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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 »

May 24th, 2013

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 »

May 20th, 2013

Lauren – New Pilates website

Lauren now has her own website for Pilates. Take a look and see what its all about:)

May 14th, 2013

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 »

May 6th, 2013

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 »

May 3rd, 2013

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 »