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Heathyards Pride (Pride)
16.1hh Dark Bay Gelding 2000 (15yrs)
Pride is a stunning looking horse who retired from a long and successful racing career due to a tendon injury. As a young horse he sustained a fracture to his pelvis and his cannon bone.
He will be best suited to a more sedate hacking life, although he loves to go to parades and show off! He is an absolute gentleman who is a pleasure to do in every way (which is a family trait as we have also re-homed his delightful brother Heathyards Blessings).
Pride raced 51 times on the flat, winning 14 times to earn £90k in winnings over his career.
Hidden Springs (Kit)
16.2hh Bright Bay Gelding 2005 (10yrs)
Kit raced unsuccessfully 5 times over hurdles and national hunt, retiring in April '13 then arrived at the Centre having had a period of time turned away.
Kit is currently progressing well in his re-training programme and is showing a lovely sweet temperament.
Demo Jo (Dolly)
15.1hh Grey Mare 2006 (9 yrs)
Dolly was gifted to us in January from a post racing home as her owners wanted to secure her future. She has lots of character with a very big heart. She has lovely paces and has started pole work with great enthusiasm. She should make great all rounder.
15.3 hh Chestnut Mare 2001 (14 yrs)
Kia is a fantastic all-rounder, who loves to perform, she is happiest when working and learning new things. She has done all PC and RC activities and has been a fantastic demo horse for us at the TRC. She needs specialist farriery, however her wonderful temperament and ability is worth the high maintenance!
Lill's Star Lad (Squirrel)
15.3hh Chestnut Gelding 1998 (17yrs)
Squirrel returned to the centre from a long term loan in 2014 through no fault of his own. He has had some mild arthritis in his hocks so now needs a quieter life of hacking and light schooling. He loves hacking, has a lovely temperament and is great to handle. He loves one to one attention and would love to go on long pleasure rides with his forever loaner.
Squirrel is pictured here at a TRC parade at Bangor Race Course (August '13). He raced 9 times on the flat and once over fences.
Lord Sherlock (Sherlock)
16.3hh Bay Gelding 2009 (6 yrs)
Sherlock came to the Centre in April 2011 straight from the stud. He has had desmotomy operations (as a foal) to his check ligaments to correct poor conformation.
He is a big softy with a sensitive soul who just loves one to one attention. He had a loan home but had to be returned due to the loaners health issues. Sherlock has started his ridden work and he is most likely to make a good hack and light schooling horse, he is a big moving horse with lovely paces. He has flat feet and needs remedial farriery to ensure his feet are correctly balanced.
Playful Dane (Dane)
16.2 hh Dark Bay Gelding 1997 (18 yrs)
Dane just loves to jump and he started his British Eventing Career at 17 years old including a win at Sapey BE 90 and won ROR showing class at Oswestry Show. He just loves to please and will have years of fun left in him.
Rose of May (Rosie)
15.3 hh Bay Mare 2010 (5 yrs old)
Rosie has a great character and has not stopped growing since she finished her racing career. She loves her jumping and once she matures will make a great all rounder. She has a great laid back attitude and feels life is a great adventure!
Skiddaw Secret (Secret)
16hh Chestnut Mare 2007 (8 years old)
Secret is a very pretty mare who was gifted to us from her post racing home in January this year. She was very timid when she arrived but her confidence is growing and she is excelling in her ridden work. She is at the start of her retraining and should make a good all rounder with a very bright future ahead of her.