Rosie would like to wish Harry Charles the best of luck with his new ride Gold II (Rigo). Rosie states 'I had some fabulous times on Gold, competing at HOYs on him, and winning the 7yos in the CSI at Le Mans. I sincerely hope Harry enjoys him as much as I did'. Best of luck to Peter Charles & Team Murka!
Hampshire based showjumper Rosie Moss qualified Gold II (Rigo) for the Horse of the Year Show by gaining fourth place in the Talent Seekers at Addington Manor EC back in April of this year.
This talented seven- year old gelding is owned by a syndicate put together by Rosie and his previous owners, hence her chance to keep the ride and produce him. Gold II also has his Foxhunter second rounds and other seven year old classes to contend this summer. He is a German bred 16h bay gelding who originally was intended to event, however he had an aversion to dressage. His athleticism and bravery are very useful in the showjumping ring and he is as passionate about his jumping as his rider.
Rosie reflects on her HOYS experience........
'Having missed out narrowly for many years it was rather a triumph to be eventually cantering down that tunnel into the main arena at HOYS. Curtains back and in you go. It was incredibly bright in there, and I thought the track was very strong for a seven year old. However it was obviously built with skill as my horses confidence seemed to grow as the round went on.
I was pleased with how he jumped and look forward to jumping there again one day.
Schooling in the morning before the competition with all the showing people was certainly a surreal experience at 5am in the morning. However well worth the early start as it meant Gold had a good look around the arena before the evenings performance.
The start of the talent seekers was late, hence all day to think about it. I must admit I was glad to finally be on board and jumping at 9.30pm. It was a long late drive back, eventually getting home at 2.30am. Just a couple of hours sleep to be had before setting off for Dunkirk.'
Rosie qualified Gold II for HOYS by gaining 4th place in the Talent Seekers at Addington Manor EC (26th April). This talented 7 year old gelding is owned by a syndicate put together by Rosie and his previous owners hence giving Rosie a chance to keep the ride and produce him. Gold II also has his Foxhunter second rounds and other 7 year old classes to contend this summer. Gold II is a German bred 16h Bay Gelding originally he was intended to event however had an aversion to dressage. His athleticism and bravery are very useful in the showjumping ring, he is as passionate about his jumping as his rider is!
This will be Rosie’s first appearance at HOYS after narrowly missing out on qualifying in the past, Rosie is hoping to build on this success by continuing to compete at a higher level and ultimately achieve her goal of competing at the top level.
Rosie has made it work by producing countless young horses up the ranks, and has only recently become lucky enough to be able to retain rides on a couple of more experienced horses. From a starting point of minimal natural talent and financial backing she has achieved results through hard work, dedication and planning. Her passion lies in detailed training programmes and working with each horse as an individual. Rosie is now hoping to build up her string of horses to take to national and international shows.
Horse trainer and competitive showjumper based in Penton Mewsey, Hampshire.