Hi everyone, I’m a young rider attempting to kickstart at career in Eventing and/or producing young horses!
I’m 21yo based in Leicestershire and co-run a lovely yard alongside my partner James. I’m also hoping to graduate this summer (fingers crossed) with a BSc in Equine Sports Science that I have studied for at Nottingham Trent University where I’m a sport scholar.
I have one horse that is my own and other that are either co-owned with James or others and then some that are privately owned. My horse is Garryduff Chacoa (Chacoa) and I’ve had him since a 5yo, (he’s 10 this year) I have competed him with success up to CCI-S2* but have since had a career change with him to pure dressage where he is flourishing!
We aim to do our first Advanced-Medium this summer! Chacoa is a tricky character but I love him to bits (after buying him I discovered that he was bought from the meat man as a 3yo as he was ‘unbreakable’ so I feel that I owe him a lovely forever home - no matter how many times I end up on the floor!).
My other horse that I co-own with my partner is Benvenuto Hattricks Hotsocks (Hattie), she’s a 16hh 11yo warmblood mare. She originally came to me 3 years ago on sales livery, straight out of the field as an 8yo, she’s very spooky and was hugely green for her age so we struggled to sell her for her breeder. We ended up buying her ourselves with the typical ‘we’ll keep her for 6 months then advertise her’ but here she still is 3 years later!! She has turned out to be a superstar and we are now eventing up to CCI-S3* and aiming for our first Advanced later this year! I have a few other horses in to ride at the moment and we have bred a couple of youngsters and this summer it’s time to back them - so that might make for exciting reading!
Excited to be part of #teamequissimo and see what the next 12 months bring!