CATHERSTON LIBERATOR

Liboi
{ Tom Rolfe { Ribot (xx)
Pocahontas (xx)
Latin Walk { Romantread (xx)
Stall Walker (xx)
Catherston Jetstream
{ Jashin { Le Faquin (xx)
Era
Catherston Dutch Sika { Dutch Courage
Welton Gazelle

1993
16.1hh
Mahogany Bay
£500 + VAT N.F.F.R

This outstanding horse is bred from classical lines with a Thoroughbred sire who is tough, sound and raced for eight years, and he is out of a grade B mare who has proved herself as an outstanding showjumper.

This stallion has really shown the power and athletic ability he processes. He is a very good looking horse standing on beautiful limbs with hard, flat bone. He has short cannon bones and strong, active hocks set well under him, a lovely head well set on to a well-arched neck with good shoulders.

Catherston Liberator competed at Prix St George level dressage gaining over 453 points including being awarded Best Young Dressage Stallion by his own winnings two years in a row by the Supporters of British Breeding. Catherston Liberator, like his mother, has always shown a talent for jumping. He won £346 BSJA from very few outings and qualified for Hickstead and the Finals of the BSJA Winter Novice Championships as well as 2nd place in a Grade C competition.
Catherston Liberator started his eventing career in 2002. He won Bovington on his second time out followed by a Novice win at Tidworth. His next outing was Mattingly CIC* where he finished 12th having led after the Dressage and Cross-Country. The season concluded in convincing style by winning the Aldon 2-Day Event by 11 points!

The following spring he made his mark when , following a win in the Novice Section at Tweseldown, he took three Intermediate classes in a row at Longleat, Somerley and Wilton taking him to Advanced status. Catherston Liberator won 7 of his 14 runs and placed on four other occasions – a remarkable record.

His sire, Libio, won 10 races and was placed 23 times. He ran in 71 races on the flat and over hurdles from a mile to 2 ½ miles and retired sound at 10 years old.
Liberators dam, Catherston Jetstream, is by the Dutch graded stallion Jashin who is the sire of Sunny Boy{Olympics 1998} and Beau Bravado. Catherston Jetstream has proved to be a brilliant jumper winning over £1900 in only a few years competing. She won the Wilwyn Championships at Royal Windsor and qualified for HOYS Grade C and Foxhunter Championships in 1998 ridden by James Fisher. She was also third in the Young Riders Championships at Olympia in 1999 when ridden by Lee Williams. Catherston Jetstream has bred five foals.

Catherston Liberator possesses the refinement of the Thoroughbred and the athletic ability of the warmblood to present a truly active, elastic horse that has the ability in the Dressage arena and the Show Jumping ring, in addition to the stamina, speed and boldness required for the cross-country phase. The first of Liberators stock are now competing under saddle. The coloured Jamberoo Jigsaw owned by Jane Skinner, won four CHAPs qualifiers in his first season in adult classes including two Championships and was 4th in the CHAPs finals in 2005. Freeflow, bred by Wendy and Euan Curnow and ridden by Pip Peters was in the top ten in the event section of the BEF Young Horse Evaluations in 2005. Juliet Mason’s Burlyn Ad Lib has been consistant winner in youngstock classes.

Catherston Liberator has shown consistently high levels of fertility since he started covering even when competing. His conception rates with chilled and frozen semen being particularly good making him very popular with breeders of competition horses of the highest calibre for use with embryo transfer. In 2001 he was the winner of the H.I.S. Henry Tudor Cup for the stallion with the highest fertility in the previous season. He really stamps his stock passing on his carriage and presence making him the obvious choice for the discerning breeder.