Entries & Recent Form
Many of you will remember Wise Owl who retired in 2009, having won a couple of hurdle races for David at Taunton and Chepstow. Born in 2002, Wise Owl is owned by Vicky who used to work for us at Pond House. As you can see from the photograph below, he is enjoying his new life and is looking a picture.
We were very pleased to hear from Gemma, who is the proud owner of Llanelly, who raced for MCP back in 1990. As you can see from the picture below, Llanelly is looking vey well and enjoyed a long and happy retirement in Wales - she is now 23 years old.
We were delighted to see that Fast Mix has been doing so well in his new career since leaving Pond House. Indeed, he excelled himself at the Horse Of The Year show in October 2009. This grey son of Linamix, who was owned by the late Jim Weeden finished third of twelve in the retrained race horse to show class.
Fast Mix was a winning hurdler for MCP and has obviously taken very well to his new discipline.
Nice Horse won a bumper on his racecourse debut for MCP and also a hurdle race when trained by David.
Now affectionately known as "Spud", Mrs Harris has owned Nice Horse for two years. In that time he has been hunting and has also whipped-in for the Silverton Foxhounds in the hands of her son, Jack.
Nice Horse in action with Jack Harris in the saddle
This Spring Nice Horse has competed in his first Hunter Trial with Jack aboard and the pair thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Leacourt Master Doubt is a three year old out of Balnora, an ex-French filly that we had at Pond House in the late 1990's.
John Bevan, owner of Leacourt kindly sent us this picture from the Honiton show, where he finished as second reserve champion in the Ridden and In Hand classes.
Leacourt Master Doubt
It is always a pleasure to hear of all our retired ex-inmates and their descendants, and hope that their new owners continue to update us with their progress.
We have just heard the wonderful news that Whirling has a beautiful filly foal. This picture below, shows how well both mother and daughter look. The little filly looks the spitting image of her mother! Let's hope she grows up to be just like her too.
Whirling with her filly foal
We have more news of how Lord Oscar doing, and as you can see, he looks like he is doing extremely well. He seems to be clearly enjoying his retirement, taking part in a variety of disciplines, including show jumping,1-day event and cross-country. It is so lovely to see how well he has settled in to his new home and career.
Tizi Ouzuo has now had her second foal, a lovely little colt called "Ozzie", born in April 2008. The cheeky little chap looks very well and is growing up fast as you can see in the picture below with his doting Mum.
Tizi Ouzou with her second colt foal "Ozzie"
Leanne, aged 14, has sent us some pictures of Sir Lunchalot who used to be in training at Pond House. Sir Lunchalot or Harry as he is now known has been with Leanne since May 2007. Leanne looks forward to doing more local shows and just enjoying life with Harry. He has given her so much confidence in jumping and is a real gentleman who always looks after her. We all wish them the best of luck together.
Leanne & Sir Lunchalot (Photos taken by Lisa Seward)
We have just received some more news on a few ex Pond House horses. Mariday and Kelly have competed in their first competition together, which he loved. Helping to show him the ropes was Please Ring Me who retired from Pond House quite a few years ago and is now 17 years old.
Please Ring Me (L) & Mariday (R) with Julie & Kelly Hibbitt
Photo courtesy of W Parrott Photographic Service
Fabulon is still going strong and getting better and better with his owner/rider Sophie. And Flawed Logic, also 17 years old now, still does the odd bit of eventing when the ground suits him. They all look great and seem to be loving their new careers.
Fabulon & Flawed Logic
Photos courtesy of W Parrott Photographic Service