This is a unique opportunity to own a once-in-a-lifetime horse. The 12-year-old Desario's talent had been obvious since day one and he has proven his competitiveness every year as he moved up the levels, from Futurity classes, to winning the US National Championships for 5-year-olds, to his Region 7 Championship titles in California, all the way to FEI level and CDI competitions.
Desario made his debut at FEI level in 2019 with strong scores both at CDIs and national competitions. He scored multiple times in the 70s, and placed 3rd at the CDI in Burbank. To top off the 2019 season, Desario won the Prix St. Georges open class at the California Championship against a strong field of more than 20 professional contenders with over 73%. Christian and Desario earned another 73% in the I-1 Freestyle, bringing home that state title as well. On the last day of the show, Desario was also named I-1 Grand Champion. And keep in mind, this was only the first season at this level for the talented bay gelding.
Toward the end of 2020, Desario made his debut at Grand Prix, scoring in the high 60s. Since then his Piaffe and Passage tour has solidified even more, and his trajectory is continuing to point upward, making him a strong contender at the highest level of Dressage. By mid-2021 Desario and Christian already broke the 70% hurdle at GP. In April 2022, Desario won the GP and GP Freestyle at the CDI 3* in Rancho Murieta, CA receiving over 71%. At the end of the 2022 season, the pair took home the CDS Grand Champion title at GP as well as the Freestyle Championship award with 76.67%!
If you are looking for a proven FEI horse that is going to take your riding to the next level, look no further. Don't be intimidated by Desario's impressive stature because he is as lovable of a character as can be. He has a wonderful mind and he has previously been ridden by women as well as a female junior rider; always happily doing what is asked of him.