flying changes on the flat when he hasn’t been asked to, having his face and forelock brushed, getting his back legs scratched
𝐓𝐚𝐳 is mainly trained at the beach now (check out the video of him just being great in a training session) which is strange he has obviously gotten over his hate of big waves and seaweed! He does we still believe still shy at the harrow divety marks on the arena. He is also not a fan of always walking normally!
Jess believes he may have been a llama in a previous life!
𝐓𝐚𝐳 is very well travelled and has some impressive results on his resume too... he was part of the winning team at the 2022 magic Millions Event on the Gold Coast, this was again backed up in 2024 with yes…another Win!
He has also won on 2 occasions the Binnie Barclay Memorial which holds a very special place in Jess’s heart.
𝐓𝐚𝐳, a homebred and owned and loved story is a great one, and everything you have done so far tells a great story of a pony with a big heart.
You still have some stories to tell as well. We cannot wait to see an example of this famous Camel/Llama walk and we cannot wait to see you shine on Sunday! See you at the Classic!
Photo Credit: Supplied by Jess - Magic Millions photos by Michelle Terlato Photography