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True Addiction Sold

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
TRUE ADDICTION North Staffs Spring Show

TRUE ADDICTION North Staffs Spring Show

We had planned to compete at Newark and Nottingham County Show, but we were lucky enough to be able to sell True Addiction to a wonderful home just south of London.

Because he went through his vetting, and we were due to deliver him just after the show, we choose to wrap him up in cotton wool until that date.

I took him down to his new owners, a lovely lady, who wants to do lots of hacking, and I am sure he will fulfil his career in that area, and her daughter who would like to do some showing. So watch out for him on the southern circuit!

I am sure he will be utterly spoilt and live the life of luxury, we wish them well in the future.

North Staffs Spring Show

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

The season started well at North Staffs Spring show. The venue had moved to Reaseeheath College. With all new facilities, a lovely airy indoor arena and large outdoor arenas. Stables were excellent quality, and the security and passport checking was second to none.

CHAMPIAAN was on his ridden debut showing outing with (more…)

Not Once But Twice!

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Champiaan out hacking

Champiaan out hacking

Champiaan was out this season for the second time doing some local dressage. His first outing had been a good start, with him settling well after having a look at the boards and getting used to working around other horses. Although a little tense he was obedient and was placed in the ribbons at his first event.

This week he went better for his rider Sarah Monkman. His first test Intro A, which is a walk trot test, was an improvement on the week before, not even looking at the dressage boards around the arena. His second test, his first Preliminary test involving canter work, was a happy and relaxed test to watch. His test results were 69% and an excellent 76% respectively culminating in two very well deserved red ribbons.

Proving Champiaan is a champion in the making.

We look forward to seeing  this rider horse combination’s ridden show debut.

Getting Ready for the Season

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Well it has been a while since I last updated this website, but I am hoping to get back on track again this year and keep you up to date with how we get on throughout the show season.
As you all know this has not been the best time for showing over the last 18 months with the horrendous weather and cancellation of shows making it difficult to produce horses for the show ring.
We have managed to tick away over winter and keep the horses working on a light regime, and now as the show season draws closer we are planning our outings with the horses we will be showing under saddle this year.
To help get them ready we have just started going out to some local dressage, and the results were very pleasing.
Aja Estareyna, two classes entered, two wins with an average of 68% in her tests. Champiaan, ridden by Sarah on his first outing, settled well and managed to acquire a third place rosette. However, True Addiction found it all a bit exciting going out, like a kiddy in a sweety shop and just had too much energy to settle, but still managed a 5th placing after working really hard.

Another dressage outing planned soon!

HOY’s Points System Trial

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The day started for us with the novice mare class with AJA ESTAREYNA. who produced us what is becoming a

Al Shahrani

Al Shahrani

consistant performance for the level she has attained so far this year, resulting in a very good 3rd place position.

The North Staffordshire Summer show had agreed to trial a points system for the Horse of the Year Show classes.

We duly entered Teresa Shewards open gelding AL SHAHRANI. There were two judges one to judge the ride and performance (more…)