Chestnut Gelding 02/11/2001
Sire: Brilliant Invader Dam's sire: Mikado
Bindaboo R was bought as a yearling from the Koyuna stud dispersal sale. In actual fact Heath was not at this sale himself but through his good friends Lyndon McLeod (father of Sammi McLeod) and Bryce Hocking, Heath managed to buy this horse. Bindaboo R was originally kept as a colt with a view to his outstanding genetics being highly suited to eventing and maybe a stallion career. Bindaboo R was spooky enough when it came to breaking in and showed enormous talent and apptitude for bucking (his stable name is BRONCO). He was also quite small as a 3 year old and no oil painting. Subsequently Bindaboo R was gelded however once he settled down his genes have been true to form and Bindaboo R has been an out and out winner. Today he is a very reliable competition horse showing signs of being International both on the flat and over fences. He is also very fast and Heath has hopes that this horse will turn from an ugly duckling into a serious superstar. Today Bindaboo R is seriously across shoulder-in, half-pass, canter pirouettes and tempi flying changes. He is a very watchful and careful jumper and could very easily switch to being a full-time show-jumper. Heath expects Bindaboo R to move up through the grades rapidly in the next 12 months. this is a very interesting low-profile sleeper in the Ryans Team!