*NEW YEAR AND A GOOD START*
posted : 25 January 2011
All the horses who have been to a show this week have been placed in the top three, which shows they are coming back from their break fresh and keen. This includes Tiffany (Geoff Luckett), Faize and Abdul (Steven Franks), Zalza and Figaro (Nicole Pavitt). A good start.
posted : 15 August 2010
Estrella WON the 1.40m at Bicester and Finmere show, with Super Trooper coming 3rd, Figaro won the 5 year olds and Zalza won the 6 year olds. Next show the British Young Horse Championships...
*UPDATE JULY 5TH 2010*
posted : 05 July 2010
Lots has happened recently - Super Trooper came 2nd in the Hickstead Grade B Championship and his stable mate Jawaher came 5th. We had 3 horses in the 5 Year Old Championship with the stallion Figaro coming 2nd, homebred Nora (by Najed) coming 4th and Fahad coming 6th. Tifffany WON at County level and had a 2nd at Chester International, Zalza had a good 2nd at Hickstead, and Showtime jumped really well (please see youtube), Brickfield Boys is on form and Sultan has been placed 2nd in 3* International Grand Prix. We have had lots of foals.
posted : 24 May 2010
Things have been going well for Old Lodge in the last week. Jawaher stepped up to her first County Show (Kent) with a 4th in the accumulator and placed in the 1.40m, as was Super Trooper despite not being able to do the jump off as he lost a shoe in the first round and the farrier could not be found! Brickfield Boy WON the Windsor A and B, Hussah 1st in the 1.20m, Zalza equal 1st and Triple clear in the HOYS 6 Year Old Qualifier, Sorraya 2nd and more beautiful foals have been arriving.
*ABEER WINS AGAIN*
posted : 22 February 2010
Abeer WON and therefore qualified for the Blue Chip B and C Championship. In fact we had a very good week with the horses which Horse and Hound profiled as 'the ones to watch'. Zalza came 2nd in his foxhunter with Abdul Aziz coming 3rd. Tiffany jumped to secure full marks in the Accumulator (Joker 1.50m) at Solihul Premier Show. The other horse - Figaro - as one to watch did not go to a show but he will be out this week.
*BRITISH YOUNGHORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS *
posted : 12 August 2009
Figaro van de Bossrand WON the non-British bred 4 Year Old Championship and was licensed as a stallion by the AES and BSJA.
Renkum Bridger came 2nd in the British Bred 4 Year Old Championship.
Zalza WON the non- British bred 5 Year Old Championship with a fantastic, speedy double clear. This lovely horse WON the 4 Year Old Championship in 2008 so quite an achievement.
Faise WON the British bred 5 Year Old Championship which gave Old Lodge a ‘Breeder Award’ and a bonus on top of the prize money of £2,000. He also won a Breeder Award and the 4 Year Old Championship in 2008.
Abdul Aziz performed very well and came 5th in the British Bred 5 Year Old Championship, WON a Breeders Award for Old Lodge and showed himself to be a very interesting horse for the future.
Bent Al Riyadh did not get placed but did get into the final which is a significant achievement in itself.
In the 6 Year Old British Bred Championship Hussah came a very credible 7th (Breeders Award) and Abeer retained her 10th place position as she was in the 5 Year Old Championship in 2008. She also WON a Breeders Award for Old Lodge. Mohammed also qualified for the final.
The Old Lodge horses in the 7 Year Old Championship showed their scope and ability by all making the Final with Sultan jumping with the greatest of ease throughout the week. His only pole down all week was in the jump off of the final and resulted in a Breeders Award and 10th place.
Bramati Z who was at only his 3rd show since this time last year jumped very well to achieve a 9th place in the class for horses of his age and one year older which have been bought through the Brightwells Auction. A class he can jump in again next year.
Statistically the results are an improvement on last year. There is always room for improvement but overall the results are excellent especially when you consider we were represented in all the Championships we could jump in (6 in all) and we WON 50% of them and were placed in the top 10 in 100% including a 2nd, 7th and 2 x 10th places.
Well done Team Old Lodge!
*RIHS UPDATE - MORE WINS FOR TEAM OLD LODGE*
posted : 24 July 2009
After the amazing day we had yesterday Team Old Lodge continued to dominate the National and International Classes at Hickstead. All our horses got into their jump offs with only 2 failing to jump a double clear and one of these was still placed!
The day started with Little Lefanie being placed 4th of 52 in the Royal International Vase (1.45m). Estrella also jumped in this class - her first International - and showed great ability for the future. Super Trooper de Ness came 6th in the Old Lodge Young Breeding Horse Championship despite being a year younger than most of the competitors and has qualified for the final in the International Arena tomorrow. Sorraya was 6th in the 1.35m from over 70 starters. We dominated the Novice Stakes with 1st Zalza, 3rd Bent Al Riyadh, 5th Faize and 7th from Sabre. Abdul Aziz was also double clear and Vigeunerin jumping in her 3rd ever class also jumped a double clear. However our best two results we saved for last with Little Miss WINNING the Young Riders again - she has jumped 3 times at this meeting and achieved 2 WINS and a second - and Brickfield Boy who WON the Bunn Leisure Trophy 1.50m Grand Prix. After winning two speed classes at this International 5 star meeting last year we have moved him up to the 'big' class where he performed with outstanding ease, abilty and skill. CONGRATULATIONS TEAM OLD LODGE for your fantastic results.
