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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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June has been busy – Matthew Ainsworth


June was a very busy month (although July isn’t looking exactly quiet!), we started off with three days at The Royal Bath and West. First in was Revenge in the Lightweight Hunter class. The main ring at this show is fab, and we were saddened to hear that the Hunter classes may not feature here […]

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Fantastic News To Share – Donna Bamonte


Finally!!!, my first blog for everyone since joining “Team RB”.. I’ve been looking forward to updating you all on what we have been up to and I’m pleased to say I have some fantastic news to share. The 2016 season for us had not struck off to a good start. Plagued with various issues….health, Jak […]



We needed an ark – Matthew Ainsworth


We needed an ark to get to Royal Windsor. We traveled down the day before the hunters were in the ring, and stayed with some friends. We pulled into the show ground at 5.30am only to be told no more lorries were allowed on the grass (there is a metal road that runs through the […]

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