Rider: ALEX BRAGG
Breeding: Christ x Rosenrot
Syndicate Period: 9th December 2023 to 8th December 2023
Camouflage (aka 'Rufus') is an athletic 8-year-old gelding sourced by Laura Collett for the Event Horse Owners Syndicate back in 2020. Purchased from Peter Thompson in northern Germany, he came from the same yard as both London 52 and Mr Bass. Alex Bragg took the ride from 2022 as they look to establish him at international level. Camouflage, aka Rufus, had a great first season 2021 including two victories’ at Offchurch Bury and Dauntsey. Following a successful move to Alex Bragg together they had a great season in 2022 stepping up to Novice/2* Level for the first time. “Rufus can be a really anxious character but he’s a very quality horse with great movement and good jump. As our relationship builds and we continue to educate him he has the potential to be a top-class event horse in the coming years.” - Alex Bragg
They started 2022 with a few runs at BE100 level before quickly stepping up to Novice. An international debut at Rockingham 2* saw them post an impressive 27.4 in the first phase with Alex still feeling there was more improvement to come in his dressage as he relaxes. Further runs at Nunney International and Barbury gave them to necessary qualification to complete their first 2*L at Hartpury in August, during one of the hottest weeks of the year they delivered a very competitive 32.2 before a superb cross-country round, unfortunately a few poles on the final day dropped them out of the placings but it was still a fantastic effort for a first long format event.
Having got their first season under the belts Alex and Rufus have had a winter of training, further building that fantastic relationship. 2023 will very much focus on continuing to build their partnership whilst once again step up in level. All being members can expect to enjoy another season of international event, this time at 3*.
The benefits of being an owner with EHOS and having a share in Camouflage include:
● Weekly updates from Alex Bragg on his progress and plans for the future
● Training and competition videos
● An annual yard visit to see your horse and Alex
● The chance to see your horse compete at event and meet fellow owners