Margaret jumping Darcy

Malin Roses

Darcy - 17yr 16.1hh Skewbald mare, we bought Darcy after she came to us for some schooling and to sell after been sold to the wrong people and had become very tense and worried, she needed a lot work but right from the start we liked her so after a couple of weeks we made an offer and Darcy became a permanent member of the team. Mum has had a great time hunting her, more recently Cherise has hunted her, done really well arena eventing her qualifying for both the finals at Vale View & Osberton. They successfully did one event in 2020, we started 2021 in great form being placed at Offchurch Bury 90cm,  placed at Eland Lodge 1m and winning at Norton Disney 1m, unfortunately at Solihull again on her way to a good place she pulled up lame and has badly injured her tendon, she is currently on box rest for 6 weeks before having another scan, we are keeping everything crossed for good news.

 

Glencarrick Winnie

Clodagh- 16hh 3yr old Irish Mare we bought from Ireland in May 2021, she was just broken and was a big weak horse but with a good frame, you can see from her recent photo she is already filling out to be a lovely horse.  She has been started well in Ireland, we have done a bit of hacking with her and she is now having a break and then we will do a bit more in the autumn before turning her away for the winter to mature and hopefully have some fun with her and Hope as four year olds.

 

 

Mick Aston 2020
Rachel and Flo

Go With The Flo

FLO - 17yr old 16.1hh Thoroughbred Mare by Alflora out of Orphan Annie.23BE points, £1434 BS winnings. We broke Flo as 3yr old and even then she had a fantastic attitude, we bought her as a four year old. She is such a brilliant horse who can and will do anything you ask of her. We have been placed many times at Novice level eventing and jumped double clear at at CCI1*, she has been placed at both Gatcombe & Rockingham International intermediate, we have showjumped upto 1.20m and she is the first horse I have won over a £1000 on. The eventing has become so expensive I decided not to event her this season but I have had lots of fun hunting over some of the biggest hedges, been team chasing and in the last couple of years Hannah Slater has taken over the competitive reins, Flo has certainly tested her but they make a great team now and have been placed up to 1.05m SJ and gone well 1m eventing. Unfortunately after a great start to the season at Offchurch Bury Flo seems to be getting a lot stiffer and is intermittently lame but after several trips to the vets to be scanned and xrayed we are not further forwards, she has been an amazing horse for us and owes us nothing so we have taken the really tough decision to retire her.

A BIG ASK

Will - 6yr 16.3hh bay gelding.  We bought Will just before the October lockdown in 2020 from Irish Horse Imports near Reading.  He had just come out of racing a month before we got him, he has done three point to points in Ireland but just wasn't fast enough. We are really excited about him as he is very naturally athletic with lots of scope.  He has just been hacking about since we had him with the odd bit of schooling, I have popped one fence on him which he felt great over!  2021 will about preparing for the future with hopefully some training shows and maybe an event later in the year if he feels ready. We have done out first dressage show and we made a winning debut so hopefully lots of exciting times ahead.

Rach and Will
Ila and Rosie

SWEET SILVERSTONE ANNIVERSARY

Rosie - 9yr 13.1hh Strawberry Roan Mare.  Rosie came to us to sell in 2018 as she was being cheeky in the riding school that owned her.  She is a very talented pony with a big personality!  She is certainly doing a good job of teaching Ila to ride, saying that she is a very kind and honest pony just a little sharp at times, (she doesn't like the cold!!). They have had lots of fun doing all pony club activities including camps, rallies and just done thier first show jumping competition for the Quorn Pony Club, hopefully they will be out lots in 2021.

A SPARKLE OF HOPE

Hope - 3yr old Irish mare by Ars Vivendi out of Mallards Flight. Hope got her name as she was a bit of an impulse buy, i was watching the sales at Cavan in Ireland and she was right near the end of the day and we had very casually discussed it would be nice to have a second 3yr old to turn out together with Clodagh over the winter, but it still wasn't entirely planned.  Her show name was decided as we have had Lucy Sparkles and it was nice to to have a reference to her but also after both Darcy and Flo retiring this year we thought this was a fitting name.  We have just started breaking her in, soI will keep you updated!

Rach and Will