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22nd October 2017

Congratulations to Katie James and GF Devannah winning the Bicton Area Festival Prelim Final with 72.36% coping very well with storm Brian! Excellent result.
22nd October 2017

Congratulations to Hermione Reid with GF DeLorean who competed in the Bicton Area Festival Novice Final finishing 5th whilst coping with Storm Brian and its mighty winds at the time.  Well done Hermione!
15th September 2017

Thrilled that Dusty came 9th in the Novice at the Nationals.  After suffering a few moments of 'stage fright' he settled down and Mark produced an excellent test to end his Novice career on 70.78%.  Interestingly the second placed horse got exactly 1% more than Dusty and so the whole top 10 were very close.  As Dusty's confidence grows we will hopefully see what he is really capable of.
8th September 2017

We took Cracker to the second annual Great British Mare & Foal Show held at Moreton Morrell and entered him into the morning qualifier where he won his class with high praise from the esteemed German judge Katrine Burger.  Although he should have gone through to the main event later that day we felt that he had done enough and did not enter him.  We were delighted with how he behaved and moved. 
28th August 2017

Congratulations go to Katherine James with Kate Allen's GF DeVannah (GF DeVille x De Niro x Florestan who won her prelim class at Hartpury Area Festival scoring 75.90%.  So pleasing to see the DeVille babies doing so well.
28th August 2017

Delighted to hear that GF Delorean (GF Deville x Davignon x Duft II) came 3rd today in the Area Festival at Hartpury with her owner & rider Hermione Reid. Our congratulations to Hermione, Dory looks superb.
23rd August 2017

No chance to take all foals to the Futurity this year but we were able to take Bonnie to Solihull where she scored a High First Premium.  Bonnie will be a big girl and was very croup high so we were really pleased with this result however we only ever take the babies out for the experience.  Foals change from day to day and any mark or comment could be completely different the following week.
14th August  2017

Dusty Qualifies for the Nationals!!  Delighted that Dusty booked his ticket to the Novice Nationals in September with a 3rd place on a score of 71.45% in a class of nearly 40 entrants. His rider Mark Forrest guided him to a solid, competent performance in a very strong class.
10th August  2017

A visit from the British Hanoverians saw all 4 of our foals qualify for the main show at Hartpury in September despite a surface which had 36 hours of rain on it just before they arrived followed by a really gusty wind.  Very pleased with all of them.
14th June 2017

The final foal of the year has arrived. A stunning black filly by Le Vivaldi out of our De Niro x Florestan mare. So pleased with all of this years' foals.
3rd June 2017

Dolly, our homebred DiMaggio x Weltrhum x Fidermark mare has delivered a cracking chestnut colt by Follow Me. So cracking we have given him a stable name of Cracker. As usual his proper name is that of a rugby player, in this instance Fortuali GF
14th May 2017

Delighted with the arrival of Diarra GF (Mickey) by our own GF DeVille out of our St Pr St Mare Schneeflocke. This colt has got to be one of the most handsome that we have bred and is already showing his potential as a top dressage prospect.
8th May 2017

Super pleased with the arrival of a big black filly by Le Vivaldi out of Biz, our Biotop x Cocktail foundation mare. Bonnie will be the last foal that Biz has herself although we will probably do Embryo Transfer next year with her and let her have hopefully a long and healthy 'retirement' at grass.

We owe our thanks to Chine House Veterinary Hospital, and in particular Olivia Brunt who quickly diagnosed a problem that Bonnie had with swallowing and subsequently saved her life.
13th April 2017

Delighted with the first Glossoms foal to be born this year, having safely delivered a super colt for a client in March. By Don Deluxe out of our Glucksfall x Cambridge Cole mare, we have a long legged chestnut filly named Donna Delia. 

4th April 2017 

Mark took Dusty out to do his first ever Elementary tests at Kings Equestrian.  He did two tests winning the first on a score of plus 69%  and winning the second test on over 73%, some 3% clear of anyone else.  Particularly pleasing as, with Charlotte Dujardin competing in both tests, winning was not expected but Dusty and Mark excelled themselves.  Excellent result.

