King gives up Chilli Morning ride

10:37 06 April 2012

Equestrian - Mary King

Equestrian - Mary King

Archant

Mary King has given up her ride on top stallion Chilli Morning as she felt she was not doing the horse justice.

She said: “He is a big, strong horse used to being ridden by men. For me to ride him cross country, I have to have him in a strong bit, which he doesn’t like and we had a stop cross country at Belton. I have recommended him to William Fox Pitt and the horse will move there today.

“I am very disappointed but the horse deserves to take his chance in the top flight and we just don’t ‘click’. He is a lovely horse and I expect he will go on and beat me at every event now but there is no point carrying on when we just can’t get it together. Even in the showjumping i find him very difficult to ride, but we led after the dressage at Belton.”

This weekend Mary competes top youngster Cavalier Venture while daughter Emily rides newcomers Charlemagne and Miss Indigo.

Emily was second junior, 10th overall at Belton last weekend in the OIU25 class on Mr Hi Ho, having had two showjumps down.

Mary took six horses to the event and all did well; Imperial Cavalier was second of 140 horses in the dressage, MHS King Joules led after dressage and showjumping, but neither of those ran cross country due to the firm going. Apache Sauce was 15th and is on target for Badminton.

King’s Temptress and Imperial Cavalier are likely to run their Olympic trials at Chatsworth in five weeks’ time, the GB team for London being named in the third week of May.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:30
Bowls

The Honiton ladies have secured their Division One status in the County Foxlands League, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

Read more
Yesterday, 09:38
Golf generic picture

Honiton’s men had a good turnout for their latest meeting, despite the continued inclement weather, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:31
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

A riding and training double for Darren Edwards and Dean Summersby respectively brightened up the day at the Western point-to-point on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:27
Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after four of the club’s highly-rated youngsters today put pen to paper on new deals.

Read more
Mon, 20:34
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

East Devon has four teams currently playing their football in the Fresha Devon and Exeter League.

Read more
Mon, 12:24
The Colyton Grammar School equestrian team in action

Colyton Grammar School’s equestrian team travelled to Bicton Arena for the NSEA inter-schools, inter-county U18 Eventers Challenge.

Read more
Mon, 12:19

Hi Q march on at the top of the Honiton Netball Winter League following a 12th success in as many outings, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Mon, 12:19
Football generic picture

With the first Saturday in February providing a washout across the Fresha Devon and Exeter League it means plenty more re-arranging of fixtures for club secretaries.

Read more
Mon, 09:47
Darts generic

Cloakham Daggers kept their Devon Super League Darts promotion bid on track with a 5-4 success at Kings of Crediton.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications