We have purchased this horse as Michael Newman's hunt horse to ride
in the Norfolk Hunt.
The translation of her French name is "A Star of the Eclypse".
Her barn name is Luna. (She has been called Ooni and we hope she
accepts the new name.)
She was located in Virginia and hunted there for a couple of
years. She has lots of show experiance as a Grand Prix show jumper.
In May of 2022 she was reported to be 15-16 years old. (This was
incorrect see chip information below that reports her as foaled in
2004 and 18 years old.) She stands 17.1 hands high and is a registered
Warmblood. (Additional breed info:
Somewhat long ago she competed at the Grand Prix level in show
jumping. The previous owner says that she stopped being willing to
jump the 1.5 meter heights and that is why she got her. The videos
below are from those competitions.
Une Etoile de l'Eclypse ridden by Marshall Field at Kentucky Summer
Classic on July 30, 2013.
This round is from class 560, High Schooling Jumper
1.15m II NO JO and finished 92 of 99.
Ridden by Chloe Field at Hampton Classic
This round is from class 212, $2,500 Amateur owner jmpr
(1.30m) and finished 4 of 40.
Medl Jr. Classic WEF 12 on March 31,2013.
Crosby Congratulations to Chad Crosby of
stealingtheshowstable and his customers on the acquisition of Une
Etoile de l'Eclypse.
Pre Purchase Exam Report
A prepurchase exam was held with with Dr. Davis of
piedmont.vet (540) 364-4950 on June 8th at
Basic summary the horse is in
remarkably good condition for the age and history. She might not be
a candidate for high level dressage, should be ridden more on the
straight rather than in the ring. Some minor lameness RT hind hock and RT
coffin found, a 1 out of 5. Dr. Davis's overview was that the only surprise in this exam was
how good shape she was in for her age and history. Dr. Davis says
that several years of hunting with Norfolk should be expected.