Spring Pascal

ridden by Samantha Thurman-Baker

We have been holding back on sharing our sad news that back in November 2019 we had to say our good-byes to Pascal. Having made his comeback from major injury and surgery in 2016, he retired from work in 2017 and  spent the last year in the fields looking after the yearlings and loved been the boss. He took us to so many amazing places and will be so sadly missed.

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Spring Pascal is by the Hanoverian stallion, Pascal, out of a Cleveland Bay mare, Springtime Girl, bred at the Northcliff Stud in Wales, an unusual combination which raises eyebrows. Most top dressage horses are bred from foreign bloodlines. Pascal was bought as a just broken five year-old. He was immature and sensitive as a youngster and had been passed over for the PSI sales. The family took a chance on him and had no idea that the combination would prove to be so good. He is Samantha’s first step up to a horse from ponies, and it was a chance of a lifetime that with limited funds, they managed to find such a horse.15978605_10209961782153907_1867816425_n

With ten years of sympathetic training and Samantha’s dedication they have a Superstar combination. Despite learning together they have reached International Grand Prix level, going to two Junior European Championships along the way. They were 7th at last years Grand Prix National Championships and are aiming for the U25’s European Championships in 2017.

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Nationals 2016 Grand Prix.

Competition highlights:

Competition highlights:
National Championships 2016 Grand Prix – 68.9% 7th
Hickstead Premier League 2016 Grand Prix – 69.4% 1st
Hickstead CDI 5* 2014 Grand Prix – 70% 4th
Addington Premier League 2014 Grand Prix – 71.37% 2nd
Keysoe Premier League 2014 Inter II – 73.09% 1st
Hartpury College Premier League 2013 Grand Prix – 69.23% 1st
Hickstead Premier League 2012 Inter II – 68.42% 1st
The College Premier League 2012 Inter II – 70.7% 1st
Junior European Championships 2011 Freestyle – 71.97% 9th
Junior European Championships 2010 – highest placed British Junior