Sire Tornesch G Sire Lux Z
Tora is a real head turner, she is currently being show jumped but could make a serious dressage prospect. Very successful in Foxhunter classes and has now started to jump 1.30 and has just jumped out of BS discovery. At home she tackles 1.60m for fun but we are not a showjumping yard (eventers) so are not out jumping enough to use her full potential.
She jumped her first Hickstead in June 2019 and picked up placing and double clears. She is set up perfectly for someone to take over with her jumping and really make the most of her scope. She is straight forward to ride to a jump, will go off any stride and never gets strong, just stays nicely on the bridle.
Tora won the fox 16th July and jumped a super round 1.30 (video on our FB) https://www.facebook.com/Hurstwoodfarm/
Tora and Liane made both their Hickstead main ring debuts on Sunday 1st Sept 2019, after she jumped a stunning round on Saturday to qualify for the 1.20 open final (video in separate FB post) https://www.facebook.com/Hurstwoodfarm/
Tora is getting better and better with each outing at the moment. BS 4th Aug, double clear and 6th in the Fox without pushing and a steady double clear in 1.30m Open
On the flat Tora has established lateral work and changes with plenty of natural flair for dressage. She has won nearly every time out at prelim, novice and elementary.
We purchased her to event as a green 7 year old but sadly she just didn’t enjoy the xc at an event although loves to go xc schooling. She has untapped potential in sj and dressage with low mileage for her age.
Tora isn’t suitable for a nervous or novice rider as she is a sensitive mare and will let you know if she’s not happy. This was the case when we tried to event her but since focusing on one discipline she has been much happier and not put a hoof out of place!
£526 BS winnings 289 points. Qualified for Senior Foxhunter Second Round 2020 and qualified for Senior Newcombers Second Round 2020.
Won every BE novice combined training entered.
Tora is for sale and would excel with a 1:1 rider please call Liane for more information 07894551755 or the office on 01825 732002.
Foaled: 5th July 2018 Homebred
Sire: Britannia Royal (Headley Brittania X Royaldix)
Dam: Coco Sullane
Exceptional bay filly with excellent bloodlines.
Hurstwood Britannia is an exciting homebred. We have in mind for the future for her to be produced as a top event horse.
Her sire’s line features Headley Britannia the 15.3 mare who won all three eventing grandslams Badminton 2007, Burghley 2006 and Kentucky 2009. Cola is relatively small in her build very much like her Grand dam Headley Brittania. We are very excited as the format so far is very much like her grand dam she is so well put together and is true quality.
Her dam’s line features grandam full sister to November Night 4* event horse and part of the Irish team ridden by Ciaran Glynn , the pair completed their first Badminton in 2017.
Hurstwood Party Popper
Foaled: 17th June 2018 – Homebred
A very smart prospect, we have high hopes for this quality filly to become an advanced eventer in the future.
This homebred filly is by the incredible showjumper Cevin Z who is proving to have sired many successful event and showjumping horses.
Dam Weston Partytime: Patsy, Novice level eventer, the owner at the time never pushed her to a higher lever, we believe she could have gone a lot further
Her dam’s pedigree comes from Weston Justice out of Criminal Law 93.75% TB. Western Justice is an advanced eventer bred from British thoroughbred lines to produce an all round competition horse.
Sire: Cevin Z he is proving a serious producer of talented young horses both in showjumping and eventing. Cevin Z‘s breeding features the outstanding bloodlines for which the Zangersheide Studbook is famous.
Cevin Z was one of the most consistent 6 year olds in the country in 2003 achieving 4th place in the Foxhunter Championships at the Horse of the Year Show. His international winnings totalled £8000.00 when competing at Lisbon, Chantilly and Vimeiro in 2007, with UK wins at both The Surrey County and New Forest Shows.
