tribute to our dearest NORTHLANDS WILLOW who passed away on 7 July 2018

 

Our wonderful, very special and most quirky 27 year old warmblood, NORTHLANDS WILLOW sadly passed away on Saturday 7 August 2018.  He was on wonderful form after going through a lot with a keratoma in his wounded foot from when he was a foal and was in high spirits but it was sadly time for him to leave us – he brought a lot of success for Oliver in SA and we miss him desperately – old friend and part of our family.

La le Loup happily settled in Valkenswaard

La le Loup, our 4 year old bay stallion

Valkenswaard, Holland – WELCOME to La le Loup & Opglabbeek CSI2* 5 – 8 October 2017

Had a great show at OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI2*  from 5 – 8 October with BAGHEERA BLUE 1st, winning with a double clear in the 1.30m and CHILLIPEPPER placed 23rd also with a  double clear out of 89 starters.

Delighted to welcome LA LE LOUP, my 4 year old stallion from Sweden – very exciting prospect

BAGHEERA BLUE – winner at St Tropez 1 -3 June 2017

Thrilled to have the ride of my girlfriend, Georgie Harvey’s horse, BAGHEERA BLUE.  In May and June 2017 winning both CSI1* GP at Valkenswaard and St Tropez

exciting new team member – WELCOME BLUE BARON – November 2016

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Very excited with our new team member just arrived from Sweden – WELCOME to our 6 year old BLUE BARON

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Angel Fire

Winslow High

Pour Le Poussage

Pour le Poussage was Oliver’s best horse, with him he participated at the World Equestrian Games at Caen, Normandy in 2014, where they finished 24th in the world.  Sadly and most unexpectedly Pour was sold after the games by the owner, breaking a very special bond and partnership – he is sadly missed.

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Crocket 18

Crocket 18

Crocket 18

 

Sadly our great horse, CROCKET 18 passed away after battling valiantly with cancer on 15 May 2012. He died in Oliver’s arms at home at Ludger’s.

Stable Name: Crocket

Grey Gelding, born 1996 at Oldenberger Stud, Germany

Sire: CALIDO I, Dam: GOLDEN SHAMMARA, Sire of Dam: RAMIRO

 

 

27 -30 July 2005 THE REFCO INTERNATIONAL CHASE, HICKSTEAD he came 3rd.

Hickstead 3rd Place

11 June 2005 CONCOURS SALTOS INTERNATIONAL, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona they came 17th – big class with top riders again.

Crocket Barcelona

4 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledo they came 9th.

20 May 2005 VAN DER WALT HOTEL VENLO NATIONS CUP, Holland Out of SA team he had best score of 5 faults at 81.57 seconds.

19 May 2005 HOLBOX PRIJS they came 27 out of 57 riders.

30 April 2005 Y R INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX, Arezzo, Italy. they came 1st in lightning fast jump off against the Italian favourite.

Italian Young Riders 2005

29 April 2005 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YOUNG RIDERS, Arezzo, Italy they came 1st.

19 March 2005 Small Tour Grand Prix, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour they came 6th.

12 March 2005 Big Tour D,Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour they came 8th. All Spanish Sunshine Tour classes numbers are above 50 to 150+ entrants.

7 March 2005 Big Tour C, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour they came 7th out of 71.

5 March 2005 Big Tour B, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour they came 19th.

4 March 2005 Big Tour C, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 7th.

20 February 2005 Big Tour A, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 3rd out of 64.

18 February 2005 Big Tour A, Montenmideo, Spanish Sunshine Tour. they came 9th out of 92.

CORVETTE 21

Cassiano Z

Cassiano Z

Cassiano Z

Stable Name: Goofy

GOOFY after serving Oliver so well in the top of the sport is enjoying his wonderful retirement in Tingsryd, Sweden where he lives with Victor (small pony) and Angel and attends local shows where he still shows his quality and willingness.  He is spoilt rotten by Hilda Lennartsson.

Bay Gelding born 17.05.1997 at Zangersheide Stud, Belguim

Sire: CARTHAGO Z, Dam: EROSWITHA, Sire of Dam: AKTEUR

Notable Results:

September 2006: 9th in Gentleman’s Cup and 12th in the Grand Prix at the Scope International Horse Show in Britain.

14 May 2005 8th ROYAL WINSOR GRAND PRIX with a clear and a pole in this major championship

12 October 2005 2nd HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW – YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN (Ellen Whitaker won on HENRI DE HERE).

20 August 2005 BUNN LEISURE SPEED DERBY – Hickstead Main Arena Televised on Saturday afternoon – first time for Goofy and Ol jumping Derby and came 15th.

5 August 2005 INTERNATIONAL JUMPING COMPETITION (Table A against clock), VALKENSWAARD, HOLLAND they came 5th. Big names at this show, all the top riders.

31 July 2005 EASIBED BRITISH YOUNG RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP in main Arena, HICKSTEAD they came 1st.

Two days before he qualified for the above class and came 2nd.

10 June 2005 CONCOURS SALTOS INTERNATIONAL, Real Club de Polo de Barcelona they came 6th.

5 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledo they came 5th.

4 June 2005 TROFEO SANTANDO CENTRAL HISPANO, Torledo they came 18th.

1 May 2005 Y R NATIONS CUP, Arezzo, Italy SA Team came 4th, Oliver giving team their only clear rounds.

29 April 2005 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION YR, Arezzo, Italy they came 4th.