Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z: the quirky grand prix showjumper with a penchant for fruit *H&H Plus*

  • One of two potential Olympic contenders for world number two Daniel Deusser, this stallion boasts a phenomenal list of accomplishments – but seeing him at home you’d have your doubts, discovers Jennifer Donald

    Rider Daniel Deusser

    “TOBAGO is a different horse at home – lazy and not at all impressive; you’d doubt he had enough scope to jump a big class. But at shows, he jumps one clear round after another.

    “Stephan Conter [of Stephex Stables] bought him as a seven-year-old and our rider Jonna Ekberg mostly rode him in smaller classes to get him going. He didn’t want to touch any poles and he had lots of scope, but his lazy attitude was even worse as an eight-year-old so we didn’t expect that one day he’d be jumping the best grands prix in the world.

    You can also read this feature in the 13 May issue of Horse & Hound magazine.

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