Meet the horses
Otherwise known as King Kenny. Kenny arrived on loan in 2020 as his owner Alison was expecting a baby. He settled in well to life with us and I had fun competing him at BE100 and Novice before completing the 2* three day at Osberton and then being lucky enough to purchase him in 2021 so he is now very firmly part of the orange fox team!
In 2021, Kenny completed two international 2* events and successfully competed at Intermediate! he sadly ended the year with a fractured pedal bone. Hopefully he will be out again in the future.
Dwina de Cavron
Dwina arrived in April 2017 after her advert was spotted on Facebook and I managed to convince my husband that she would look lovely in our stable. I went to view her and brought her home a couple of days later.
Some of my friends will know that I am not a mare person, I have previously not enjoyed owning mares, but I just love Dwina's attitude and adore having her in the yard.
In 2017 we had a few issues that put paid to our eventing that year after a couple of runs at Novice. I fell and broke my elbow and she had a short bout of colic. Thankfully we both recovered and in 2018 have gone over and above what we planned! Completed CCI1* (now called 2*) at Blair International, Completed several BE intermediates and even an ADVANCED!! How amazing is that! She has been brilliant! In 2019 after we completed a couple of Intermediates I had been aiming for the CCI3* but sadly due to a field injury it was not meant to be, Dwina injured her collateral ligament in her foot and had to have some time off. She is now sound and fully recovered, but at the moment is not in foal despite having a couple of tries (she is very broody!) She will never be sold, so we will just wait and see what happens.
Larry was purchased as a 3yo and to be honest has been the most broken horse I have ever owned! He has had a long list of things happen to him from a broken tooth to colic! He does however have the best temperament and happy to turn his hoof to most things! We have tried eventing at BE80/90 and he loved it so who knows what the future holds, but he is in the team to stay for life. He is part owned and ridden by my great friend Sarah, who Larry adores (thats them together in the photo). Sarah and I compete at Pairs Trec and we have qualified for the Trec GB championships both years we have competed! Sarah documents Larry's progress on her facebook page 'Happy as Larry' so do give them a follow to find out more about the giant ginger one!
A very important member of the event team, Dave came to join us in Oct 2020 and has melted our hearts every day since! To keep our fitness up we run regularly locally from home, and for the shorter runs Dave comes along! He even has his own little tabard to keep him safe in the traffic!
Dave is seen regularly on our social media so watch out for our non-eventing antics with him!
When Dave joined the gang, we felt it was a bit sad when he needed to be on less grass in the summer and ended up in a paddock on his own. Despite being next door to the big horses it always seemed a shame, so when I was offered to add Jim to the gang it was a no brainer! He is adorable, and with Dave, melts our hearts daily with his kind and gentle nature. Together these two show us how kind and lovable mini's are. They are happy, friendly ponies and love to learn tricks. We post about them on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok!
It seems that I tend to not sell horses when they join our gang! I bought Evie as a 3 turning 4yo and found her to be a little sharp for me when I started to ride her. She has a wonderful temperament and a very well put together mare, but as I have had a few injuries in the past I just can't risk riding a youngster at home, alone any more. I do love Evie alot and as such I didn't want to part with her! Instead she has gone on loan, had a foal and is now currently being ridden by a friend until she has another foal (she is a wonderful broodmare, her temperament is fabulous for her offspring). I am sure she will return in the future, but for now, she is fat, happy and loved which is exactly what I would want with any of my animals
After sadly losing our companion pony and going down to only 3 horses in the yard we found that this number doesn't work very well for the organisation of the yard, plus having a companion was excellent! The only downside to having a 12hh companion was that they were never quite big enough to ride and as such, we looked for a sensible 15hh pony who could do the companion pony job as well as being a cob to go on hacks when horsey friends come to visit!
After putting the feelers out we met Pi, a 15yo Welsh Section D who is very lovable and has been exactly when we wanted! He has even demonstrated he can do Trec as well!
Pi is currently on loan to a friend as he is teaching their daughter to ride. They met during covid and fell in love so we felt it was nice for them to go and have fun together. - he's not far away though - I can see him from my house and can borrow him whenever we need to so he is still part of our gang.
Sadly in summer 2018 Classy died suddenly in the field. He was 23yo and is now at rest in the field. I am not removing him from the list of horses as he was uber amazing, so instead just leaving this with a bit of history.
Classy was loaned to me in November 2014. He was a super cool, sensible 19yo that his owners kindly loaned me to get back in the saddle after I sustained injuries from the car accident. Classy has gone over and above that as we have completed several CCI1* (now called 2*) international three day events and jumped at Intermediate level national events. After completed Dalkeith with a double clear at the start of 2017 (aged 22yo) he retired from Eventing. In June 2018 his last outing was to the Royal Highland Show to compete in the side saddle classes. He was a total gentleman and looked fabulous.