Little Whittington XC Course will be open to book from 29th March 2021. (Weather and Covid restrictions permitting)
Many dates for events to follow including Monday 3rd May which will include cross country. - Details to follow very soon!
New for 2020!
As part of our 'spring clean', our water jump has a new look! We look forward to seeing you all out on the course!
Sending best wishes to you all!
Thank you for your patience with our decision regarding the course opening! Sadly our course is currently closed for private and group hire, with respect to government guidelines.
We promise to keep updating our Facebook and website with current news and open as soon as safely possible. It's a really difficult time for everyone and we send our best wishes to you all.
Thank you for your support as always, Stay safe and well!
Hunting Season comes to an end...
All our young horses have enjoyed a great hunting season. We believe hunting our young horses really introduces them to different terrain and teaches them manners, so try to get them out regularly. Philippa's 5 year old, Tom's Bruce, joined us in October and has enjoyed some autumn hunting . He's grown so much in confidence with his jumping throughout the season. He's now preparing for his eventing Debut this summer, with regular training sessions.
Pauline Fletcher’s Larkshill Sovereign joined us in the Autumn, and has thoroughly enjoyed his hunting days. It's given them a great opportunity to get to know each other, ready to begin their eventing season in the Novice at Lincoln in March.
All our hunter liveries have finished the season fit and well, with thanks to Nikki and the team for their hard work.
Amigo ends the season on a high!
Amigo finishing the season on a high jumping double clear to come 7th in the CIC 1* at Alnwick ford.
Bruno & Julie complete their wobbleberry challenge!!
My eventing career started and probably finished in one very long day at Askham Bryan . A huge thank you to Charlotte Ridley especially on the day, helping me to achieve 34.8 dressage.
Adouble clear inside the time meant a very exciting 5th place rosette.
Also John hill and Jade for kick starting the gang of Debbie and Mary Ann, my fellow wobblers. Thanks to all the support team including Gayle, Jean, Barbara and Philippa for grooming, which makes a refreshing change. And thanks most of all to Bruno, my reliable stead, and Camilla Shirley Bevan for trusting me with her superb horse for the challenge.
Thank you all that have sponsored me through just giving for the Willberry charity. So far we have raised over £400
The XC course has been covered in snow this week and, although it looks very pretty, we are looking forward to summer for the better riding conditions. We hope you are all managing to stay safe in this weather!
We are open for hire!
Following the latest government advice regarding sport and outdoor activity, we are excited to OPEN our cross-country course for hire.
We have worked hard to create a safe environment, coinciding with government and BEF guidelines. For more information on rules, regulations and how to book, please visit our website. Restrictions and health & safety are in place to keep us all safe, so please do read the rules throughly before attending.
We are taking bookings from Monday 18th May.
Take care & have fun!
New XC jumps arrive!
New jumps arrive, built by BE course designer Rob McSkimming. Just in time for our first Schooling Day on 23rd March.
Lots of maintenance has taken place round the course over the winter. With new combinations to accomdate all ages and abilities.
The boys are back in town...
Our main boys are back in business!
Snoopy & Amigo, our two handsome greys, are back in work and have begun their jump training. Amigo will be aimed at Lincoln Horse Trials in March, along with stable mate Scooby, owned by Pauline Fletcher.
We're really excited to have Arctic Cruising back this season, he's feeling very well and happy to be back in business.
Our new groom Nikki who has done a fantastic job throughout the hunting season this year, and has the horses looking great for the eventing season ahead.
A fantastic weekend at Belsay Horse trials
Great weekend at belsay our local event, with Amigo having a good run in the novice and first event with Rick winning the 100open!'
Thank you to all my sponsors and owners for allowing this to happen.
Fastrack, Finest Properties and equine products.
End of a great season
Last few events-
Allerton was a quiet event for us, with our own Hallo quality penny running well in the BE100 for 5th place, finishing on her dressage score of 28.5. She then went one better at Alnwick ford in September for 4th place on 29.5 dressage and one down show jumping.
Diana Beaumont’s Belle also ran well at Alnwick ford, coming a close 2nd. She tried really hard in the dressage for a great score of 23.5, 1 down show jumping and a confident clear x-country. I'm so pleased with how well she's improved throughout the season.
The eventers are all looking forward to a well deserved holiday, and the hunters are in ready to roll. We also have our two homebreds in at the moment for breaking which is an exciting task for the winter, and our little foal Hendrick is getting bigger every day.
Our last event of the season was a CCI 2* run at Osberton international. Snoopy did a smart test, lying fairly high on the leader board before x country day. After a great start round the x country track we sadly had a run out at a very narrow skinny leaving the water half way round the course. I got my line slightly wrong coming out of the water and snoops couldn’t quite make it to jump the right side of the flags. He felt great the whole way round, and it was unfortunately totally down to rider error, very frustrating. However he finished the weekend feeling fabulous, jumping a lovely show jumping round and sailing through the trot up so I was happy to finish with a very happy horse.
A special thank you to all of my owners and sponsors who have supported me and my great team of horses throughout the year. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible. We have had a really successful season, with current horses and exciting new rides, and we’ve had so much fun campaigning Snoopy for the U21 British team.
Thank you again to my hard working trainers Charlotte Ridley, John Hill, Melissa Chapman and Will Murray, who have massively improved our dressage scores and show jumping technique throughout the season.
And of course a big thank you to my home team of Lucy, Jade, Kate, mum and dad for their entire hard work keeping horses fit, happy, sound and looking fabulous.