Tess retires and we’re all looking forward to a holiday!

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Sadly after Badminton Tess’s lameness has persisted and due to some arthritic changes we have had to retire her from competition. She is going to now have babies and get fat! (what she has always wanted!). In the past she has had 5 successful embryo transfers and I have been advised this time to let her have her own baby. She will be AI’d next week…husband yet to be decided!

Lottie competed at a some more events during May, with very smart dressage and showjumping performances, but still a work in progress with the brakes and steering XC!

My 5yr olds completed their 2nd BE100 at the lovely new event at Millfield School.

Emily has had a successful last month…the high points being:

  • Winning another Young Rider trial at Aston Le Walls
  • Finished 3rd at Chatsworth CIC*** with Brookleigh.
  • 5th and 6th on Charlemagne and Loxley at the CCIu21** National Championships at Houghton Hall
  • Next was a 5th at Bramham CCIu25*** with Brookleigh

All very exciting!!

During May, thanks to Emily’s sponsor, Hiho Silver, we had a wonderful day at Chelsea Flower Show.

The horses all have a short holiday now, and so do we! Emma and Ellie our hard working grooms have had a week off to charge their batteries ready for the rest of the year (it was Emma’s 21st and we gave her a balloon ride thanks to Aerosaurus Balloons Ltd <[email protected]>). David, Freddie, Emily and I are off to Egypt diving for a week, after which I am crewing on a boat in the Round the Island race at the end of June.

3 thoughts on “Tess retires and we’re all looking forward to a holiday!

  1. So sorry about Tess … Hope she will be a very happy Mum! She has been such a good girl!

    Well done a Team King! Happy Hols! Enjoy!


  2. Dear Mary,
    You are our absolute inspiration. We are sad that Kings Tempress has retired but think she should be in foal with Chilli Morning!! It would be a dream come true for you to reply!!
    Lots of Love to you,Emily and Kings Tempress

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