Kibah Sandstone

Stable Name:

Sandy

Level:

4* - retired

Age:

29 yr old

Height:

16hh

Colour:

chestnut

Sex:

gelding

Breeding:

Dam; Kibah Sandrift.

Sire; Bamborough Sunny Souvenir

Owners:

Bud Hyem

Matt rode Sandy at a 2* in Melbourne, before his owners decided to pay for him to come over to England, for Matt to compete him but with the idea of selling him on. He had quite a few people come to view him but because of his very unorthadox jump technique he was unable to sell him.

Sandy completed seven 4* competitions with Matt and also won Team Gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics!

'Sandy' was brought out of retirement and is started competeing again at BE80 and BE90 level in 2012 with one of Matt's working pupils(Fern). But now Fern has moved back home, Sandy has been turned out for the summer. Sandy coped amazingly well, and really enjoyed his little return to competition life, and if another working pupil came along whom Matt felt could get along with Sandy, he might yet again come out of retirement to give them an amazing experience and thrill !!