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, 22:25
Honiton Golf Club captain Stewart Slater with Glynda Board of Axe Cliff and Allan Seager who won the Mixed Invitation

The most recent Honiton Mixed meeting was an invitation pairs event organised by Max Pipe, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:24
Sam Matson at the end of the race

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson finished 13th in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro which was concluded last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:24

There was just action in Pool B of the Honiton Netball league last week, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:23
Honiton Runners at the Blackdown Beauty

Honiton Running Club’s own Blackdown Beauty took place last Saturday around the Blackdown Hills’ countryside, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:23

Combe St Nicholas Ladies (otherwise known as Combe Ladies) formed two years ago, becoming the first female team to play at the club, writes Kim Cook.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:22
AVR athlete Clare Hansford in action in Scotland

Over the midsummer weekend AVR member Clare Hansford travelled to northern Scotland to take part in the Highland Cross, a 50-mile coast to coast duathlon (20 mile run, 30 bike) from Kintail on the west to Beauly on the east, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:17
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

More than 700 jubilant speedway fans celebrated the Exeter Falcons return to the track at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena on Friday, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:14
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell recieves the T20 ARea trophy

Exmouth, for the second successive season, came out of the Exeter and East Devon Servicemaster Devon T20 Area Finals Day as victors after a semi-final demolition of Seaton and a relatively comfortable success over rivals Sidmouth in the final.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ollie Reed bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9138-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary 1st XI paid a heavy price for a poor display from their top order batsmen as they tasted their first defeat of the season in last weekend’s derby clash with visiting Feniton, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tennis - generic picture

Ottery St Mary Ladies are almost half way through their matches in Division 1 and continuing to serve up some excellent results.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder