Mystery unraveled!!


I had a fascinating conversation with a very interesting, knowledgeable gentleman yesterday : that bred the lovely Wilf!!! I’ve been trying to get in touch with him for about a month … Wilf is in a white ISH passport with sire unrecorded, but very smart breeding on the dam side;…

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Character building… Nah, I have plenty already thanks…


So before I go into my challenged moments, I’m going to sum up the positives… #characterbuilding #somerfordparkinternational #dreamteam @spaldinginternationalsaddlery @collegiate @franklinbillard @equimaging @westvilletherapysupplies  …And there have been plenty of positives on this busy weekend! Can you believe Tiny has decided to play on my team for all 3 phases, rather…

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  • Fiona Davidson
    Eventer / Trainer
    I have ridden horses all my life. I have relocated my yard, to Vale View Equestrian, with facilities that are out of this world for producing my lovely horses. I am very excited about having these resources at my fingertips, and the results are shining through right across the board, showing my horses are settled, happy, and now able to work every aspect of their competition needs! Read more...
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    Anna Gilbert
    Head girl/ Jockey
    Anna joined the team full time after Christmas, having been my student and subsequently Working Pupil since last season. She has not only got Equine Qualifications, she has a wealth of experience in yards and producing young horses with a very similar ethos to me: allowing them time and therefore learning at a pace they are able to absorb and enjoy. She has a super 'feel' and is doing a wonderful job with my youngsters. She is super to have on the team as she brings her chirpy, warm & positive vibe to the team, and the ability to look at the bigger picture and progress.
    Caitlyn Mcsweeney
    Yard Manager
    Caitlyn is our rock... She manages the yard on a day to day basis, including orders, managing the turnout, and generally keeping the yard running. She is super with the horses, and they all love her. She has her own horse Carrie, who she has trained from the base up, and enjoys cross countries and taking her out to play on her day off.
    Lilyana Leon
    Groom/ rider
    Lily joins us from Tipperary, and hopefully brings a bit of Irish luck and charm onto the yard. She has competed up to 1* level in Ireland, and now is on the path to harness and develop the success she had as a junior. She is fabulous handling and caring for the horses, and has such a good natural affinity with them. She brings her own big young mare with her, who is starting her education to be a competition horse, and Lil has done a good job starting her!
    Laura Michelotti
    Working rider
    Laura joins our team from San Marino, where she has been eventing up to 2* level around Italy, and brought with her on a 3 day drive, her two Eventers Vani and Bri. She is testing the water into the big wide world outside of Europe, and I hope she feels welcome and settled here long term. She is competing her young horse Bri at Novice level, and hoping to step up to Intermediate this season. It's great to have her on the team, particularly to help keep my team running when I am away from the yard competing.