Portfolio Category: Horses

Mistral

Mistral, known to us all as Misty, was born to Duchess in June 2012. Starting life as a very brave and very black little foal, you will see from her picture she is now growing up and developing her Mother's beautiful spots. Named after the warm winds of Northern France, a place that Gloria and…
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Betty

A busy little lady, standing just under 14.2 hands. Originally a working livery at Writtle College but was no longer required as considered too small. What she lacks in height she makes up for in charisma. A most generous mare with an enormous heart who does a mean dressage test!
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Nirvana

Nirvana, our beautiful 5 year old 13.3hh bay mare, so named in memory of Gloria's beloved partner Bob who passed away a month before she arrived. Nirvana is the place where heaven and earth meet and where there is no suffering. She was purchased from Gloria's very dear longstanding friend Kevin, in March 2016. No…
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Honey

What a pretty pony! Purchased in April 2016 at 11 years old and standing 13.2 hands, she is a good safe ride both in the school, out on the road and in the forest. A comfortable willing ride enjoyed by children and light weight adults alike.
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Auriol

Auriol stands just over 15.2 hands and was born in Ireland in 2003. He joined us in April 2016, a really genuine horse who goes first or last in the ride. Perfect on the road and in the forest but as of yet he hasn't quiet mastered the corners in our indoor school. He is…
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Toby

Another senior resident standing 13hh 3  who has been with us since November 2006 when he was 16. He is a great favourite of the children and shares a stable with Perkins.  He sticks to the lighter work these days but does enjoy a children’s party gymkhana.
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Thika

A lovely 15hh 1 locally bred mare, popular for lessons and hacks and named after the little town famous for its flame trees on the outskirts of Nairobi. Gloria was puzzled to hear her being called “chicken”. She then found out the staff thought her name was “Tikka”. A name plate has now been put…
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Tamasha

Tamasha is the name of a Hindu Shindig, we call her Tammy for short but feel Paris Hilton would be more fitting at times! She can sulk, has been known to stamp her feet in temper and generally although a good girl can be a handful.  Born on April 21st 2009 she has now grown…
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Rusty

Registered 'Springbourne Campion' Rusty was foaled in 1989 and came to us in 2000 standing 11hh 2.  He is one of our more senior residents but remains excellent with people however he is isn’t quite so patient around other horses and can’t stand loud noises.  We dread he firework season as much as he does.
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Romeo

He was almost 10 when he came to the yard in 2004. He had previously been a successful show pony and only came onto the market because his owners had no rider for him. Standing 12hh 1 and still having his extravagant action He still has his extravagant action, which makes him a popular choice…
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Perkins

Perky Perkins was purchased in 2007 aged 7yrs and stands 13hh 3 .  He has absolutely no hang ups and is a superb children’s all-rounder as well as being popular with small adults.  He enjoys his school work, loves a jump every now and then and is a very safe hack.
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Otis

O ‘tis a joy to behold. Otis is a very handsome gentleman registered as “Spilsbury Eccles” who arrived in the summer of 2012 as a nine-year old. Our first leopard-spot horse after over forty years and he hasn’t let us down. A striking lead horse who is equally happy in the middle of the ride…
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Nugget

AKA the Thug. Acts like a naughty schoolboy and at 16hh is not always funny. When he has finished his feed he “Frisbees” his bowl over the stable door and across the yard, it comes out at great speed a bit like “Odd job’s” hat. He is a good safe ride. He was born on…
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Maya

Maya and Doris are best friends and can always be found together in the field, therefore they are often paired up for walkouts.  Maya is 13hh 1 and a mature lady but that doesn’t slow her down.  She can give an amazing lesson to an experienced rider but unfortunately with age comes wisdom and Maya…
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Lhotse

Lhotse (named after the mountain Gloria fell in love with next to Mount Everest whilst on holiday) arrived during the Summer of 2013 as 4yr old. She stands 14hh 3 and has done a marvellous job settling into her work at the Riding School both on hacks and in lessons. She is a firm favourite…
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Elvis

Following the sad loss of a much loved pony we used the name Elvis to make people laugh. However, as fewer and fewer children have heard of The Elvis the laugh is now on us! Our Elvis is 10hh 3 and arrived with us in June 2005 aged 7yrs. He remains the cutest thing on…
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Eclipse

She arrived in 1999 at the time of the Eclipse, her name was obvious! She came to us as an 8yr old standing 15hh 1 and has been a loyal, faithful member of our team ever since. She has a bad habit of grinding her teeth, but it’s all for effect! She is the best…
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Dudley

Registered as ‘Aurielway George Henry Dudley’ he arrived as a 15hh 2 9yr old in July 2003. He was purchased from Docklands Equestrian Centre as he had become stale only working in a school doing lessons as there was no hacking. He is a very kind horse with impeccable manners who loves his work and…
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Duchess

Duchess arrived at the yard in July 2013 aged 7yrs with her little yearling filly in tow which Gloria was definitely not keeping. She is a super kind mare but is a little nervous to handle and is used for our more experienced riders. She is a pretty leopard spot appaloosa standing 15hh and is…
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Doris

Doris is a very pretty pony standing 11hh 2. She enjoys all her work and takes it on with great enthusiasm. As she is fairly small she rarely leads a hack but it perfectly happy to take her place wherever in the ride. A firm favourite with the children.
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Cracker

Registered as ‘Navestock Lucky Lad’ he arrived as a 4yr old standing 14hh 3 back in 1999. He is totally non-confrontational, a worrier of this world. All through his working live with us he has and continues to give his best and is enjoyed by adults and children alike. A true gem.
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Cinnamon

A kindest little pony you are ever likely to come across. He is happy with lessons or on a hack. He is very good at doing “wall of death” around the school so for the experienced kids they can enjoy the speed as he doesn’t buck, always a bonus! He arrived, all 11hh 2 and…
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Briery

He is a beautiful registered Hafflinger standing 14.2hh. We call him a pretty boy but he doesn’t seem to mind. He arrived from Germany in August 2006 as a 10 year old. He is a good all-rounder both on a hack and in the school. He was named after a holiday destination of Gloria’s son…
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Brandy

Brandy, Brandenberg, named after a family trip to Berlin is enjoying a well-deserved retirement. He was born in the Cotswolds on a farm Gloria still visits in June 1990 and we brought him home in June 1994 He’s a real family man.
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Barney

She, yes ‘She’, is shaped like a pig and looks a little like a bull about to charge, however looks aren’t everything. She is very good with children both beginners and advanced, in the school as well as out on a hack. She was named Barney as a member of staff, Emma, was convinced she…
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Bailey

High Beech Horse Riding School were honoured to be chosen by the City of London to have one of their beautiful horses when their Mounted Rangers section closed. He is a perfect gentleman standing 17 hands and was 14 when he came in August 2009.
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Anjou

Anjou is a lovely 12hh 3 palomino pony. She will go first or last in a hack and is a very useful little mare. She was outgrown by her previous owner and arrived with us in April 2003, rising 7yrs. She is named after the wine Gloria and Alf drank at their wedding.
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Albert

Albert stands at 14hh 3 and is as bright as his bright bay colour suggests. He thoroughly enjoys work and jumping in particular and has gone from strength to strength since he first came to us in December 2004, then aged 11.
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Acuario

Rio as he is known is a kindly soul. He moves on well and is a comfortable ride. He arrived in the yard in January 2007 as a 15hh 7yr old. He is named after a bar in Spain that was frequented by Gloria’s son Chris.
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