Horses

  Annette Ballerina (Bella) 





Bella is my beautiful thirteen year old bright bay mare by the 2011 European Championships Bronze medallist and 2012 Swedish Olympic team member, Scandic. Her mother is by the famous KWPN stallion, Jazz. She was very successful in Young Horse classes in her native Holland as well as in Great Britain where she won the 2011 National Six Year Old Championship under her previous owner, Rebecca Hughes. She has a great work ethic and is quick to learn. In 2015, she gained two 'top 4' placings on her International debut at YR level, enjoyed a number of international successes and went on to represent Great Britain in the Young Rider European Dressage Championships in Vidauban, France. In Spring 2016 we won on our Small Tour debut in Oliva Nova, Spain and throughout that year we worked on consolidating at this level whilst schooling at Grand Prix. In 2017 we represented GB at U25 GP level, twice in Denmark and also at Hickstead CDI and this 2018 season we have had top podium finishes at  Lier CDI, placings at Leudelange, CDI and wins at Sint-Truiden CDI and at Hickstead CDI. We have also been selected for the GB U25 European team for the Championships in the Netherlands in August. ***UPDATE*** Bella and I were part of the Bronze medal winning team at the U25 European Championships! 



Joe Cocker B





Joey is my rising 6yr old gelding by 2015 European Team Gold and Individual Bronze medallist, Johnson, out of a Don Cardinale mare. He has performed successfully in Reitpferdeprufung classes in Germany and has the sweetest character and temperament you could wish for. His breeder told me that he was born on a sunny afternoon in the middle of the meadow, just as he and his wife were going indoors for Sunday lunch! We are quietly working on developing his strength both in hand and under saddle and on broadening his experience whilst allowing him to mature. 


Golda ZB





             
Golda is my elegant 7yr old mare by the KWPN stallion, Apache. She was Champion mare of South Holland and performed well at the National Merrie Keuring (National mare Championships) in Ermelo. She is sweet, intelligent and eager to please.  
 At her very first show under saddle, she won a huge Pavo Cup pre-selection class with a great score of 83 points and competed in the semi finals in Ermelo. 
This year 2018, she has produced a beautiful colt foal, Nizzolo, who is by the highly regarded German stallion, Floriscount, and we are very excited to see this offspring develop.

                          


Jacobus D (Digby)





Digby is my colt foal by De Niro out of the top Jazz x Donnerhall mare, Forina, who came 4th at the NMK 2013 (National Mare grading in the Netherlands). I first saw him when he was a few days old and was able to handle him with the guidance of his breeder until he was weaned. After an initial introduction to TRT Method in Summer 2016, he was turned away to mature and grow. In Spring 2017 he was introduced to a saddle and rider, spent the summer with the herd in the field and was brought back in during the Autumn where it was clear he had remembered all his initial training. After spending the summer of 2018 with his herd, he is now back in training and is for sale. I am looking for a special home for this very special , sweet young horse. 

                   

CJ



CJ is a 9yr old bay stallion by the famous Jazz son, Johnson, ridden at Grand Prix by Hans Peter Minderhoud.  He stands 16.2hh.  He has a really fun personality and loves to work and learn. He is at advanced level and I competed him successfully at ZZL level and in Young Rider classes in 2014.




 Daniolo (Danny)




 

Danny is a lovely chestnut gelding by Don Primero. He has the kindest of characters and will always try his very best to please you.  In July 2012, we were selected to be part of the team to represent GB at the Junior & Young Rider European Championships in Berne, Switzerland, where we had personal bests in both our tests despite having only been a partnership for 6 months. 
Danny was also consistently successful at PSG level in Holland where I competed him during 2013.
He was sold to a lovely Swiss rider in 2014 and they have been selected for the Young Rider team to represent Switzerland at the European Championships 2016 in Valencia, Spain. He is now  enjoying his retirement in the meadows at home in Switzerland.


Gigolo

 
Gigolo was my fantastic pony who thought he was a Grand Prix horse! We competed in the Pony European Championships in 2009 and 2010 where we achieved 5th place in the Individual competition and were given the Best British Rider award. As a commentator at the Championships said, he has 'Rolls Royce' paces and enormous presence which makes him very special. 
Bethany Rose Horobin then successfully campaigned him at International level. They were reserves for the 2012 Pony European team, team members in 2013 and in 2014 they were part of the team that won the silver team medal at the Pony European Championships - what a fantastic record of achievement over so many years for an incredible pony!
He is now ridden by Izzy Lickley and, at the age of 20, he is still fit and well and shining at International level.


Daylight MW 

Daylight
Daylight is an elegant mare by Dornik B who  has competed at FEI level. Her rider for the 2011-12 season was Harriette Williams who has represented Great Britain at home and abroad on her pony Fijal Figaro and who was selected to represent GB at the 2012 Pony European Championships in Fontainebleau on Madams Miss Maria.  Harriette and Daylight made a great partnership and competed at the CDI Addington in 2012. 
In 2013 Daylight found a new home with Kirsty Millard as a brood mare. She was put in foal to the outstanding FEI pony stallion, Rembrandt DDH, and in April 2014 had a beautiful filly, KMD Dornlight, who was awarded Elite status.



Leonties Double (Leo)
Leo

The special pony that put me into the limelight was Leo, on whom I won the BD Pony Talent Spotting Final in 2007. Leo and I worked together and taught each other the ropes of dressage. He was one of the best ponies I have ever had, and he always performed to the best of his ability whenever it was needed and never let me down. We won many honours (see the Results page) including Runner Up (on collectives!!) in the Elementary Restricted at the BD National Championships in 2008. Have a look at the photos of us in 2007 on the Gallery page!