Equo's north west brand ambassador, Bonnie Fishburn, introduces us to her three horses.
Hi everyone. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce you to my team of horses.
My first horse is my best friend of eight years, San Francisco II, aka Frankie. He is a 16.2hh brown gelding by Ferro and is now 16 years old. I bought him off a friend of mine who deals showjumpers. As he was a little bit of a naughty showjumper who wasn’t that interested in jumping he had been passed around for the majority of his life.
After spending a lot of time gaining Frankie’s trust I managed to take him from the low levels eventing up to Intermediate and CIC2*. We were placed internationally and were also crowned the British Riding Club (BRC) open horse trials national champions in both 2010 and 2012, were on the winning open horse trials team in 2012 and the winning open showjumping team in 2013. Frankie has had a couple of quieter seasons in 2014 and 2015 due to leg trouble, but I hope to find something a little less stressful on his legs for 2016, as he is a long way off wanting to retire.
My next horse is Direct Flo, aka Florence. She is my little ginger homebred pocket rocket. Florence is 15.1hh and is nine-years-old. She was out of my very first horse and is by No Complaints. Florence has had great success at BRC competitions, including being on the winning open dressage national championships team in 2014. She has also competed to BE Novice level and has had some fabulous results along the way, including qualifying for the breeding champs as a four-year-old and having a couple of wins at BE100 level.
Finally there is Mr Precision, aka Percy. Again he is homebred out of my first horse and by Bazaars Texas. He is a 16hh bay tobiano eight-year-old gelding. Percy is currently competing at BE Novice level and also takes part in a lot of riding club competitions. He was the super star on my wedding day and let me ride him side saddle all the way to church! He knows he is the baby of the team and is a lovable cheeky monkey.
Now that you’ve met the team be sure to keep up to date with my blogs to find out what we have been up to!