17hh Bay Mare by Mill Law
Owned by Richard and Shelagh Morley
Mark has produced Flicka from a 5 year old, and by 6 years old she made her first championship apearance and represented Ireland at Le Lion D'Angers Young Horse Championships, where she jumped double clear, and was selected again the following year, before making a successful step up to advanced/ CIC3* the following year.
Last year Flicka has continued her success placing in the top 6 in all but one of her events, including Saumur CCI*** in France; With the one other result being a credible 13th place in the very competitive CIC***8/9YO class at Blenheim Palace.
In 2016 it was a great honour for Flicka and Mark to be selected to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where they put in a very impressive performance for the team, finishing just outside the top 30. There is sure to be more to come from this impressive mare.
To look at Flicka's BE competition record, click here.
16hh brown gelding by Water Valley Cool Diamond
Owned by Maria Doel
Another exciting young horse purchased by Mark and Tanya since a 3 year old. He was joint first in the 4 year old Show Jumping Championships at Weston Lawns and Arena UK Festival of Jumping.
Bertie had a successful 2015 season, with two top 10 placings at CIC* and many placings at Novice with Tanya. He then continued his good form with a confident step up to intermediate level. He finished the season on a high with strong performance at Osberton in the CCI*, after leading the dressage they finished in a fantastic 3rd place.
After a good but quieter 2016 season due to Rio, Bertie has come out this year as competitive as ever but with Mark taking on the ride, with double clears and top 4 placings at both his intermediate runs.
To look at Bertie's BE competition record, click here.
Step In Time II
16hh Grey Gelding by Step Together
Owned by Johnny Kyle (Mark's Dad)
Johnny (Mark's Dad) bred 'Jonny', and he was pretty much wild, until he was 4 when he proved a very difficult horse to break-in. He came to the UK in the Autumn of 2003 and eventually he gave in to the idea of being ridden.
Jonny has been successfully competed up through the grades, having jumped double clear at Burghley and Badminton and represented Ireland at World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Now he mostly just comes out of semi-retiremement for special events like Belton and Chatsworth!
Jonny started his first season hunting in 2015 as Mark took on a new role as Field Master with the Quorn. He seems to enjoy being able to do the XC without having to do the dressage first!
To look at Jonny's BE competition record, click here.
16.2hh Chestnut Gelding by Hermes de Reve
Owned by Mr Algy Smith-Maxwell
Mark and Tanya found Ronan in 2011 for his owner, Algy, to hunt. Ronan has an amazing brain, and not only has he proven to be a fantastic hunter, he has taken to eventing with Mark, placing 2nd at his first intermediate in 2013.
In 2016 he contested his first CIC** at Rockingham placing 25th after jumping double clear. As well as many successful runs at Intermediate, Ronan ended the season on a high jumping clear XC around his first CCI** at Osberton.
To look at Ronan's BE competition record, click here.
16.2hh Brown Gelding by Weston Justice
Owned by Mr Ron Pearson
Mark got the ride on JJ in August of 2014 and after only one intermediate run together, they completed Blenheim Palace CIC*** 8/9yo jumping clear XC.
He started off 2015 well with a win in the intermediate at Lincoln and also jumped round his first CCI3* clear XC at Bramham. He then went on to jump another fantastic clear XC around Blenheim Palace CCI***.
In 2016 JJ contested his first CCI**** at the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials, and put in a very solid performance, particularly showing his class on the XC to jump one of the few clear rounds of the day.
To look at JJ's BE competition record, click here.
QEH Making Waves
16.2hh Bay Gelding by Atlantic Sparky
Owned by Tanya Kyle
After being backed as a 3yo by the team here at Queenholme, Sparky spent most of the 2014 year progressing at home and getting experience out in the show jumping ring.
Sparky started off his first season very well with a win in the BE100Open at Great Witchingham, before jumping round some novices towards the end of the year.
In 2016 Sparky continued his good form at novice, before contesting his first CCI* where he put in a very good performance and jumped clear XC in his first experience of an international competition.
To look at Sparky's BE competition record, click here.
16.2hh Grey Gelding by Cobra
Owned by Shelagh Morley
Bubbles was purchased from the Goresbridge sales in Ireland as a 3yo before being backed by the team here at Queenholme.
He has taken well to his first season eventing, with a number of top 10 placings. We look forward to seeing him progress.
To look at Bubbles' BE competition record , click here.
16.1hh Bay Gelding
Owned by Howard Green
Otto started eventing in 2008. From being an unruly hunter, he took to eventing, being placed most times out. He went from pre-novice to intermediate very quickly, placing 3rd at Burgie 1*. He then moved successfully up to the top level, just missing out on a chance to compete at the 2013 Championships due to injury.
Otto came back to competing in 2015 after having time off for injury, and has been competed for the first time by his owner Howard, giving him a great ride. He spent 2016 popping round some novices with Mark, as well as doing some more events with Howard.
He is now being competed by a friend of Howard's and is popping round BE100s.
To look at Otto's BE competition record, click here.