Zonnekoning II comes 3rd and Qualifies Newcomers 2nd Rounds 2011


On the 30th February 2011, at Field House Equestrian Centre, Zonnekoning II  finished 3rd in the newcomers class and with it, he jumped his 4th and final double clear in the Newcomers class qualifying him for the 2nd rounds 2011.
A delighted Richard commented “I’m so pleased with him, he deserved to get his last double clear and it was fantastic bonus to finish in a strong 3rd place” And I look forward to competing on him in the second rounds this summer”

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We have temporarily had problems with some readers viewing the pictures on this website. We apologise for this and hope the problem will be resolved soon.

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Vamos and Quarole Z in Foal


It is great delight we can announce that both Quarole Z and Vamos are both in Foal to the Beech House Studs fantastic young stallion Why Me.
Why me, is a fantastic young stallion with a huge athletic jump and will certainly be great horse for the future. Thank you to Derek Morton and Newcombe and East vets for successfully getting the mares in foal.
The Foals are due in August this year.

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Do You Want Help With Your Show Jumping?


Richard has recently passed his United Kingdom Coaching Certificate Level 2 exam and is now looking for more enthusiastic pupils with their own horses / ponies to train. As well as the UKCC exam he is also an accredited Pony Club Coach, in addition to which he has experience riding and producing young horses.
For more details please get in touch via this website on the contact Richard section, he would love to hear from you.

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Richard Passes His UKCC Level 2


It with great delighted that on Monday 17th January 2011, at Heathcroft Stud in Manchester Richard passed his U.K. Coaching certificate level 2
Richard was examined by international show jumper Mathew Lanni. Firstly took a group of three of riders in a 45 minute group session followed by one of the three riders having a, 30 minutes, one on one session with Richard.
“It was such a great feeling to hear the words that I had passed” Said a delighted Richard “Mathew and Di (Lampard) were both fantastic and put us all at ease and were a pleasure to be examined by” ……… “ I must say a huge thank you to the three riders I had  , who m all tried their best for me and also Susie (Gibson) and Phillipa (Mckeever) our mentor coaches on the training weekends”
Also many thanks go to all the people but most importantly Richard’s mother Hilary and trainer Geoff, from whom Richard has learnt so of his equestrian knowledge and who’s teaching styles Richard has learnt from and been inspired by within his own style.
Jo freer and everyone at Holme Farm equestrian centre also deserve a huge thank you for all the time and lessons Richard has spent their teaching gaining valuable experience teaching and to all Richard’s clients his very grateful thanks go to them. Richard looks forward to continue working with all of them, and not only continuing in developing their skills but his own skills as well.

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Richard's Next Pony Club Rally


Richard again will be taking a Pony Club rally on the 23rd February.
“I’m really looking forward to it” Commented Richard “I just hope it’s a bit warmer for us all this time!”

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Richard Does Two Pony Club Rallies


On the build up to Christmas Richard took two Pony Club rallies at Barelyfields Equestrian Centre.
We are happy to report that the sessions went well in spite of the cold, snow and ice, and Richard looks forward to the next session with them
“I really enjoyed teaching all the pupil’s we had on the two days” in spite of the cold they were all enthusiastic and tried very hard and I hope they all got something out of the sessions”…………. “They were all great fun to teach”.

Our thanks go to Jane Rockingham for organising the sessions.

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Our Apologises


We would like to extend our apologises, to all the followers of this website for the lack of updates recently.
This was due to a computer malfunction, which has only recently been resolved. So to those of you, who have sent emails via this website, owing to the new system we won’t have received them and again we can only offer our sincere apologise for this and the lack of replies
We can however a sure reader’s that the issue has been resolved and currently the computer is now working.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all Richard’s supporters and to all of you who follow this website. It is greatly appreciated by Richard and he would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you all and wish you all the best for 2011.

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Thank You For Voting


It is with regret that we must inform you that Michael Seals was not elected to the British show jumping board. However he did receive a very pleasing number of votes and both his and Richard’s thanks go to everyone who did vote for him, it was greatly appreciated.

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Vote For Michael Seals


Michael Seals is standing in the forth coming British Show Jumping Association national board elections.
I would urge anyone to vote for him and take the time to find out a bit more about his ideas on how to progress the sport and improve it for everyone’s benefit.
A vote for him would be a vote for change, for new ideas, for a more professional and sensible running of the sport.

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