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. I’m soon to be starting the process of buying a new and bigger yard so the 2 Connemaras and Ridden Coloured can join the team full time.
Tell us about your most memorable horse or pony?
Roxstar (Roxy), our 5 Year Old Hunter.
We produced her ourselves from a unhandled 2 Year Old (Our biggest challenge to date!). First show out she Won, Stood Champion Hunter In-Hand, Best Hunter in Show, Best Led Hunter then Overall Reserve Supreme. She stayed unbeaten in hand for two seasons before going on to being shown under saddle.
Pony would have to be Barmoor Ruaridh (Rory).
Rory is the apple of his owners eye and has been through a lot. Surviving laminitis twice, suffering with EMS & undergoing a life changing operation on his Cruciate Ligament where the prognosis of soundness was VERY small. Rory has a huge heart and an even bigger attitude. We started off on the flat, then contesting in HOYs Working Hunter Classes and I finally decided to produce him sidesaddle which he loves.
What have been your high points and achievements to date?
Roxy standing 2nd at Three Counties in her first class under-saddle.
Charlie’s first Novice Ridden Show- Winning and standing Champion.
Rory winning the Sidesaddle Equitation & Concours d’elegance classes then standing Champion at the SSADL Olympia Champs.
Malibu winning all her ridden classes in her first ever show season.
Last seasons achievements meant a lot to myself, my owners and team as I was just finishing my treatment for Breast Cancer. Without their support it wouldn’t of been possible.
What are your goals for 2017?
Qualify Roxy for HOYs.
Qualify Rory for Olympia.
Qualify Charlie for HOYs.
But most of all to have a fun and successfull season!
Have you got any top tips?