Hurstwood Horses

TORA -Tormenta II

Foaled 2009

Sire Tornesch G Sire Lux Z

Dam Querida

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)

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)

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.


Patsy (Weston Partytime)

Foaled April 2004

Sire Weston Justice

Dam Seranna

Patsy was privately owned and did a bit of everything including showjumping and eventing. When the owner no longer had time, Patsy was put into foal and went to Weston Stud and was put into foal with Mighty Magic. A year after her foal was born we bought her to be a broodmare as we were very interested in her Weston Justice bloodline. She was put into foal with top stallion Cevin Z and we have her and her foal Poppy (Hurstwood Party Popper).  We have brought her back into work at the beginning of 2019 and are hoping to take her to a few showjumping shows and find her a new home. Her first outing at Felbridge and second outing at Pyecombe she went double clear in both.





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.


                                                                Royaldik                                Royal Diamond

Sire Britannia Royal                                                                           Herka

                                                                Headley Britannia             Jumbo


                                                                                                                Alans Bambi


                                                               Iroko                                      Pilot



Dam Sullane Coco

                                                            Sullane Kate                         Bonnie Prince


                                                                                                              Coolnalee Kate



Hurstwood Party Popper

Foaled: 17th June 2018

A very smart prospect, this homebred filly is by the incredible showjumper Cevin Z who is proving to have sired many successful event and showjumping horses. Based at the Billy stud owned by William and Pippa Funnel.

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.

Cevin Z Progeny –

Billy The Biz was the winner of Tattersalls CCI**** and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic games for Team GB eventing.

Billy Tudor He was joint winner of the 4 year old Championship at The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead. He was equal first in the 5 year old classes at the Welsh Masters. He qualified for the Big Star National 6 Year Old Championship.He was clear everyday in the 6 year old championship at Hartpury. He has since been sold to Bourne Hill Stables and ridden by Jane Annett he has progressed to 1.45 World Ranking Grand Prix.

Billy Lemon ridden by Alice Watson was the winner of the prestigious Tom Hudson trophy at Hickstead 2015 and has won numerous 1.45m World Ranking classes.


We have high hopes for this quality filly to become an advanced eventer in the future.


SEX: Filly

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.

Sire Philanderer II, advanced eventer now ridden by Libby Seed “In 2017, I got a new ride on the stunning black stallion Philanderer II. Philanderer is the son of the famous eventing stallion, Jumbo, and had previously competed up to 3* Level.

Philanderer and I were selected to compete at the Young Rider European Championships in July 2017. I also competed at my first 4*s, at Luhmühlen in June; Burghley in September; and Pau in October, where we finished 33rd with one of only 28 clear X-Country rounds out of 63 starters.

My latest ride is Headley Britannia’s son Britannia Mail, owned by Lucinda Fredericks.”

Dam is Que Warrior, grandsire Jumbo and Warrior. Warrior is a spectacular sire for UK breeders, he has natural flair that enhances his scopey, careful jump; 3 impressive paces and an exemplary temperament. Numerous wins in competition so far up to 1.50m. BSJA winnings £11,864

2007 He competed in British Novice, Discovery and Newcomers.
Qualified Newcomer 2nd rounds.
Winner at the Addington young Horse Championships in the 4 yr old Final.
2008 He jumped 14 double clears in Foxhunter classes, qualifying for 2009 2nd rounds,
Winner of 10 x 5 year old classes including Hickstead, Quainton and Addington.
Selected for an Equine Pathway place.
2009 2nd at Royal Windsor Horse show in B&C with stand in rider!
Winner at Hickstead in 6 year old class.
2nd at Hickstead in Young Horse Championship.
Winner at Addington in Foxhunter 2nd Round qualified HOYS.
2nd at Addington Young horse show.
Winner at Lanaken in 6 year old class [200+ entries!]
2010 Winner in 1.30m now stepping up to 1.40m.

Warrior is a son of Tangelo v/d Zuuthoeve x Heartbreaker, he has competed at the London Olympics and Global Tour shows and is already a superstar; before being sold he won numerous classes here in the UK with Louise Pavitt, Including Hickstead, Royal Windsor, HOYS and RIHS.

