Holme Park Silk, Bay Mare by Holme Grove Solomon out of Holme Park Schakara born 1997.

Owned by Lindsay Dawes


From: Dawes, Lindsey
Sent: 01 October 2009 13:15
To: Susan Attew
Subject: HP Silk

Hi Susan

Very long time no see. I hope you, Paul, the rest of the family and the horses are all doing well.

I thought you might like to know that another HP/HG horse has made it to PSG!  Silk was third in the Pick a Test at W Wilts on 21 Sep. Barbara Amos was judging and we gained 63.4% which I was thrilled with. Especially as the pirouettes and changes need tidying up leaving room for even higher marks with luck. We are off to Berkshire Riding on 10th Oct to try again and if we can manage to get over 60% we will make the long journey to the Grange, Devon for one of the last PetPlans of the season.

She has also qualified Advanced Medium Restricted for the Winter Regionals  - that is the third AM Regionals for her. She is 12 now - can you believe it?  Anyway, loved as ever and still full of personality. I train with Jenny Loriston-Clarke now as well as Suzanne and she thinks she is very genuine.  The other great thing is that her foal is now four years old, Woody, and is really super. If you go to our website www.fairoakgrange.co.uk there are pictures of both of them on there, but in another week or so a new re-designed website will be live and there will be some ridden pictures of Woody on that one.

Anyway, just wanted to keep you posted.

All best

Lindsey Dawes


E-mail received 21st March 2007

Hi Susan 

Silk has qualified at Medium! She won both classes at Oldencraig on 16 March, M69 with only 61.5% as we had some mistakes (basically we have started changes so that make life a bit exciting at times!) and M64 with 64.57% which of course is a qualifying score. That means of her last 4 tests she has won three and come second in one. We are entered for W Wilts next Friday, but I have not decided yet whether to go or not.


E-mail received 6th March 2007

Dear Susan

Silk returned to competition this weekend following the best part of three years off - well two years off with injury and then having a foal, plus one year bringing her back into work - very slowly!

Berkshire - 3 March M69Q 1st R and overall with 66.97%
Wellington - 5 March M73Q 2nd R with 64.12%, missing first place and hence missing qualifying by just 4 marks!

Next stops are Oldencraig on 16th and W Wilts on 30th March.

I know that she is feeling well and enjoying competing again as she is as spooky as ever!  We have been working on changes and pirouettes over the winter and she can definitly piaffe and passage!

Her foal by Suzannes Hanoverian stallion Walentino is now rising two and gorgeous so I have decided to keep him! He has Silks highly cadenced trot, plus fabulous good looks and a super temperament, even though still uncut (not for much longer).

Would love to hear from you.

Take care