FOALED: 7th May 2018, Homebred
BREEDING: Sire Philanderer ii (Jumbo) Dam Que Warrior (Warrior X Heartbreaker X Tangelo VD Zuuthoeve)
Bonnie is a brave and inquisitive youngster who has been traditionally bred to event, we plan to keep her here at Hurstwood Farm long term. We have huge hopes for Bonnie becoming a exciting eventer in the future. Huge thanks to all the team at Upper Clayhill Farm Stud and equine vet Simon Staempfli for her safe arrival.
SEX: Mare FOALED: 2012 HEIGHT: 16.3 Approx
JOINED HURSTWOOD: November 2016
BREEDING: Sire Iroko (WF) Dam Sullane Kate (TB)
Bio: Coco was sourced at Ireland’s top event horse sale, Gorsebridge “Go for gold”. She had been produced for the sale but had no competition history. Coco caught Mike and Liane’s eye primarily due to her bold attitude towards cross country obstacles despite her young age and inexperience. She is a tall elegant mare with a quiet temperament in her stable, and despite her size she is very self aware.
In 2017 Coco began her eventing career very successfully with 3 double clears and 3 placings at her first 3 events. She then stepped up to compete in a 5 year old class but unfortunately following this she required some time off and therefore the decision was made to put her in foal to Britannia Royal a young promising local stallion with exceptional breeding (Headley Britannia X Royaldik).
Competitive career :
- Clear round 90cm Arena eventing (first outing)
- 2nd 90cm Arena eventing Pyecombe (second outing)
- 10th Chilham Castle BE 90 (first BE event)
- 9th Twesledown BE 90
- 3rd Borde Hill BE 90
SEX: Mare FOALED: 2013 HEIGHT: 16.1 At present
JOINED HURSTWOOD: November 2016
BREEDING: Cruising (ISH) X OBOS Quality (OLD)
Bio: Cindy was purchased from the Monart select event horse sale in Ireland. We viewed her loose jumping and she stood out with her bold, smooth and very correct technique over a fence. She was unbroken and only lightly handled. When Cindy arrived she had been fully clipped and shod yet it was impossible to even pick up one of her front feet; we believe she must have been sedated previously. Cindy was also very head shy and wary of people, so for the first few weeks we focused on giving her positive experiences of handling, giving her lots of grooming and the odd treat! She gained confidence very quickly and within a fortnight she had learned to pick up her feet and our farrier was able to come and remove her shoes without too much drama.
After Cindy had become more comfortable with being handled, Liane began the breaking process and Cindy responded really well. Within a month, Cindy was walk, trot and cantering under saddle in the outdoor arena and even popped over a few jumps. Following this we turned her away for several months to relax, grow and evaluate her newly found skills as a riding horse!
Cindy then came back into work towards the end of the summer 2017 and did some cross country schooling and low key training shows. She now remains in work but we are allowing her plenty of time for her to mature before her competitive career starts.
SEX: Bay Mare
SIRE: Country Top Gun
DAM: Oakfields Rococo
Millie has a stunning set of paces inherited from her Dam Coco,who excelled at dressage, working at Advanced Medium. Millie was backed in 2010 and turned away for over a year. Liane then produced Millie as an event horse upto Novice 1* level, which we feel is her maximum potential. She is now on full loan and liveried here at the yard, with a young rider who wishes to start eventing. We feel that Millie is a brilliant horse to show a brave but inexperienced rider the ‘ropes’ at grassroots level eventing (90/100) and make a brilliant all rounder. Millie can be grumpy to handle but is a straight forward fun ride who loves to jump. She is also occasionally used for lessons and hacks here at the farm.
