News 2009

August was a very quite month on our yard. but we did have somem good news are two mares have been scanned in foal with heart beats.

Hurstpark Jubilees Tabatha is now in foal too Deanhills Royal Jubilee and will be due at the end of June

Also Ikhtria is in Foal to the one and only Toman we are so chuffed that this has happened and we are looking forward to the end of june when both foals are due.

We made the short jouney only an hour close to home for once this season to Bicton Arena which is a lovely venue. He did us proud again with a good 2nd in a very strong Novice class.

Taboo has now gone off to Stud to Auchmillan Arabains to be covered by Toman. We are very much looking forward to her being in foal to this top class stallion I would like to thank Judith/Chris and Kate for letting are lovely mare go and be covered by there pride and joy watch this space for news on Taboo's progress. 

We took the 8 hour journey up to Aintree racecourse with Taboo (Ikhtira). What a lovely location,  arena and stables.  Taboo (Ikhtira) was placed 6th in her HOYS mare class and we were very pleased with her.

Sadly, I had to make the horrible decision to have my first pony put to sleep today.  Runnymead Cola, Dinky to his friends, was like my best friend.  He taught me to ride and made me a very good rider as he was a little monster like Shetlands can be. He was in the family all his life - 30 years of time in one family is good.  (Was in the family longer then me.)  He will be missed so much here - the yard will not be the same without him.  RIP my liitle Gem!

The Picture below shows Dinky with me at twelve months old, my Mum and Emily holding him.

Yehudi did us very proud in his first open mixed class at Devon and got a very good 6th.

Yehudi does it again with a win in the novice ridden geldings class at Wales and West.

Ozzie to his friends, our Welsh sec A, who has been with us since he was 5 months old has gone off to his new home to be used as a lead rein first ridden pony and I wish good luck to his new family.  he will be missed lots by us all here.

We took Taboo to our Riding Clubs dressage to qualify her for the Novice test. She did a lovely test with 68% and came 4th and has qualified for the championships in October.

Yehudi, who has come to us on loan from Linda McFayden (LMA Arabians) went out under the saddle for the 1st time on Sunday in the Novice ridden Gelding class. He went on to win it. I would like to thank Linda and her family for letting him come to us to be part of our team. Let's hope we keep it going.

Hurstpark Show Team

Owned by Ceri Phipps-Hewlett

NEWS 2009


We have had a good December at home working on yehudi and Ruppy, we are so pleased with ruppys progress I have now sat on him and we are working on him under saddle taking every thing we throw at him.


We have had some great news that Yehudi has been selected to be in the South West Equine Fair Stricitly showing compertion to win up to £3000 worth of prizes. This is taking place down in Exeter on the 6th December very happy with Yehudi and good luck to him

November has been a month of Dressage and working the horses at home. 

Yehudi has done two more affilated dressage test with a 2nd and a 4th with very good marks. 

Ruppy is going very nicely with his lunging and is taking to work very well hoping by the end of the month we should be up on baord. 


October has been a very good month for us we started off doing our first affilated dressage with Yehudi in prelims and he got a very good mark with 66% and a very well placed 5th.  We had the Dressage Championships in October where our friends Dressage horse who i ride now agian if her daughter cant, did very well with over 70% in her Dressage test and was 9th in the championship class. also Yehudi did very well with over 65% and a 9th as well in his class. I did some more Dressage on pip so noivce this time two classes and she was very good and got a 5th and a 2nd in her quilfing class. I am very pleased to be allowed to ride her and compete her for Sharon when her daughter is not around, it does me good to ride a horse that is very different from my arabs, so thank you sharon for letting me have a go.

October also brought us a new addition to our showing team for 2010.  Linda Mcfayden of LMA Arabians who owners the lovely Yehudi has given me another one of her lovely team Shamarillo el Shaklan aka ruppy.  He is a 4 year old Gelding with all the white socks again.  He is being backed over the next winter months and should be out in the novice ridden classes and may be see me with my running shoes on to do some inhand with him.  Watch out for 8 white socks out next year! 


We Finished the show season off by going to the UK gold arab show at the hand and what lovely weather we had Yehudi went very well for his last show and did us provide again by winning his Novice ridden Gelding class. A ncie way to finish our novice season off. We are lucky enough for Yehudi to be staying with us for next year to start his open season with us. We are now working on our affilatated dressage for the winter getting him ready for the show season next year.

September was a busyer month for us with the BAHPAC and BACS championships at Bromyard centre. It was two lovely days of showing and wiht Yehudi only been back in work 3 weeks after his fight with my lorry! He did me proud and got to 5ths at BAHPAC and a 6th at BACS.


19th July Bicton Arab Show

4th July Classic Arab show

We made the long 6 hour jounery up to Cheshire to the classic show with Yehudi, it was a lovely venue and very well done show, Yehudi didnt dispoint us with Winning his Noivce class and then taking Reserve Champion and winning us a lovely Equus Eye plaque, he didnt put a foot wrong and we are so pleased with how he has done in his 1st season under saddle.

Pictures to follow.

30th June HGV Test

I took my HGV Test today and passed with flying colours only 2 small faults. so now can drive the truck by myself!!!

28th June Midland Arab C Show

We took Yehudi to his 1st open Hoys class where he didnt let us down still being a novice to get a 6th out a strong class of 14 we were very pleased with him this boy is growing and growing every time he goes out in to the ring.

21st June Taboo (Ikhtira)

14th June Wessex Arab C Show

Well Yehudi does it again for us and heads a strong Gelding class in the novice section. We are so pleased with how this chap is going - he is getting better and better every time out. The hard work is paying off! 

Taboo (Ikhtira) also did very well in her HOYS mare class being placed  6th.  She only has one more outing before going off to stud to start her mummyhood!  

30th May North West Arab show

29th May Bad News

28th May Bath and West

Taboo (Ikhtira) did very well and was placed 5th in her HOYS mare class.

21st May Devon County

16th May Wales and West Arab C show

6th May Kyregate Motzart

2nd May Riding Club Dressage Quilaifer for Championships

19th April South West Arab Spring Show

Yehudi took 2nd place in the novice ridden mixed class.   He is getting better to be ridden by the judge and starting to understand what he has to do.

12th April North Staffs Spring Show 

Also we took our own mare, Taboo (Ikhtira)  to North Staffs  for her 1st outing this season and she was very fresh. Must be all the work on the gallops we are doing but she is looking better then she ever has and we are hoping she will do us proud this year.