Blog 2016

25th December – Willow is born near Brisbane, Australia. Silver Zenif’s first foal in Southern Hemisphere at Free Spirit Arabians

28th October – 7th November 2016 Crabbet Convention 2016 – Werribee, Melbourne, Australia

9th October 2016 – Endurance GB New Park Rufus – Choral Bey & Rachael successfully complete 45km in the New Forest

 

25th September 2016 – Endurance GB Camelford – Choral Bey & Rachael successfully complete 40km on Bodmin Moor

17th September 2016 – Rachael has been invited to commentate at the World Endurance Championships for FEI TV

 

10th September 2016 – Endurance GB Hanslope Ride – Choral Bey & Rachael successfully complete 40km in Milton Keynes and win the performance formula

18th August 2016 – Endurance GB Young Rider Camp – Rachael (& Ollie) travel to Olney Polo Club, Rugby to coach the next generation of Endurance riders

 

15th – 31st August 2016 – Jo Claridge travels the length and breadth of the country assessing the next generation of Endurance horses for BEF Futurity Grading

13th/14th August 2016 – Endurance GB Barbury Castle – Choral Bey & Rachael successfully complete 40km & Silver Zenif upgrades to Advanced after 80km!

31st July 2016 – Endurance GB Wentwood – Choral Bey & Rachael Successfully complete 64km

28-30th July 2016 – National AHS Show, Three Counties Showground – Crabbet organisation Trade Stand & Championships

17th July 2016 – Cirencester Endurance GB Ride – Silver Zenif completed 66km

16th July 2016 – Cirencester Endurance GB Ride – Choral Bey completed 30km

19th June 2016 – Boconnoc Endurance GB Ride – Silver Zenif completed 64km but sadly vetted out for lameness

18th June 2016 – Boconnoc Endurance GB Ride – Choral Bey completed 40km but was sadly vetted out with a high pulse

12th June 2016 – Tresham Endurance GB Ride – Silver Zenif completed 32km with Rachael

29th May 2016 – EGB Cwn Sirhywi Ride Withdrawn due to rider illness

Sponsors confirmed for EGB Boconnoc – Mid June – Organisers Jo & Peter Claridge – Thank you Ariat Europe, Verm-x, Woofwear!

Australian Arab breeders to visit Silver Zenif whilst on holiday in the UK (Sue’s best friend Kerry Watson’s mare is expecting Zen’s foal in 2017)

15th May 2016 – EGB Colquite – 32km with Ali Shahmal & Heather Caddick and Rachael Claridge & Choral Bey (who upgraded to Open)

14th May 2016 – Phoenix Field Arabian Stud – home visit to see the Brood mares & Maarhabi who is on field rest – plus Bodmin Moor Ponies & Foals

24th April 2016 – EGB Forest of Dean Cancelled – So we went to the gallops instead!

17th April 2016 – Chiltern Distance Riders Gallop Training – Rachael Claridge invited to Coach for the 3rd consecutive year at Thame, Oxfordshire

3rd April 2016 – EGB Wentwood Ride – Silver Zenif & Leah Tuck complete 32km with Ali Shahmal & Heather Caddick (Leah upgraded to Open!)

 

20th March 2016 – EGB Wadebridge Ride – Choral Bey & Carolyn Thomas and Silver Zenif & Leah Tuck complete 32km (Zenif with a Grade 1!)

9th March 2016 – Breeding for Gold – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

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8th March 2016 – Routine vaccinations, worm count & teeth rasping of Phoenix Field Arabian Horses

7th March 2016 – RIP Silver Mistrahl ‘Misty’ 1990-2016

27th February 2016 – Rachael hosts the Crabbet Organisation Endurance Awards Lunch Supported by Blue Chip Feed, Verm-x, Ariat Europe, Brinicombe Equine, Perilla, Falconbridge Art, Arabian Magazine, Phoenix Field Arabian Stud, Gadebrook Stud

Endurance GB Membership renewed and the following rides entered for Silver Zenif, Choral Bey & Prince Meliodas to be ridden by Young Rider Leah Tuck, Carolyn Thomas & Rachael Claridge:

  • 14th February 2016 – Snowdrop Training Ride, Stourhead – Silver Zenif & Choral Bey – 20km – withdrawn due to strangles in area
  • 28th February 2016 – Forest of Dean – Choral Bey – 32km as part of his Novice to Open Qualification Progression – withdrawn due to ill health of crew
  • 20th March 2016 – Wadebridge – Choral Bey & Silver Zenif – 32km as part of his Novice to Open Qualification Progression
  • 03rd April 2016 – Wentwood
  • 24th April 2016 – Forest of Dean
  • 08th May 2016 – Mynydd y Crud
  • 15th May 2016 – Colquite
  • 29th May 2016 – Minions Moorland or Cwm Sirhowi
  • 04/05th June 2016 – Three Rivers
  • 12th June 2016 – Tresham
  • 18/19th June 2016 – Boconnoc
  • 15/16/17 July 2016 – Cirencester Park
  • 31st July 2016 – Wentwood
  • 07 August 2016 – Phoenix
  • 13/14 August 2016 – Barbury Castle
  • 21st August 2016 – Brentor
  • 04th September 2016 – Bonham
  • 10/11th September 2016 – Haslope
  • 17/18th September 2016 – Bwlch Raid
  • 25th September 2016 – Camelford
  • 30/01/02nd September/October 2016 – Red Dragon
  • 09th October 2016 – New Park Rufus

16th January 2016 – Dr & Mrs Claridge are presented with Leading Endurance Foal 2015 Award at the British Breeders Awards in London