Holme Grove Colvin was an orphan foal by Holme Grove Solomon out of St Pr Holme Grove Cordula.
He is one we had kept for sentimental reasons and for the past year he had been ridden and competed by Julia's Groom Lisa Dubois. However when Lisa left and Julia had had her baby Ella there was no one to ride him and so it was decided to find him a special home. We are delighted to announce that we found that special new home with Stephanie Gaunt and he moved to live with Stephanie at the beginning of July 2004.
E-mail received 14th September 2005
Hope you are well. Thought I would send you some pics of Colvin. He is
going very well, had some problems keeping his feet balanced so he has
been 'barefoot' since April which seems to suit him well. He is getting quite brave
now and we can hack around our fields by ourselves!
We did our first medium test at Hunters in August getting 64% so I was
very pleased. We now have a 60 x 20 arena down at home so there will
be no stopping us now!!
P.S. The files say Billy as thats what we call him at home when he is silly!!
Below is an e-mail from Steph after her first competition and and e-mail from Steph's Mum !!
E-mail received 15th August 2004
Thought I would drop you a quick note to let you know how Colvin got on at our first competition at Beaver Hall affiliated.
He was brilliant, so well behaved!
We got 62.18% in Elementary 52 open and 62% in Elementary 56 open. We were placed 2nd in both classes. In elementary 52 we were only 2 marks behind Julie Yardley and would have won if I hadn't messed up the canter transition! Never mind next time I will get it right!
Steph Cooper marking the 56 came out of the judges box to say what a lovely horse he is.
We were all thrilled with him and have high hopes for the future.
E-mail received from Steph's Mum 16th August 2004
Thank you thank you thank you! I am Stephanie Gaunt's mum and I just had to let you know how much I love Colvin already. He lives here where I live and so I have much to do with his every day care and management and he is pleasure to look after.
He is happy to share life in the field with our other "silly" Trakehner Saxon and the other horses and ponies. He has a stable in the middle of the block so that he is never on his own and being so tall can reach over his stable door to check through the window of stable next door to make sure one of his friends is in it.
He went to his first competition with us yesterday and was so very good and well behaved. I think Stef has already let you know the results which were so pleasing. He was much admired by everyone and did not put a foot wrong.
Thank you for giving us the chance to purchase this beautiful horse who I am sure will turn out to be Stef's horse of a life time.