DREAMS DO COME TRUE.
For those of you that follow me on social media, you will already know this, but for those of you that don’t. I HAVE DONE IT. I’ve finally handed in my resignation to follow my dream to being full time with horses.
The last 10 years I have worked in managment in a tough industry, but my time has finally come to say enough is enough, I physically and mentally couldn’t continue working full time and running the ever growing yard. So it’s now time to focus solely on prouducing my team of young horses.
Speaking of this, tomorrow I pick up my final team member, we introduce 3yo Annie, full TB, who will next year start learning life of an event horse to complete me team, which I couldn’t be more excited about.
So what is the plan, we start January with lots of training with my two fantastic trainers, Hannah and Joe, all the young horses will be heading to their first baby competition and then we plan on having them all out eventing by April/May.
We have such an exciting team, we will be heading out in January with 6 fab horses.
5yo wilderness Camille, she’s been the most challenging youngsters I have ever produced but we are very nearly there, and she’s a serious diva to showcase.
5yo Bunny, my homebred X Cevin Z, she had an attitude to die for, we’ve been slow to procude her as she’s HUGE, and keeps having growth spurts, but she will be heading out Feb/Mar.
4yo Bea, full sister to Bunny, she’s the sassy, super talented one. She finds life VERY easy, I am SO excited about her, again we aren’t in a rush with her, both of my homebred are here for a long time, theses two will be my hope for BIG results one day.
4yo Annie, she will be here for most of the season and then will be looking for her forever home late 2020, her confirmation is perfect, and I’m looking forward to having lots of fun on her.
6yo Kiki, I know I know, she’s still here, she was meant to be sold, however I’m a little bit in love with her, along with EVERYONE who meets her, she is so classy and is simply the sweetest natured horse I’ve ever owned, so I’m keeping her for aslong as I possible can 🙂 and will be heading out early season with her.
And then the big boys, Rocky is up to his usual winter antics and keeping me on my toes, but once I finish work, we are back out on the showjump circuit with him and then my FAVOURITE horse in the world, Wilderness Halcyon is fully recovered but will now be heading for a dressage career, so we will be dancing all year next year with him once his rehab finishes end of March.
And of course we still have Loulou (mum, and full time teddy bear) now 21 years old and still acting not a day older than 5, loulou is going to teach my MUM to ride, YES, DEBS wants to learn, don’t worry, there will be video evidence of the screams and most likely a lot of swearing if you know my mother (love you Mum)
we also have three incredible girls based with us, with wonderful horses, who I’m going to be supporting throughout the season, with their own competition goals.
So 2020 is going to be HUGE. But I’m so ready, and although we are nowhere near the top, Ive spent the last 10 years building the facilities and getting together a team of horses I am incredibly proud of. And now it’s time to enjoy it.
Finally, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to the people who continually support me and push me to keep going, you all know who you are. This industry is SO tough, and very hard to break through in, however I am determined to give it a good go. Pictures below of each horse.