*RIHS WINS FOR SUPER TROOPER DE NESS, LITTLE MISS AND ABEER*
posted : 22 July 2009
What an amazing day for Old Lodge Horses at Hickstead. Little Miss (homebred) WON the British Young Riders Championship for a 3rd time running!!! She was the only clear round! Super Trooper de Ness WON the Kingsmill B and C Championship. There were only two double clears, the second of which was another of our horses - Estrella de V - and then to crown the day a further homebred, Abeer, WON the Foxhunter from over 70 starters. Sultan and Sorraya (also hombreds) also both jumped a double clear in the 1.30m (still waiting for placings), Zalza came 2nd in the Novice and Abdul Aziz (homebred) also jumped a double clear and just waiting for his placing to be confirmed. Viengeurin also jumped a double clear in the 1.05m as she did yesterday. This is her first show so we are very pleased with her too. Yesterday we also had some excellent results including Bent al Riyadh 5th, Sabre 7th, Little Miss 2nd, Hussah 2nd, and numerous other doubel clears.
Tomorrow is the start of the International Classes where we have 4 horses representing the stud, as well as 18 horses jumping for Old Lodge in the National Classes.
*ZALZA WINS AGAIN*
posted : 09 June 2009
5 Year Old Zalza (by Corland) won his Newcomer class yesterday and our new young stallion Figaro came 2nd in his class. Figaro is not available at stud this year but bookings can be taken for 2010.
*EASTER A GOOD WEEK FOR OLD LODGE*
posted : 18 April 2009
We had a great Easter week with our young horses - Estrella coming 1st in the 1.30m and 2nd in the 1.40m, Zalza WON his Newcomers, Bent came 2nd in the Discovery, Sultan 2nd in the Foxhunter, Mohammed and Tareef came 2nd and 3rd in the 1.15 open and Super Trooper came 6th in the 1.30m
posted : 31 August 2008
Zalza was double clear and 3rd in the Discovery but Hussah (who has been selected, and is going to Lanaken for the World Breeding Championships to represent Britain) WON the Newcomers.
*BRITISH YOUNG HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008*
posted : 22 August 2008
The results from the British Young Horse Championships for Old Lodge bred and produced horses was outstanding.
The four year old results were amazing with Bramati Z, Cheers Charisma and Zalza WINNING every class that they competed in including equal FIRST in the non British Bred Championship. They achieved this without a single fence knocked down over the whole show. Faize WON two out of three classes including the British Bred Championship and Adbul Aziz WON one class and came 4th in the Championship. Although Saber did not qualify for the Championship he did WIN the Consolation. Old Lodge were the sponsor of these classes so it was great to see our horses doing so well.
On Thursday we had the Equimat Brightwells Stars of the Future Challenge. Old Lodge horses gave a demonstration on how a team of horses can be so well prepared with an outstanding 1st (Viola) 2nd (Super Trooper) and 3rd (Jawaher) in this class.
The Five Year Old British Bred Championship was over a very tough track of 1.25m. A real step up for our horses which they coped with very well. Hussah was placed 3rd in the Championship only 0.62 of a second behind the first horse. Abeer (who had WON the qualifier) but took 10th place as the fastest horse with one fence down in the jump off.
Jawaher must be recognised for her continued consistency. She jumped clear every day at Hickstead and then came FIRST in both of the 6 Year Old Qualifiers and jumped double clear to come 3rd in Equimat Brightwells Star of the Future Challenge (beaten by Super Trooper and Viola!) and then 10th place in the 6 Year Old Non British Bred Championship. Super Trooper, who also WON his qualifier, just rubbed a fence off in the Championship.
In the British Bred 6 Year Olds we achieved a super FIRST place from Sultan in the Qualifier but the Championship was not his day, however Vamoose stepped up to this 1.35m Championship and jumped the best we have ever seen from her to take 5th place – the fastest horse with one fence down.
Old Lodge were presented with 5 awards from the British Show Jumping Association for the achievements of their homebred horses (Vamoose, Abeer, Hussah, Faize and Abdul Aziz). We also were given bonus prize money for the amazing number of double clears our horses jumped (Faize, Cheers Charisma, Bramati Z and Zalaz) and a further bonus for the 4 year old horses which were purchased through a Brightwells Auction and then jumped clear in their final (Cheers Charisma, Bramati Z and Zalza).
There were 517 horses competing of which 18 belong to Old Lodge. There were 7 Classes with 2 Preliminary Rounds, Consolation and Championship and one class which was a straight Championship. Old Lodge took home 17 x FIRSTS, 1 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th and 2 x 10th. The results speak for themselves on the amount of work, effort and especially the quality of the horses which Old Lodge own.