Kyzyl News 2019




Monmouth BE One-Day-Event

As it turned out, this was Teddy's last ODE before the monsoon weather closed down the 2019 season. We started well, with a dressage score knocking 5 marks off our previous PB, and just one fence down SJ. But the XC was spoiled by a typical piece of Teddy anarchy: histrionics and a refusal at the first fence! After which he went the best ever, scorching round all his hairy bits: the fence before the water, the water itself, a deep water ditch - and this tricky, offset double of skinnies: table then sharp left to a corner. He threw a colossal leap at the penultimate, drop, fence - this is becoming his signature.

          This was a particularly satisfying day for me, as this course was the first I jumped round with Kaan fifteen years ago - a further sixteen barren years after I last jumped round it with my late, great Tim (Scimitar, aka Discovery Bay).      



I had the great privilege of a photoshoot by professional photographer Sorrell Ireland last week. The results are sensational – I never knew my two stallions could look so beautiful! 


August: Stud season finished at last! Xanadu has had three very classy mares this year. So far only one has been scanned, and has taken. Results awaited for the other two!

Another Dinkum (Annie) has top-class English Thoroughbred breeding, and is half-sister to winners. She has point-to-pointed and raced under rules, and more recently been showjumping.

Scary Mary (who lived up to her name when it came to covering!) is an Irish Sport Horse who has showjumped and evented. She is scanned in foal.

Margot (stable name Freesia) is a Friesian mare who has bred several foals. She went home last week, and scan is pending!




Cross-Country Clinic with William Blane

Hazel and Teddy XC schooling at Ace Cross-Country. They were very lucky to be the only pair in their section, so had an intensive individual lesson with William Blane, who competed two Akhal-Teke stallions himself. Much was learned by Teddy, Hazel, and me!






Kyzyl Doubloon had his first public outing at one of the British Palomino Society's open classes at the annual Malvern show.

He was rather excited, but Hazel showed him to very good effect. 


June: Chepstow One-Day-Event

Teddy's best performance so far across country. Jumped well over the trakehner and the fence before the water - my two fears on the course - and gave me the helluva ride!

Photo by Top Shots Photography


May: Aina scanned in foal to Oyun Shael!

Ainur, veteran of 10 BE One-Day-Events, is in foal to Oyun Shael, dressage stallion who has competed in dressage up to Prix St. George level. 


May: Teddy goes up a level

Photo by Top Shots Photography

Teddy's first 90cm ODE was at Sapey. One stop XC - a very naughty one at the fence before the water - after which he went very well, relishing the bigger fences.


Xan's first mare this season - Another Dinkum (Annie) is TB, with names such as Northern Dancer, Blenheim, Fairway and Hyperion in her pedigree.


Howick ODE

Another BE80, and Ted gave me a fantastic ride! Clear XC inside the time, but this time we had a fence down SJ!  Photo by Top Shots Photography


April: 2019 Event season under way!

Unfortunately our debut event of Sapey was cancelled due to waterlogged ground, but we ticked off our opener of the 2019 season at Broadway (BE80). No jumping penalties SJ or XC, and only my over-caution over the Broadway hill prevented us from finishing on our dressage score.