Previous Horses and Ponies
We have been privileged in the 50+year history of the group to have owned, been given and have on loan many wonderful equines. The list of horses below may bring back some great memories for you:
Owned by the Paradressage Training Trust. Lambrusco joined us in 2006. In 2008 he took part in the Beijing Paralympic Games with Sophie Christensen. Together, they secured Sophie’s first Gold medal in Grade 1 para-dressage. He has also competed internationally with Ricky Balshaw and helped countless RDA riders of all abilities.
He was voted RDA horse of the year watch his video below
We sadly said goodbye to him in November 2021.
Tru is was an Icelandic pony who joined us in 2014 with her owner Gem Hall, our assistant stable manager.
Tru was a firm favourite with the smaller riders who found her ‘tolt’ so comfy compared to the other ponies’ trot. She also loved to be groomed, and with her thick Icelandic coat many participants had fun grooming her. We said good bye to her in June 2021, she was very old.
Mickey, a dark bay 16hh gelding was loaned to the group by the Haynes family. He was a very gentle horse, we said goodbye to him in January 2021.
Harley joined SBRDA in 2016. Harley is a lovable, weight carrying cob who became a firm favourite with many of the riders. His owner who is now not able to travel to SBRDA has moved him to Lambourne RDA which is nearer to her home. He will be loved there.
Owned by SBRDA. Robin (Rebeen Red Robin) born 1998, 14.3hh Bay Gelding. He joined the group in 2014 when Southlands RDA group closed. In 2016 he was lent to a Guatemalan rider for International Dressage.
In 2017 he won the RDA National Championship Grade 1 dressage competition with Jamie Winduss and Robin has also won the National RDA Championship Countryside Challenge with Joe Lawrence. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Robin in February 2020.
Socks – Socks joined the group as a 4-year-old and has spent a year in training. She began to join in class lessons early in 2017 and was a firm favourite with some of the younger children. Being just a little wide for several of our diplegic riders, she left us in July 2020 to become a successful jumping pony for a private family.
As you can see, she is a very pretty pony and loves having her photo taken!
Yogi -Owned by the Drew Family. Yogi joined us in 2010. He has taken many riders to the National Championships over the years.
Born 1995, 16hh Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding. Yogi had a great temperament and had a wonderful shape for those riders with tighter hip joints, the classic “A” frame.We sadly had to say goodbye to Yogi in January 2020
Athene (Athene Lindebjerg) was born in 2007. Owned by Mrs Diane Redfern came to live at SBRDA in 2014. In 2015, Athene helped Sophie Christensen become European Champion in Deauville, France.
Helen Burt BHSII, SBRDA Centre Manager, stepped up to continue the training of Athene and Sophie, making sure they were ready for the competitions at the RIO Paralympics in 2016 where they were gold medal winners at Grade 1.
Changing riders in 2017, Athene continued to help her new disabled partner, Julie Payne, to achieve, winning the European Championship Grade 1 competition in Gothenburg. In 2019 Athene left SBRDA to be a mum in Devon, she had a colt foal in the summer of 2020.
Fable (Franks Fable) was born here at SBRDA in 1997 and trained here onsite. She was keen to know what is going on around her and used for group lessons.
She also loved taking her riders for hacks in the woods.
Libby joined the group in 2014 and returned to the New Forest in 2016
|Fair Trade (Legs)*||2011||2002||Bay||G||16||Millnes-Coates|
|Santara Princess Anya (Anya)||2009-17||2003||Grey||M||14||Dr. Heyward|
|Haleys Star (Star)||2009||1997||Chestnut
Section D Welsh cob
|M||14||Australian Para Squad|
|Painted Affair (Scottie)||2006-16||1992||Skewbald||G||16.2||Para Dressage Training Trust|
Scottie was a dressage school master that enabled several Para Dressage hopefuls to learn more advanced riding. This included Erin Orford, who, in 2017 was part of the gold medal winning GB Team.
He was also at home in general RDA lead rein classes .
|Tribal Indian (Indie)||2005-12||1991||Grey||G||14.2||Barr|
|South Col (Harry)||2005-11||Grey||G||16:3|
|Martini Maybe (Baby)||2005-10||1991||Bay||G||16||Tottman|
|Charlie Baker*||2004-5||Bay Warmblood||G||15:3||Baker|
|Evensong (Evie)*||2004||Black Thoroughbred||M||16||SBRDA|
|Charlie Girl||2003-17||1991||Chestnut Irish Draught||M||16.3||Jackson|
|Charlie||2001-09||Grey English Connemara||G||15||SBRDA|
|Treacle Toffee||2001-07||1992||Dark Brown Dartmoor x||G||13.2||St. Cyres|
|Bramble||1999-2002||Bright Bay, Dartmoor||G||13||Barrett|
|Cassie*||1998-2000||Black Hanovarian X||M||15||Pearson|
|Merlin||1998||1992||Dark Bay, New Forest||M||13.2|
|George joined us in 1995 when the McIntyre group closed down.|
|Magic||1994-2005||1975||Dark Bay Dartmoor||G||12.2||Powell|
|Capability Brown*||1993||Dark Bay||G||16.2||Cutcliffe|
|Conna||1993-99||1978||Dark Brown, Thoroughbred||G||17.2||Milkins|
|Rufus||1993-2003||1987||Bay New Forest||G||14.1||Tolmie|
|Shadow||1992-2003||1987||Blue Roan, Exmoor cross||G||12.1||Monk|
|MacTavish||1992-2009||1984||Dun, Highland Pony||G||14||SBRDA|
|Sam||1988-2004||1981||Bay, Section D Welsh Cob||G||14.3||SBRDA|