Bertrum, officially called “Bertie Killingshurst”, is a horse born in the “purple” with two parents that have exceptional records for producing offspring that compete at the very highest echelons in Eventing.
To give you an idea, his half-brother (from the same sire) Midnight Monarch ridden by Andrew Hoy, won Badminton 2006 whilst his other half-brother from the same dam (much more unusual) Lord Killingshurst ridden by Andrew Nicholson, came second.
Bertrum may have shown all the promise but he never made the grade and his patient owner who had bought him as a two year old permanently loaned Bertrum to us in 2003. Thereafter our Lorna evented him for a few years before realising that Bert only wanted a peaceful life and is happiest when allowed to potter around at Lavant!
Bert is now thoroughly loved by Gill & Sarah Boote, he has the best life any horse could dream of, daily cuddles, scratches and carrots! He recently won the combined training competition with Sarah in April 2015, showing you’re only as old as you feel