Meet the Ponies and Horses

We have been out and about looking for some fun addtions to the yard including working liveries for ponies and larger horses. We are looking out for experienced school masters in dressage and jumping so watch this space. We have had four new arrivals at the yard who are settling in well, and more recently two more!

Photograph thanks to Pinpoint images

Louis, the grey in the middle, is a high speed games pony who trialled for the England team with a previous owner and played Polocrosse with the Bedford PC before returning to the Burghley area and being lent to the Burghley team to compete next to Dino his yard mate at the Pony Club Championships Polocrosse tournament in 2009. Once Louis had the ball no-one could catch him and when it came to defending, his speed and agility made Dino's life really easy!  The 2010 Pony Club Championships saw him competing as part of the Burghley Polocrosse Team and the Prince Philip Cup Burghley Games team.  He was nominated as a mount for the International competion in the afternoon.

Photograph thanks to Pinpoint images

Dino is a fantastic hunting and jumping pony who loves polocrosse.  He went with the Burghley team to the Pony Club Championships in 2009 competing in the junior class with ponies up to 14.2 hh.  His nimbleness and speed supported by his yard fellow Louis (who is even speedier) and Roan Rocket Pete who defends so well meant that the team won their final match 8-0 finishing 5th.  In the Pony Club 2010 Polocrosse Championships the team came a magnificent third. Well done Dino Louis and Pete.

Shadow is a firm favourite at the yard. He competed at the Centres competition at the Pony Club Championships in 2008.   Bulby's Saddle Club members have given him the thumbs up. He competed at the Pony Club Championships in 2009 in Polocrosse and his team placed 4th in the Mini's section of the competition with Natasha.  He went to Cambridge along with the Burghley Pony Club squad to the Polocrosse training.  He enjoys jumping and games and is a good alrounder.  Pictured below at the Pony Club Championships.

Co-co is another lovely riding pony. He has enjoyed competitions with his previous owner.  At Bulby he has done games and polocrosse and is very sweet to handle.  He is such a sweetie.  He goes forward when asked but does not rush!

Freckles is a kind sweet gentle allrounder. She is settled and enjoys life with the riders at Bulby.   She is quite forward going and fun to ride, and can be cheeky if the riders don't get the steering right.

Mary

Mary is a beautiful Irish Draft and is big hit with the older riders. She is beautifully mannered and enjoys dressage. The taller and more advanced riders love her.  She pops a small jump and has enjoyed trips to local shows and to the Pony Club Championships.  She has hunted with the Cottesmore and done our local sponsored Grimsthorpe ride which the yard organises in support of St. John Ambulance in Lincolnshire. She was a member of the Pony Club Centre team in 2008 and 2009 (she went clear showjumping in 2009).  She is beginning to jump well. (With King of Diamonds in her ancestry we hope so!)  Thank you Allyson for letting her come to the yard. She continues munching haylage in the stable looking out over the Lincolnshire countryside.

Photograph by Gordon Wilson

Threekingham show 2008, Mary's first jumping outing, she went double clear with Emily who also rode clear with her at the Pony Club Championships Centre competition....we were so excited we forgot to take photographs there!

This is Mary's first year of jumping have spent time concentrating on dressage with her previous owner.

Buster

He is a real fun pony.  He schools, jumps and hacks.  He was a real star when some of the clients took him to a show, jumping lots of clear rounds and doing very well in the gymkhana games.

He has been a fabulous pony at the school and is part of the leasing scheme at the yard where he is adopted by a family to treat as their own on working livery.  His jockey Matthew loves him, so does Matthews mum and they all get masses of fresh air together and lots of riding by themselves and as part of the Pony Club Centre activities.

He is enjoying being back in lessons, has had his back sorted out and has had a lovely saddle fitted. He just loves the fuss and the hacks. We are hoping he will take part in the Grimsthorpe sponsored ride in 2010.

Hewy

He is an adorable pony who loves his gymkhana games.  He is wonderful on or off the lead rein.

He loves polocrosse and games and is such a star in the riding school.

Crispin

Crispin is a Queensdale pony and is very elegant.  He loves to school and is very obediant to walk, trot and canter.

He needs to get out and about to broaden his experience and we plan to take him out to Laughton Manor on Fridays and to other events to continue his education.

Emma

Emma is a really nice middleweight cob.  She is wonderful to take out on hacks.  Emma likes to pop a little jump.  She is a really safe little mare without being 'boring'.  Emma is going to get out and about too.  She has not been to the beach yet but.....

Wizz

Wizz started life as a show pony and was shocked when left to his and his rider's own devices at first.  He came on beautifully and just gets better and better.  He leads well with the occasional kiss on the nose and loved his trip to the seaside, overcoming his fear of water to let the waves wash over his hooves.  He is such a handsome dun and has a sweet nature. He is now leased and with us on working livery, adoring the attention of his adoptive family who get up to muck him out every morning He gets ridden by his buddy Maddi. He thinks he has landed in heaven.

Molly (Moo)

Molly is a wonderful safe mare who is very easy to lead and useful for beginners.  She recently tried polocrosse and a role as a Sherman tank on the field riding off lighter ponies is perceived as a possibility. She has such a lovely nature and remains calm in the most suprising situations. She cannot make up her mind whether she loves or hates marmite (see the home page of her pulling a face). Her favourite rides are hacking out in the countryside.

Penny

Much to the delight of many at the riding school Penny returned from stud for a while returned to finish the hunting season and then was put in foal. What  lovely suprise for her to have a foal quite late in life.

After winning the Chase me Charlie jumping competition suprisingly beating even the best of the riding school horses there was concern that she might have arthritis and would be too old to breed from.  She took her intrepid rider to the opening meet of the Quorn in 2007 hunting for four hours. He was glad he followed advice to use her recommended hunting bit! The next day she delighted her jockey taking him over 4' at the Pony Club rally. She rode out both days without any need for medication (apart from the oats the riders grandmother fed Penny).What a relief!  She continued hunting with the Quorn over the Christmas holidays, returned to Bulby then returned to stud and finally produced a colt foal in August 2009....photo's to come.  He is a bright bay with three white socks...hope he ends up being as good a jumper as his mum.

Jasper is doing fine!

Jasper is a lively pony who loves jumping and has returned to the yard from loan. He looked fab when he came out for the first meet of the Cottesmore in the 2007/8 season.  He enjoyed his trip out out with Charlotte doing crosscountry. He was training to do pony club games but has been outgrown by Charlotte so lets see if those skills develop here. He is bold and fun out doing jump cross and is always game for the Joker fence at the end of the course.

Bulby Equestrian Centre

Tel:01788 591186

Bulby Hall Livery Stables, Bulby, Nr Bourne, South Lincolnshire, PE10 0RU.