The Perfect First Ride
This little lady knows the program and understands her work inside out. She wasn’t named Smarty for no reason, some of the kids are convinced that she understands English! Smarty is one of our original rescued horses. She is a matriarch in our barn and most of our riders have fond memories of their first lessons with this gentle soul.
A Cosmopolitan, with a “Been There, Done That” Attitude
Tall and handsome with blingy white stockings and a blaze. Oliver loves being spoiled with treats and scratches. He is an expert at introducing kids to cross rails and he has the ultimate confidence-building-paces that help kids learn to drive with their seat and legs.
It Doesn’t Get Cuter Than This
Daisy is a distinctive looking Fjord pony, a rare and hardy breed from the mountains of Norway. She may be compact, but she is very strong and can hold her own on a large crosscountry course. On a more relaxed day, you can find Daisy moseying around on the lead line – looking as cute as a button.
Ride Like Royalty
Duke is a beautiful Fell Pony. They are known for their long, luscious, flowing black mane and tail. Hair like this doesn’t look after itself, but luckily, he absolutely loves to be brushed! This is his secret to staying so shiny and handsome. Riding Duke makes you feel like you’re in a fairy tale.
The Cover Girl of Blossom Hill Ranch
This girl is as photogenic and fabulous as they come. She is a hunters dream and pulls her knees to nose for a picture-perfect jump every time. Her moves don’t stop there – spot her on the show circuit flaunting her fancy gaits and even tearing it up on the cross-country course!
Born Ready to Rock and Roll
Jessie’s forward and active paces will take you where you want to go with confidence and flair. Nothing phases this fancy Welsh, with the bling to match her amazing personality! Jessie is a people-horse, she loves being around people of all ages. A good scratch is her kryptonite!
Cooler than a Polar Bear’s Toes
Malibu loves to make the kids laugh by pulling silly faces. But don’t be fooled by his joker ways, Malibu knows how to bring home the blue ribbons. In jump off rounds, he turns and burns with the best of them. Malibu is great at adapting to his rider and can be found at home pitter pattering on the lead line with a small human astride.
Tiny but Tremendous
Blazing Billy has all the awesome components of a big horse packed into his small (and very cute) frame. Billy is perfect for small riders to gain confidence and enjoy riding with his Cadillac-smooth paces.
A Competitor at the Top of His Game
Royal has done dressage, novice eventing and 3ft hunters. Whatever your goals are, he is the perfect ride to get a feel for what a well-educated horse is like! It is not only good for your riding, but also as a model to aim towards when training your own horse. He is perfect for teaching correct feel and contact, and for getting a deeper understanding of how a competition horse feels and performs.
Born For Hunter Jumpers
Phoebe is a beautiful, stocky, large show pony. Her confirmation destined her to be a hunter jumper and blessed her with the smoothest gaits, elegant trot and easy to ride canter. Because of her natural talents you can see how much she loves her work. Everyday she waits by the gate to be brought in for lessons – that is when she is not indulging in his other favorite activity… napping in the sun!
Our Very Own Black Beauty
Ziggy has a glistening black coat and a powerful presence – when you see him at a competition he looks as though he has stepped off a movie set. Ziggy has been competing for years on the A-Circuit and all the way through to novice eventing. He loves his work so much that it is impossible not to have fun riding this horse!
Blossom Hill Ranch’s Resident Cowboy
Doc used to be a western horse which is what makes him so much fun on the trails! Don’t let this background fool you, he scrubs up very nicely for our home schooling shows and has been known to knock a few of our “show” horses out of the park! He’s perfect for beginners through intermediate riders.
The Gentle Giant
Max is a big puppy. He absolutely loves to be fussed over and will stand in the crossties happily whilst the kids plait his mane and tail and tend to his flowing feathers! His big round belly makes him great for riding bareback. His easy-going nature and even paces make his perfect for riders learning to canter.
The Princess of the Barn
Lola used to be the show queen of the west coast but has since come to us to teach our young riders the ropes of the competition scene. Her years of showing experience have made her sensitive and tuned in to her rider this quality paired with her dainty toe flicking gaits has her bringing home plenty of ribbons and smiles every time she goes out.
From Winning Rounds to Teaching First Steps
Garnet used to be a highly successful showjumper. She is no longer on the competition circuit, but she uses her hardworking and calm attitude to teach our up-and-coming riders the ropes of walk, trot, and canter – and of course sneaking in a ground pole whenever she can! Her perfectly springy trot is ideal for teaching riders to post and gently assists them with the motion.