Hurstwood Competition Horses
See each individual horses page for competition history
Liane and Freddie 2* Eventing
During 2015 and 2016 Liane and Freddie were 2* eventing and are continuing to upgrade to Advanced.
Tragically Freddie passed away in 2016 this came as a great shock and it was with much sadness to lose such a talented horse.
BREED: TB X 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*
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.
Millie is our homebred mare and her dam is our Oakfields Rococo, who in her time was a very successful horse. Millie is also the half sister to Freddie who Liane is currently competing.
Millie was backed in early 2011 but then turned away for nearly a year. Over the winter of 2011/2012 Liane began schooling her and introducing her to some small show jumping courses at home.
Millie then spent the summer of 2012 going all over East Sussex visiting cross country courses, and show jumping venues to gain the experience that she needs to become an event horse. She has gone to lots of local shows and is showing real potential. As well as being given all the opportunities a youngster could desire by using our excellent facilities here at Hurstwood Farm. She finished 2012 by competing at her first BE event at Pulborough where she had a strong dressage and xc to finish just out of the placings in 11th out of 34.