This lovely horse has placings at just about every outing up to 1.35m. He has done one 1.40m class and had one rail down. He has an engine so its more a horse for someone wanting a bit of a power house to do the speed classes with. not for a complete beginner as a result. At home a child can ride him but he gets excited at the shows. He is VERY brave and always want to clear the fence and has auto changes. A steal at his price for the quality.