Currently placing in CDI-W grand prix's in CDI's all around Australia, Mayfield Pzazz was purchased as a ‘just started' young colt from Mary Hanna. From the first ride it is easy to feel that he was special, he has a special bond with humans and wants to please. In a life where business and family commitments often have to come before horses, Pzazz has had periods where his training has been done on a ‘best endeavours' basis … this is not ideal for a young stallion. Pzazz has coped brilliantly with this customised form of ‘interval training'made progress in each training session. He had a few early competitions which were successful enough to allow us to qualify for the Australian Young Horse Championships in December 2000.
3 years and 8 months he won both rounds of Dressage With The Stars (Australian Young Horse Championships )in the 3/4yo class. Isabel Werth was the guest riding judge. She has some difficulties mounting Pzazz as he was distracted by a rubbish truck which made an untimely pick-up outside the indoor arena and he did not want to stand still. He placed 2nd overall. In 2001, at 4 years he was competing successfully at Novice level
(http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/tve/dressage/results/2001/vyounghorse0710.shtml ) and again qualified for DWTS. He came 4th in the 5yo class at the Australian Young Dressage Horse Championships at DWTS He won both rounds with scores of 86% and the guest rider Kyra Kyrklund's comment was … "that's my idea of a dressage horse". He was selected by Anky van Grunsven to take part in her Master Class at Equitana in November 2001.
At DWTS in 2002 Pzazz won the 6yo class with fantastic scores of 81% and 82.3% from Harry Boldt and Mariette Withages. The guest rider Ulf M Möller awarded 9.6 for rideability , especially noting his good basic training - in particular his natural cadence and rhythm . Ulf also felt anoutstanding canter with ‘international standard' flying changes . He said that Mayfield Pzazz felt like a Prix St Georges horse, which was pleasing and surprising as he had just been graded out of Novice. The comments made by the guest riding judge were particularly encouraging as Ulf Möller works at the renowned barn of Ullrich Kasselman - PSI (Performance Sales International) - where he gets to sit on many of the top young European Dressage prospects. Pzazz was crowned the Australian ‘Champion of Champions ' which earned him an entry at the 2003 World Young Dressage Horse Championships where he wouldrepresent Australia . At the the 2002 National Dressage Championships, he placed at Novice and Elementary level.
2003 was set to be a big year with the trip to Europe for the World Championships for Young Horses at Verden , Germany in August.Pzazz got
the year off to a good start by being named the Premier Champion andElementary Champion at Westernport February 2003, Medium Champion at Whittlesea February 2003.
We made our travel plans to get to Europe and have some training with top German professional Susan Meisner,as a lead up to the World Championships. Pzazz handled the trip and changes to his usual routine very well and impressed the very knowledgeable crowd with his temperament and movement. We were very proud to be Australia 's finalist at the World Young Horse Championships 2003 for 15th overall and second in the small final. Pzazz was the only entry ridden by an amateur rider.
Information from the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, 2003
Results from WYHC, Verden, 2003
Final Results from WYHC, Verden, 2003
In 2004 Pzazz returned to work after a 5 month break to fully recover from an illness that he had picked up when in Germany . In just 4 weeks he was competing Advanced and went on to win 5 Advanced tests in succession with scores over 70%. At the National Dressage Championships he placed in the Medium and Advanced classes. I was disappointed as marks were lost due to rider error (error of course). He was the Medium Champion at the Victorian State Championships. He was the ‘small tour' Champion at the Western Victorian Dressage Club's competition held at the AEA Stud at Winchlesea.
At the 2004 Sydney CDI ( http://www.eurodressage.com/reports/shows/2004/04sydney/05-01-mack.html ), Pzazz was 1st and 2nd at Advanced level, again scoring over 70% and was 4th in the freestyle test. He had a start at Prix St Georges and scored a very pleasing 63% and is preparing for PSG/Inter 1 later in the year.
At the Berwick Dressage Club's November 2004 Championship competition Pzazz was the PSG Champion
At the 2005 Victorian Dressage Festival Pzazz placed in the Intermediate 1 and the Inter 1 Freestyle.
More News & Results Links:
Mayfield Pzazz scores 83% in a Young Horse Qualifying competition
A 'Broere Jazz' page
Information on 'Broere Jazz' and some of his offspring
A Page with a picture of Amulet, Unfortunately all of the words are dutch...
Eurodressage Story - From the WYHC in Verden 2003, mentions Kerry and Pzazz
Imported from Holland and by Tineke Bartels brilliant 2002 WEG partner Jazz (http://www.dalhoeve.nl/cgi-bin/English/Jazz.htm ), from an Amulet mare. Amulet (by Farn) is a half brother to Ferro who won world wide acclaim for his breathtaking presence and athleticism when ridden by the successful international competitor, Coby van Balen from The Netherlands. (http://www.zondervanfarm.com/mares.html )
Jazz horses are proving themselves in Australia . Rozzie Ryan's outstanding Stallion Jive Magic is by Jazz and Rachael Sanna's superstar - Chatham Park Jac is a full brother to Jive Magic. Morgan Duell is the current Australian young rider champion with her 9yo pzazz Gelind Florinzz.
Jazz is a well respected sire in Europe as he stamps his progeny with expressive movement and lightness of the forehand . Now his sons are making their mark with great movement and softness through the back, which is described as ‘rideability'! This is the special feature of top Dressage horses and cannot be manufactured, even by the best trainer.
Mayfield Pzazz is a dream come true … he has it all … good looks, amazing temperament, proven trainability, conformation and the ability to pass these highly desirable attributes on to his foals.
Pzazz is a pleasure to handle and straightforward in every way. He has a good jumping technique with a bold and honest attitude. His training has been focussed on Dressage, so his jumping talent has not been given the chance to flourish.
He is a compact and balanced type with exceptional paces . He possesses a very special nature which makes him honest and willing and his work is done with lively enthusiasm . He is a perfect stallion for the dressage enthusiast or the purpose breeder looking for a versatile riding horse where temperament and looks matter.
Mayfield Pzazz was bred in Europe as follows:
Breeder: R & JA Naber from Vredenheim , Netherlands
Date of Birth: 12th April 1997
Height: 16.2 hh
Rideability Mark: 9.5
Pzazz service fee is $1800.00+ GST