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Icarus Allsorts - McGough & McGear - YouTube
Expatriate Englishman Bill Noble (Ardmore) who now holds New Zealand citizenship, rode his two horses, the imported Danish warmblood stallion, Icarus Allsorts coming second to Hill with scores of 62.29 and 61.46. His much younger, less experienced Vincent St James - which must be the only St James Station brumby to achieve grand prix dressage status - was third with 60.83 and 63.54. Noble promises that within six months, this exciting young horse will be giving Hill and Gabana "a run for their money". It will certainly make for good competition, if this happens, particularly with the withdrawal of the only previous Olympic competitor, Kallista Field (Pahiatua), whose top ride, Julius, has been disappointing in his performance.
Icaras Allsorts is a poem written by Roger McGough, ..
Today we learnt of the sad passing of Icarus Allsorts fondly known as Thomas. A VERY SPECIAL Stallion owned by Bill and Felicity Noble. Icarus Allsorts was the best – his gentle nature, striking beauty and his attitude to life and his huge career success was what dressage riders only dream of. Thomas had a special gift and an amazing ability of touching everyone that came into his life. Thomas was very special and will always be in our hearts not only for being such a wonderful Stallion but for what he taught me and everyone who has been so lucky to ride him or know him. Our warmest thoughts and wishes go out to Bill and Felicity Noble and the family, Thomas will live on with us forever, thank you for giving us the opportunity of having Thomas in our lives, he will always be remembered as Thomas the special Stallion and Friend.