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August 20th, 2013

Latest Horse Heros from Turville

See the latest ‘Horse Heros’ video. Joanna Thurman-Baker keeps the Grand Prix horse Pascal ticking over for sister Samantha to compete while she works at Carl Hesters


August 11th, 2013

Cole continues to shine

Lauren took Cole (Concorde Two) to Bicster & Finmere show today and he jumped beautifully. It was his first time competing on grass and infront of crowds. Read the rest of this entry »

August 2nd, 2013


Thirteen combinations have been confirmed as qualified for the prestigious Nathalie Grand
Prix classes at this year’s Espayo National Championships, Stoneleigh Park, 19 – 22nd September.
Carl might be the firm favourite amongst British fans, but it is by no means a done deal and one of his toughest opponents might just well turn out to be his very own pupil, 20 year old Sam Thurman Baker. Read the rest of this entry »

July 26th, 2013

Success for Turville Clients

Congratulations  to clients Rosé Hugh Smith for been part of the Bronze Medal winning team at The FEI Pony European Dressage Championships, and Clare Randell with Decree (Tinkerbell) who won the Advanced/medium Regionals yesterday qualifying for Nationals. Read the rest of this entry »

July 18th, 2013


Two U25s selected for dream Danish trip

(Taken from British Dressage)
“Two up and coming British riders have been given the chance of a life-time to compete alongside their senior counter parts in the CDIU25 at the Herning European Championships in Denmark (19 – 25 August 2012). Emily Cousins and Samantha Thurman-Baker have been given the nod to compete and will make the trip with the British Senior team of Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson, Charlotte Dujardin and Michael Eilberg. Read the rest of this entry »
July 10th, 2013

Samantha competes in France

Samantha and Douglas are currently competing at The Young Rider Dressage Championships in Compiegne, France see for details and updates.


June 23rd, 2013

Home from Hickstead

Well what a great week! Samantha rode six tests at the Hickstead Premier League and gained over 70% in them all. Douglas had a few tense moments but they won the Inter 1 with over 72%, the first time they had ridden the test, but the star was Pascal.  He came 1st and 2nd in the two Grand Prix classes getting 72% and 71% and was so consistent throughout. A very happy Team:)

June 18th, 2013

Turville lorries head off…..

Two lorries left the yard early this morning. The Thurman-Bakers heading for Hickstead for the Premier league where Samantha is competing Douglas and Pascal, see link for details. Read the rest of this entry »

June 3rd, 2013

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:-

Young Riders
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.

May 26th, 2013

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 »