I am an experienced rider looking to find the right horse! I am hoping to find a horse to loan/exercise/share 14.3-16.3hh, with the potential to compete essentially, as this is where I am looking to improve! I am looking ideally for approx 3 days per week (however this is flexible), would be happy to put a reasonable contribution towards the right horse and would ideally be within 20minutes of Barrow Gurney. I have ridden for 10years and have had at least once weekly lessons throughout this time as I really enjoy improving. I am currently having lessons with an FEI rider and have done for a number of years (I am able to provide references)
Over the past two years I have been exercising three different horses (14.2hh school mistress, 15.1hh quirky gelding and 17hh ex-steeplechaser) however I'm now looking to see if I can find a horse to do more competing etc with.
I have ridden a variety of horses including those who buck/rear/bite/spin etc (the quirky one has done this multiple times in the road etc) so I am competent handling a handful and have enjoyed working with younger and project horses. I can ride flat work confidently (eg lateral work etc) and school horses to prelim (please see collage picture for schooling progress over 1yr with the gelding) however I'd love to improve up the levels if I rode a horse with the potential for this.
I have jumped single fences to 1m however I'm comfortable riding a course of 85cm approx currently. I have also comfortably schooled XC to 80cm.
Due to not having access to transport I have not done much competing since I was very young.This summer however I have been out doing unaffiliated prelim dressage and combined training, gaining 4th and 1st in my most recent. I'd love to get out and gain more experience in this regard!
I am able to provide references if this sounds of interest. If not, thank you for your time