Our Horses and Ponies

We are really lucky at STE to have a fabulous range of horses and ponies for our clients to learn with and gain experience from.
They have all come from private homes and are very kindly loaned to us by their owners.
Our four-legged friends are described below from smallest to tallest.

 

Twinkle

Twinkle is a very cute little pony with his own Teddy bear!
He is a lively little character who looks wonderful for his age! We hope our clients learn a lot from him as he loves his work, and has done a bit of everything throughout his years.
Kindly loaned to us by Vicki Hutchings

DOB — 1989
Age in 2021 — 32
Height — 11.2hh
Arrival at STE — November 2017

Oliver

Oliver came from a riding school down the road from STE. With his small size he is a great addition for our riders who are learning the basics, but he also likes to step it up to jump and do lots of canter!
Oliver is owned by STE.

DOB —  2009
Age in 2021 — 12
Height — 12.3hh
Arrival at STE —  July 2021

Tango

This handsome chap was a Pony Club competition pony for a long time before coming to STE. He has taken several riders through the ranks and is forgiving to the less experienced or more nervous rider but is fabulous at teaching correct aids, although he is a bit cheeky at times too. Tango loves all kind of lessons, but particularly enjoys being hacked!
Tango is owned by STE

DOB — 2001
Age in 2021 — 20
Height — 13.3hh
Arrival at STE — July 2015

Sandy

Sandy is a lovely older pony who enjoys her naps! She is super safe and gentle with a leg in each corner. Sandy does not jump due to an old injury or hers and her age, but is fantastic for our novice riders who are learning trot and a little bit of canter!
Kindly loaned to us by Sofia Napolitano-Jones.

DOB —  2003
Age in 2021 — 18
Height — 14hh
Arrival at STE —  September 2021

Diesel

Diesel has come from a Riding Club home where he’s done a bit of everything. He has a cheeky side and likes to sus out his riders, but is really fun to ride! Diesel is a nice and forward ride for our more confident rider, but can also step it down for those who are a bit unsure. He hasn’t done much jumping with us yet, but loves it!
Diesel is owned by STE

DOB —  2010
Age in 2021 — 11
Height — 14hh
Arrival at STE — July 2021

Mickey

Mickey is an amazing pony, having done all types of Pony Club activities in his time. He has a lovely long, forward stride and will adapt to the level of the rider with endless patience. He’s a superstar.
He unfortunately only has one eye which makes him easy to spot on the yard but it does mean he needs to be approached carefully.
Kindly loaned to us by Caroline Willis.

DOB — 1996
Age in 2021 — 25
Height — 14.1hh
Arrival at STE — April 2017

Wizard

Wizard’s level of dressage and jumping ability is impressive. He has competed at British Dressage Medium level, has been successful in 90cm and 1m jumping and eventing, both for Pony Club and NSEA, where he has been at the National Championships for all 3 disciplines over several years. He is now enjoying the lovely arena at STE and able to teach his pupils correct aids, all lateral work, and a degree of collection, as well as thoroughly enjoying his jumping.
Kindly loaned to us by Alison Craig and Eleanor Craig-Fisher.

DOB —  2000
Age in 2021 — 21
Height — 14.2hh
Arrival at STE — August 2016

Roxy

Roxy was a keen Pony Club pony who is winding down in her workload to join our team at STE. She loves her dressage and jumping, and is lovely and calm with our riders. Roxy can be a bit head-shy with quick actions around her, so make sure to be nice and quiet when around her.
Kindly loaned to us by Kathryn Rye.

DOB —  2005
Age in 2021 — 16
Height — 14.3hh
Arrival at STE —  June 2021

Charlie

Charlie is a lovely addition to our STE Family. He has an established medium trot, an onward bound canter and has successfully competed with his owner in a range of disciplines at local riding club level, including showing, dressage, jumping and Le Trec. He has attended a range of training clinics, including cross country and horse agility and has also proved himself to be a very capable showjumper.
Kindly loaned to us by Romina Costantini.

DOB —  2007
Age in 2021 — 13
Height — 15.1hh
Arrival at STE — August 2018

Mouse

Mouse comes from a private home where she used to compete in show jumping and showing. She’s been a top intermediate working hunter and even went to HOYS (Horse of the Year Show)! She enjoys her jumping and her dressage and will be used for lessons with our more advanced riders as well as the staff.
Kindly loaned to us by Tamara Strapp.

DOB —  2005
Age in 2021 — 16
Height — 15.3hh
Arrival at STE — September 2021