At the ripe age of 25 Banjo Hill is now enjoying a full retirement. But, here is in showing days cutting a serious dash! He also was a smashing racehorse winning six times under rules.
Fontano is now owned and ridden by Sophie Offord, and what a pair they make! They are quite the dynamic duo and have competed in all sorts of competitions together, and now as Fontano is a bit older he competes successfully at in-hand showing.
Fontano is a bit more grey than I remember him in training – but I guess it happens to us all!
Barlow – wowzers – what a stunner!
Barlow was always a very handsome chap when in training and left Bonita Racing Stables last year and has continued to bloom. He now takes part in RoR showing with considerable success – as demonstrated so beautifully in this photo, where he was competing at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show recently.
Roddy Stanning looks like he is having a ball on the hunting field with Act Of Supremacy. Roddy rehomed Supremacy last year and apparently he jumps like a ‘stag’ when out with the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale and behaves impeccably.
Thank you for the update Roddy and we are very impressed to see Supremacy bossing those hedges!
Ambrosiano, who was in training with us in 2008, is still going very strong. He was re-homed by Danny Abbott and together are taking the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) scene by storm! They recently won the RoR Challenge at the Lincolnshire show (pictured), and also compete successfully at British Eventing, with cross-country being their favourite phase – we hear you Danny and Ambrosiano!
We think they make a very handsome couple.
Stef sends us super updates, and Casino is adapting to his new life in a lovely relaxed manner. He is pictured here with Stef sporting his very fancy new sheepskin girth – lucky boy! Casino ran an amazing 25 times during his career, and was also quite the jet setter making the trip over the pond to America in 2017 to race at Far Hills.
The character that is Fox Appeal – Foxy to his friends, has also be rehomed with Stef. Foxy is having a wee holiday in the field (with Casino) before Stef will bring him back in and begin to ride him. Foxy ran a remarkable 55 times and won over £180,000 for his owners the Hawk Inn syndicate and he really was a first class example of what a brilliant syndicate horse should be. His antics are sorely missed around the yard but it’s great to know he and Casino are happy in a wonderful home.