June 19th - Berkshire College

We all enjoyed a really nice day on 19 June at Berkshire College where the HPEC amalgamated with Connemaras and Fell Pony Society for the first time, and ran a lovely show.

Our ponies had a cracking day. Izzy won the youngstock In Hand and behaved beautifully.  

Rupert won both the In Hand and Ridden Championships - this being his very first Ridden show. Monty was a Super Star - first ridden show and first time over a course and he was 2nd. in the Ridden and won the Workers!! Funny how this sort of thing can give you so much pleasure. Both ponies were beautifully ridden by Gemma.

Berkshire College - Izzy In Hand
Izzy - 1st In Hand
Berkshire College - Rupert - Ridden - In Hand
Rupert - 1st Ridden & In Hand
Berkshire College - Mony - Ridden - Workers
Monty - 1st Ridden & Workers

NPS Area 15, Suffolk Showground

Ricky 1st and Champion in the Junior Ridden Class, ridden beautifully by Claire's friend, 16 year old Amber Thorpe, qualifying him for the Royal International!!

He has now qualified for 2 classes at the Royal International-What a star!!  Ricks is going to have a busy time at Hickstead!

6th June 2011 - Yashmina, now a ridden pony - sadly For Sale

Yashmina, now a ridden pony, is sadly for sale and looking for some wonderful person to fall in love with her. At 14.3 h.h. she a fun pony, with charm, personality and masses of ability. Already hacking out alone, she has taken to the riding lark like a duck to water.

For more details see our For Sale page.

6th June 2011 Isla

Isla arrived safely at her new home in Cambridgeshire where she will be in the safe hands of Chris and Jo.

3rd June 2011

Rupert and Izzy had a great day out at this lovely show, finishing 4th. and 2nd. respectively.

Rupert & Izzy at Bath & West Show
Rupert & Izzy

1st June 2011 - New Kid on the Block

Larry arrived at midnight. Ivy's first colt foal, by Whitefield Lord Anthem

Highland Foal - Balleroy Larry, born June 2011
Ivy & Larry

1st June 2011 - Suffolk County Show

Ricky continues his winning streak, this time In Hand, winning the Highland Class,  Champion Large Breeds and Reserve Supreme Champion

Monty & Rupert
Monty & Rupert

28th May 2011 - Monty & Rupert

Monty qualified for NPS Dressage Finals at Addington with Gemma and was also 1st. in his first test in the long arena with me. Rupert was 3rd. in his first attempt at doing a test.

Sunday 22nd. May - NPS Area 13 - Cottenham Racecourse

Ricky won his section of the pre-Olympia Qualifier in fine style and was 2nd. in the Intermediate. A very windy day, but still they managed to produce the goods.

First foal of the Year - Roscoe, son of Inca

Balleroy Roscoe - first foal of 2011
Inca & Roscoe - 9.5.11

Razz - The Dressage Pony

Razz the dressage pony
Razz - 2nd on first outing
Balleroy Maverick & Claire do it again
attributed to Fred the Cat, with thanks

Ricky & Claire do it again.

NPS Area 14 - 29.5.2011

  • Two wins
  • Two championships
  • Qualified for two more finals.

What a team.

27 March 2011

Ricky had a fantastic day last Sunday at Malvern, claiming his ticket to the Royal International & winning the Heritage Championship. The day started badly, with Claire being taken ill and unable to ride but fortunately her friend, Sarah Challinor, stepped into the breach at the very last minute, and rode Ricks superbly to win.

Balleroy Maverick at Heritage Marches

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Razz - The Ridden Pony

Razzmatazz at his first Ridden Clinic
Razzmatazz at his first Ridden Clinic
Balleroy Maverick

Balleroy Maverick

Ricky is now with Claire Collier, who has him on loan and will be competing with him this year. They have had a couple of trial runs at BSPS shows, where they have done very well, already bringing home several wins, a couple of championships and a reserve.

Ricks appears to have settled in well and although greatly missed here, has taken the move in his stride. Best of luck to Claire for the coming season.

Start of Year Photo

Ponies by the Roadside
Ponies by the Roadside