Santiago Bay (Kizzy)
Birth year: 2008
5 horses over 4 days of jumping in every weather from “feels like” -10 degrees to gale force winds and rain. Thank god for our WeatherBeeta UK rugs to keep the horses snug and for Coldstream Equestrian for keeping me from losing my mind from the cold 🥶
Dime Bar was an absolute star with placings in 2 1.40m classes and then jumped super in the ranking Grand Prix for just one down, we haven’t jumped a Grand Prix since August last year so I was thrilled and great practice for Spain!
Cooley Park Muze (Rex) and Monbeg Marshall (Basil) were super all show with some great placings and they both learnt so much.
Cooley Couture (Penny) stepped up to jump in the 2 star 1.30m with a brilliant clear in the small tour Grand Prix - we’re all chuffed to bits with her - she’s only 7yo!
Chilli King forgot to pack his brain for this show 🙄, but it was very very good learning curve for him.
Huge thank you to Kelsall for taking the plunge and running a fab international. There were a few teething issues but the team were great at fixing them all quickly - it really is the most brilliant facility, with a top class surface for the horses.
I will definitely be supporting in the future.
If next time they could organise the weather to not be quite so horrific, that would be even better!! 🤪
I’m really looking forward to doing this demo for Horse&Rider Magazine at Merrist Wood Arena on Thursday 26th October.
Tickets are available now for just £35 plus postage and doors open at 7pm with me hopping on my first horse at 7.30pm.
I will be bringing a mixture of young event horses & a few more experienced ones too as well as one of our lovely show jumpers!
We will explain the differences between them all and demonstrate how we train a very young horse to start understanding about jumping a skinny.
It will be a fun and entertaining evening with plenty to watch and learn about and I’d love to see you there - so much so that we are giving away two free tickets!
Head to 👉🏻 https://www.horseandrideruk.com/.../an-evening-with.../ to nab your tickets now!
(They’re selling faster than we thought they would )
Thank you for coming to read this. I’m on a little mission again.
The horse I rode in the Hickstead Derby, Envoy Merelsnest Z (Dime Bar) is very sadly for sale.
He is only a 10yo so has plenty more fun years ahead of him. He’s an absolute sweetheart of a horse, very gentle and kind.
You can find out more about Dime Bar on his profile here:
We’ve struck up such a great relationship together in a very short space of time, and jumped some very big tracks!
The aim would be to compete in as a many big shows and Derbys as we can fit in, which could be such a fun thing for people to be involved in. He would be the sort of horse that could jump in all the big GPs and world ranking classes, plus Derbys and even maybe puissance’s.
There is plenty to still improve on, and he will be very easy to pick up around our Eventing schedule.
So if any of you or if you know if anyone that could be interested in a share in him then please let me know.
You can contact me directly on: