At this year’s Badminton the 13-year-old bay gelding Parklane Hawk is vying to be the first horse to win a Rolex Grand Slam single-handedly.
Breeding: NZ thoroughbred, by Grosvenor out of Deebee Lady
Owner: Catherine Witt
Rider: William Fox-Pitt
Current BE points: 825
Career highlights: third at Burghley CCI**** in 2012, winner of Kentucky CCI**** in 2012, Burghley CCI**** winner in 2011, second at Blair CIC** in 2011 and winner of Blenheim CCI*** in 2010
Stable name: Parker
Did you know?
- Parklane Hawk’s damsire was the thoroughbred Brilliant Invader, a successful racehorse sire who also sired top-class showjumpers and eventers, including Blyth Tait’s 1996 Olympic champion Ready Teddy and Wendy Schaeffer’s 2010 Adelaide four-star winner Koyuna Sun Dancer.
- He was produced to three-star level in New Zealand, by Matthew Grayling.
- He won on his first attempt at four-star, at Burghley 2011, despite William having an error of course in the dressage.
Find out how Lucinda Green got on riding Parklane Hawk in this week’s issue of H&H (2 May 2013)