Reilly as he is known at home is partnered by the one and only Robert Palm
Reilly started out as an eventer jumping 95cm classes with a previous rider, Robert takes up the story “I bought him as a 5yo very very cheap after he bucked his rider off and jumped out of the indoor. I rode him to 3* Eventing until I got sick of trying to do dressage on him”
Makes us laugh as some ponies just know that jumping is for them and Reilly is certainly one of those ponies. Just check out the knee action in his eventing photo it talks its own story! Reilly is so glad his partner saw the light and made the transition and so are we!
Reilly is 12 years old and was bred at Jaybee Farm by Bev and John Edwards. So here comes his breeding. He is by Vivant out of Gloria. Which makes him a half brother to Jaybee Alabaster who represented Australia at WEG for dressage. With Rachael Sanna. Funny and he didn’t like dressage. Dad is the famous everybody heart horse Vivant so we know there is Van De Heffinck, Landgraf and Ladykiller in the lines. But mum she has some great lineage as well. Gloria is by Glorieux who has Graphit and Gotthard lines. Gotthard "Truly one of the greats. For 7yrs he was the leading sire of showjumpers in Germany”
Quirks! Yep it seems all the good ones have something. Reilly just doesn’t like people. You have to be pretty special for him to like you. He even lays his ears back at Robert and Cassie’s children if they look at him the wrong way!!. He has one friend though. And that’s the infamous Koko Story. What else… oh yes he hates vets, he hates injections, and he absolutely hates a cold wash! (Maybe because he is a Queenslander at heart, Our Vic water might be just too cold)
Reilly is relatively new to World Cup and Grand Prix level he has approximately 5 World Cups behind him, in so far as Grand Prix and feature classes he has done a few now and this year he had one of the biggest wins of his career, he brought home a clear to help the Equine International team take home the gold at the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Event. A real highlight!
We saw you Reilly! It was a highlight for us watching at home too. Especially when your human dad cantered through the finish flags and gave you the biggest pat.
We are so lucky to now get to see you jump in the flesh on Sunday. Good luck… Keep Shining, you are made for this discipline!
Some of Reilly's recent results!
2023 - Part of Winning Equine International Airfreight Team - Pacific Fair Magic Millions Showjumping
known as: Reilly
ridden by: Robert Palm
bred by: Jaybee Farm