Horse sired by Totilas wins at Windsor

  • One of the first crop of foals sired by dressage star Totilas won in the showring at Royal Windsor Horse Show at the weekend (13-17 May).

    Timolin headed the Blue Chip ridden sport horse qualifier at his first attempt. The four-year-old was partnered by Lizzie Murray and is owned by a syndicate led by Anthony and Jennie Loriston-Clarke.

    Our jaws dropped when we first saw him move as a yearling and he’s been turning heads ever since,” said Jennie, who formed the syndicate to keep him in the country for the benefit of British breeding.

    The elite graded stallion is out of the Sion-sired Samira, who competed to prix st georges level with the late Olympic dressage rider Jane Gregory.

    Timolin stood champion sport horse as a two-year-old (pictured) at Royal Bath and West Show and Devon County, and has qualified for the four-year-old final at the national dressage championships at Stoneleigh.

    “It proves that Totilas wasn’t ‘manufactured’ after all as he has passed on this incredible movement, and because Timolin also has Glendale lines from his sire and Landadel blood from his dam, he really jumps as well,” said Jennie.

    Nine foals sired by Timolin are expected in 2015.

    “He already has foals on the ground and puts quality on everything. He could breed for any job,” added Jennie.

    Timolin’s sire Totilas became the first horse to win all three gold medals available in dressage at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, partnered by the Netherlands’ Edward Gal. He has broken multiple world records, and was the first to score more than 90% in the freestyle.

    Now campaigned by Germany’s Matthias Rath, the 15-year-old Dutch warmblood beat British stars Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro in CHIO Aachen’s grand prix and special last July.

    Don’t miss the full report on Royal Windsor Horse Show in tomorrow’s Horse & Hound magazine (21 May).

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