Horses

Cindy has produced countless horses over the years, either for herself to compete on, or for friends and clients. Many of these horses have gone on to be Top Event horses, show jumpers and Dressage horses and some just lovely horses for general hunting and riding club activities. Cindy has also helped source horses for both her her daughters, Emily and Sophie. Many of these have turned out to be really special, and given them both wonderful experiences.

Emily still holds the outstanding record for being the only British rider to have competed on 8 British Teams consecutively at Pony, Junior and Young rider Teams, winning so many Team and Individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Eventing. Two of these horses Emily then went on to compete at 5* Events including Badminton, where Emily has been awarded her Amada dish for 5 Completions and Burghley. Emily has been selected for many British Nations Cup Teams on various horses, in the U.K. Europe and the States, again contributing to many Team and individual wins.

Pardon Me II

In 2005 Cindy and Emily went out to Holland and found ‘P’.

‘P’ had never evented before, but Emily produced ‘P’ carefully and slowly. Emily had an incredible journey with this cheeky, sharp little chestnut horse with a big heart. In 2006 Emily went from Pre-Novice to winning the Pony Club Championships in his first season. The pair then went on to winning a Team Gold and Individual Silver at the Junior European championships in Avenches in 2007 to taking the Individual and Team Gold at the Young Rider European Championships in Kreuth in 2008. In 2009 they won the Under 25 title at Bramham. Completed Boekelo that year and then went on to  being 24th at Badminton and 19th at Burghley in 2010. Another great result at Badminton and Burghley in 2011 and Luhmuhlen and Burghley in 2012.

 In 2013 Emily and ‘P’ were selected and competed for G.B. for the Senior Nations Cup Team at Houghton in May and then also the Senior Nations Cup Team at Fontainbleau which was really special. After this fantastic time ‘P’ then retired winning over 900 B.E.points and never missing a competition through injury, and never sustained any injuries in his whole career.

P still lives a very pampered 5* retirement at Downgate Farm. He is much loved by everyone, he is so cuddly and affectionate and he loves his daily big mug of tea.

Junior II

Junior was also found by Cindy and Emily in Holland, in 2007. Junior had only done some low level jumping. Emily brought him on and finished 4th at Bramham CCI***  in 2012. Junior completed his first CCI **** in Luhmuhlen in June 2013, coming 22nd and was then 25th the same year at Pau. Junior also did Luhmuhlen and a Senior Nations cup team.

Emily then show jumped Junior, enjoying doing some Grand Prix’ with him at Hickstead and other big shows. Junior is also now retired, but having a wonderful life.

Society Spice

Riz was bought in 2006 as an 11 year old, having been produced by Susanna Dalton nee Barker, for his owner Katie. He was a perfect horse for Emily, having been so carefully brought on by Nanna.

Emily and Riz were part of the Junior European Championships in Necarne, coming home with Individual 5th and Team gold. In 2007 Emily and Society Spice won the National Junior Championships at Chepstow, came 2nd in the Scottish Championships and won the National Young riders Championships at Weston Park. In 2008 Emily and Riz were 5th at Bramham in the Under 25 4* and 28th at Boekelo. In 2009 they did Badminton for the first time. Emily was only 19 years old and also at Sussex University studying Business and management. They finished a very creditable 22nd.

In 2010 Emily returned to Badminton with Riz, this time coming 15th. That year they won a Team Gold and Individual 5th at the Pardubice Young Rider Championships in 2011 – He was tracking for Individual Gold but unfortunatly his dressage test was completely ruined by the most violent thunder and sleet storm, which only lasted for the 7 minutes that he was in the Arena. 

Riz then had a wonderful retirement with his friend ‘P’. We sadly lost him a few years ago, but he was a very special horse.

Ballyduff Rusty

We found Rusty in Ireland in 2002 and proved to be a complete superstar.

Together, Emily and Rusty were on 3 consecutive British Pony Teams competing at the European Championships, and won the British Pony Championships in 2004 and was also second and third in 2003 and 2005. When Emily was out of ponies, Sophie took on the ride before he was sold to Fran Reeve who competed him successfully  in Pony Trials until his retirement from eventing in 2009.

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Killusty Prince

Emily competed George alongside Rusty during her time riding ponies. He was a cheeky character, full of personality and a talented eventer. George obtained some top placings in Pony Trials with Emily and continued to look after some new little riders and compete at BE 100 level with  until 2011.

Louis Revere

Cindy bought Louis straight off the boat from Ireland as a 5 year old and show jumped him up to and including Grade A. When Cindy got married she decided to see if he would take to eventing in 1985. Louis relished the challenge and together, the pair competed at Breda CCI***, finishing in 7th place and at Burghley and Badminton CCI**** .

Louis then acted as a schoolmaster at Pony Club level, took Tim hunting and out with the Bloodhounds and carriage driving so he could take the whole family out to the pub in the evenings! Louis then enjoyed a long retirementat Downgate Farm and was really one of the family!