FOALED: 2011 Bred by Brendon Stud
BREEDING: Sire Warrior (Heartbreaker X Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve) Olympic Showjumper
JOINED HURSTWOOD: 2014 as a lightly backed 3 year old
Betty was purchased to bring on and sell, however we all fell in love with her friendly loving temperament and laid back attitude so she has remained here for longer than planned! She is the best at giving cuddles, and has plenty of fans including 1 year old Bertie who likes to stroke her nose and pull her whiskers, all without Betty batting an eyelid!
Betty has a scopey, effortless jump and huge elastic paces which help her to do well in dressage and show jumping. However Betty’s laid back approach to life doesn’t lend her to becoming a top event horse as she doesn’t like to gallop! She is still young so we haven’t pushed her to go any faster than she is comfortable with cross country, she no doubt has more to give but it is unlikely she will ever have enough blood to become a three day event horse.
As Betty has so many positive attributes; her jump, paces and temperament, we put her in foal in 2017 to a stallion with a high TB % Philanderer the youngest of the Jumbo stallions. On 7th May 2018 she gave birth to a big, strong filly who we decided to call Bonnie (see Bonnie’s post).
Competitive career: – Double clear Blue chip power/ Newcomers (1.10m) as a 5 year old
– 3 out of 4 double clears (sj and xc) at her first BE events
– Qualified for British novice second rounds in 2016
– 1st 1.05m open at Petley Wood BS
– 1st BE100 Combined training at Felbridge