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Jun
2013
20th

Imogen


 

I have been having lessons with Helen for a few years now and I can happily say she is one of the best teachers around. As a rider, I always want to finish a lesson as a better rider, a much happier horse, and feeling a lot more confident over jumps I wouldn't have thought I could jump over at the beginning of the lesson.
Helen quickly whipped me up into shape having had a period of time not riding, and soon my horse Haighend Royal Story (JB) was having the time of his life flying all of the novice fences on the course. (Ignoring his stupid rider who decided to give all supporters a heart attack when she trotted into the massive hedge after the water jump)
It is safe to say that due to Helen, JB and I rode clear around the novice at Skipton Horse Trials on the 15th May against tough competition and a meaty course, a.k.a. A mummy terrifier!
Thankyou again Helen I am sure we will see each other at events soon! "
 
Imogen 

 

 

Jun
2013
20th

Equine Pool Breckenbrough


 

Clover an eventing mare here swimming to get fit after a leg problem
Colin Rae runs the equine pool here and is very experienced walk in swims and livery swims available 

 

 

Jun
2013
15th

Ernie and Fiona


Hi Helen,



I just thought I'd update you on 'Ernie' 16hh bay gelding by Ramiro B I bought form you a year ago.  He's going from strength to strength, is a complete joy and really enjoys his work.  I've had training with Cathy Cundall and we've just started competing as I like to take things slowly. We have been highly placed in Show hunter classes in our first two shows so far.  We're going to do some dressage and WH at Portroyal once I've got my new horsebox.  This year we've been enjoying plenty of xc clinics and building up to BE 80/90.  He's grown now to 16.1hh and has outgrown his saddle. He looks after his mum really well!

best wishes Fiona James 

 

 

Jun
2013
10th

Monty Success


Monty  won the sports horse jumping class at Houghtons Showing festival and then the supreme championship, he also did his first BE event last week - the 5yo class at Little Downham - little green in the first 2 phases but lovely clear xc ! xx Sophie 
 
Sophie bought Monty from us last winter a lovely Irish horse by Clover Echo 
 

 

 

Jun
2013
9th

Oli and Josh Kirkley Hall


Congratulations to  Josh Waring and OLI at Kirkley Hall Northumberland BE90 

Josh bought OLI from us asa 5 yr old last year and is going from strength to strength

 

 

 

Jun
2013
9th

Harry and Echo


Harry Mutch is not wasting anytime striking up a successful partnership with Echo 

After buying him  only 2 weeks ago he has already been clear around BE90 at Belsay and 1st in 2 classes SJumping today !!!

 

 

Jun
2013
4th

Holly and Patch


Thanks for your help with the XC Helen , Patch went double clear at Bishop Burton 

 

 

May
2013
12th

Badminton Grassroots


Chloe Bell and Foxhill Jet finished 6th at Badminton Grassroots last week . 

28-3 Dressage and double clear round a tough track 

 

 

May
2013
11th

Smithy and Fiona


It is great to see Fiona and Kilkern Lad having a great start to their competitive eventing career at Breckenbrough and Northallerton 2nd in the  BE90 . 

Fiona bought THIS LOVELY connemara pony from us last year after Chloe  had had fun hunting and jumping him .

A really exciting combination for the future 

 

 

Apr
2013
28th

Tulip and Allana


Hi Helen, it's Allana Kennerley, I bought tulip, a 6 year old from you a while ago. I'm just messaging you to tell you how well she has come along in the past couple of months. As she is my first horse from moving off ponies I spent a long time looking across the north east, but she stood out with her temperament and talent. I couldn't have hoped for a better horse. She is taking on every fence and her dressage is coming on so much, she loves to learn and is very intelligent. Thank you for for finding me my perfect horse!!!
P.s. I was wondering when I could organise a cross country lesson with tulip at some point? Thanks :)

 

 

 

Apr
2013
28th

Northallerton RC Team win


Excellent Results for Northallerton RC teams at Area showx  qualifying  for the champs .

1st Senior Intermediate Lauren Bentley riding our very own Gorsehill Echo 

1st Junior Intermediate Team Chloe Bell Leanne Anderson ,Jess Bedy  Charlotte Saxby 

1st Junior Intermediate Individual Charlotte Saxby riding Junior Hill (bought from us as a 5 yr old )

1st Junior Novice Team Chloe Bell 

 

 

 

 

Apr
2013
25th

Georgie winner Breckenbrough


I was thrilled to present 1st prize in the BE100 Junior to Georgie Frow  at our recent horse trial .

She bought Keltie from us 2 years ago so a home grown win !

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
2013
22nd

Clover


Clover enjoying his new hunting family home 

 

 

Mar
2013
20th

Moe's prodigy


Hello Helen,

Just thought I would send you a few photos of moe's prodigy billy, who is turning 4 in June. He is already 16.3!! Won the British futurity at osberton as a 2 year old, has been called up for an assessment at Solihull for "potential stars of the future" and hopefully will be as amazing as moe! She is due another this summer and is the most amazing mum!

Anyhow, hope you're well and bearing up with this horrendous, never ending summer!!

