Cass, first time at Addington, Nov 11.       Photo Equine Life

Cass, first time at Addington, Nov 11. Photo Equine Life  Lauren bought Casanova X (Cass) as a 4 yr old. A  dark brown Dutch Warmblood with the same sire, Oklund,  as  her beloved John Boy (Waltons Top Flight). Being a baby he was  taken slowly and along the same classical lines as all our horses.  With a huge amount of scope at the first few shows he jumped everything at least 2ft higher than he needed to and left Lauren feeling she may need a parachute.  He continued to improve every time out  taking Lauren forward to every fence soon getting double clears  and winning at British Novice.  He is deceptively quick covering the ground and his training has made him very balanced so he easy to turn.

Lauren has sadly sold Cass on. He has gone to a professional showjumper who will hopefully take him to dizzy heights in his jumping career.When we bought him him was a real baby and Lauren worked hard on all the groundwork and initial jumping in producing him. As he grew  and matured he became more and more powerful and with such  an enormous jump Lauren was finding him just too big a ride for her.  We shall monitor his progress closely hoping he does well and  having the satisfaction that if he does, we started him :)

UPDATE: Cass jumped well at Royal Windsor in May coming equal 1st in the OLYMPIC STAR SPOTTERS FOR 6 YEAR OLDS.

We recently heard that Cass has now gone to America to continue his Showjumping career. Hope we can keep tabs on him!

Cass Sept 12

Cass Sept 12

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CHIP

 Chip has now been sold to a lovely new home, good luck Chippy!

CHIP

CHIP

A  truly outstanding pony!  13.2hh 14yrs very handsome bay gelding.

Really has been there, done that and got the T shirt!

Won numerous Working Hunters, including Chiltern & Thames championship. Competed Royal Windsor. Winner Pony Club Pony Classes.  Showjumping including Pony of the Year Show where he won the 11year and under Style & Performance Championship.  Competed up to Advance Medium in BD. Fluent in all lateral work, flying changes, Spanish walk. Brilliant at mounted games too. There is nothing this pony can’t do! Has won hundreds of rosettes, cups/ trophies sashes and rugs.


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Waltons Top Flight and Lauren Fois

‘John Boy’ has sadly been sold. Lauren has had a wonderful few years producing him  but let him go to finance buying a couple of youngsters hoping to follow in his footsteps. We wish his new owner lots of success and will be watching his progress closely. In fact within a few weeks he has already been placed a Grand Prix in France! Such a star.

Lauren and John Boy at Scope

Lauren and John Boy at Scope

Latest news from John Boy: In August he competed in The Global Tour in Holland coming 7th in the Grand Prix. Well done JB and Leonora!

Walton’s Top Flight, aka ‘John Boy’ is a 16.1hh KWPN Dutch bred gelding. He was bought by us as a 4 year old with a view to show jumping, having Oklund/Concorde/ QuickStar/Burggraaf in his bloodlines. He was very green when he arrived, but as with all our horses he has been doing flat work along the Classical lines which has gradually built him up. This has given him a really good grounding to move on with his jumping, and has helped immensely with balance and turns.
Lauren and John Boy Addington 2010. Photo Imageprint
Lauren and John Boy Addington 2010. Photo Imageprint

He qualified for the second round newcomers this year and got through to the  http://www.scopefestival.co.uk/ by coming 5th out of 107 competitors at Addington. This is as close to the Horse of the Year Show as Lauren  got but sadly didnt make it.


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Finn Again and Sophie Fois

 

Sophie on Finn Again
Sophie on Finn Again

Update…. Finn is now at an International Showjumping yard in Florida. Lucky Boy!

Finn has now sadly been sold to a super new home. Sophie is getting updates from his new owner and he seems very happy!   We just cant bear to take him off our web site just yet :(

 

 Finn is a 10 year old Irish Sports Horse standing 15.2hh. We got him at 5 years old and he was ridden for the first two years by Lauren before Sophie took over the reins. He has been a great first horse for both girls and they have enjoyed Pony Club, cross country, dressage and show jumping with him, the latter being his forte.  After a hugely successful 2008 Sophie and Finn had a quiet 2009 owing to school studies, but have been out again this year. They  qualifed for the second round Amateur Championships first time out and have come home with rosettes from evey competition since, proving they have not lost their touch.

Finn X country
Finn X country

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VENTO FRESCO            SOLD

 
 
 
 VentoStunning Lusitano Gelding, 8yrs. 16.2hh. Well schooled, super floating paces with bags of presence. Winner purebred gelding class and overall % Trophy for the Dressage at 2009 Lusitano Breed Show. Winning at Elementary unaffiliated dressage, now reg BD. Potential to go far. Reg BSJA jumping double clear Newcomers. (Novilheiro bloodlines). Delightful temperament, extremely comfortable to ride. Been with current owner since a three year old and only sadly for sale due to ill health.