Keysoe Premier League
Lily had another super show at Keysoe with both Darcy and Horatio. Darcy placed 8th in the Junior Individual test with 68.3% (Darcy’s first time contesting this test) and placed 10th on the second day with Horatio, despite some tension and with small mistakes creeping in. [...]
Darcy wins his first Regional title at Wellington!!!
Darcy was on flying form at Wellington Regionals to take the Medium Silver Freestyle title on a super mark of +74%, with one judge having them on +78%!!!! He also produced a super test in the Medium silver. However, one big spook cost them dearly, dropping them from the top [...]
Dante starts off the season at Addington High Profile!
Dante started the season with a super test at Addington High Profile show. He felt on superb form in the Inter 2 to place just out of the top 10 with a couple of small errors but gave Alicia a fantastic feeling throughout and felt much more established in so [...]
August 2019 Darcy wins Medium at Bury Farm High Profile on +70%
We had a super few days at Bury Farm High Profile with Dante producing two pleasing tests in the Inter 1 Gold sections and Darcy taking the win in the Medium class on +70%! Such promise for the future and exciting times ahead! [...]
Lily and Darcy score +70% in their first Medium!
Lily and Armada Danubio (Darcy) had a fantastic outing to Kings Sedgmoor taking wins in both the Elementary Gold on +71%, then scoring a fabulous +70% in their first Medium! Darcy is getting stronger all the time and we are so excited to see him move up a level and [...]
June 2019 Lily and Cadillac part of Nations Cup Team, Future Champions Hagen!
Lily and Cadillac had the most amazing time as part of the GB Nations Cup Team at Future Champions, Hagen. They scored a respectable +66% in the Team Test with a couple of small errors bringing their score down. They scored slightly lower the next day in the Individual and [...]
Lily and Cadillac score +67% and 11th place Compeigne CDI
Lily and Cadillac had a super trip to Compeigne CDI in France. The venue was stunning and with a relaxed but competitive atmosphere, they produced a clean test for +67% and 11th place in a huge class of 32 in the Team Test. They produced another good test in the [...]
19 February 2019 Lily and Armada Danubio place 8th Novice Gold Regionals
Lily and Darcy had a super time at Merrist Wood Regionals, placing 8th in the Novice Gold on 68.9%, and placing just outside the top 10 in the Elementary Gold on a score of 68.6%. A good outing for only their third competition together and a chance to consolidate their [...]
Lily and Armada Magic Cadillac score a PB in the PFEI Team Test of 71.03%!
Lily Cadillac produced a super test today to score a pb of 71.03% in the PFEI Team Test at Hartpury, under List 1 judge Trish Gardiner. He showed some top quality work and much promise for the future as there is still so much more to come from him. Super [...]
24 November Lily awarded Maureen Newell Memorial Trophy at BD National Convention
Lily was delighted to be awarded the Maureen Newell Memorial Trophy at the BD National Convention at Hartpury. This was awarded to the Highest Placed Pony Rider on their International Debut 2018. It was a huge honour and a lovely way to round off a super season for Lily! [...]
7 September Armada Magic Cadillac selected for GB Pony Prime Squad!
Absolutely delighted that Lily and Cadillac have been selected for the GB Prime Squad! They will be lucky enough to receive monthly training sessions through the winter with Clive Halsall and a huge amount of support from the Selectors, team physios, vets, farriers and NAF. This is a fantastic opportunity [...]
Lily and Ode To Shannon place Top 3 Deauville CDI
Lily had a fantastic first show abroad at Deauville CDI. Arriving at a stunning venue with a great team atmosphere, they improved throughout the week to finish 3rd in the Freestyle and gaining huge experience at a truly fantastic and memorable show! [...]
14 June Lily and Liffey place 5th at Bolesworth International!!!!
Lily and Ode to Shannon had a fantastic show at Bolesworth International to place 5th in the PFEI Team Test on a score of 68.3% then went on to score a pb of 71.23% in the Freestyle to place 6th. It was a fantastic experience for Lily to compete on [...]
30 April Lily and Ode to Shannon 2nd PFEI Team Test Keysoe Premier League!!
A last minute entry to Keysoe Premier League proved very worthwhile with Lily and Ode to Shannon producing their best test yet scoring 69.87% in the Pony Team Test and placing 2nd!!! It really was a very solid test with just a couple of small areas which could be improved [...]
