I am very excited to be working with these talented riders and their fantastic horses ..........

OAKS FARM STUD

Owner - Becky Gordon

Yard Manager - Emma Chance

Rider - Tom Cousillas

Oaks Farm Stud based in Surrey is a small home produced stud. Based at home with the horses we have all the facilities all set on 20 acres designed for breeding and Eventing.

We started our Eventing careers with the horses IN 2014. In that time we have qualified 2 young horses for Badminton Grassroots BE 90 and BE100 2016. Our 5 yo mare was - South East Leading mare and BE 90 overall winner.

We have a young stallion who we have high hopes for Ashwey Lorenzo who will be graded and approved later this year. Last year we had our first foal and this year 2 more expected.

With help from Jemma doing sport massages I can feel a massive difference. The horses feel much looser with no tension from aches and pains. Jemma has sponsored me for the last 4 seasons.

She doesn't just treat the horses she does humans to, I had a bad accident years ago and suffer from lower back pain. I have regular treatment like the horses which keeps me on top form to be able to bring out the best in my horses & I feel so much better. Jemma is a essential part of our team and our horses wouldn't go the same without her.

 

 LUCY BADHAM  

Lucy Badham born and bred in Hampshire

I started riding when I was 10 and coming from a non horsey household It was hard to persuade my parents to let me do it as a hobby! I worked weekends and after school at the local stables to pay for my lessons. I got my first pony when I was 13 when we moved to Scotland I didn't want to leave her behind. she was a complete nutcase but the bravest pony ever and won me lots of showjumping competitions . I still have her now she will be 24 next year.

I have done a little bit of buying and bringing cheap ponies to fund a good horse which was krunchie. I left school at 16 and went straight on to work with horses . I have worked at various yards from riding school, breaking/stud and working for showjumper James smith. I moved back to England when I was 22 and decided to go freelancing teaching, schooling and breaking horses . I built up a good reputation in the area.

In April 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to sell all my horses and give up work. As soon as I was fit again after having a mastectomy I decided that 2016 was my year to have fun. I came across a yard that I now rent and filled up very quickly with full liveries. I got krunchie back after selling him in 2012 and have now ended up with a team of 4 horses. 2 of which I am riding for Suzanne bond who I met through cancer. It has always been my dream to be a Showjumper but I have never had the money and if I've had the money I haven't had the time because of working so much. So this year my liveries have funded my showjumping and I am loving every minute of it.

I am now jumping 1.20 tracks again I truly believe with 4 very good horses 2017 could well be my year to shine. I don't have a fancy lorry or lots of fancy tack but I do believe I have the horses and I have the commitment it takes . I raised of £15000 for charities whilst I was ill holding my event "The Trot For Life " a sponsored horse ride which I am going to run annually. I shared my journey on social media which inspired thousands getting me In to the front pages of newspapers and even on tv!