Patsy (Weston Partytime)
Foaled April 2004
Sire Weston Justice
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.
BREED: Welsh B x
SEX: Bay Gelding
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.
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
SEX: Chesnut Mare
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: Warmblood X
SEX: Dark Bay Mare
1989 – 2015
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!
BREED: TB X
SEX: Dark Bay Gelding
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