HorsesColouredsShowing Horses£ 6,500 OIRO
Ethel has been with me for the past five glorious years, I bought her from the yard she was born on and her full history is known. She is everything you could ever wish for in a cob; she has the substance, conformation, the hair, the bone, the temperament, and one of the most exquisite heads I have ever seen. She has been an absolute poppet the whole way through her education and this is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make.
- 141.5cms AHC
- Registered TGCA and BSPA
- 7yo mare
Ethel absolutely loves hacking either alone or in company. Obviously she is a little sharper hacking alone but never silly. She has been on hunt rides and farm rides and still had a fantastic set of brakes and great manners.
Ethel has three fabulous balanced paces and works established walk to canters. She is not the sort that needs souring with excessive amounts of schooling, and goes her best at a show with minimal effort beforehand which obviously is lovely. Less is definitely more with her.
Obviously she is neither built nor bred to jump, but she is happy to pop a small coloured fence at home and has jumped all the smaller obstacles at Somerford.
As youngstock, Ethel was unbeaten for the whole season as a 3yo filly, and was Reserve Champion Youngstock at the TGCA Traditional of the Year Show. She has stood Overall Supreme Champion at Great Harwood against mature stock as a 3yo. She was also 2nd Ridden Small Mare at TOYS on her first ever attempt as a 4yo.
She has seen big venues such as Onley Grounds, Cheshire, Royal Lancs etc and rides exactly the same wherever she is.
She has competed at away shows and loves the atmosphere, she is at her absolute best in an evening performance and leaves you nothing to worry about. In the right hands she is undeniable HOYS quality. I do believe her success is due in part to our less-is-more approach to showing, she only ever does a handful each season and enjoys a well rounded and varied life and this is something I wish to continue for her.
Ethel is up to date with dentist and vaccinations. She is 100% to box, clip, bath, farrier etc. I frequently take her out on my own to smaller shows and the beach etc and she is always fabulous. Never sick or sorry, and never had a lame day in her life and will pass the vet no problems. No horse is perfect but this is as close as you’ll get. Lack of time and change in direction forces a sad sale, please no timewasters this is difficult enough as it is. ...Read full description