Clifford is a straight thoroughbred gelding, bred in Tasmania to be a racehorse but without much success.
Clifford is the only horse in history to have won the 5* Adelaide International 3DE three times. He is among a small group of horses to have ever won the same 5* event three times anywhere in the world.
In 2016 Clifford was also named Eventing NSW horse of the year and Australian Domestic horse of the year.
In 2015 he represented Australia at the Oceania Championships.
Clifford is one of the most winning Event horses in Australia. Hazel Shannon began riding Clifford at the introductory eventing grades in 2011. Since then, they have worked their way up through the grades and progressed into serious contenders for the next Australian Olympic team.
Currently Clifford and Hazel are in England striving for selection for the 2022 World Equestrian Games in Pratoni, Italy. They have both achieved their qualifier at Millstreet, Ireland 4L in June.
Australian International 3DE Adelaide, CCI**** November 2017
Lynton Goulburn, CIC*** October 2017
Tamworth, CIC*** September 2017
Sydney, CNC*** September 2017
Sydney, CIC*** May 2017
Albury, CIC*** May 2017
Sydney, CNC*** February 2017
Australian International 3DE Adelaide, CCI**** November 2016