Sarah & Lexy Page
Surrey. United Kingdom

Tel: 01428 653900 (Sarah)
Mob: 07939 514607 (Lexy)

Monday 25 October 2010

Stan at BEF Futurity - First Premium!

Photo by Jean Smith (Jebeth)
We took the yearling D colt Stan (Floreat Heart of Stone, by Floreat Dandelion) to the BEF Futurity grading in the "potential dressage pony" category. It was the first time we have done this type of event and we were really impressed with the organisation of the day and the feedback provided.

Lexy turned Stan into a smartly turned out plaited and trimmed sports pony and dressed up in white so they both looked the part.

There are 3 stages to the grading, first the vetting section where he was awarded 8.8/10 and received many compliments from the vet. And then they are shown on a triangle in walk & trot in front of the judges. And finally they are then turned loose to be able to also see all paces including canter loose.

He was awarded a First Premium grading, with an average score of 8.36 (out of 10). This is the second grading, only below Elite which is very rarely achieved, so we were extremely pleased. And even more so when we later found out that he was the Reserve high score in his section (Dressage yearling) across all ponies and horses in the day.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Equifest 2010

Photo by Sarah Page
Floreat Yaffle (Sec A gelding) went to Equifest as his second ever ridden show after his 'debut' at Cranleigh recently. He took part in lead rein, first ridden and finally Concours d'Elegance (pictured left). He was an absolute saint in all his classes and finished off the weekend winning the Conours d'Elegance class.

Also at Equifest was Floreat Creme Chantilly (produced by Leisl Burt) who was 2nd in the Welsh A 2/3yr old class. She is a 3yr old filly by Flydon Henadur ex Forlan Welsh Cream.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Floreat Quintessa at Chertsey Show

Photo by Natalia Thorpe
Floreat Quintessa was 1st & M&M Ridden Champion at the recent Chertsey Show.

She is produced and ridden by Katherine McGrail who is doing a great job with her. She was only broken on earlier this year and has been brought on slowly.

She has also started jumping at home and is showing a real talent for it.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Floreat Creme de Cassis at NPS Champs

Photo by Lexy Page
Cassi had a great couple of days at the NPS Champs this year coming 3rd in Novice Junior M&M Ridden on first day, and 3rd in Picton Finals today.

The Junior ridden class had the top 10 through to the evening performance and she performed really well.  Unfortunately just missing out today on going through again to evening performance by one position!

Many thanks and congrats to all the team involved in all their efforts at the show - Penny, Catherine, Jack, Katherine etc!

Sunday 1 August 2010

Floreat Yaffle - Cranleigh Show

Floreat Yaffle (photo by Lexy Page)
Floreat Yaffle was sold as a 3yr old to a local family. He went to his first show under saddle today at Craneligh Show and competed in two lead rein classes. He was beautifully behaved and ended up 2nd in Lead Rein pony and 4th in PUK M&M lead rein pony in two very strong classes. An excellent start to his ridden showing career!

Many congrats to his owner Caroline Winser and the super little jockey Lucy.

We wish them both Good Luck at Equifest.

Saturday 31 July 2010

Kent County

Floreat Creme Chantilly (3yr old A filly) went to Kent County and was placed 3rd in a strong class.

SEWPCA Summer Show

We took 2 of the youngsters to SEWPCA show:
* Floreat Heart of Stone (Sec D yearling colt)
* Floreat Creme Chantilly (Sec A 3yr old filly).

It was Heart of Stone's first ever show and he was a little shell shocked! But was very well behaved and finished 3rd in his class.

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Floreat Dandelion's only foal of 2010

A gorgeous palomino filly was born at Digswell stud ex Glanvyrnwy Honey, who has been named Digswell Honey Bee (or "Bumble" at home).

Dandelion will be running with some mares at home this year, so we look forward to more of his foals next year at the Floreat stud.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Tessa - first show under saddle

Tessa (F. Quintessa, 5yr old mare) was recently loaned out to Katherine McGrall to be broken and brought out under saddle. She is coming along really well, and recently went to her first show under saddle. She was really well behaved and ended up 2nd in a large class. Well done to Tessa & Katherine!

She has also recently taken part in dressage competition scoring over 70% and qualifying for Sunshine championship.

Cassi ridden results

Cassi (Floreat Creme de Cassis) has been going from strength to strength at her loan home in all types of classes with selection of jockeys! At NCPA Cheshire show she had an amazing show with following results: 1st novice LR, 1st Open LR and champ and 1st Novice ridden ..... and going on to be Supreme of Show !!!

Also recently at BSPS winter champs she had some great results including:
7th - M&M Restricted First Ridden
4th - M&M Open Lead Rein
4th - M&M Open First Ridden

Well done and many thanks to Penny & Catherine Hudson, Olivia Brown, Jack (her lead rein jockey) and rest of the team for doing a super job with her.