- Sire: Riverman ISF,
- Reg #Hunter/Jumper/Dressage
- Foaled: April 30, 2011
- Color: Bay, Height: 17 3 H
- Location: Coldwater, MI
- Registered by KWPN-NA
- Type: Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Hunter
Gideon was awarded First Premium at the 2011 Dutch Keuring. His aunt, Emelena, was awarded Dressage Reserve Grand Champion of North America in 2009 as a yearling.
Gideon began his show circuit in May.
Gideon attended the HJAM Welcome II Premier show held at the Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, MI from May 10-21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSX1_ipF2v0 Beautiful, 6 year old, Gideon was started under saddle by Brandt Clark then commenced further training with Scott Alder. Gideon was started the right way with no gimmicks or short-cuts. Owner has financed a quality training program, so that Gideon would be prepared to find a great home with someone who cares for him as she does. Gideon is a quality horse who deserves the best.
He is a dark bay with underlying dapples, stands 17. 3, had has excellent bones. Gideon is extremely light, with fluid movement and elastic shoulders. His free-flowing walk and extended trot are rated 10. He has a beautiful, uphill build with excellent conformation. His canter is light and rhythmic with amazing lead changes.
Gideon is very willing and tries hard. With a natural penchant for jumping, Gideon is brave to the jumps, showing beautiful form and natural ability. His background is strong in both dressage and jumping.
Gideon is used to body clips, stands eager for grooming, including a love for being vacuumed. He has been shod and has worn training and bell boots. He is easy to blanket and easy to bathe. Gideon is excellent to load, unload, and travels well. He stands quietly for the farrier and the veterinarian.
Gideon has been handled daily since birth and was not rushed in his training. He was started slowly and correctly. He blossoms under a rider with confidence and he revels in generous praise.
In 2016, Gideon traveled to two schooling shows and was schooled and ridden around the grounds by trainer, Scott Alder. He was at the Waterloo Hunt Club for two weeks and at Hunter’s Run for four days.
Riverman ISF KWPN