Dutch Gold retired at the end of 1992 having competed at Grand Prix level since 1985 and as a leading member of the British Team at the Seoul Olympics and the European Championships every year since 1985. Although more famous for his dressage, Dutch Gold has produced many very exciting eventers. Being ¾ Thoroughbred, he has all the speed and stamina required of today’s modern equine athlete.
Dutch Gold is suitable for crossing with all types of mares. He produces big, quality foals with substance, excellent temperaments and great presence. His stock inherit beautiful paces with swing and elasticity essential requirements for today’s competition horse. He has sired 2 BWBS graded stallions in Catherston Goldstorm and Dutch Dream (now exported to USA where he is competing very successfully in the dressage arena) and each of these have now sired their own graded sons in Catherston Gold Eagle (1998 Champion) and Catherston Dougal (Best British Bred – British Dressage National Championships as a 4 year old) respectively. Dutch Gold is the sire of Elite Stud Book mare Catherston Deal in Gold as well as the grandsire of 2 BWBS graded stallions.
Most notable of the progeny competing in 2000 was Tina’s Gold ridden by Lucinda Fredericks. In just half a season Tina’s Gold gained 152 points in Horse Trials and moved up to be ranked 27th in the top 100 horses in the world. He won Wilton Intermediate, was 4th at Brightling Daily Mail Advanced before taking 2nd place at Gatcombe Intermediate Championships. Tina’s Gold then went on to win Blair Castle CCI** and was 4th at Pau CCI*** thus qualifying for Badminton 2001.
Dutch Gold is proving to be a very highly influential Dam’s Sire. He is the Grand Sire on the Dams side of Olympic Eventer Borough Penny Z and the young Borough Free Flight as well as many others.
Some of his progeny include:
Dutch Display (was Callow Hill) completed Bramham CCI*** and Lion D’Angers CCI***, qualified for the World Equestrian Games in 1994 and finished 1st Gatcombe 1997.
Waterslade Morning Gold 4th Novice dressage championships 1992, 5th Elementary in 1993 and 5th in Medium 1994. Now competing advanced with 313 points.
Marshlands Rubio 249 points Advanced Eventer – double clear at Osberton, winner Windsor 3DE.
How About That Grade B winnings over £800.
Stafford George Cross Medium dressage.
Daedalus Advanced dressage – 239 points.
Master Mickey Advanced Eventer 89 points.
Catherston Dynamite 79 points in one season.
Dutch Truth 100 dressage points.
Kindred Spirit Successful Large hack.
Leading Light Outstanding Large Riding Horse.
Tina’s Gold 2000 winner Blair Castle CCI**, 4th Pau CCI***, 27th in the World’s top 100 horses in only half a season.