Jumping Clinic 18.04.22

Jumping Clinic with 5* event rider Aaron Millar Eventing. Holnest Connemaras said "We cannot recommend Aaron highly enough, he is a brilliant instructor providing lots of varied exercises whilst being specific to that pony’s individual needs. We’ve been having lessons with Aaron for over a year now and have noticed ... More

Portman BE – April ’22

Cooley Exchange has a confident first run of 2022 in the Int Nov The start to 2022 was long awaited for both horse and human! A fairly local event for us, a short trip up country to Rushmore Park near Salisbury for Cooley Exchange, Tomatillo, Count Onyx and Quintero II got our 2022 British Eventing Campaign off to ... More

August update

ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH FOR KEC DEAKON at NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials Extremely pleased with Deakon’s performance at Hartpury Equine International Events in the CCI3*L. An unplanned run for this horse due to qualification and not in his original plan - we ran him slowly XC with Blenheim just around ... More

July update

July was a quieter month with only a few events. First up was Aston Le Walls. Count Onyx owned by Alexandra Van Tuyll and Helen Van Tuyll pulled it out the bag again with a 29.3 dressage and a double clear to finish in 7th place in a competitive novice section. Comte du Bretton went for just a dressage test - he ... More

Brilliant Barbury

Absolutely over the moon with Heidi Bates KEC Deakon finishing in 5th place in the CCI4*S at Barbury International Horse Trials this weekend. Extremely excited for the future of this horse who went into the XC in the lead - he is still a relatively new horse to me at this level but couldn’t fault his performance ... More

June Update

Sometimes its not the buzz of a 5* that confirms why you do this. Our horses are our life and when they give you everything for their career its of upmost importance to do right by them in their twilight years. No horse deserves this more than Leo. Leonardo is absolutely loving his new home with Julia. Julia ... More

May Update

After the lull of the start of the season and finally getting going in April, May looked on paper like a whirlwind of activity! Regular appointments with lily Jackson Physio for the horses, SJ lessons with Ros and regular fitness training for myself are a staple each month so its great to have the focus of competiti... More

April and we are a go!

Competitions are a go! We headed to Chard Equestrian with a couple of lorry loads in pure excitement to be out and about again! All combinations jumped well if a little keen in places, lock down had the same effect on all of us! A rare treat to have just one horse competing at our local event Portman Horse ... More

Good and bad news…

As March rolls on we are stating to get the news that many big events in 2021 will not be running. This is a devastating blow to the team...all the work we put in behind the scenes is showcased at these events but hopefully as the season unfolds we will see some replacements and at least we have time on our sides to ... More

March Madness!

Training, training and more training! March is a month where we consolidate all our winter training - testing the horses that little more and topping up their final fitness plans for the start of the season. See here how we work the horses over telegraph poles to get them to engage more and test their flexibility as we ... More