** Ginny Oakley and Saumur have kindly agreed to
perform a Side Saddle display at our Trakehner Open Day on 28th June 2009 at
Holme Park Stud. ** Don't
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email received 13 January 2009 from Ginny
email received 27th October 2008
Long time, no speak – I hope that all is well with you, your family and the horses.
I had a lovely telephone call last night from Ginny Oakley (who you may know or have heard of as she does a lot of side saddle). Anyway, when I sold Sam, it was to a client of hers called Marianne who has owned him ever since, has done a lot of Parelli with him, and hacking and schooling but not much really competition stuff as she just loved him and just wanted to enjoy him. Ginny has remained her trainer & friend in this time and she was always a huge fan of Sam. It has been over 4 years now and now Marianne has acquired a top level schoolmaster from Germany as she is now much more interested in dressage so it has meant that Sam was at a slightly loose end (in full livery, not going out etc) and so, as she doesn’t want to sell him, she has offered him to Ginny on a very long tem basis to be her side saddle horse. Ginny is absolutely thrilled to bits, has got him at home already (in Pottersbury, near me and he is having a much nicer life than before as he can be turned out, hacked and generally be pampered which he always loved. She does lots of demos all over the country, runs master classes, goes to County & National shows and is so delighted to have a beautiful partner now after losing her original horse then having to retire her most recent one. I cannot think of a nicer life for Sam and it’s funny really but I had always thought that he would carry a side saddle well (and had spoken to Ginny about it on a couple of occasions) because of his super confirmation, movement and good looks so I am as delighted as Ginny obviously was last night on the phone and I thought that you would like to know all of this.
Anyway, until we meet or speak again….