Most of our horses who got to advanced have been mares!

We’ve loved them as a family and they’ve done us proud, in many cases representing Great Britain in both Eventing and Dressage; Patti, hunting legend!

Markham Remember Me, Markham Xannaria (represented Great Britain in the Europeans) also a talented show jumper, Aces High, a wonderful mum too, Markham Seahouses (Pippa) regretfully sold to America, Ibble Dibble, Welton Katrina and Rise n Shine alias Muppet, who held her position as top event mare for years and Markham Spice, another of our advanced British team horses, originally backed and produced by the late Caroline Pratt.

Other mares have been Julie who was adored by Matt and absolutely wonderful, sadly lost to cancer very early on. We also had some wonderful school ponies… Bunty, Bluebell, Shandy, they were fantastic at their job and taught hundreds of children and people to ride!

I’m sure I’ve missed some out!

We have 2 new girls on the block! Leona, Harry’s little mare and I love my new little mare, Markham Winter, complicated but already part of the family.

Mares are like stallions, you need to treat them with respect, fairness and kindness and you will reap the benefits.