Wally is owned by Julie Lockey. She bought him as a 4year old from Katy Haldervale and he has been based at the Moody yard since then.
He was born in 2001 and is by Weltgeist (Weltmeyer) out of a Donnerhall mare. He stands at a fairly normal 17.1hh and is Julie’s favourite colour – black!
Becky and Wally have had some excellent results in their 8 years together. As a five year old he was 4th in the Potential International Dressage Horse Championships at the Nationals at Stoneleigh. He has competed at the Nationals every year since then with many top ten placings up to Inter 11 level. At his first International at Frys CDI, when he was only 7 years old, he won all three small tour classes He is now competing successfully at Grand Prix, with some great results.
Wally’s likes: Food, of absolutely any description, in the largest quantities possible, hacking, food, cuddles, food, breakfast time, tea time, supper time, leading out for grass time and food.
Wally’s dislikes: Being on a diet.
‘Our Jack Jack’ is jointly owned by Julie and the founding fathers of Moody Dressage – Mr and Mrs Moody
He was born in 2007 and is by Painted Black out of a Beaujolais mare. He now stands a good 17hh.
He was purchased by Julie as a yearling and came to the Moody yard as a just backed three year old. His fantastic temperament and super movement won Becky over fairly quickly and Anne and Patrick bought half of him soon after!
Jack’s record so far makes impressive reading: in 2011 he won the Shearwater National 4 year old Championship at Hartpury as well as the Potential International Dressage Horse Championships for 4 year olds at the Nationals at Stoneleigh.
In 2012 he won the 5 year old International Championship at Hickstead as well as becoming the Supreme Champion of the Potential International Dressage Horse class for 4/5 year olds at the Nationals. He was also 7th in the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany.
His plan for 2013 and beyond is World Domination
Jack Jack’s likes: Everything, especially rather excessive head rubbing after exercise, and, like his uncle Wally – food! He likes to remind us that he is no longer a laid back 4 year old who anyone can hack – he is now a highly tuned athlete who enjoys demonstrating his athleticism by throwing some spectacular shades!
Jack Jack’s dislikes: Not much
Madam’s Miss Maria
Dot officially has the worst competition name on the yard! Unfortunately her dutch passport and a breeding prefix made it rather difficult to change, and to be honest the ‘madams’ bit is rather appropriate
She was born in 2005 and is by Woldhoeve’s Silco out of Madam’s Mirella. She was bought by Becky and Hannah as a two year old from a farmer in Holland and was then backed as a three year old by Hannah and our lightest crash test dummies – Laura Jarvis and Emma Gallagher. They were both sent into orbit on a fairly regular basis but they did a great job and when she was being slightly more co-operative she was rewarded by being put in foal!!
11 months later she had Edna Maud (Starledna) – an absolutely stunning foal by Ceasar. She was then brought back into work in 2011 and has been very successfully competed by Becky and Pip Corbett. Pip was the Northern Region Novice Restricted Champion at the winters and started Dot’s FEI pony campaign at the Premier League shows. With Becky, Dot was 9th in the Medium Open class at the National Championships which was pretty impressive for a 6 year old 14hh pony and her slightly too large jockey!!
In 2012 Hannah and Becky decided to give the ride on Dot to Harriette Williams. Despite, or maybe because of Harriette’s very long legs, this proved to be an excellent decision as the partnership had great success culminating in a place on the GB Pony Team at the Europeans in France The team finished in 4th, and Dot gave two excellent performances, especially for one so young. Thank you Harriette for doing such a great job
Dot’s likes: Boys (Of the 4 legged equine variety)
Dot’s dislikes: People who think she is anything other than the most beautiful pony in the world!!
Salsa has been on the yard since December 2010. He is owned by Becky. He was born in 2001 and is by Sandro Hit out of a Westfalian mare Desteny. At only 16hh he is a bit of a midget but with a neck like a 17hh stallion and a lot of attitude he doesn’t look like a small horse when ridden.
Becky has already had great results with Salsa, at the Nationals 2011 they were 5th in the very hotly contested Advanced Medium Championship and they have made the transition to small tour very well, scoring over 70% in their 2nd ever PSG
He is showing loads of ability for the Grand Prix work as well, so watch this space!
Salsa’s likes: Cuddling and kissing
Salsa’s dislikes: Not being shown enough attention (at least one cuddle per hour!)
‘Biff’ is also owned by Julie, and again she bought him as a 4 year old, this time from Belgium. He was born in 2002 and is by Furst Heinrich out of a Donnerhall mare. At 18.1hh he holds the yard record for the tallest horse, and makes all the other horses look about 12.2hh and all the staff look about 4’6”, but he is a complete gentle giant, so apart from having to launch his saddle on from a flying run he is one of the staff favourites.
Because of his size Becky has taken time with his training, and he has actually competed very little. He has been to the National Championships on several occasions and is now competing at small tour, but is showing amazing talent for the Grand Prix work so Becky is very excited about what the future holds
Biff’s likes: Alternating between acting like a giddy giant foal and a very dopey giant dinosaur.
Biff’s dislikes: When the supper time hay barrow is juusstt left out of his reach!
We have some exciting youngsters coming through from Julie so watch this space for info and pictures!
Caluna 2002 (Saros van’t Gestelhof, out of Ranonkel by Kroon Juweel)
‘Princess Caluna’ as she is known by all the staff… Is also owned by Julie, and has been on the yard since she was 3yrs old. She is probably the most beautiful horse on the yard (this is not a biased opinion at all), and although she is not the most big moving uphill horse in the world she tries her little heart out , and has an excellent talent for the Grand Prix work.
She competed very successfully with Hannah up to Inter 1 level, and then in 2012, when Hannah was sidelined with being somewhat chubbier than normal (pregnant that is) Becky stole the ride and had a great season nicely finished off by becoming the Inter 2 National Champion. Becky is currently trying to persuade Hannah that baby Eva is very time consuming and therefore should let her ride Caluna for another year or two
Likes: her special tiara, cuddles and looking beautiful.
Dislikes: Hannah when she is riding with serious commitment , having to diet to keep her looks.
Moody Dressage Horses
Jordas 1991(El Corona x Arabella by Raimond)
‘Jordi’ has been at Moody Dressage since 1997. He celebrated his 21st birthday last year!
He is still owned by Paulette Tuckey who bought him as a 3yr old, and he is an absolute LEGEND. He is not a special horse with regard to his movement, but he is with regard to his teaching skills, and his character, and his balance. He has a Junior European Championship Team bronze medal, has competed successfully to Grand Prix with Hannah, and has helped to teach an awful lot of people to do things like canter pirouettes, one times, piaffe etc….
Jordi’s likes: Food very much, scratching with Andy and Pie, following a carrot on a stick when hacking past scary things….
Jordi’s dislikes: having to make an effort
Kwadraat 1992 (Farmer)
‘Kwad’ came to Moody Dressage as a 3yr old, and has had one of the most successful careers of all our horses. He was initially owned by Kim Law, and then by Chrisitine Jebson, and Hannah and Becky bought him quite a few years ago… He is a bit of a Sean Connery – still going strong in his twilight years!
He has been on numerous medal winning Junior and Young Rider teams with 3 different riders and has several National titles under his belt. (He is and always will be the superstar of the yard).
Along side Jordi he teaches everyone how to ride properly! He still gives you the most amazing feel and is still really enjoying going out to competitions.
Kwad’s Likes: Bananas, flying changes (weeeeee!), and Sam Brown!
Kwad’s Dislikes: Flys, midges, bluebottles, wasps, bees and any other variety of flying insect!