Steady Eddie

EddieFH2013NAME: Steady Eddie

SEX: Gelding


HEIGHT: 16.1hh

DATE OF BIRTH: Sept 2003

COUNTY OF BIRTH: New Zealand, sold to Australia as a yearling.

SIRE: Jet Bull (Aus)

DAM: Tuonela (Aus)

BREED/PEDIGREE: New Zealand Thoroughbred

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Cambridge, New Zealand

YEAR IMPORTED:  From Australia in 2010

Gretchen & George Wintersteen, Unionville, PA
Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin of Peterborough, NH
Boyd & Silva Martin, Unionville, PA

USEA Results

Photo album credits Cindy Lawler

Eddie has been a wonderful horse that I have produced since finding him in outback Australia as a 4 year old.
Over the years he has had some fantastic results at top international events which include:

10th Place 2017 Burghley Horse Trials
7th Place Wellington Eventing Showcase with William Fox-Pitt
3rd Place Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day CIC3*  2016
4th Place Stable View Advanced Oktoberfest   2016
3rd Place Plantation Field International CIC Advanced  2016
5th Place Richland Park CIC3*   2016
4th Place Bromont CIC3*   2016
42nd Place Rolex CCI****   2016 (1 run out xc)
4th Place Fair Hill CCI***  2015
3rd Place Plantation Advanced  2015
1st Place The Fork Intermediate 2015

Video of William Fox-Pitt preparing for the 2017 Wellington Showcase


He is an unbelievable jumper, one of the best I have sat on. He is a great galloped cross country, and runs in a snaffle. He always puts in a workman like dressage test that leaves him close to the leaders.  The Eagle is wonderful to have around the barn being quiet and easy in every way.   I’m very appreciative to his owners for their years of dedication to this horse and to our career together.

October 2015 Eddie wows us by placing 4th in the toughest 3* championship in the Nation.
The Fair Hill International CCI 3*!


Complete Bio Below

DSC_8214Eddie is a magnificent cross of the best New Zealand, Australian and American Thoroughbred racing and jumping lines that money can buy.  He was born in New Zealand, fathered by the mighty Jet Bull who is sired by Marscay, who has had many grand prix show jumpers and Eventers in Australia.  On the mother side of Jet Bull is Vain, who is the grand father of Olympic Eventing champion Ready Teddy with Blyth Tait.  On Eddies mother side is galloping champions Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Bold Lad and Danzig.

Lisa Thomas Photo

Video of Eddie’s first jump school.

Eddie had a hard start to life, racing in outback Australia in 36 races.  He was mostly racing on country tracks having medium success.  On two occasions Eddie raced on successive days, racing on a Saturday, and then backing up to race the next day on Sunday….I figured he was a tough horse.

I spotted him out at a friends farm near Townsville Queensland after he had retired from racing.  He was skin and bones, shoeless…….but had that look about him.  I was only in flip-flops and shorts, so when I tried him I was jumping him over logs in shorts and no shoes.  I had to have him!

I left him with my good mate Kevin McNab who spent a month feeding him until Eddie flew straight into PA to a bitter winter in Feb 2010.

I love this horse, he is a mover in the dressage and has a phenomenal jump.  George and Gretchen Wintersteen have joined the journey in becoming part owners.  Gretchen is a first flight foxhunter with the notorious Cheshire Foxhunt, while George is a retired race car driver.  They are both lovers of horse sports, owning stakes winning steeple chase horses in the past.

Long time supporters, Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin, also joined the ownership team with Eddie in 2013.

Photo Credits Amber Heintzberger & Lisa Thomas

Advanced XC Red Hills International 2014

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