Vendome Biats (Vendome)
16.2hh bay gelding, born 2009
Sire/Dam: Qualiforbiats/ Ogano Sitte
Owners: Chris and Julie Jefferies and Tom Crisp
Vendome is a lovely horse, with 3 flashy paces. He is very kind natured and has a great attitude towards his work. Now qualified to 4* level having placed in both his CCI*** runs in 2017.
2018 was another great year for Vendome, staying inside the top for 15 for all runs, bar one. Vendome spent most of the season at Intermediate and stepped up to Advanced at Little Downham in June. He jumped a double clear, just adding some XCT to his dressage - leaving him in 15th. This was great prep before making his debut at CIC3* (now CCIS -4*) at Waregem. With tough conditions on xc day, and some studding issues he dug in deep and gave a pleasing round. With the conditions as they were it was important to Tom to give Vendome as friendly a run as possible, he came back with a grow in confidence and a great mindset to his job, this made Tom even more excited about the future of this horse.
2019 has seen Vendome continue his great form, and a massive amount of support from new owners, Chris and Julie Jefferies. It's great to have them as part of the team and share Vendome's journey with. His successful runs have continued into the new season, finishing in the top 10 in all OI runs. This is in preparation for CCI4*-S runs throughout the second half of the season, with the aim to run in his first CCI4*-L at the end of the season.