Stratford is built uphill with natural cadence and the elastic, big gaits of his Grand Prix Dressage sire Shakespeare RSF (Sandro Hit). He impressed the judges at his SWANA Inspection in 2014 and for the walk, trot and canter scored straight 8's!
He is full brother to BSF Shamrock 2016 FEH 3yo Champion and 2017 YEH 4yo Reserve Champion at Fair Hill.
In addition to talent, Stratford is very easy under saddle, naturally trusting, attentive to his rider and calm in new situations. He competed at Devon as a 3 year old and was steady and settled even when riding next to excited youngsters. He finished 2nd in the 3 year old Under Saddle, 5th in the 3 year old Materiale, and 7th in the 3 year old USDFBC Three Year Old Materiale Championship!
He is safe and predictable, suitable to be developed by an amateur in a program. He hacks out by himself and is a love in the barn. Another phenomenal prospect bred at Beall Spring Farm.