#RBTeam Showing


NO more Snow!!


I’ve just been told we are to prepare ourselves for MORE snow………… We had 3 days last week about 4/5 inches deep which was certainly enough.  The horses weren’t happy as Hunting was cancelled twice as it wasn’t safe to ride; we couldn’t turnout for 2 days as it was so icy it was just […]


“A Change In The Right Direction”


We are not far off the end of the 2018 season already this year! Time certainly has run by fast with its fair share of ups and downs! We have to remember that horses are living beings and not machines so from time to time we may take a backward step, only to take two […]


A Mixture of All Things Good!


We have been rather busy here at my little Devon yard lately with a variety of different horses to compete and pre train, I do most of my work single handily so to see everyone looking and going so well is a very rewarding achievement, thank you good old ReadyMash Extra – my lifeline! My […]


New Additions, New Season


Since our last instalment, we have nearly been washed away. Everywhere was under water, the horses and people were all fed up, and it felt like it would never end!!!! Countless Point to Points were cancelled, so Spain has only had two runs since. The first one, at Charlton Horethorne, was somewhat stressful, our usual […]


Michelle Byard – #RBTeam


Michelle is a full time paramedic and a grass roots rider with dreams of reaching HOYS. Together with her horse Lux they will be starting their first full season in the show ring this year. Lets find out a bit more about the latest member of the Rowen Barbary Team…….. Could you tell us a […]


It’s Spring!?


As I sit typing out my first blog in spring, I’m currently sat almost on top of the log burner looking out on to a very white, snowy valley. Our days have been starting off filling up 4/6 water buckets of hot water and steadily carrying them down to the yard so the horses can […]


A blur of hunting, mud and worrying


Since Christmas, life has been a blur of hunting, mud, more hunting and obsessive worrying over the point to pointer! A chilly day for hunting, but less mud for once! The Duke of Spain belongs to a syndicate of locals from the nearby pub. He has previously won a maiden, not with us, and we […]


Springing into 2018


As I write this update I sit back and ponder for a moment as to how much commitment, strength, courage and love that us Equestrians must have within us to do what we do in devoting ourselves to the horse! I am quite sure I am not the only person this winter who has had […]


Hunters are looking sMASHing – Christa Davis


Now the showing season is well and truly over, I keep looking back at all the lovely sunny pictures that were taken and feeling fed up with the rain already. I am so pleased with how all the Team looked on Rowen Barbary ReadyMash Extra this summer and can’t wait for next season. The hunters are […]


The Road To HOYS……. – Donna Bamonte


I feel a quick update is due regarding the “coming and goings” of the team here at Southill Paddocks recently. The pinnacle of the last few weeks culminating in Jak picking up his HOYS ticket for the SEIB Racehorse 2 Riding Horse Of The Year for the fourth year in a row! A 4am start […]

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