Breed: X Breed
Height: 14 hh
Hamish joined the Ride High family in September 2019. In the stable he’s a cheeky chap who likes to sniff pockets and will happily stand and be brushed and plaited – he knows how handsome he is! He’s an accomplished dressage pony and enjoys his work in the school as well as loving a cuddle. Hamish likes meeting people, so do come and say hello to him when you are next at the yard.
Breed: It's a mystery!
Colour: Dark Bay
Jemima is one of a kind! Adorable, hardworking and a tough little cookie who's afraid of nothing. She's affectionately nicknamed 'Baby Rhino' because of her uncanny resemblance to these beasts – did you know that the International Rhino Foundation says that the closest living rhino relatives are horses! She's very protective of her pony friends and she hates being on a diet.
Whiskey is a very capable chap, a beautiful Welsh pony, he’s a forward going, responsive ride and is popular with both our yard team and our riders. This little pony has a very big personality and is a very friendly lad - his party trick is "smiling" for the camera! Do come and say hello to him when you’re next in.
Breed: Gypsy Cob
Height: 14 hh
Gunner loves a cuddle and bananas are his absolute favourite treat. He's very popular with our teen riders as he likes his work in the school and is a real character on the yard. Do say hello if you see him at his stable door – he does love a nose scratch. He also has one of the funkiest fringes at Ride High!
Lexi is one of the sweetest ponies at the centre and will do anything to please. She's a very good listener and loves a good scratch on her neck! Make sure you say hello if you pass her stable door.
Colour: Strawberry Roan
Coco is friends with everyone, horses and people, and he loves being in the field with his friends. Coco is quite sensitive and caring and picks up on emotions and body language. He's very handsome and will do anything for a bit of praise or even a cheeky carrot! Coco enjoys his job and loves being part of the Ride High team.
Breed: Connemara X
Smartie is our resident laid back sun worshipper with a cheeky side. He's great with our beginners and while some may say he's lazy we just think he likes to take a chilled-out approach to life. His favourite thing is to pass back his feed bucket when he's finished so our yard team can fill it up for him!
Breed: Welsh Section D
Kofi is a very handsome boy with a personality to match! He's often found dozing in the sunshine in his stable and is usually very chilled. He likes to take things at a gentle pace, unless it's time to have a bath and then it's a different story! Be sure to say hello next time you see him with his big head over the stable door.
Solo (Soloman) is a lovely, friendly cob who joined us in 2019. He’s a confidence giving superstar, who loves being brushed and spending time with children on the yard and is also a nice and steady chap in the school.
Breed: Irish Sport Horse X Irish Draft
Ride High's largest resident. Even though he's big Suave is super friendly and an extremely handsome horse. His favourite part of the day is breakfast time when he's known to neigh as loud as he can to let the team know he's hungry. He likes to hide in the back of his stable and sleep so please look out for him if you can't see his head over the stable door.
Breed: Welsh X
Speedy is one of the smallest ponies on the yard. She may be small but her legs move at 100 miles an hour like a cartoon! Her favourite part of the day is nap time, and she can often be found lying flat out in her stable. Speedy is very friendly and loves interacting with people so make sure you come and meet her.
Breed: New Forest
Fun, reliable, calm and a natural at what she does. Poppy loves helping beginner riders, especially as they learn to canter, and one of her favourite things is going out to explore on a hack.
New to the centre, Becca is a real sweetheart. She's very friendly and particularly perceptive, feeding off the energy around her. Becca is mostly happy doing her own thing and can be found chilling out in her stable most of the time.
Breed: New Forest
Height: 13.1 hh
Treacle is incredibly friendly and really enjoys cuddles. She is excellent for beginner lessons with endless patience and a love of children. Treacle really enjoys her work in the arena and also in the courtyard being groomed and preened. She is very good at standing still while our instructors are teaching students and clients about horse care, she simply loves the attention. She is a popular member of the equine team too with many friends out in the field.
Breed: Mixed breed
Silver Shadow is a gorgeous little pony with a big character! He joined our equine family in late 2019 and has settled in well. This sweet grey pony may have little legs, but his lack of height doesn’t slow him down - he enjoys his work and will even give Speedy a run for her money! Do stop and say hello to him when you are next at the yard, he’s a cheeky and friendly chap, and likes to see visitors at his stable door.
Height: 15 hh
. A striking black cob, Seamus joined Ride High in late 2019 and has settled in well with the other horses and our team on the yard. He enjoys his work in the riding school and likes to calmly watch the world go by from his stable. He's a sweet horse, blessed with a lovely inquisitive nature, so do come and say hello if you see his big white nose at the stable door!
*hh stands for hands high.
Horses are traditionally measured in hands and inches from the ground up to the base of the horses neck. A hand is 4 inches so a 14. 2 hands high pony means 14 hands and 2 inches. Therefore 58 inches.