Competitive career: – 68 BE foundation points
– £163 BS winnings
– 18 top 10 placings at BE events up to 100plus
– Double clear at Brightling BE Novice 2015
– Winner of two BS discovery classes
– Qualified for British novice and Discovery second rounds
– Qualified for 1.05m amateur second rounds
– Double clears at Newcomers (1.10m)
– Qualified for multiple unaffiliated dressage championships
SEX: Coloured Gelding
SIRE: Country Lone Ranger
DAM: Oakfields Rococo
William was backed by Liane in October 2011, proving very quick to learn. He worked well in the school and started hacking out with some of our older horses. He quickly picked up the basic aids and was jumping a small course after just 3 weeks under saddle – he showed a really natural and careful technique over fences at this early stage.He was then turned away to give him some time to mature. In late 2012 we brought him back into work and he started his eventing career in the spring of 2013. Unfortunately for various circumstances (rider injury, abandonments, etc) he hardly competed at all for the rest of the season. In 2014 he has been able to have a much more productive season so far and has truly excelled! His natural scope with his jumping had ensured he has not been outside the top 5 in BE classes this year, with 2 wins under his belt already in his short career.Click here to see William’s progress
SEX: Bay Gelding
Weasley is a nice genuine all-rounder who enjoys his work. He joined us here at Hurstwood Farm in 2014 and has grown in stature andconfidence hugely since his arrival. Initially he struggled with his balance through his canter work in the school,but is improving rapidly. He can school nicely on the flat and is very good at teaching novice and more experiencedriders how to ride with a steady light contact. He really enjoys to jump and will happily jump round a showjumpingcourse at 90cm and is a real natural round the cross country course.Click here for part loan details
SEX: Chestnut Gelding
Percy is the expert at dressage – he has competed up to Advanced Medium. However now at his slightly more mature age he enjoys having more variety in his work here at Hurstwood. He is not owned by Mike but is kept here at livery and can sometimes be used for lessons with more experienced riders. He also previously evented at pre-novice level so knows how to jump cross country and show jump.
BREED: Irish Cob
SEX: Coloured Gelding
Mellow came to us on a schooling and breaking livery in 2011 and when we had the opportunity to buy him we snapped him up. He can work really well in the school, as he carries himself beautifully and enjoys the work, definitely not your normal cob type. He loves to hack out and is such a lovely boy to have on the yard, a genuine softie who adores a fuss. Mellow is a true all rounder as he also enjoys jumping both in the sandschool and around the cross country course. Mellow is now on part loan to a young girl who thoroughly enjoys him and we continue to use him for some of our riding school clients and our riding holiday guests.
BREED: New Forest
SEX: Grey Gelding
Barney came to us in 2002 having been rescued by the ILPH from a miserable existence, completely unhandled and suffering from malnutrition. Mike Pocock adopted him with the intention of providing him with a home for life acting as a field companion for his youngstock. He was subsequently backed and has proved to be a fantastic little pony.For the last couple of years he has been ridden regularly and competed with local success. He is a super chap that really looks the part and is a great ride for a competent junior or even a lightweight adult. He really enjoys his work, especially hacking out and is a great mentor to the youngsters when out on hacks. Barney loves to jump cross country but can be cautious when it comes to show jumping.
SIRE: Louella Gardammer
Gorgeous Pru sadly has a rare condition involving her palette so she is only able to do light to medium exercise so as not to cause her any harm or distress. That said she really enjoys her work, goes nicely in the school and enjoys hacking out with her best friend Molly. Pru has a heart of gold and really loves a cuddle. It is such a shame about her condition as she could be such a super competition horse.
SEX: Grey Mare
Molly came to us after being on livery here at Hurstwood. She has mainly been used in the past for hacking and leisure riding but we are now improving her flatwork and schooling and she is now ready for some of our clients to have their lessons on.Molly has a lovely sweet nature and is a great school mistress for nervous or inexperienced riders. She enjoys her hacking,being good in traffic, and will happily pop a few jumps up to 0.90. Molly is now happily enjoying her retirement.
SEX: Bay Mare
DAM: Swift Pursuit
Tia is a lovely girl and like Barney was from the ILPH. She has some trouble with her eyesight and unfortunately can’t be ridden but she does a great job of looking after her best friend Coco.