14 April All horses successful at Winter Champs!!!!
A busy but very rewarding few days at the Winter Championships at Hartpury!!! First up was Lily and Ode to Shannon who produced a lovely test in the Medium Silver to place 8th in a very competitive class! Next up was Armada Magic Cadillac in the Elementary Silver AF who [...]
18 March Lily and Ode to Shannon Keysoe CDI
Lily had a fantastic time at her first CDI at Keysoe with Ode To Shannon. A rather hot ride in the Team Test led to frustrating mistakes and a disappointing mark but still a top 10 placing. A better ride in the Individual to again place top 10, then they [...]
11th December Lily and Ode To Shannon place 3rd Keysoe High Profile!
A bitterly cold weekend at Keysoe High Profile but super happy with Lily and Liffey’s performance to place 3rd in the Pony Individual with +66%! A rather exuberant test led to a couple of mistakes but you can’t fault this pony’s enthusiasm! Sadly the second day was cancelled due to [...]
15 October Lily and Armada Magic Cadillac attend their first Pony Team Training session
Delighted that Lily and Cadillac have gained a place on the 2017/2018 Pony Progress Squad! They will be trained by Dan Sheriff and will receive invaluable advice and guidance from the GB Selectors, Dengie Horse Feeds and a Strength & Conditioning Coach. Super proud of these two!! [...]
25 August Dante 7th Inter 2 Bury Farm High Profile!!
We had a great couple of days at Bury Farm High Profile with Dante winning both the Inter 1 and Inter 2 silver sections and placing 4th and 7th overall respectively! He gave me a great ride in the Inter 2 with no major mistakes, just some tension in the [...]
8 August Lily and Armada Magic Cadillac 3rd Novice Silver at Bury Farm Regionals!!
Lily and Armada Magic Cadillac produced a super test in awful weather conditions to take 3rd with +70% in the Novice Silver section at Bury Farm Regionals! One small blip but otherwise a lovely clean, fluent test! Lovely little pony!!!! [...]
15 July Armada Donna Bella Reserve Champion Novice Gold at Hickstead Regionals
Bella gave me an amazing ride in the Novice Gold section at Hickstead Regionals to take Reserve Champion on +74%!!! Absolutely delighted with this special little mare and can’t wait for the Nationals in September!!!!!! [...]
9 July Armada Magic Cadillac Reserve Champion 6 Year Old Young Pony Championships!!!!
Absolutely thrilled with Cadillac in the 6 year old Young Pony Championships at Hartpury Premier League on a fantastic score of 7.9!!!!!! He scored 8.2 for the walk, 7.9 for the trot and 7.7 for the canter after an unfortunate loss of balance. He also scored 7.9 for General Impression. [...]
29 June Armada Dante wins Inter 2 Area Festival
Dante gave me a super ride to win he Allens Hill Inter 2 Area Festival, so qualifying for the semi final in September!!!!! The piaffe was a little tense but the passage was super and we scored highly for our 1’s which is a real breakthrough! So pleased with him [...]
8 June Armada Magic Cadillac wins 6 year old Young Pony class Wellington Premier League!!!
Our gorgeous Armada Magic Cadillac strutted his stuff at Wellington Premier League, winning the 6 year old Young Pony Class on 77%!!!!! He received great marks for all 3 paces including an 8 for his walk and canter and judges David Hunt and Kirsty Mepham described him as outstanding! So [...]
12 April 2017 Armada Donna Bella Reserve National Champion Novice Freestyle!!
We had a fantastic trip to the Winter Championships at Hartpury with all the horses performing brilliantly! Armada Donna Bella became Reserve Champion Novice Freestyle Champion in the Silver section on just under 76%!!!! She gave me a fantastic ride and felt fabulous!! Lily and Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget pulled out [...]
22nd February Armada Donna Bella Novice Regional Music Champion with 76%!!
Armada Donna Bella, my 6 year old Don Frederico mare, gave me a fantastic ride to become Novice Silver Freestyle Regional Champion on just under 77%! Thrilled that she qualifies for the Winter Champs at Hartpury in April!!! [...]
26 January 2017 Armada Donna Bella posts just under 81% in Novice Music Qualifier!
Armada Donna Bella pulled out all the stops today to win the Novice Freestyle at West Wilts on just under 81%! She produced a fluent, accurate test with a just little blip in the medium walk. Over the moon with her performance today!! [...]
