Catch up with Marys latest adventures, proudly sponsored by Snuggy Hoods. Mary King and Snuggy Hoods have worked together for many many years, Mary is extremely keen on the Turn Out Hood & Headless Turn Out Hood, ideal for keeping the horses mud free, clean, warm and dry during turn out.
My autumn season got off to a slow start. I had mistakes XC with Bobby at both Aston Le Walls advanced and Gatcombe advanced, which was gutting. I blame myself for the first, and him for the second mistake. My aim for him this autumn is Blenheim - I was planning to do the CCI-L4*, but have decided to enter him for the CCI-S4* for 8/9yo as the course will be a little bit easier. ‘The Kings Group’ , a syndicate of 6 people who support Bobby, have been very supportive and understanding. I will give him a couple of easier runs now to hopefully get us both back on track, fingers crossed!
Tilly has just had the first win of her career at Homme House HTs which was lovely, and such a milestone - especially because of having bred her myself. I was thrilled also for her sponsor owners Hannah Lord and Jane Hamilton. She has now qualified for the National 5yo Championships.
Cyrus, this years foal is growing well, and both Zara his mother, and Tess are pregnant (Zara by Upsillon and Tess by Van Gough) due in June 2020.
Seamus and Cyrus the 4 yr olds are now hacking out confidently and climbing up and down the banks in the woods. They lunge well with loose-ish side reins on, and I’m beginning to do a little bit with them in the arena now.
I have just starting to back my homebred 3yr old…Kizzy (Tess x Cevin Z)…she is a beautiful grey mare, a bit small at the mo, but am hoping she will grow!
Teaching, talks, course walks and filming have been keeping me out of mischief.
Thank you so much to my following sponsors for their continuing support:
Amerigo - Saddles
Ariat - Boots and riding apparel
Baileys Horse Feed
Bucas - Rugs
ERS - Lorry rescue
Gatehouse - Riding hats
Logic - Padock machinery
Marksway Horsehage - Haylage
New Equine Wear - Horse boots
PolyPads - Saddle pads
Snuggy Hoods - Horse hoods
Stablecomfort - Stable flooring
Zoetis - Equest/Eqvalan wormers