Jalapeno III (Jala)


171 cm
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Jalapeno III (Jala)


Chilli Morning


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A great start to the 2024 eventing season!
A great start to the 2024 eventing season!

📸 Hannah Cole Photography

Good first run back at Tweseldown with all the gingers 🧡 (even if they were slightly fresh and pretended they had never jumped on grass before! 🤣🤣)
Strangely someone said to me my god all your horses look the same - that could be because I actually had 3 full brothers and a half sister at Tweseldown this weekend!
Chilli Knight, Jalapeno & Chilli King were all having a very steady run in the OI on Saturday - there are some very exciting things in store for them this year!
The lovely Chilli’s Jester then won his 100 section on Sunday! This horse has come back from a very near death experience so it’s just incredible he’s back bouncing and so happy to be out. He’s such a massive talent for the future.
Also well done to my stable jockey Hannah Lavender for a lovely DC and 4th on Tillingbourne, another ginger! 🤣🙈
A huge thank you and well done has to go to the Tweseldown organising team who had so obviously worked incredibly hard on the ground to give us the best possible footing!


Badminton Horse Trials is in fact a complete marathon but it’s absolutely definitely a wonderful one - even in the mud!!

It felt SO good to be back and to get that buzz that only comes with the really big ones!

We finished up a brilliant 6th (and best of the mares!) after just touching the very last fence which was such a shame. Showjumping is not Jala’s strongest phase but she tried so hard yesterday and I was so so proud of her 🥰

It’s been such a journey getting this horse here and it has genuinely taken a village!

I want to thank my own world-class team - Charlotte Overton being by my side on the front line (and in the mud this week!) and my other brilliant girls who hold the fort so beautifully at home when we’re travelling all over the place!

Ed Lyall Jala’s vet, Jim Cooper her farrier and Liz Oakenfold her osteopath - honestly we just couldn’t do it without any of you!!

Thank you to my bonkers but amazing husband - he’s had his work cut out recently picking me up mentally after a few tough moments this spring.

I also want to say a special thank you to the whole team at Badminton - the volunteers, officials, supporters - what an effort everyone put in and what an event they gave us! It’s just the best in the world and everyone rallied in such terrible conditions this year - always with a smile.
Even at the very end of a ridiculously wet week the guys towing us all out in their tractors in the (still) pouring rain were bloody brilliant!

Lastly a HUGE thank you to Chris and Lisa Stone who have believed in me and been so patient with this beautiful horse. I know how much they enjoyed this week and my god do they deserve it.

For now I’m happily exhausted but already planning our next visit 😉

📸 Hannah Cole Photography, Steady Shutter & Hayley Chamberlain

The “Grown ups” at Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials!
The “Grown ups” at Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials!

As well as the babies, we also had our two lovely advanced horses - Jalapeno owned by Chris and Lisa Stone and Flash Cooley owned by Pru Dawes - in the 4*S at Burnham last weekend.

Both of them did seriously smart dressage tests which I was thrilled with and both sat right up in the top 12 after the first phase, in a VERY competitive section.

They both went on the jump immaculate double clears and allowed me to give them both a good lung opener but I absolutely didn’t go flat out as they have some exciting 3 days coming up so we were there as part of a bigger picture for them.

I was so so thrilled with how fit and well they felt and how strongly they both finished. I was also happy (and secretly relieved) that I hadn’t forgotten how to do it and although I felt a bit rusty for the first few fences it didn’t take long to feel right back into it!

Jalapeño finished 8th and Flash Cooley 12th both placed and in the money.

A HUGE HUGE thank you to Alec and the Musketeer Events team for all the hard work with the ground and the course - including the mammoth task of moving the showjumping to better ground! SO much work goes into running these events and I am so grateful to everyone who enables them to happen and us to enjoy our wonderful sport!

📸 Hannah Cole Photography (as always ❤️)