22 January 2017 Lily and Armada Magic Cadillace post just under 75% on their first outing!
Another very, very cold outing, this time to Cherwell EC, Oxon for Lily’s first show with Armada Magic Cadillac. They produced a fluent, accurate test to win on just under 75%. Very promising for the future! [...]
14 January 2017 Armada Dante placed 7th in Inter 2 at Addington High Profile
On a freezing weekend, Armada Dante made me extremely proud by posting just under 65% in the Inter 2 at Addington High Profile! He dealt really well with the indoor which he normally dislikes and just a little more lift in the passage and less tension in the collected walk [...]
25 November Dante wins Inter 2 on first attempt!!!
Absolutely delighted with Dante today at Summerhouse where he won his Intr 2 class on our first attempt. There were some super marks for the canter work and the piaffe was very good but we didn’t have quite enough lift in the passage. So proud of him for getting me [...]
22 Oct Lily and Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget place 5th at NSEA Championships!
Lily had one of her last rides on Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget placing 5th in the Novice class at the NSEA Championships at Addington Manor. It was a big, competitive class and they pulled out all the stops to produce a flowing, accurate test. Well done!! [...]
8 October Armada Donna Bella wins Novice Area Festival at Crofton Manor EC on 74.3%!!
Armada Donna Bella gave a great performance today to win the Novice Area Festival at Crofton Manor EC on just under 75%!! She goes through to the Championships at Hartpury in April along with Armada Dante and Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget!! [...]
30 September Armada Dante wins Inter 1 Area Festival on 69.4%!!!
Absolutely thrilled with Armada Dante at Allens Hill Area Festival as he wins the Inter 1 on just under 70% taking him through to,the Championships at Hartpury in April!! He gave me a fabulous ride with no mistakes and really, really enjoyed himself!!! [...]
19 August Lily and Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget qualify for Nationals!!
Absolutely over the moon for Lily as she qualifies for the Winter Champs at Hartpury in April! They scored 68% in Elementary Silver to take 2nd place at Moreton Morrell Area Festival and will now contest the Medium Bronze at Moreton in Dorset next month. Huge fingers crossed for them [...]
4 August Armada Dante posts 67% in our second Inter II !!!!
I was absolutely thrilled with Armada Dante today at West Wilts where he scored a fantastic 67% in only our second Inter II! We made mistakes in the tempis but a lot of work was really pleasing and there is much to build on. So excited about progressing on up [...]
31 July Armada Great Gatsby competes at his first BS Show
Our fabulous Armada Great Gatsby contested his first affiliated BS show at Mendip Plains and did us proud! He had a pole in the British Novice and Discovery which was purely down to greenness but we were thrilled with his positive attitude and gives us great hope for his future! [...]
14 July Dante competes in his first Inter 2!
After a very last minute decision, I decided to compete in our first Inter 2, albeit HC, on Armada Dante at West Wilts. We were a little underprepared but he coped brilliantly with the questions scoring just short of 65%. There were big mistakes in the 1’s and 2’s but [...]
13 July Armada Floriana competes at Badminton Young Horse Championships
Armada Floriana ridden by Junior Rider, Abbie Newbury, produced a lovely test at the Badminton Young Horse Championships finishing just outside the top 10 with a score of 7.8. She received very good marks for all her paces and the judges comments were just that she needed to develop more [...]
9 July Armada Donna Bella places 8th in Shearwater Semi Final at Hartpury Premier League
Armada Donna Bella produced a lovely test in the 5 year old semi final of the Shearwater Potential International class at Hartpury Premier League. She scored 7.6 to come 8th in a very hot, tough class. She coped perfectly with the atmosphere and really enjoyed herself! [...]
15 June Lily wins two Mediums on 67% and 68%
Lily and Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget contested two medium classes at Burrows Court, Lily’s second attempt at this level. It looked much more established than at Hartpury and they won both their sections on 67% and 68%. Still lots of areas to improve on but it seems to be coming together [...]
29 May Lily qualifies for NSEA Championships
Lily rode two superb tests at Kings Bromyard in the NSEA qualifiers. She took the Novice on 78% and the elementary on 74%. The tests were crisp and accurate and she thoroughly deserves to qualify for the championships at Addington Manor in October!!! [...]
27 May Armada Donna Bella wins Shearwater Qualifier on 8.2!
A fantastic day at Kings Sedgmoor with my gorgeous 5 year old winning the Shearwater 5 year old qualifier with 8.2 judged by Jennie Loristan-Clarke. She felt fantastic and so much more established-totally thrilled! So she is through to the semi-finals at Hartpury Premier League in July [...]