Hannah savage 

WE BOUGHT MOE AS A 3 YEAR OLD FROM IRELAND AND EVENTED HER BE100 AS A 5 YEAR OLD BEFORE SELLING HER TO HANNAH WHO TOOK HER EVENTING THRO THE GRADES 

WHAT A LOVELY STORY 

 

 

Mar
2013
17th

Lincoln Horse Trials


7 ponies competing in the pony trial at Lincoln past and present ponies originally imported from Ireland by ourselves

 

Strawberry Box --1st        5th Jolly Idea  10th Killocorran Blue 

Bucks Fizz   ---  Bombay Mix--- Comeraigh Krafty Fin --- Foxhill Jet 

Well done to all you riders bravely riding in seriously testing conditions 

 

 

 

Mar
2013
16th

Picasso


What a super athletic little Irish Horse Picasso is seen here qualifying for Grassroot regional final 

We sold him to Hollie 2 years ago and he is now for sale after Hollie has done a great job producing him

 

 

Mar
2013
10th

Oasby success


Another sucessful weekend for our past and present horses and ponies 

at Oasby Horse Trials this weekend 

Toby Bell --4th Pony trial -Strawberry Box and clear with Comeraigh Krafty Fin a 6 yr old pony doing his 1st pony trial at Novice level 

Charlotte Saxby --3rd -BE100 -Junior Hill -doing his 2nd BE100 well done 

Laura Jennings --3rd BE 100 --Times like these -- 1st time out for 18 months 

Victoria Phillips --5th BE90 --Rock Toddy 

I am so proud of all these fab Irish horses and of course the riders too !!!

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
2013
4th

Lucinda Green Clinic


A successful day training here at Breckenbrough 3rd March . Very good riding conditions 

and excellent ground 23 riders enjoyed an educational Clinic with well known Rider and Trainer Lucinda Green .

Photos below of Fitch 

bought from us 2010 ) with his lovley owner /rider Laura Jennings showing everyone how it is done over the skinny combinations 

 

 

Mar
2013
3rd

Aston Le Walls


Excellent 1st Outing at Aston Le Walls  4 double clears all ponies in great form 

Well done Jockeys Toby and Chloe and Charlotte 

Long day driving but worth it 

 

 

Mar
2013
3rd

Bally and Bella


Great start to the season a win for Bella snd Ballycahane Lad 1st time out 

Well done what a super partnership good luck for the rest of the season 

Bella bought Bally from us Autumn 2011 he was a family favourite in our household 

 

 

 

Feb
2013
26th

Sarah and Dan


 

Hi Helen
 
Thought you’d like to see some pictures of Dan making his debut at Arena Eventing at the weekend! He went round the course like a pro and jumped everything that was asked of him.
 
Paula is really enjoying him and can’t wait to get eventing!
 
Thank you again for another  lovely horse.
 
Best Wishes,
 
Sarah
 
 

 

 

Feb
2013
24th

XC SCHOOLING HALF TERM


WE HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT OVER HALF TERM 

XC SCHOOLING AT SOMERFORD 

BSJA REC --1ST FOXHUNTER -TOBY BELL 

2ND NEWCOMERS CHLOE BELL 

 

 

Feb
2013
24th

The Saxby Family


The Saxby family continue to have fun on horses and ponies sourced by helenbellequestrian

photos here of Izzy and Charlotte having a great time XC schooling on Strawberry a registered connemara bought from Ireland by us as a just broken 4 year old . Charlotte and her mum have hunted him all winter evented him last summer BE90  and hes going BE100 this spring

Issy is having a sucessful time with Pepsi hunting and show jumping .Issy is only 10 so plenty of time to clean up on the Junior and Novice PC circuit she is a rosette machine !

Sparky and Worzel are 2 other  sucessful Saxby ponies from us shared by the family !!

 

 

Feb
2013
23rd

Dukes Palace


Hi Helen
 
Thought you might like to see a picture of Duke who won his second ever dressage test today. Looking forward to eventing in April if the ground ever dries up!
 
Regards
Helen Ostle
 
Helen bought Duke from us  October 2012 after we had just imported him from Ireland 
 
 

 

 

Jan
2013
20th

Leona and Sophie


“We bought Leona II from Helen in May 2012 for our 10yr old daughter, Sophie as part of developing her for what we hope will be a long and successful eventing career. Unlike so many others, Helen really took time to understand what we were looking for and to put the horse/rider combination first.

 

Whilst Sophie was already a very competitive young rider, she has benefitted hugely from the quality schooling and time that Helen and her team had invested in the this super young pony. Sophie has subsequently learnt a huge amount from Leona and together they have formed a great partnership. Together they have progressed incredibly quickly, regularly winning on the unaffiliated ODE and SJ circuit.

 

Thanks to Helen’s incredible eye for a young pony with great potential Leona will compete at BE100 /Novice level in 2013 and be ridden by NZ International Eventer, Lizzie Brown whilst we wait for Sophie to come of age. We’re looking forward to the new season with great excitement.

 

In summary - whilst so many people claim to be honest, genuine and professional there’s no doubt in our minds that Helen exemplifies these qualities more than any other dealer that we’ve met . We’d recommend her highly and have no hesitation in working with her again.”

 

Regards

 

Chris

 

 

 

 

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