Gelding, Born 2000
Breeder: Susanne Söderling-Haddas
Matata was born
in Finland and “made to order”. The breeder
is a friend of Kyra’s. Matata’s grandmother,
Silvia, has had many successful offspring both in dressage
and show jumping. Silvia’s daughter Astrid is by Amiral
which Kyra competed while working at Flyinge. Kyra suggested
the sire, Matador and they used
frozen semen as he was standing in Denmark.
Matata spent his
first years at Bollerup and came to England as a four-year-old.
competed yet but has participated in a couple of lecture demonstrations.
In Addington 2007 Kyra jokingly introduced him “Matata
is somewhere between Elementary and Grand Prix”