Flora Young Eventing – An Introduction

I’ve been involved with horses from a very early age and always knew that they would become more

Perfect Peter

than just a passion, they would become my life.

I had the best start possible, by becoming an active member of my local Pony Club. I didn’t always have

the easiest of ponies and certainly had my fair share of “dumpings!”. I competed in PC teams including and up to National Championships before moving on to my first horse.

Country Bumpkin (Bump) was just 4 when we bought him and I produced him myself. He was quirky but still, to this day the love of my life! We went

Country Bumpkin

through the ranks from PC eventing up to Advanced and had success at

CCI2* and CIC2*. This on a horse that was held together with superglue and really didn’t have much talent, but when you have limited funds, you have to do what you can, and that is still the case today.

Knowing that eventing was the direction I wanted to take, I worked full time from the age of 16 learning from my time with Tiny Clapham and Andrew Fletcher producing and competing quality young horses across all disciplines.

During this time, my highlight must have been producing and competing showjumper PLS Halo Diamond to Foxhunter. A tricky horse and one, to this day, can’t be ridden by many. I think that is where I started getting a reputation of getting the best out of tricky horses.

Now I rent my own yard outside Grantham in Lincolnshire where I have access to fantastic facilities and a string of young hopefuls. I do have limited financial resources which makes this sport so much harder to get ahead. I am therefore so grateful to my owners and supporters who enable me to make the world of Eventing my life.

Current Horses

Rittersporn (Ralph) 10yr old owned by Chris Ashby who started his eventing career 2016 and has since competed at Richmond, Belton and Chatsworth International but sustained an injury so out for the rest of the season.

Dolly 10yr old quirky mare who has been competing successfully at Novice level with her owner Kate Walters, and will swiftly move up the ranks, arrived 1/7/2017

Power of Dream (Austin) 7yr old owned by Antonia Bealby, an equine physio who bought him as a project horse and is now heading for BE Pre-Novice

Pocket 5yr old, stunning chesnut mare who is owned by Jo West. She competed at Houghton, Bramham and Rockingham Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers. Our aim for Pocket is The 5YO Championships at Osberton.

Ladybird (Lady) a 4yr old diva owned, backed and produced by Flora. She competed in her first ODE recently with a cracking double clear. Incredibly brave and keen to improve.

Billy Maple (Maple) our star of the future (we hope) 4yr old Maple is owned by Antonia Bealby and Susannah Joy. She is out of Billy Mexico and her Dam was out of Clover Hill. Quality chestnut mare who is learning the ropes fast. She was backed and produced by Flora and we look forward to 2018.

Max 4yr old ex-racehorse owned by Flora, who has high hopes for this gentle giant.

Jack, 3yr old baby Jack who is owned by Flora and Freddie Norton and we hope will be showjumping by 2018.