Sorry I have not written on here in some time now. Since writing my last blog we have moved yards and are now located near Swindon with the Horton family. They have been very welcoming and the yard has been amazing for the horses with great all year turnout and fantastic facilities.
I am going to start afresh and introduce you to the horses I currently have in my barn.
I have a great bunch of young horses at the moment and I have had a great spring so far producing them.
Donna Sion (DD) is a 4yr old who was bought by her owner from Brightwell sales last December as a 3yr old. DD spent the winter being brought on and her first official outing was Badminton to do the Burghley Young Event Horse class which she won! An exciting young horse to have and I’m excited about what else she can do this year.
Happenstance (The Prawn) is a 5yr old that we backed last June so, although green, she is looking promising and loves her job. She won her first BE90 competition and I am hoping to also qualify her for the Burghley Young horse final.
Nicola Burton has two young horses with me, one is Hullabaloo (Baloo) who is a 5yr old who also won his age group at Badminton qualifying him for the final in September at Burghley. He is going BE 90 at the minute and excited to see his progression this year. The other horse is 6yr old mare called Gladonia (Gladis) who is a very intelligent and talented lady. She has just stepped up to novice this season.
I still have the beautiful Cara (Cancaras Girl) who is currently successfully going Novice and about to do her first Intermediate at Little Downham at the beginning of June. Her aim this year would be the 7yr old champs in Le Lion (France) which is in October.
Rupert (G) is now 6yrs old and going well at Novice level, he will go to a 1* in the summer and again the aim with Rupert is to qualify and go to Le Lion 6yr old championships end of this season.
Sambuca F is in full flat work now following her injury last year. I am hoping to start jumping in 6 weeks’ time. Although she could compete end of this year (Autumn/Fall) I think I will work on dressage and show jumping then take her out next spring.
Cassis Royale (Casbar) is proving to be a consistant Novice horse. I am riding her whilst her owner (Hettie Horler) is at University. Casbar is going to the Novice Reginal Final at Little Downham and then Hettie will ride her in the summer and aim to do a novice herself.
The mighty Under the Clocks is still with me this year. He has done a couple of one days this year already and he is off to Bramham to do the CIC3* in June. I am excited to ride him round this big track and I hope we can have a good result together.
I have a new 6yr old in the barn called Cool Contender (Connor). He has just begun his eventing career having started riding life as a show jumper. His owner and I are excited to see what this talented little horse can do this year.
Then there is the big boy Finn (Ringwood Magister). It’s no secret that he hasn’t competed since last spring. We have been battling with his soundness and despite the best vets and the best diagnostics we haven’t quite gotten to the bottom of it. None the less he is feeling very well and full of life! He is living in the field with his friend Norman who he takes great pleasure in pestering. Poor Norman!
This is a brief introduction to the horses I compete and I promise to post more often to keep you up to date with their progress this year.
Thanks Tiana x