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Busy Times Ahead

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Reserve Gelding HOYS Ridden by Kirsty Brown

Al Shahrani Reserve Gelding HOYS

We are now entering the busiest part of the season after having a three week sabbatical since our last competitive meeting at the North Western Group Show with AL SHAHRANI and AJA ESTAREYNA. During this period we have continued with regular work and schooling sessions and are now ready for the next event, the Northern Group Show.

We are personally hoping that we will continue with the improved performances we have seen at each of the previous shows and look forward to seeing you there.

Looking to the Future

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Final Ridden Line Up

Ridden Line Up

We had the privilege and honour of hosting an Intermediate Judges Course for The Arab Horse Society, on the weekend of the 8th May 2011, at our training centre in North Yorkshire. The day started overcast and raining but as the day progressed, the rain stopped, the clouds cleared, the sun came out and by the end of the day it was a glorious spring day.

The candidates, of whom there were twelve for the in hand and one for the ridden, were jointly assessed by


Champiaan for Sale

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
CHAMPIAAN Northern Group Show 2008

CHAMPIAAN Northern Group Show 2008

We have decided to offer for sale our superb young stallion CHAMPIAAN.

He has some of the very best World and European breeding. He is an impressive horse with a wonderful pedigree, with excellent type and conformation and a lovely temperament.

CHAMPIAAN has already had a successful show career as a youngster.

CHAMPIAAN has to be considered as having a fantastic future ahead of him. He is tall with superb conformation. He has been backed, is SCID clear and requires a 5 star home.

Please visit his page for more information.

Aja Estareyna’s first Dressage!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011


Since I have been out of action for a while, AJA ESTAREYNA has been doing mothering duties, but now I am back in the saddle and raring to go.

‘Esta’ has been back in work for a couples of months now and we thought it was time for her to have a day out. It is always nice to take young or novice horses to dressage as it is very relaxed and not too much hustle and bustle.

All went well in the warm up, but when we went into the main arena there was some (more…)

Monty Roberts Tour

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Monty Roberts and Tina

Monty Roberts and Tina

I have always admired the work of Monty Roberts, since he first brought his teachings to this country in the 1980’s. Trying to make a better world for the horse and the way in which we train them.

As a trainer and producer of ridden Arabians, I have worked and started many young horses on their successful careers. I have used over the years many of the techniques discovered by Monty in my natural approach to working with horses, understanding their language such that the horse wants to learn.

When I heard of his lastest tour in the UK I thought I needed to fulfill one of my goals in life to see this wonderful man and experience  his teachings. So on 17th October I went to watch him perform his demonstrations at Myerscough College.

What an awe inspiring moment, no tricks or gimmicks, just years of experience of working with horses, and his philosphy is not ‘how great am I’ but how ‘you can do this too’ and make the world a better place for horses.

There is always more to learn, and if I can continue to learn and adapt and change to the needs of the horse such that the horse wants to learn and perform, then I will try and strive towards it.