CONCORDE TWO (Cole)
Owned and ridden by Angelas daughter, Lauren Fois.
Cole (Concorde Two) had a tumble in his paddock in January which caused multiple injuries to the mechanics in his hind leg. In spite of doing all we could he was getting significantly worse and it was getting more painful. He was sadly put to sleep last Monday. Lauren is devastated. He was such a talented horse who just lived for his jumping. A ‘beast’ to hack, he didn’t like his schooling or plodding around. He just had to go for it, full on, every time and Lauren loved him. He was her only horse and all she needed. R.I.P. Coley, we will all miss you.
Cole is a 16.1hh Dutch Warmblood by Oklund. Both Laurens previous horses, John Boy/Waltons Top Flight and Cass are by this top showjumping sire, and both have amazing jumping ability. Starting slowly as a four year old we have bought him on, again along Classical lines, and at six he is maturing into a super horse. He is bold with lots of scope and although he was quite a challenge for Lauren in the beginning they now have a good relationship and are out starting to get results.
May 2013…. Cole is proving to be a star! Jumping so well and obviously really enjoying it too which is so nice. He has built up muscles in all the right places and the schooling has made him supple so makes him a joy to ride and very manoeuvrable. He really looks the part when he enters the ring and gets many admiring comments but Lauren says, although people ask, this one is not for sale!
Sept 2013… Cole is now jumping double clears in Newcomers and Foxhunter classes.
Lauren & Cole qualified for the 2014 Blue Chip Championships but sadly Lauren went down with Glandular Fever which resulted in a 5 month break from competition! Now, April 2014, they are back out again. Cole jumped beautifully at his first outing, in fact the break probably did him some good. Now hoping for a good year.
After a year off due to a field injury Cole went out to his first competition on Laurens birthday and not only went well but won one class and came 2nd in the other…. little star!
3rd Fox/grade C – Henley Show
2nd Open – Henley Show
Qualified Foxhunter 2nd rounds – Bury Farm
2nd Open – Cherwell
6th Foxhunter – Cherwell
2nd Foxhunter – Quainton Stud
1st Foxhunter – Bury Farm
2nd Open – Bury Farm
1st Blue Riband/Foxhunter. Qualified Scope & Fox 2nd rounds. Patchetts
Members Cup Quainton Stud – Qualified for Scope Championships 2014
1st Blue Chip Karma Qualifier – Patchetts
5th 1.10m Open – Patchetts
5th Foxhunter – All Stars, Bury Farm
2nd Newcomers – Addington
4th Novice Championship Scope
24th KJ Novice Prelim Scope
9th KJ Novice Prelim Scope. Qualified
3rd 1.15 Open- Patchetts
1st Newcomers – Patchetts
4th 1.10m Amateur Qualifier -Bicester & finmere
2nd Newcomers – Bury Farm
5th Small Open – Bury Farm
3rd Newcomers – Patchetts
7th Newcomers – Quainton Stud
2nd Discovery- Addington. Qualified for 2nd rounds 2014
1st Discovery – Addington
4th Katherine James Scope Qualifier – Addington
4th Newcomers – Addington
7th Discovery – Addington
3rd Discovery Regional Finals- Hartpury, Qualifying for Scope S/J Championships.
5th Discovery – Quainton Stud
6th Discovery – Addington.
7th Discovery – Addington. Qualified for Regional Discovery Second Rounds 2013
5th Discovery – Addington
2nd Discovery – Bury Farm
3rd Discovery – Addington
1st British Novice – Addington. Qualified for Regional BN Second Rounds 2013
2nd British Novice – Addington
3rd British Novice – Bury Farm
8th British Novice – Addington