Progeny includes:

Wombat  (Brendon Stud, Pyecombe) shows massive scope and is super careful, good paces with a generous length of stride, fantastic type and a great attitude in every way. In 2014 he had multiple wins in age classes including Internationally at Lummen, at Arena UK and the Young Horse Championships at Addington. 2015 saw Rob Whitaker take over the ride and they successfully won the newcomers second round, qualifying for HOYS. They also took the 6 year old Title at Arena UK Festival. 2016 he qualified HOYS in the Talent Seekers with a fantastic win at Hickstead, he then stepped up to compete Internationally and 2017saw him jumping and winning at 5*International shows.

BS 1793 points winnings £25,248. Approved Breeders Elite.





SEX: Mare FOALED: 2012 HEIGHT: 16.3 Approx


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


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: Mare

FOALED: 2011 Bred by Brendon Stud

BREEDING: Sire Warrior (Heartbreaker X Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve) Olympic Showjumper

HEIGHT: 16.2

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



SEX: Dark Bay Gelding
FOALED: 2003
HEIGHT: 16.1hh
SIRE: Chairman
DAM: Oakfields Rococo (Sire Baron B)

Freddie was bred here at Hurstwood Farm by Mike. Freddie has inherited the personality of his Dam, Oakfields Rococo, being pretty fearless and extremely forward which gives promise that his eventing career will be as illustrious as hers. He is extremely bold and Liane’s extensive SJ experience is proving invaluable for working on his pace and getting him to listen. Liane took on the ride of Freddie in 2012 having never previously evented herself, and they competed in their first intermediate during just their second season together. However they then had a setback soon after this when a fall cross country resulted in Liane breaking her leg and a knock to Freddie’s leg which required surgery. So the 2014 season started by them both needing to take some time rebuilding their confidence as a partnership. We have high hopes for this pair and truly believe that they can reach the very top so watch this space! *Freddie and Liane have now qualified for the British Festival of Eventing 2015* . During 2015 Liane and Freddie were competing at 2* level and in 2016 upgraded to Advanced. – View his page for more details Click here to see Freddie’s Page


SEX: Bay Mare
FOALED: 2007
HEIGHT: 16hh
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

Click here to see Millie’s Page


SEX: Coloured Gelding
FOALED: 2008
HEIGHT: 16.1hh
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


BREED: Warmblood X
SEX: Dark Bay Mare
1989 – 2015
HEIGHT: 15.2hh
SIRE: Baron B
DAM: Rosa Baccardi

Coco is our foundation brood mare, providing us with Freddie,William and Millie since 2003. Coco had a very successful career before retiring to stud – bought as a 5 year old she had much success at showing before moving on to dressage competing up to Elementary but working Advanced Medium at home. Coco then started her Eventing career and won her first event at Stilemans with the lowest dressage score of the day. She as always top 3 at then Pre-Novice, always with the lowest dressage score. Coco was competing at Novice with success until she unfortunately got her injury. She has proved to be a fantastic mother and produced some lovely stock that we think are some future stars!


SEX: Bay Gelding

FOALED: 2008

HEIGHT: 15.1hh

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


BREED: Warmblood

SEX: Chestnut Gelding

FOALED: 1997

HEIGHT: 16.3hh

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.


SEX: Chesnut Mare
FOALED: 2005
HEIGHT: 15.3hh
SIRE: Carmel Head
DAM: Risk of Lightening (Damsire Risk Me)

Belle was backed in 2009 here at Hurstwood Farm and stayed with us until she was sold in 2016. During her time here she had a successful dressage career but sadly wasn’t suitable for eventing or to use for lessons as she needed a very sensitive rider.


BREED: Irish Cob

SEX: Coloured Gelding

FOALED: 2007

HEIGHT: 15hh

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

FOALED: 2000

HEIGHT: 13.2hh

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.


BREED: Warmblood

XSEX:Bay Mare

FOALED: 2003

HEIGHT: 16.2

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.


BREED: Irish

SEX: Grey Mare

FOALED: 1997

HEIGHT: 16.2hh

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.


BREED: Welsh B x

SEX: Bay Gelding

FOALED: 2005

HEIGHT: 13hh

SIRE: Whinfell Tom Kitten II

DAM: Madeline Daisy-Chain

Tom is a stunning part bred Welsh Section B. Tom had some local success showing as a young horse and Judges comments were that he was a lovely pony with super paces and would do well as a show pony. He is happy to hack out alone or in company and is great to shoe,box, clip and catch and loves a fuss, always calling out a greeting to you when you go onto the yard. Tom was sold at the end of December 2019 and we wish him and his new family the very best.



SEX: Bay Mare

FOALED: 1997

HEIGHT: 15.2hh

SIRE: Emarati

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.