Meet Bailey - Devon #2

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As most of you know, I spent all of my summer in Devon at my grandparents, it’s my second home and I wish I could live down there; I have such a different life. Over the summer I’ve been able to ride and help with four gorgeous horses, but two of them especially.  The first one is called Bailey, she’s a three year old chestnut mare, and she’s also a red head that has the temper that comes with it.


It all started as a woman was feeling lonely on her yard, so I gave her some company. Bailey was being shown in hand at Honiton Show and I did some practice with her before to make sure she was safe and controllable, after that it turned out that I showed her at Honiton and we did very well. We came away with a first, two reserve champions and overall local champion in the Show Hunter classes.


It was such an amazing experience for me as that was my first proper show, it was unbelievable how good she was and how much the judges liked her. Since then, we’ve been to Dorset County Show together. We actually entered her in classes that weren’t suited for her, to make sure we had the right class for her, which proved we did because she came away with third in the Sports Horse Class and fourth in the Riding Horse Class. Even the judge said “If this was a Show Hunter Class I would’ve given her supreme champion, I hope you show her under saddle next year she’ll be a real winner” It was amazing to hear that feedback, that really topped the day off. We were also told to get to a qualifier for HOYS because she is definitely in contention for that.


Now we have even bigger dreams for next year. She’s been backed and now turned away for the winter; I can’t wait to bring her back into work next year and finally get to ride her. The next aim is to get her out to a few small shows under saddle and get her used to the atmosphere whilst being ridden. 


After that, who knows, the main aims are to get her to as many shows as possible and to have her jumping by the end of the season, and obviously to qualify for HOYS. Anything else will be a massive bonus. I’m not quite sure how I’ll cope over the winter when I hardly see her, it’s not a quick trip to the yard, it’s a three hour train journey.  Next year is going to be one of the most amazing experiences and I just hope it hurries up; I’m dying to ride her!


By the start of next year I would've bought about 20 pairs of cream jodhpurs, if you ride you'll understand that they never stay cream, ever. 

Ami xo

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  1. oh how sweet! i've always been weirdly scared of horses (no idea why haha) but yours looks so lovely!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Most people are scared because of their size/power! Thankyou, she's a sweetheart xxx

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  2. oh wow how gorgeous! I used to do horseriding in my teens and I miss it so much now, especially after this post xxx



    Blonde of carbs

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    1. I hate how far away from me she is, 3 hours is ages, can't just pop down the road and see her everyday! My boyfriend has horses though and I'm gonna be riding his soon xxx

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  3. I love horses. I wish I go to spend time around them.
    She's beautiful. :)

    Sara Bloo xo
    bloonstuff.com

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    1. I hate that she's so far away from me! :( xxx

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  4. Love this!!! Makes me miss riding horses, I only had one year of classes but I enjoyed it so much! She's so beautiful! :) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    1. I've only just got back into it properly over the past year or so but I love it so much! Thankyou, she really is xxx

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  5. Aw I love horses, I'd love to spend more time around them

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Wish she was closer to me, luckily my boyfriend has horses though, so I'm never too far away :) xxx

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  6. Oh thats such a lovely story! I'm a little bit scared of horses but she does look lovely (: x

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    1. Thankyou! I know quite a few people scared of them, it's quite common! xxx

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  7. This makes me miss my showing days! Unfortunately I was never quite so successful with my little welsh mountain and connemara ponies but wow you did well! Pretty horsey haha! Also, I feel ya wit the cream jodphurs. I only ever had white horses and mine were still a mess. Only to be worn for special occasions!
    Thanks for tweeting me your link, followed you on bloglovin x
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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    1. I cannot wait to start showing properly next year! I love welshies! Cream jodhpurs are such a nightmare, I ride a grey as well and they get stained from him too! Only wearing them for showing now! Thankyou xxx

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  8. wow, she's gorgeous! I own a horse named Nelly who is also a red head with an attitude! Congratulations on your showing success x

    Lauren x
    http://whatlaurendidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Red heads always have an attitude, but I love it! Thankyou so much xxx

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