Hollybrooke Duke competed at HOYS this week and we are so thrilled that he was placed fourth. He looked a picture and went beautifully. Congratulations must go to his owners Jo and Chris, his producer Julie Barton and rider Katie Bacon who have done such an amazing job with him. Proud would be an understatement!!
Another good end to the season was the championship at the Beaulieu Road pre sale show. It was awarded to Crabbswood Surprize a very smart filly by our stallion Hollybrooke Rambler bred by Jonathan Gerrelli who went on to be the top priced foal at the sale. The mare is hopefully back in foal to Rambler for 2019. Thanks to Audrey Scott-Hopkins for the photo on the right.
More news of Hollybrooke Maxwell and Janine Paterson who at Kings Sedgemoor BD scored over 66% in both novice tests winning Novice 39 and coming 4th in Novice 22. They followed that with a fantastic day at Pontispool BE finishing on their dressage score of 27.3 to come second in the BE80.
Jubilee has been flying round some hunter trial courses, Hollybrooke Annie tried her hoof at pony racing, Hollybrooke Ginger (pictured right) met a pig on the Forest for the first time and Hollybrooke Diplomat (pictured left) looked after his young rider and gave him a wonderful time on his first day out hunting. All four of these super ponies were sired by Burley Branston and have inherited his amazing temperament.
Our one and only foal this year, Hollybrooke Theodore, was gelded this week in preparation for weaning,
before leaving us for his new home.
After a request from several
Hollybrooke pony owners, who wanted to be able to post photos of their ponies. I have started a Hollybrooke New Forest Pony page on Facebook. It has been lovely to catch up with ponies we had not heard about recently.