Wishing the lovely Calisto de Laubry Z the best of luck in his new home. Cali has been a pleasure to produce here at Wodehouse Stud over the past couple of years on behalf of his owner, our very own Sue Crawford. He has brought us a lot of happiness watching him develop in the sport & we are certain he will continue to please in his new address. Good luck Cali & Charlie; we are excited to watch you competing together in the near future!
It’s always great to be competing at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead & we were delighted to be back this week!
The horses put in some great rounds of jumping with some good placings throughout the week.
We finished yesterday with the ever consistent 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐙 jumping a super double clear in the 1m20 Championship with Atiya in the Main Ring to finish in 7th place!
Well done also to pupil Sharnah with her own 𝐖𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐄𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐢 putting in some great performances across the week!
And huge thanks goes to Donna & Sue for all of their help this week behind the scenes & Ellesse for holding the fort at home. Team work makes the dream work!
It was great to be back out competing at our first show post lockdown, and what better place to do it than in the beautiful setting of the Bolesworth Estate at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Chesterfield Z was our star of the show placing in the top 10 of both his Championships with Atiya. Firstly, the Under 16 National Championship on Thursday in which the pair finished 7th jumping a beautiful first round clear with an unfortunate time penalty keeping them out of the jump off. He then produced another fantastic clear on the final day of competition in the 1m30 National Championship where they placed 9th.
We were also delighted with our lovely 4-year-old stallion Elstar STM Z who behaved impeccably at his first stay away show taking the atmosphere all in his stride. He jumped two super clear rounds in the 4-year-old classes and in doing so picked up a 4th placing also!
Atiya also stepped up to jump her first 1m45 class with our own 10-year-old gelding Florida VDL in the Under 21s Championship and put in a good performance in the Grand Prix Qualifier/Junior Viewing Trial gaining valuable experience at this level to take forwards.
We are now very much looking forward to our next show which will be Hickstead at the beginning of September, and look forward to this week visiting India in her new base in Germany!
We are delighted to announce that Louise has recently been awarded with a Level 2 certificate in Equestrian Coaching (showjumping). She is available for coaching to share her wealth of knowledge and experience with you all!
Nym has been a delight to have at Wodehouse Stud and for India and Atiya to produce over the past few years, and we are all very pleased to have found her a wonderful new home in Ireland. We very much look forwards to seeing her partnership grow with her new jockey… Good luck Nym!
We took five horses to Wales to compete at Chepstow International with Atiya.
Keelnacally Quilletto Robuck dominated the pony classes with a 3rd, two 2nds and a win – including 2nd in the 148 Grand Prix… It was a lovely note to finish our time together with!
Florida VDL also impressed jumping the CSI** Big Tour (1m40) classes with small mistakes keeping the pair out of the results.
6yos Dandy Ste Hermelle, owned by Ross Walker, and Calisto de Laubry Z, owned by Sue Crawford, stepped up to jump the age classes and flew around the 1m30 Grand Prix, their biggest track to date, with ease!
It was also Chesterfield Z’s first show back after a small holiday and he impressed as always with a clear in every class jumped!
by Billy Cromwell
In the early hours of the 9th July we welcomed a gorgeous filly, Wodehouse Ipsa, into the world.
Ipsa is our last youngster from our fantastic late broodmare, Queen Mac. Queenie is half sister to the exceptional pony King Mac, who had countless wins both nationally and internationally at the highest level, as well as representing our country at the European Championships in 2014. She herself was a fantastic and exuberant jumper, however her own career was unfortunately cut short.
She is by the exciting young stallion from The Billy Stud, Billy Cromwell, who is full brother to Billy Tudor who also features in our breeding programme.
Cevin Z x Billy Congo
We were delighted to announce the arrival of a strong and healthy little colt – our first foal of 2019 – on the morning of the 6th June.
Électrique is out of our lovely mare Billy Comme Ca, who has competed upto CSI4* level, and he is by Cevin Z who himself was 4th in the prestigious Foxhunter Championship at HOYS as just a 6-year-old.
This super little mare Billy Cottesmore, known at Tottie to her friends, has been a pleasure to have here at Wodehouse for the past couple of months. We are delighted to have found her the perfect new home & look forward to seeing her do fantastic things with her new rider! Good luck Tottie! Thanks to The Billy Stud for their trust and collaboration!
Having produced the lovely 6-year-old mare Billy Seamair here at Wodehouse Stud over the past couple of months, we are delighted that she has found a lovely new home in America & wish her all the best for the future! Good luck Cici! We again thank The Billy Stud for their trust in us!