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April 11th, 2012

Samantha and Pascal win their first GRAND PRIX

Samantha and Pascal today have won their first GRAND PRIX  at the Keysoe Premier league.  This gets them straight to the Nationals at Grand Prix.  A thrilled Diane phone the result and I believe she won on 68% and by a good margin, (will have to be confirmed as she was talking so fast!!)

December 1st, 2011

Front cover of British Dressage! (And report from BD convention)

The Turville Team Training and Samantha on Apollo make front cover of Dressage Magazine!

Inside there is a five page Masterclass on our Ground work and how it is used for todays competition horse. Showing lunging, equipment used, inhand work and how it makes the horse supple and athletic.


BD Convention supported by The National Saddle Centre


July 14th, 2011

Samantha and Pascal off to the Europeans

GOOD LUCK SAMANTHA – OFF TO THE EUROPEANS – DENMARK.   They leave home today Thursday – sail from Dover to Calais Friday – and arrive in Denmark Sunday.  Read the rest of this entry »

June 1st, 2011

Spring Pascal heads for France

The Thurman-Bakers Pascal are off to Compiegne in France for the CDI, leaving early wenesday morning.Trot up Thursday, competition starts friday. Read the rest of this entry »
January 9th, 2011

..the saddest day, as Bubbles canters off to pony heaven

Sadly, Bubbles was put to sleep today, in his paddock at home.  He developed Cushings which brought on laminitis and he was very poorly.  He had been with us for 12 years. Read the rest of this entry »

December 23rd, 2010

Samantha is chosen for World Class Development Programme

Samantha has just heard that she has been selected for The World Class Development Programme following the recent selection trials.  The selectors felt she rode well and was an exciting future for dressage.  Her training starts in January.  This is a fantastic achievement for Samantha especially as she is still only seventeen! Well done.

Also both Pascal and Apollo have been selected for British Team Trianing which , again starts in January (weather permitting!)

December 1st, 2010

Samantha picks up three prizes at BD National Convention

Samantha, Diane and Bernadette were among the spectators at The Albion National Convention 2010 at Hartpury College on 27-28 November.  They enjoyed a two day training convention by Klaus Balkenhol and Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer where Laura Bechtolsheimer demonstrated grand prix training on her leading horses.

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October 16th, 2010

Finn is off to a new home

Sadly, Finn has been sold. It was a hard decision but he has found some lovely new owners who will showjump and do Pony Club with him. He will be so happy to go out competing and we wish Lauren, (coincidence he has another Lauren) lots of luck in the future.

An update from Finn as he had quite a following from Turville :)     He has settled in well and is meeting his new four legged friends. Has been for some lovely hacks, where they can ride for hours with very little road work. Has a smart new rug, first lesson on Wednesday and they all love him. His nickname on the yard is ‘Race car’, I wonder why!!!!!!

September 4th, 2010

Home from Scope!

Made our way home from the Scope Showjumping Championships today.  Had a great week but sadly Lauren and John Boy didn’t qualify for HOYS in the Newcomers Masters.  However they jumped some super rounds, coming 2nd out of 140 in the Foxhunter/Blue Riband and made it to the Champonship arena three times. This must be the nearest thing to Horse of the Year Show, huge arena, big crowds and even bigger atmosphere. John Boys eyes were on stalks as he entered the arena but he focused his hardest on the fences and jumped beautifully but those toes just touched a pole :( A great experience all round.

On returning home we discovered Bernadette with her lovely Ravels Bolero won her Petplan (more to follow). Also Samantha had a half page write up and photo in Horse and Hound in addition to photos in Dressage Magazine.  Also Melanie Murray and Uccello, her Andalusian x Lusitano (by Don Diego), entered their first ‘online’ dressage competition.  Having no horsebox they thought they would have a go, do the test and send the video in. They won on a score of over 70%.  Well done to all!

July 27th, 2010

John Boy now qualified 2nd round Foxhunter

Lauren and Waltons Top Flight (John Boy) picked up a 2nd today in the Foxhunter at Addington.  This was their 4th double clear in a row so qualified them for the second rounds for next year.  :) Another box ticked!