Harvey's Pale Cream
Harvey was my first pony, I still have him today! He was such a little monster and used to buck, bronk and drop his shoulder at every given opportunity meaning I fell of him all the time. He also loved rolling in sand schools but only when my mum wasn’t close enough to stop him! We did have some fantastic results together mainly on the lead rein, and when ever any one says to me I’ve got a good seat I pass all the credit to him for teaching me to stick like glue to the saddle no matter what is happening under neath me. He is now out on loan to a member of the East Kent Hunt Pony Club and teaching more children to stick to the saddle!
Who in the south east doesn’t know Tammy?! She taught me, and many other members of the West Street Pony Club, so much and we had some fantastic time together (see results) that I will never forget such as Olympia in 2003. This was such a brilliant day, not only for me but for everyone that came with me. Doing a pairs class with an international rider is something most 12 year olds dream of doing, but I was lucky enough for it to be really happening! I was paired with Jean-Paul Nicholau, he was a French international show jumper and had competed at all the world Games and Olympics for France. Tammy is still with us today but she is no longer ridden due to the fact that she is 32 years old this year and has had a serious heart attack! The vets have checked her out and can’t quite understand how she is still with us. She is living just down the road from us with a lady called Sheila Forster. Sheila has Tammy to keep her other Pony company and takes her out for walks in hand every week.
Maybe was my first Thoroughbred (TB) mare and is probably the reason I have got more TB’s now……I love them!! She was never easy in the Dressage phase, she liked to make up her own movements as we were going around, such as cantering up the centre line and doing one-time flying changes!! But she was an absolute machine cross country, and started to get some fantastic results with British Eventing at JRN’s and Novice Level including 5th place at Iping Horse Trials in the Novice section. We were just about to move her up to Intermediate level eventing when she sustained her Tendon injuries. Now 3 years later, and after breeding a fantastic foal, she is back in work and being ridden by Lora Needham, my brother, David’s girlfriend. They have been taking it slowly to start with, doing lots of lunge work and walk and trot work to allow her to build up the correct muscles and are now ready to progress further after building up a good friendship…..which most of you know is not easy with Maybe!!
DidHe was not particularly planned. When Maybe sustained her Tendon injuries we tried to put her in foal but the vets advised there would be too many toxins running round her body to make a pregnancy viable. We were asked by Ann Farren if she could go and keep her Sport Pony Stallion company, so we took her to there yard. To start with she didn’t like the look of Stan at all but 6 months later she started to show some signs of pregnancy. We never took her to have her scanned but in July 2010 she produced a stunning colt.
Zamor was a horse that i jumped and competed on behalf of Ruth Wollerton. She buys many top quality horses from Holland and produces them to event and do dressage. Zamor was on of these top quality animals....if i had had enough money he would have been mine! He was a fantastic ride across the country with a phenominal jump and superb movement. Ruth sold Zamor to Sam Griffiths (International Eventer) and he gained fantastic results with British Eventing on him with many top placings.