#RBTeam Showing

May 3 2017


In the ribbons – Matthew Ainsworth


Four year old hunter, Boston, is in the full swing of his showing career! He has been to two shows so far, BSPS Area 10, Shropshire, was his first outing, on a miserable, grey, dull morning! There aren’t that many four year old classes available, so he competed in a novice class, meaning some of […]

April 2017 E Young Horse


Up and Running – Matthew Ainsworth


It feels like the hunting season finished only five minutes ago, and already we have been to a show! The hunters have begun their well earned holiday. I had a few days “away” visiting, it’s always good to go and see other peoples country and hounds. I enjoyed a few days with the Belvoir, which […]



One door shuts and another opens – Christa Davis


Well as our hunting season is coming to a close its time for a roll reversal on jobs for the hunters and for them to get their dancing shoes on! We had a new RoR (Upton Wood or Mac) arrive just after cubbing who we put on ReadyMash Extra, it was safe to say he loved it. […]

Donna Bamonte


Finally into March – Donna Bamonte


Well we are finally into March and things have been quite busy here. I have been setting up my own yard specialising in the retraining and re-homing of horses as well as “pre-training and breaking” and I am happy to say the first residents are finally in and settling well. Winter has been a hard […]



Introducing Christa Davis – #RBTeam


Christa Davis, Show Horse Producer is the latest rider to join the Rowen Barbary Team. Based on the Devon/Cornwall boarder, Christa has a super team of horses aimed at the highest possible level that they can reach. How many horses are on your yard? Currently we have 3 RoR’s and 1 Hunter/Irish Draught Sports Horse. […]

long reining - Feb 2017


Good head torch needed – Matthew Ainsworth


A lot of our time, at the moment, is taken up looking for blackthorns! After hunting, we have to spend a considerable amount of time looking for the little blighters. They tend to end up in knees, and high up the inside of hind legs. We had one horse who, having hunted all winter, developed […]



Start of another season – Matthew Ainsworth


At the time of our last blog, we had finished showing and were preparing for Horse of the Year Show, and the start of the open hunting season. HOYS came and went in a flash, we didn’t stable there, instead we set off at 3am on the day of Lordys class. Ideal with a 16 month […]

Donna Bamonte


The fun is only just beginning! – Donna Bamonte


Hello again everyone!!! I thought I had better give you all an update of what’s been going on down here.. a little late but an update nonetheless….here we go!!! Following my last post, the season steadily progressed and with that so did sadly personal issues (some trying times with illness and family loss). Despite this, […]

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Nearing the end – Matthew Ainsworth


The penultimate show of the season, for us, is always the British Show Horse Association National Championship Show, held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre.  The show boasts classes for everyone, and every horse. It is a brilliant get together, to reminisce over the season, and in some instances the last time we will see some […]



Judging – Matthew Ainsworth


I was very privileged to be asked to judge at this years RDS Dublin Horse Show. For me, and a lot of other people in the showing world, this is the World Cup Final of young horses! Whether judging or simply spectating, there is a magical, special feeling about this show, that is not replicated […]

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