Sophie’s Horses

Sophie currently owns four horses, all of which are at quite different stages of their ridden careers!

 

Grand Prix prize giving at the Cornish Dressage Festival, July 2012

Snowfire  Stable name: Biff

  • Year of birth: 1993
  • Height: 17 hands
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Country of birth: Ireland
  • Year of purchase: 2004
  • Level of training: Grand Prix
  • Highest level of competing: Wins at Grand Prix

Biff just keeps getting better & better!  After Sophie’s illness at the beginning of 2014 Biff only did seven classes in 2014 & he was top four in every one, even gaining a new personal best score at FEI Intermediare 1 level. In 2013 due to Sophie’s broken hand, Biff only competed in three classes & he returned home with a fourth, a third & a first – all in grand prix level classes. In 2012 Sophie & Biff competed in five shows & returned home with two wins & three seconds (all of which were either at grand prix or intermediare 2 level).  In 2011 they made a winning debut in their first BD Grand Prix, before going on to be placed 8th in the Grand Prix at Myerscough Premier League Show.  In their final season at Prix St Georges level (2006-7) this partnership won six out of seven BD classes entered at that level, including two Petplan Area Festivals.

 

Tara competing in a medium qualifier at Sophie's first show back after her long illness, May 2014

Tara, in action at Badgworth, May 2014

Tiara II Stable name: Tara

  • Year of birth: 2000
  • Height: 16.2hh
  • Sex: Mare
  • Colour: Bay
  • Country of birth: Holland
  • Year of purchase: 2006
  • Level of training: Prix St Georges
  • Highest level of competing: Wins at Advanced Medium

Tara has is in foal to the young stallion KL Mac, with the foal due on 1st April 2018.

 

Nix checking out his new home, January 2017

FOR SALE

Phoenix V Stable name: Nix

  • Year of birth: 2007
  • Height: 16 hands
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Country of birth: England
  • Year of purchase: 2017
  • Level of training: novice

Sadly Nix is now looking for a new home, as due to the purchase of Louis and recent upgrade to BD List 1 status, Sophie needs to spend more time focusing on these other commitments. Please click on this link to see a photo album of Nix in action at Downlands in May 2017:

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Sophie and Louis schooling together – better photo to follow!

Doetelaar Stable name: Louis

  • Year of birth: 2008
  • Height: 17 hands
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Bay
  • Country of birth: Holland
  • Year of purchase: 2017
  • Level of training: Advanced, towards Grand Prix
  • Highest level of competing: Prix St Georges

 

Sold (May 2017):

Damo schooling at Greenlands 2016

Cold Diamond Stable name: Damo

  • Year of birth: 2003
  • Height: 16hh
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Liver Chestnut
  • Country of birth: Germany
  • Year of purchase: 2013
  • Level of training: Prix St Georges
  • Highest level of competing: Advanced Medium

 

 

Sold (September 2016):

 Droomland  Stable name: Drudru

  • Year of birth: 2008
  • Height: 17.3hh
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Chestnut
  • Country of birth: Holland
  • Year of purchase: 2012

 

 

 

 

Sold (October 2016):rocky

Veuve Cliquot II  Stable name: Rocky

  • Year of birth: 2011
  • Height: 15.2hh
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Black
  • Country of birth: Wales
  • Year of purchase: 2014.

 

 

 

Sold (September 2012):

Sophie & Truff coming third in their first advanced class together, 2009.

Truffle   Stable name: Truff.

  • Year of birth: 1997
  • Height: 16 hands
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Colour: Bay
  • Country of birth: UK
  • Year of purchase: 2008
  • Level of training: Advanced, towards Grand Prix
  • Highest level of competing: Prix St Georges

Sophie & Truff have been competing with success in BD classes at Advanced Medium & Advanced level. They have been in the top three in all advanced classes entered & top six in their two Prix St Georges, as well as winning at advanced medium. The plan for 2012 is for Truff to gain more experience in Prix St Georges classes & then step up to Intermediare I, while continuing to develop all Grand Prix work.

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