A Facebook purchase won at Field House, while his previous owner also claimed victory at the same venue.
Lindsay Wilcox-Reid’s Field House winner, Beckhouse Able, is a part-Hackney gelding bred by Ian Smith, and was bought just over a year ago from
“I wasn’t looking for a horse but I saw his photo on Facebook and the next thing I was messaging to find out a bit more about him,” explained Lindsay, who trains with Angela Weiss. “He has an amazing personality and plenty of ability. That was his first proper show and only his second novice. Sadly we’ve run out of time to qualify for the winters but, work permitting, we’ll aim for the summers and move on up the levels.”
Helen herself won the medium 73 at the same venue riding Westhills Dixie Chick, by the same sire as Able, Jelmar, and out of Beckhouse Cancara, who is currently competing with
“He’s not done a great deal and this is only his third medium,” said Helen of the eight-year-old gelding.
Jo Ellis-Jones’ Santino Royale won the novice 34 at South View Arena in the capable hands of David Llewellyn. Jo bought the now nine-year-old five years ago and competed him herself until a series of injuries and mishaps plagued the combination.
“He damaged a ligament, I broke my ankle, then he colicked and was diagnosed with ulcers and rounded it up with a foot imbalance, hence the break until this year,” explained Jo. “I decided that getting David to take him out and compete him to begin with was the way forward.”