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.
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. https://youtu.be/X-vqgMKGGVk
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.