NEWS & EVENTS
Last updated: 21/09/2018
2018 was an interesting year for us. While there were no foals due, we were able to concentrate on some new projects which did not involve horses directly, or at least, not at first.
With some help we were able to buy the house and land next door. This gave us a new business of a large cider apple orchard and a huge family house which we turned into a holiday let with the addition of more bathrooms, bedrooms and a games room.
This beautiful house is available for families on a self-catering basis. Details of rental through www.bhhl.co.uk
We also made the accommodation and some of our horses available for Equine Assisted Coaching. This is a bespoke service, fully catered, for executive groups of no more than 12 people. Details of this can be found on www.orchardhousepartners.com
Cider apples also available in season. Varieties Browns, Ellis Bitters, Dabinets, Michelin. Contact: email@example.com
And just to round off a very busy year, we made our Shepherd Hut available for people to stay in, especially if you want to bring your horse, ride in the 150 acres of tracks, woods and orchard or have lessons with Robert Pring. For more details:
2018 National Championship Show
Jareta Xaenera became Reserve Champion Mare. The Champion Mare was a lovely 12 year old mare, who definitely had toned and trained muscles over our unbacked girl. She also won Best Movement and Best British Bred in her Class. Her half sister, Jareta Xarina came 2nd.
Both were shown by the wonderful Elske van Reeuwijk, very well assisted by Hanna Lipnicka, who stepped in to help at the last minute.
Three foals were born in the 2017 season.
Jareta Arianna - bay filly (Zagal XXII out of Cadencia II)
Jareta Angelita - bay filly (Zagal XXII out of Perla LXI)
Jareta Adelante - bay going grey filly (Magistrado IV out of Jareta Reinera)
By November they looked like this!
2017 National Championship Show
Elkse came over a month earlier to help with the training of the horses, but then disaster struck two days before the show itself, when her employer cancelled her time off!
This was devastating news as all the entries were in and we were set to go. But, thanks to Oriel Matas and Stephanie Hurstfield we were able to show Jareta Xaenera and Jareta Xarina. Poor Oriel did not get much time to practice with them, and his style is different to what the girls were used to.
However, we managed a 2nd and a 3rd in class, Best British Bred and Best Movement, although they had had enough and were tired by the time we got to the championships.
Nevertheless, Jareta Xaenera came away with Reserve Champion Filly, even though Jareta Xarina had thrown her toys out of the pram by the time it got to the Movement Championship. Many thanks to Oriel for stepping into the breach!
A bit of a strange year this year. We had one of our horses back which had been in a home for 4 1/2 years. He was retired in a field at 8 years old due to lameness when ridden. We started from scratch again, lungeing with lots of stretch to help his back to re-engage and to get it swinging. He is still holding his back over the loin area for the first 15 minutes and is not as straight as we would like yet, but so far we have seen no lameness at all. He is walking, trotting and cantering on the lunge and trotting under the rider (both sitting and rising). He has a lot of talent this lad, and we are delighted that he is going to live with one of our very good friends locally. She is a BHSI and he adores her.
The 2016 Breed Show. We did not take any in-hand horses this year, so did not have the pleasure of Elske Van Reeuwijk's company this year. We only took one horse and that was Jareta Ocheta. She was entered in the unaffiliated BD Novice dressage class, which she won.
No foals either. Last year was supposed to be our last year of breeding, but somehow we seem to have covered four mares for next year. Some of these matings are quite new and I am excited to see what we get.
Robert Pring has been riding Jareta Ochenta in clinics with Helmut Oberhauser of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, who comes to the UK to teach every month.
We also gave a home to a 17hh PRE gelding who was going to be PTS because he was rearing. As he is only 6 years old we thought it would be worth taking the time to start again with him. He is currently stretching on the lunge very nicely and has, so far, not reared. But it will be a slow job to convince him that we will never trap him with the bit and the reins.
Magistrado IV beginning ridden piaffe with Robert Pring. April 2015
Only one foal this year. Jareta Zagala
out of Cadencia II and by Zagal XXII. She is going to be big, like her Dad and is very pretty.
2015 Breed Show
We did not have one of our better years.
Jareta Reinera had had a headlong fall in one of our steeper fields (larking around) and definitely was not moving as well as usual. She came 3rd in the 5/6 year olds class. Jareta Urgencia (below) did not fair much better, coming 2nd in her 3 year old fillies class. She has a lot of talent and also a lot of attitude and the combination was not a show winner this year!!
Awarded Best UK Breeder 2014
Full report of the 2014 year at the stud in the Articles section.
2014 ANCCE BREED SHOW
That was a good 2014 breed show for the Jareta Stud.
Jareta Reinera won her class and was Reserve Champion Mare
Jareta Urgencia came 2nd in her class behind Diamante Negra at Jareta, and won best movement. She then went on to be Junior Movement Champion.
Diamante Negra (at Jareta) won her class
Jareta Xarina was much admired by both judges for her movement and was given a special one-off award.
Jareta Tesora came 3rd in her class
Castellana XLIX (at Jareta) came 6th in her class, an unusually poor result for her, but her foal did distract her terribly!!
Jareta Xaenera was wonderfully behaved until the very end when she went for a big run around, but it did cause a lot of audience enjoyment!
To top it all off, Jareta Stud won the Best British Breeder Award! We have been close to winning it before and after so many years showing it was the real icing on the cake.
The picture below shows Nicola Hall with Castellana, David with Xarina, Samantha Pick with Xaenera and Elske Van Reeuwijk with Reinera. It was absolutely wonderful having Elske with us this year, horses and humans loved her! Nicola, Sam and Liv Watts were a wonderful team and the whole event went off remarkably smoothly. Thank you all very much indeed.
Jareta Xaenera out of Jareta Reinera by Tamarindo IV
Jareta Xarina out of Castella XLIX by Tamarindo IV
See video of mares and foals cantering, showing superb movement.