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Wednesday, August 12

Ashdale Direct Star

Lot 5 of the Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction is AES foal Ashdale Direct Star. Ashdale Direct Star is by the world famous stallion Big Star. Big Star (ridden by Nick Skelton) led the British team to gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London/GBR at just nine years of age (and an individual fifth place) and won individual Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro/BRA four years later. Big Star, who always jumps with a perfect style, has also won the Grand Prix in Aachen/GER, Antwerp/BEL, Hamburg/GER, Wellington/USA and Rome/ITA, the Prize of Europe in Aachen and the Nations' Cup in Dublin/IRL. In Nations Cup competitions, he delivered eleven consecutive clear rounds. Nick Skelton described Big Star as the best horse he had ever ridden, and when Big Star retired from sport, he also ended his long and successful career in show-jumping.   Ashdale Direct Star is out of Ashdale luxara. Ashdale luxara competed successfully at 160m Jumping many many international Grand Prix all over the world. Ashdale Luxara, with exceptional breeding is from a fabulous mother line she  Maternal sister to Ashdale Luxon who has competed internationally up to 1.45m and 7 yr old stallion Ashdale Legend who is currently competing successfully at 1.40m Ashdale Direct star is full sister Ashdale Allstar jumping age classes as a 4yr old looking a serious one for the future. His yearling half brother, mr tuxara, was entered in the bolesworth foal auction in 2019 and was very successful and made the highest priced colt. He was also graded Elite with British Breeding achieving an overall score of 9.31and was Uk reserve champion at 2019 Elite Foals. With a pedigree this impressive and proven results from all his siblings at a young age this colt will surely be an international superstar.      

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