 21st January 2017

 Dusty and Mark have completed their regional Novice qualification today winning with a score in excess of 77%

15th January 2017

Dusty had his first outing in a while after a few niggles, so it was good to see him back with a vengeance winning both his Novice tests at Hartpury, the last test scoring just shy of 80%.

7th January 2017

Bertie makes a great impression at the Stallion Show at Bury Farm...

24th September 2016

Bertie grades with Hanover!

Bertie was presented for licensing with the Hanoverian Society based on his performance record at PSG and above and we are delighted to announce that he has now been approved with the Society. Some very good marks in particular he was awarded 9 for the correctness of his gaits. Frozen semen (with very high motility rates) will be available from 2017 onwards.

The story of a stallion ....

2nd September 2016

Fabulous news! Our homebred Fleetwood Mac and his owner Chelsea have just been selected to represent Team GBR at the Junior Eventing Championships in Italy in a couple of weeks. This follows a series of wins including being crowned Junior Champion earlier this year. Fleetwood Mac was jointly bred by ourselves and Lynne Crowden in 2007 and as a foal was crowned BWBS Supreme and Foal Champion as well as the BHHS Colt foal Champion in the same year. His dam, Woodlander Wicked Lady is also the mother of Dollita, born 2009 by DiMaggio, who is now in foal to Follow Me, due June 2017. 

Huge congratulations to Chelsea , Mac and all their connections.

2nd September 2016

Took Jet (Daylight's Dream) to the first Great British Mare & Foal Show having entered her in the Futurity class, open to all foals with a Higher First or Elite Premium. It is a great opportunity to see all foals in the same class as the Futurity itself is inconsistent in that different judges throughout the country have different opinions thus it is not right to say that one foal is better than another when they have been judged by different people. In addition foals change so much that they are as they are on the day, that is all. Today we were against the highest scoring foal from the 2016 Futurity and others. The overall Champion was a colt foal that only gained a Higher First at the Futurity with Jet coming in 3rd in a very close call with the 2016 Futurity Champion. Very pleased with her. Our future broodmare who will replace her Mum when we retire Rosie in a couple of years.

15th August 2016

Better news for Glossoms with Daylight's Dream GF (Jet) gaining the only Elite premium at the first Futurity of the season at Vale View. Whilst it is gratifying to receive an Elite Premium it is not the reason that we take our foals to the Futurity. Our purpose is to educate them, go through the process of bathing, plaiting and importantly travelling on a lorry with Mum. Each year our babies learn so much and are much better for having had the opportunity to go out. 

10th August 2016

A bad day here at the farm with the loss of our second foal this year. Felix had to be put down with a tendon sheath infection that came out of nowhere and for which we have no definitive answer as to why. Heartbroken. 

4th May 2016

Our last foal, a beautiful black filly by DiMaggio out of our De Niro x Florestan mare Rosie. This one we intend to keep. Rosie is getting older and we want to preserve her blood lines and this is the perfect filly to do that. Super pleased with her. 

30th April 2016 

Our second foal of the year was born, a very handsome colt by Furst Romancier out of our St. Pr. Soliman de Hus x Likoto xx mare. Saffy really throws her looks on her offspring. Very pleased with Felatau GF (named after the British Lions rugby player) known as Felix around the farm. 

25th April 2016

Our first foal of the year was born - a gorgeous colt by DiMaggio out of our Biotop x Cocktail mare. Unfortunately he picked up a lung infection when he was only 2 days old and despite all our best attempts he couldn't be saved and died on the 28th April. Such a short life, so sadly missed. 

15th January 2016

GF Dusautoir and Mark complete their qualification for the Summer Regionals at Novice level. In just 2 outings and 4 tests, all of which they won, Dusty is starting to show what he can achieve - a score of 79.58% in only his second Novice test has helped.

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