American eventer Phillip Dutton has announced a new addition to his string of horses. In a post online, he said he is excited to welcome California d’Horset, a coming seven-year-old Selle Francais mare (Soliman X Palm Beach d’Horset, by Trophee du Rozel), produced by Yannick Dirou.
California d’Horset won the six-year-old French Championships at Pompadour in 2018, in addition to placing fifth in the FEI World Breeding Championships at Mondial du Lion.
Dutton said, “She’s a fantastic athlete and ideal type for an event horse. She’s still very green having only competed at the one-star level, but I’m really looking forward to bringing her along and forging a great partnership with her. I haven’t had a really good mare in my career, so it will be fun to see how far we can go together.
“Thank you to her new owners, Caroline Moran, David Garrett, and Steve and Renea Willham, for making this possible. We are so excited for the future with this special mare!”
Dutton, and five horses, including Z, I’m Sew Ready, Fernhill Revelation, Fernhill Singapore and Sea of Clouds, are currently in training and competing in Wellington, Florida.