Our Horses and Ponies

We are really lucky at STE to have a fabulous range of horses and ponies for our clients to learn with and gain experience from. They have all come from private homes and are very kindly loaned to us by their owners. Our four-legged friends are described below from smallest to tallest.

Hazel

Hazel is a lively little Cremello pony who has come to us all the way from Devon, along with Coco. She’s a very sweet pony who looks after her rider, although she has taken a liking to jumping and can be a bit speedy so hold on!
Kindly loaned to us by Sam Willcox.

DOB — 2007
Age in 2019 — 12
Height — 11.1hh
Arrival at STE — July 2019

Twinkle

Twinkle is a very cute little pony with his own Teddy bear!
He is a lively little character who looks wonderful for his age! We hope our clients learn a lot from him as he loves his work, and has done a bit of everything throughout his years.
Kindly loaned to us by Vicki Hutchings

DOB — 1989
Age in 2019 — 30
Height — 11.3hh
Arrival at STE — November 2017

Sonny

Sonny was sadly outgrown by his previous riders and was looking after a young pony when he came to us. He looks brilliant for his age and has the most wonderful temperament, also being very forgiving to his riders. Due to his size, Sonny mostly participates in junior beginner and novice level lessons, but because of his age he doesn’t tend to do much canter or jumping.
Kindly loaned to us by Corinna Osborne.

DOB — 1996
Age in 2019 — 23
Height — 12hh
Arrival at STE — February 2016

Ellie

Ellie is an absolute gem to have on the yard and loves a good chat! She comes to STE for a quieter life after a busy career, having jumped over 1m in her younger years!
She loves her work and takes care of her riders.
Kindly loaned to us by Liz Hale

DOB — 1999
Age in 2019 — 20
Height — 13hh
Arrival at STE — December 2018

Choccy

This chatty little mare loves to call out to her friends, even if they don’t respond! Choccy has done a little bit of everything with her owner but is still green and learning the ropes, although it won’t take her long as she learns quickly and is already participating in all types of lessons.
Kindly loaned to us by Rachel Williams

DOB — 2013
Age in 2019 — 6
Height — 13.2hh
Arrival at STE — July 2019

Coco

Coco has come to us from Devon, along with Hazel. She is well-schooled and has lovely paces, including having previously jumped 1m! She is a bit nervous and so needs those who handle her to be quiet and calm.
Kindly loaned to us by Sam Willcox

DOB — 2012
Age in 2019 — 7
Height — 13.2hh
Arrival at STE — July 2019

Tango

This handsome chap was a Pony Club competition pony for a long time before coming to STE. He has taken several riders through the ranks and is forgiving to the less experienced or more nervous rider but is fabulous at teaching correct aids, although he is a bit cheeky at times too. Tango loves all kind of lessons, but particularly enjoys being hacked!
Tango is owned by STE

DOB — 2001
Age in 2019 — 18
Height — 14hh
Arrival at STE — July 2015

Mickey

Mickey is an amazing pony, having done all types of Pony Club activities in his time. He has a lovely long, forward stride and will adapt to the level of the rider with endless patience. He’s a superstar.
He unfortunately only has one eye which makes him easy to spot on the yard but it does mean he needs to be approached carefully.
Kindly loaned to us by Caroline Willis.

DOB — 1996
Age in 2019 — 23
Height — 14.1hh
Arrival at STE — April 2017

Arnie

Handsome Arnie is a lovely, well-schooled and charming pony. He has beautiful paces and looks after his riders as he takes them from the basics through to the more advanced lessons. Although he hasn’t done much before coming to STE, he is proving to be great in the lessons, including jumping!
He teaches his riders to have a sensitive feel and is a good asset to STE in both lessons and Pony Days.
Kindly loaned to us by Liz Hale.

DOB —  2006
Age in 2019 — 13
Height — 14.2hh
Arrival at STE — December 2018

Wizard

Wizard’s level of dressage and jumping ability is impressive. He has competed at British Dressage Medium level, has been successful in 90cm and 1m jumping and eventing, both for Pony Club and NSEA, where he has been at the National Championships for all 3 disciplines over several years. He is now enjoying the lovely arena at STE and able to teach his pupils correct aids, all lateral work, and a degree of collection, as well as thoroughly enjoying his jumping.
Kindly loaned to us by Alison Craig and Eleanor Craig-Fisher.

DOB —  2000
Age in 2019 — 19
Height — 14.2hh
Arrival at STE — August 2016

Oreo

Oreo used to be on livery at STE and has returned to us as his owner has progressed onto a bigger horse. He has competed at Novice level dressage and was doing incredibly in show jumping classes, even representing the school in NSEA competitions.
Oreo loves his cuddles and is very gentle, however he can be a bit sharp to ride and will be used in our more advanced lessons.
Kindly loaned to us by Sarah Cortes

DOB —  2006
Age in 2019 — 13
Height — 14.3hh
Arrival at STE — August 2019

Charlie

Charlie is a lovely addition to our STE Family. He has an established medium trot, an onward bound canter and has successfully competed with his owner in a range of disciplines at local riding club level, including showing, dressage, jumping and Le Trec. He has attended a range of training clinics, including cross country and horse agility and has also proved himself to be a very capable showjumper.
Kindly loaned to us by Romina Costantini.

DOB —  2007
Age in 2019 — 12
Height — 15.1hh
Arrival at STE — August 2018

Grace

Grace’s gorgeous looks and great personality will immediately win you over! She is a wonderful schoolmistress and has regularly been competing at Novice level dressage. However, she is very capable in the show jumping arena too. Grace is truly a ‘stunning mare’, and is always eager to please.
Kindly loaned to us by Fiona Watkins.

DOB —  2004
Age in 2019 — 15
Height — 15.3hh
Arrival at STE — January 2017