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April 23rd, 2013

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:)

April 16th, 2013

Pilates Classes with Lauren Fois

Riders of all levels are becoming  increasingly aware of the benefits of core stability in all equestrian disciplines.  Pilates strengthens the abdominals and back muscles, which work to support the spine. Read the rest of this entry »

April 9th, 2013

Winter Dressage Championships

Clients Claire Randall on Decree (Tinks) and Susan Armstrong on Peaceful Flight (Poppy) are competing at The Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury this week. Claire is in the Advanced Medium Restricted on Wednesday, whilst Susan is competing on Sunday in The Petplan Prelim Championships.  Good Luck ladies, lets hope those extra lessons pay off and you come home with a ribbon:)

Well done to you both, Claire came 3rd and Susan 14th in their respective classes :)

March 26th, 2013

Samantha competing at CDI Dressage – Addington this weekend

Update: Really sad to say that we have withdrawn Douglas from the Addington CDI, with the virus going around it was decided the risk was too high :(

Samantha will be competing on Douglas at this weekends CDI at Addington

see http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/news/show/1663-home-team-looking-for-addington-advantage  for full details.

March 11th, 2013

Another Hester fairy tale in the making?

Samantha gets a great write up on the British Dressage web site..

‘Carl Hester’s magic seems like it could be rubbing off on another up and coming star with a win for Sam Thurman-Baker and her ride Douglas IV in the PSG’ and Read the rest of this entry »

March 6th, 2013

Diabos final resting place.

Today we planted a tree and placed our dear Diabos ashes underneath. He will always be with us and has a lasting memoriam growing in the middle of his private lawn in the stable yard watched over by all the horses.

March 4th, 2013

Joanna and Tinks win at Under 21s

Joanna enjoyed a lovely Sunday riding the beautiful Decree, aka  Tinkerbell, owned by Angela Collins and Clare Randal. They won the Junior Team Test and the Advanced Medium 85 at the Under 21s Winter Show at Bury farm, gaining loads of prizes for Tinks to enjoy! They would like to say a huge thank you to Clare and Angela for letting Joanna enjoy their fabulous mare!

Joanna and Tinks

February 19th, 2013

Lauren & Cole get their qualification

Lauren took Cole to Addington today and managed two super double clears and a 7th place in a field of 57. This means they now have their qualification for the British Novice and Discovery second rounds.   Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st, 2013

A sad day.

We have some very sad news.

Our beautiful Diabo was peacefully put to sleep this afternoon. He made it to the grand old age of 28, but his legs could no longer keep up with him.

We first met Diabo when he was a wild five-year-old stallion in Portugal. His utter beauty and immense presence captured us instantly and we fell in love with him, so we went about bringing him back to Turville to start his training. It was evident right from the start that he was something special. The most intelligent of horses, he learnt everything so quickly and his movements were breath taking. As he performed, he appeared to float with grandeur and effortlessness that proved to be unmatchable not only to the innocent eye, but also in competition.

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January 15th, 2013

New year catch up.

Diane has just come back from taking Samantha, Pascal and Douglas (Carl Hester and Aram Gregorys horse) from World Class. It was the first of  the new selection so was very full on with Sam having meetings, lessons, assessments, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. Read the rest of this entry »