I bought Sarnita as a 5 year old from a show jumping yard who had imported her from Holland but done nothing with her thinking she wouldn't make the grade - they were wrong! She is certainly one in a million.
We started eventing her as a 6 year old and by the following season she had helped me achieve my ambition of competing at intermediate. This in time was followed by completing two advanced classes clear. Unfortunately in 2011 in the CIC*** at Houghton we had a bad fall and she was retired from Advanced level competitions as she just struggles with the width at the top level.
She is a talented jumper being both careful, consistent and successful in the limited BSJA we have done with her. She is bold cross country but maybe lacks the real speed of a TB. She has lovely paces and is capable of a good dressage test yet often decides dressage is not for her! This phase is steadily improving!
She is a real lady at home and generally a laid back character that has to be motivated to work. Canter fittening work usually involves more sweating and work from me to get her going than she produces working! Take her to a competition though and she tries her heart out and is quite happy to compensate for any rider errors.
She often tells me how good she could be with a real rider!
At the beginning of 2012 she was diagnosed with a keratoma (benign tumour) of the foot which required an operation. 2012 was spent recovering and she starts 2013 moving back towards full fitness. Sadly despite her winning nearly £200 Sjing she has come back just lacking that bit of sparkle and zest for work. She owes me nothing and has now been retired
She has bred 3 foals, sadly we lost Kensa at 5 years but her other two look to have a very promising future. She is now enjoying retirement with friends having nothing more to worry about than grazing and resting.
2006 Highclere Intermediate 4th
2006 Weston Park CCI* 7th (most improved after dressage)
2007 Sansaw CIC** 8th
2007 Ede (Holland) CCI** 16th (best of British)
2008 Gatcombe Intermediate 4th
2008 Pau CIC** 19th
2009 13th Gatcombe Advanced
2009 7th Grade C Royal Cornwall
2009 7th OI Wilton
2010 6th OI Gatcombe
2010 7th AI South of England
2010 Tattersalls Ireland CCI** 23rd