Meet the horses
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Otherwise known as Handsome Harry. He is my sisters homebred boy out of her Grade A showjumping mare Ingrid, by the super stallion Hollywood.
Harry arrived in Oct 2019 and we hope to be out and about in 2020 having a go at Eventing! Do follow us for regular updates on our outings.
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. We did try once to get her in foal by AI but she didn't take. For 2020 we are just going to see what it brings, no pressure at all but if she returns to fitness then maybe a couple of novice runs might be in order, if not, then maybe babies for her. I'm not making any solid plans at the moment. She will never be sold, so we will just wait and see.
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!
And so the balance of 4 has returned! Keep a lookout for random updates on Pi's adventures!
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 has a lovely temperament and although will never be an eventer, he keeps the other horses happy and is a great horse for Sarah to ride. 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'
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.