Horses

Ali (Lils Unlimited Lass) – 9yo Bay mare, 78 BEpts

Ali is our first homebred out of the mare I got my first taste of British Eventing on – Galilee.  She is by the Advanced Event stallion Take It 2 The Limit, who now stands at Glenwood Stud.

She is a very exciting prospect for the future already having had multiple placings up to BE intermediate level including a win this summer at Wellington.  This year she finished 19th in our first Advanced at Aston Le Walls in the competitive 8/9yo class.  She completed many CIC** clear XC including a 14th place at Nunney International.  Our 2015 season ended on a high with a double clear at Osberton CCI** to finish 19th.  This year she also qualified for the British Dressage Medium Championships coming 2nd at the Somerford Park Regional Finals.

In previous years: she ended the 2013 season with a fabulous 14th place at the British Eventing Young Horse 6yo Championships at Osberton.  She also qualified for the British Dressage Novice Open Summer Regional Championships 2013 gaining over 70% scores at Novice level.  In Autumn 2013 she qualified for the Elementary Winter Regionals and gained 6th place at the Regional Championships.  Early in 2014 she scored a fantastic 68% in her first BD Medium test.

In the 2014 season, after a win at Novice in March at Goring Heath, we were delighted with her step up to Intermediate posting 5th at Kelsall then 3rd and Aston Le Walls!  Frustratingly she was then not in full work again until August after a virus she picked up just before we were meant to be travelling to Ireland for Tattersalls CCI* just would not improve.  Amazingly, although not at full fitness she still managed to come back and finish 14th once again at Osberton, this time in the 7yo Championships her first CIC**.

To see Ali’s BE Record: click here

Ali flying into the water. Thanks to www.thefotographer.co.uk for the lovely photo!

Ali flying into the water. Thanks to http://www.thefotographer.co.uk for the lovely photo!

Flicka (Replica) – 6yo Bay Mare, 4 foundation points

Flicka is our second homebred by the full Hanovarian Stallion Parsons Rasputin.  She was bred with view to being a dressage horse for Mum, however we like to give young horses an all round education and she really seems to enjoy her jumping and even cross country!  She completed 4 BE100 in 2105 with 9th and 7th placings in two KBIS 5yo classes.  She still feels very baby even for a 5yo especially as she is not that big but that is full warmbloods for you, after a holiday she will do plenty of dressage and show jumping over the winter ready for 2016 and hopefully step up to Novice.

flicka at stafford

Donovan (Nolton Barnacle) – 14yo Bay gelding, 51 BEpts

Donovan was purchased from a local dealer in summer 2006 when I had just started university as a very weak and just ridden away 6yo.  The plan was for mum to do some dressage on him and for me to have some fun on when back from uni.  He has however turned out to be rather more than just the “hairy hunter” we bought. We started eventing and even while only doing half seasons (in the summer when I was home working during the uni holidays) he started going up the levels, in 2008 he was hardly out of the placings at Novice level and won a Novice a Solihull. He became a Grade 2 horse gaining 21 points.

He has since (once I finished at university) competed at intermediate level and was 6th at his first CIC* and completed his first CCI* (three day event) at Osberton in 2011.

In spring 2012 he won the Petplan Elementary Championships at the British Dressage Winter Championships at Hartpury College (pictured in his winning rug).  It was our aim to progress to 2* level in 2012 but unfortunately after completing his first event in 7th place he was injured.  He came back to British Eventing in the 2014 season fantastically and despite a slight control blip mid-season he was placed multiple times at intermediate, including 2nd at Aston Le Walls, 3rd at Cholmondeley Castle and 5th at Gatcombe.  He stepped up to CIC**and completed Somerford well before a brilliant XC round at Osberton CCI** with just 0.8 time faults.  Unfortunately on the Sunday morning at Osberton in became apparent his injury had recurred, I hope in time he may be back as a lower level school master for someone to have lots of fun on.

To see Donovan’s BE Record: click here

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