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 has had a succession of fantastic results recently with her horses resulting in some exciting news!
Weston owned by Jenny Verity and produced my Rosie since a youngster is now a qualified Grade A Showjumper. Darco Supreme (Matty) who Rosie has worked very hard with has qualified as a Grade B and is going from strength to strength!
Carnaval Gem ( Cheeky) and Gold II (Rigo) have been going really well both picking up placings resulting in Blue Chip Karma tickets!
Below is a photograph of Rosie & Darco Supreme (Matty)
After a 3am set off we arrived at Zangersheide, Lanaken in the afternoon on Wednesday 26th October. We found the Great British barn of stables, settled the horse and then went to get our numbers and hand in our passports.
We then had to get through the vet check; this entailed a trot up, done simultaneously with other young horses. It was a little crazy with lots of excited horses, but we got through it. Day one and the first track was 1.25m for the 5yo horses. It consisted of technical bold fences, wide oxers and a tight time which encouraged forward riding. Carnaval Gem jumped superbly, having a really unlucky four faults at the last but one fence.
Day two involved an equally strong track, including a testing combination, and a spooky water which caught a few horses out. I was determined we would jump a clear, and we did well within the time allowed. Unfortunately our unlucky four faults on day one meant we could not contest the final. Hence I was one of nearly 200 to take part in the consolation. This was a speed round with interesting turn backs and related distances. Carnaval Gem was superb, posting a great clear in a good time. He finished a creditable 25th. A great result amongst some of the best five year olds in the world.
The long journey home then began! All went smoothly, arriving home at 2am the following morning. I couldn't have been more pleased with my young horse at his first international show. The venue and experience was absolutely awesome! We are now aiming for Dunkirk International, then some of the good shows in the UK such as Bury farm and the Grand prix show at Crofton Manor.
Rosie has recently had some great results at Addington Manor. Carnaval Gem (Cheeky) qualified for the final of the Addington Young Horse Championship by jumping clear in his preliminary round. In the Championship he jumped clear in the first round, and clear again in a good time in the second round to gain a fantastic third placing overall. It was an exciting jump off with some fences at 1m30 plus.
The third place ranking qualifies Rosie and Carnaval Gem for The FEI Young Horse Championships in Lanaken, Belgium (27th and 30th of september). The Championship is one of the biggest in the country and attracts around 80,000 visitors a year with over 800 jumpers competing. Rosie is very much looking forward to taking her place representing British bred horses with Carnaval Gem at the Championships in Belgium in September.
Prior to the Championships the team are aiming to compete at The Young Horse Show at Weston Lawns (6th-9th September). We have are fingers crossed for Rosie and Carnaval Gem, we will keep you updated via the website so watch this space!
Horse trainer and competitive showjumper based in Penton Mewsey, Hampshire.