27 April Armada Donna Bella scores a massive 81.2% at Hunters EC
A thrilling day at Hunters EC when Armada Donna Bella took N28 Silver section on a huge 81.2%. She felt simply fantastic and seems to have found another gear or two!! She pinged her way round and could have scored even higher had I not made a couple of small [...]
24 April Armada Floriana wins Albion Young Horse qualifier on 8.3!!
So pleased for Abbie Newbury as she deservedly won the Albion Young Dressage Horse qualifier on a very strong score of 8.3 scoring a 9 for her trot! A few marks were lost on submission due to a few nerves but the judges were full of praise and described her [...]
22 April Latona gives us a stunning colt foal by Floriscount
Latona has produced the most wonderful colt foal by Floriscount. Big, strong and healthy he is just stunning. He moves as if on springs and has a wonderful relaxed outlook. All went well and we have high hopes for him and Lily in the future. How exciting!!!! [...]
Lily and Dyffryncothi Bridget score 70% and a win on Elementary BD debut
Lily had a fantastic first BD outing with new pony, Armada Dyffryncothi Bridget at Wellington EC. It was Lily’s first attempt at Elementary and she rode brilliantly to win Elementary 43 Silver section on 70% then scored another 70% in Elementary 53 Silver section to come 2nd. They looked absolutely [...]
28 March Armada Donna Bella qualifies for Albion Young Dressage Horse Championships
A great day today at Hunters EC with our 5 year old Don Federico mare, Armada Donna Bella qualifying in 2nd place for the Young Horse championships at Badminton on a mark of 7.7. Our homebred, Armada Floriana by Floriscount was a fraction behind on 7.6 in 3rd place ridden [...]
10 March Dante wins Inter 1 with 70%!
Another great outing for Dante at West Wilts today with a win in the Inter 1 with 70%. Still some mistakes to iron out and today the pirouettes were too big which normally score 7.5 or 8. So pleased with his attitude today though and he really seems to enjoy [...]
28 February Armada Floriana and Armada Donna Bella make their BD debut!!
We had a terrific day at Hunters EC with Armada Floriana taking both prelims, topping one class with 78%! This mare, our first homebred by Floriscount out of our foundation mare, Latona (Laudabilis x Lauries Crusador) is so special to all of us and we know this is just the [...]
24 January 2016 Armada Great Gatsby wins at Moreton Morrell
Lily and Armada Great Gatsby looked awesome at Moreton Morrell College, placing 2nd in N22 with 67% and then settling better to win N38 with 71%! He is so keen in his work and now it’s just a case of keeping him relaxed and focussed so he can produce his [...]
9th December Dante VI wins Inter 1 Q at Hunters EC with 68%
Dante had a good last run of the year, taking the Inter 1 Qualifier at Hunters EC with 68%. His tempis were much improved gaining 7’s for both his 2’s and 3’s and he received 2 8’s for his canter pirouettes. Now looking forward to more training and a break [...]
4th November Armada Donna Bella scores 75%
A great outing for our lovely 4 year old Don Federico mare at West Wilts EC today scoring a brilliant 75%! This was only her second show and despite being quite nervous she tried very hard and just needs more mileage now. Judge described her as “oozing potential”. So proud [...]
25 July Armada Donna Bella wins on first outing!
Our lovely 4 year old, Armada Donna Bella, by Don Frederico had her first outing today at West Wilts. She was placed 2nd in the first test then produced a much better test outside to win on 74%. So much more to come as she develops strength and confidence. We [...]
27 June Dante wins Inter 1 with 70% and receives two 10’s!!!
Dante scored his highest mark to date at Inter 1 winning on a score of 70%. He received two 10’s for his medium and extended trot and just had one error in his 2’s and 3’s unfortunatey. Overall the test was much more powerful and forward and his canter pirouettes [...]
8 June 2015 Latona scanned in foal to Floriscount
On Monday we received the very exciting news that Latona has been scanned in foal to the wonderful stallion Floriscount (Florencio x Florestan x Donnerhall). We decided to use this stallion for a second time on Latona as her first foal Armada Floriana by Floriscount has been such a success. [...]
6 June 2015 Dante VI wins Inter I at Allens Hill With 66%
After an arduous journey to Allens Hill which should have taken 2 hours but due to an accident took 5, Dante VI took the Inter I on 66%, our third attempt at this level. Despite mistakes in his tempis and the walk being a little tense due to an Air [...]