Holme Grove Byzantine ("Tzar") , Black gelding  by Holme Grove Solomon out of Holme Grove Ballerina born 1995. Owned by Jill Penn

From: Jill Penn
Sent: 18 August 2010 14:13
To: Susan Attew
Subject: Holme Grove Byzantine - Tzar

Hi Susan,

Tzar is really well at the moment.  We very much enjoy ourselves together and he has proved not only a great companion to me but also a great competitive all rounder safe, trusting and steady.  He is one of the calmest most agreeable horses I know and will give anything a try.  We have competed successfully at dressage, show jumping and cross country and only until recently would happily steam around the x country.  I was preparing him for a 3 day event in Milton Keynes this Summer  and an old injury (which strangely I knew nothing about ) the annular ligament, was causing a swelling in the tendon sheath.  I have no and never have had any intention of parting with him and so therefore I have decided to only event on surfaces and since this is becoming more popular will not cause too much of a restriction.

All in all he has given me hours days months and  years of enjoyment.  We have been together now for 16 years.  I spend time also hacking with my two daughters and their horses, Tzar although not the oldest is reliable, trustworthy I can ride him at the end of the buckle or have him collected performing the fancy pants moves as a result of our ongoing dressage training.  A real stunner.  People warm to his handsome face, graceful action and easy attitude I LOVE  HIM  

Jill Penn