Hal was bought by myself and Dad, he was a very quick purchase to replace spin. I have never met such a character in my life. He absolutely loves life and humans! He is everyone’s best friend. We purchased him from a field full of lovely young stock at the wilderness stud in Somerset. He has been the most rewarding horse and has never put a hoof out place.
Hal has a few months of light competition in 2015, and will look to go out into the Event circuit early spring 2016, I have produced this horse slowly with his future in mind, he tries so hard it would he too easy to overdue this horse so I always have to keep his age in the back of my mind.
Where do I start with Rocky. I picked Rocky up through pure pitty, I turned up to see him after seeing his advert with a complete open mind. I looked straight at him and before even sitting on him I knew I had to take him away from his current home in a dealers yard!
He had pure terror In his eyes! It wasn’t until I got him home that it hit me what I’d taken on. Rocky started life racing with some lovely trainers who I’ve been able to track down. However he ended up being too slow and getting into the wrong hands.
Within a few months of rocky absolutely hating life it was time to face facts. I hoped it was all behavioural issues through lack of trust from someone putting him through hell and back. Our team vet Cary’s payed our man a visit and we took him up to the hospital. After a scan it was discovered Rocky would need 2 huge spinal operations to give him a second chance at life. He had 7/9 kissing spines. We had to make a decision pretty quickly, Dad looked at me and without saying a word he knew what my answer would be! I knew I had to help this horse, I had to give him the chance.
Rocky underwent two huge operations and after 4 months box rest and some major TLC he is one of the most special horses to me. He’s started his retraining work and has turned a huge corner! Whatever happens with rocky I know I did right by him giving him this chance, he’s such a happy and thankful horse.
You can find a more in depth version of Rocky Story on the News page.
Rocky has evented the past few years but as of 2018 he will campaign out on the showjump circuits with me.
Loulou is my forever horse. She gave me the eventing bug and has taught me the most influential life lesson. DONT GIVE UP.
Shes taught me to pick myself up and dust myself off many a time. She’s the unluckiest horse in the world and I hate letting her out of my sight! We nearly lost her through illness a few times but she’s a Marsh through and through.
Loulou is bred very well and in 2014 we hung her eventing boots up and decided to put her in foal to Cevin Z, she produced the most beautiful foal in 2015, born on Easter Sunday (Bunny) And then the following year give brith to our second homebred Bea.
Loulou is now semi-retired and just pops out to nanny the breakers on the road every now and again. She is most definitely the yard pet and we wouldn’t be without her.
Bunny is our first home bred, born 05/04/2015…Easter Sunday hence the name. She is ExOndine (Welton crackerjack) x Cevin Z
And OFCOURSE she is running circles around all of us because she is the cutest foal I have ever seen (very biased)
Born 14/4/2016 our second homebred. Another Cevin Z baby out of my event mare EX Ondine.
Jenny is a new 5yo to us, she is being aimed at the 2019 event circuit. She has had a late starts in life so is a blank canvas which I love.
Her flat work is importing daily, she has huge scope and has just started xc schooling, she has a huge future ahead of her, we are very excited to see where she ends up.
Hal’s half sister, owner by Simon Marsh.
She was backed by the lovely Becky Davis, and we couldn’t let her go to anyone but ourselves. She’s just started learning the ropes and Will be doing a winter of dressage this winter. And aimed for age classes next year on the event and dressage circuits.