Samantha makes European Team
The British Dressage Young Rider and Junior Selectors are pleased to announce the horse and rider combinations for the Junior and Young Rider European Championships Compiegne, France on 10 – 14 July 2013 which are as follows:-
Samantha Thurman-Baker – Douglas IV
Pippa Hutton – Duela
Olivia Oakeley – Donna Summer
Eilidh Grant – Comanche Crumble
Well done Samantha
A big thank you to Carl Hester and Aram Gregory for the ride on Douglas.
Turville riders have a good weekend.
Turville riders seem to be having a good few days! Kate Lockwood took Nerro to their first competition on Thursday and won. Claire Randal won the PSG on her lovely little mare Decree at Fairoak Grange. Read the rest of this entry »
Somerford Premier League Dressage
Samantha and team have travelled up to Cheshire for the Somerford Premier League. She is competing on Douglas and has taken Pascal up too and will be up against her trainer Carl in The Grand Prix on Saturday! Read the rest of this entry »
Lauren – New Pilates website
Lauren now has her own website for Pilates. Take a look and see what its all about:)
Success at Addington Premier League
This weekend Pascal and Ted (Undaunted) went to The Addington Premier League. Samantha had not ridden Pascal for two weeks but they came away with a second place in the Inter 2 and qualify directly to the National Championships in September with just over 70%. Read the rest of this entry »
Lauren and Cole Qualify for Scope
Lauren took Cole (Concorde Two) to Hartpury yesterday for the Discovery Regional Finals. It was the first time he had been there, it was the most beautiful sunny day and a lovely course to jump. The class was run over 3 rounds which get bigger each time and the last round against the clock, so quite a test for a young chap. Read the rest of this entry »
Samantha in Saumur
Samantha Thurman-Baker got off to a fine start with Douglas in Saumur. She travelled out in fine style with Carl Hester and Dances with Wolves and Fine Time and Charlotte Dujardin with Uthopia, so had to pull out all the stops! Read the rest of this entry »
Casanova is doing well in his new home
Lauren went for a jumping lesson yesterday on Cole and we bumped into Cass, her other youngster she sold in October:) He looked well and Cole recognised his half brother and exchanged a whinny. Apparently Cass is jumping very well with his new rider Rowan Willis and will be competing at Windsor next week. He said he has a huge jump and is very ‘bouncy’ …. but when you are over 6ft with the longest of legs ‘bouncy’ is OK!
Samanthas busy two weeks!
Samantha has a very busy couple of weeks coming up. Pascal has gone up to be with her at Carl’s before they head off to the Keysoe Premier League to compete in the Grand Prix on Friday and the Inter II on Saturday. She then has a fast turn around as she loads up Douglas on Monday to travel to Samaur in France to ride in the CDIO Young Rider classes. Good luck and keep us posted on your trips:)