1997, 16.2 hh, 9.25" bone Chestnut Stallion Property of Catherston Stud, UK
Catherston Springsteen is one of the most exciting horses Catherston Stud as bred to date. He is an eye-catching horse with tremendous presence, a beautiful head and neck, with good length of rein. His paces are bold, expressive, and elevated.
His sire, Dutch Dream, in an extremely well-bred horse by Dutch Gold out of a mare by Donauwind (sire of Abdullah). Dutch Dream carries both dressage and jumping lines in his pedigree and has proved to be producing wonderful movers as well as jumpers and eventers. Dutch Dream, renamed Power Pack, was gelded at six year and is now an Advanced Dressage Horse here in the US.
Springsteen's dam, Our Spring Fancy, was herself a Grade B showjumper, by the Dutch sire Saks, out of Spring Fever, an Interational Show Jumper and winner of the Queen Elizabeth Cup. She bred Catherston Gold Spring (by Dutch Gold), a successful eventer; Catherston Double Spring (by Dutch Courage), a winner in the dressage arena and dam of winners; Catherston Spring Edition (by Edison), an Advanced dressage horse; and Catherston Saxaphone (by Sportsnight), also an Advanced dressage horse.
Catherston Springsteen has extraordinary temperament and lovely manners both in and out of the stable. With these qualities and his fantastic paces, he's developing into a very high class stallion for dressage. Springsteen is also a very bold and careful jumper, and should not be discounted as a sire of eventers and show jumpers.
Catherston Springsteen qualified for the British Dressage National Championships Advanced Medium and Prix St Georges in 2005. He also qualified for the finals of the Rhinegold Potential Dressage Horse at the European Championships at Hickstead in 2003 and was short listed for the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses.
By 10 years old he was competing Grand Prix. He won the Grand Prix to Music classes at the College Premier League and Wellington Premier League Shows. He was also 2nd in the Grand Prix Special at Wellington. At the National Championships in 2007 he was 4th in the Intermediarre II, Grand Prix Musical 4th & 6th in the Grand Prix. Saumur CDI ,he was 2nd Int II, 7th Grand Prix and 7th in the GP music. He has recently returned to work following an injury sustained in the field.
He has started the 2010 season in grand style winning the Grand Prix Special at Zwolle Stallion Show in Holland.
This horse has an extraordinary temperament and lovely manners both in and out of the stable. He has passed these qualities onto his stock and all reports from delighted owners remark how easy and straightforward Springsteen stock are.
Catherston Springsteen is also a very bold and careful jumper and he has passed this quality onto his progeny who are already winning in Horse Trials and Showjumping classes. A kind and sensible nature with paces and jumping abiility all rolled into one - he must be the stallion to help breeders breed their 'dream horse'.
Burlyns Bold as Brass, bred by Juliet Mason. Best Colt Foal at Great Yorkshire Show 2005. Champion Sports Horse Foal and Champion Hunter Foal at SHB-GB Annual Show at Addington in 2005. Qualified for Badminton Potential Young Dressage Horse Champs. Qualified for Potential Young Dressage Horse at British Dressage National Championships
Casper VI – 1st BE100 Highclere
BEF Futurity Elite & First Premium Winners:- Catherston So What, Selestine, Catherston Spring To It, Sabrina.Fair
Selestine 2nd and best Yearling filly Brtish Eventing Young Horse Championships. Only beaten by 1point by the by horse that went on to win the In-hand Championship.
Endymion Gem Telyn 2007 Foal Champion- National All Welsh Championships Show, Best Part Bred Welsh Foal & 2nd Lightweight Hunter Foal – The Royal Welsh Show. 1st Foal from Novice Broodmare – National Hunter Show.
Catherston Spring Stream 2004 chestnut filly out of Catherston Jetstream ( Jashin) 1st Hunter foal Devon County Show. 1st and Champion Potential Show Jumper, British Dressage Young Horse and Breeding Championships. Placed Discovery & Newcomers.BSJA £55 winnings from very few outings
Catherston Springnut Qualfied British Drfessage National Championships 2009 Qualifed British Dressage Winter Championships 2010 in 3 classes