THE MALE ADONIS
After two rides he was vetted, purchased and transported to Australia to start his training with Kate. On his arrival, it was very obvious that he had found his manhood and was well and truly every bit the male Adonis, so there was no hesitation in having him immediately gelded. He returned from his minor surgery a new guy, back to the World Star that was kind and gentle and loved attention – but he was never one to enjoy the company of his own species!
He went straight to Matthew’s for his early training to set the wheels in motion and it was not long before Kate took over the reins and never looked back. It was at this time that Oscar B was competing Big Tour with great success; World Star – or ‘Sox’ as he was called – started at the Novice level and steadily move up the levels with many admirers! He gained an 89.6% at Novice level and was Novice Dressage Horse of the Year.
He was a very successful as a young horse with his elastic and expansive paces that showed rhythm and harmony with Kate; his walk could have hit a 10 but was often a 9 or 9.5! At the 2008 Sydney CDI as a six-year-old, he was Young Horse Champion of Champions.
World Star skipped Elementary and went straight to Medium. In 2009, he was the EA Medium and Advanced Horse of the Year, National Medium Champion and Reserve National Advanced Champion, Central Coast Advanced Champion, and also a Dressage NSW Gold Medal winner at Medium.
In 2010, it was time to step up to the FEI level, which he did with ease and continued on his progressive and positive performances towards that elusive Grand Prix level. World Star had many wins at Small Tour and was crowned the National Prix St Georges Champion that year, and then his dominance at the level continued through 2011.