Classic Opera’s full sister Gemini’s Classic Valentine wins on her first outing under saddle with Martha Jobling-Pursar

The 5 year old Geminis Classic Valentine and Martha Jobling-Purser on their way to winning in their first outing together at the Northern Show on the 6th of July

The 5 year old Geminis Classic Valentine and Martha Jobling-Purser on their way to winning in their first outing together at the Northern Show on the 6th of July

Gemini’s Classic Valentine who is full sister to the Gemini Stud graded stallion and HOYS Cuddy Finalist Classic Opera had her first outing under saddle on the 6thof July at the Northern Show.  Beautifully ridden by Martha Jobling-Pursar, Gemini’s Classic Valenine who is rising 5 years old this summer behaved impeccably well and won the class by a margin of 6 marks.

Gemini’s Classic Valentine – Full sister to Geminis Classic Opera

Gemini’s Classic Valentine – Full sister to Geminis Classic Opera

Almost identical to her full brother Classic Opera, Gemini’s Classic Valentine has the same wonderful laid back temperament and excellent movement. Gemini’s Classic Valentine’s win is more all the more incredible as Martha is only 14 years old and this was the very first time that Martha had ridden her.

Everyone at The Gemini Stud is hugely thankful to Vicky Smith, Steve Pitt and Elliee Stunt for producing Gemini’s Classic Valentine and to Martha for riding her so beautifully on the day.

Martha Jobling- Pursar and Gemini’s Classic Valentine during the prize giving

Martha Jobling- Pursar and Gemini’s Classic Valentine during the prize giving

Classic Opera’s Daughter has her fifth win in a row at County Level in the 2019 Season

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Everyone at The Gemini Stud is delighted for Jean Cartwright as her yearling filly Geminis Classic Dancer by Classic Opera won her 5th class at County Level this season.

By Classic Opera the nearly black filly by Geminis Stallion Classic Opera won the Hacks at Royal Norfolk Show and then went on to take second place in the yearling Sports Horse Class. 

The 5 in a row wins is all the more incredible given the fact that Geminis Classic Dancer was not shown as a foal and her first outing in public was as a yearling.

The Classic Composer – Full brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera takes 8th place at The Fairfax and Favor Rockingham International CCI3*-S Horse Trials

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The Classic Composer who is FULL brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera was 8th in the CCI3*-S with Lisa Freckingham at Rockingham International Horse Trials.  

The pair did a lovely dressage test on the first day and then jumped a cracking double clear to finish 8th on the final day. The Captain Mark Phillips XC Course was very testing with a tight time and some technical combinations that caught out the leading horses. 

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Classic Opera is the Coverstar for the 2019 Competition Stallion Guide

 
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The Gemini Stud are delighted that their graded stallion Classic Opera is the cover star of the 2019 Competition Stallion Guide. The Stallion Guide has long been considered to be the ultimate breeders bible for the very best stallions in Great Britain.

Supported by the individual disciplines of British Dressage, The British Show Jumping Association, British Eventing the guide is available to order online at www.competition-stallions.com and is available at certain national events.

The 2017 cover star was Team GBR Show Jumping Olympic Gold Medallist Big Star.

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The Classic Composer is 6th at first British Eventing Open Intermediate class at Burnham Market International Horse Trials

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The full brother to Gemini’s Stallion Classic Opera called The Classic Composer had a great weekend at the 2019 Burnham Market International Horse Trials. Owned by Steve Revell and ridden by Lisa Freckingham, The Classic Composer loved the ground at the Norfolk Horse Trials and stormed round the XC to finish in his first Open Intermediate in 6th place.

The Classic Composer’s Open Intermediate section was a hotly contested one with several CCI5* riders in whom have previously ridden on teams.

Lisa and The Classic Composer now head for Aston Le Walls Open Intermediate and all being well the CIC3*-S at Rockingham International Horse Trials in May.

Classic Opera’s and The Classic Composer’s sire Classic Primitive was a British Eventing Breeding Young Horse Champion and their grandsire is also the sire of Chico Bella P whom was selected to represent Team GBR at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

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Horse and Hound Magazine ranks Classic Opera in their top 12 stallions in the UK

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The Gemini Stud were delighted that Horse and Hound magazine ranked their graded stallion Classic Opera as one of their top 12 stallions in the UK.

Classic Opera featured in their top 12 alongside some interesting dressage and Show Jumping sires also based in the UK. He was the only sire who had appeared in the Horse of the Year Show Cuddy In Hand Final and to have a full brother who is an Advanced Eventer. 

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You can download Horse and Hound’s article from March 2019 detailing their top 12 British stallions:

https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/stallions-in-britain-681165