Meet our Horses!

Meet the hardworking horses of Hampton Riding Centre.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Images by Ceci

Blaze

Blaze

1996 Quarter Horse x Belgian chestnut gelding
Generously on loan from Cindy. Blaze is our School Master that everyone starts on.

Ceekay

Ceekay

1996 Quarter Horse bay gelding
Owned by HRC. Arrived as a school horse in 2009. From teaching beginners to jumping the cross-country course, he can do whatever you ask.

Gryphon

Gryphon

1999 Canadian Sport horse
Chestnut gelding. A “Been there, done that” horse!

Jem

Jem

2001 Morgan gelding
Born in Shediac and owned by the Hampton Bible Camp. Thank you for letting us use him in the school!

Joker

Joker

2008 Paint gelding
Generously on loan Cora Lee and family. aka Mr. Funny Guy when he goes to shows. He is a brave jumper well suited to our beginners and more advanced riders.

Mickey

Mickey

2002 Dutch Warmblood bay gelding
Owned by HRC. At 18hh this is our gentle giant. Mickey has taken a lot of us to first place and on to National Championships.

Mickey

Noah

1998 Bay gelding
Generously on loan from The Ingalls along with Simon. Noah is 17 1 and a gentle soul.

Piper

Piper

2007 Welsh X Quarter horse pony
He will teach everyone what ponies are really like!

River

River

2005 Percheron x Quarter Horse
River is a 17hh gelding who has done Level 1 Dressage and jumps 3 feet! We are so thankful to his owners for letting us use him in the Riding School!

Sandy

Sandy

2004 Paint mare
Sandy is a 15 1 mare who is settling in nicely to the school. Thank you to the Hampton Bible Camp for letting us enjoy her until next summer!

Whisper

Simon

2000 Bay gelding
Simon is a 15 3 bay who just arrived in December with his paddock mate, Noah. He is generously on loan from The Ingalls.

Whisper

Whisper

1998 Canadian pony mare
Our only true “black” horse. Has just enough attitude to keep you interested. First level dressage pony, happy hunter mare, forward cross country jumper… All in one little “sassy” package.

“Ode to a School Horse”

Way back when, think very hard, of the very first horse you ever rode. The unsung hero upon whose back you timidly, but safely strode.

He toils thru his classes, new riders each trip. New set of signals, a different grip.

They pull on his mouth when they want him to go. Then they hit him a crack for going too slow!

They bounce on his back and wobble all around And are sure it’s “his” fault if they hit the ground!

They lean forward and squeeze heels in his flanks. If he lays back his ears, they call him a “crank”!

They jerk his poor mouth; pull his head to and fro, “Why doesn’t he trot, I told him to go?”

When riders get better, they leave him behind. A better horse they are off to find.

A better horse they’ll never find, Than the dear old school horse they left behind!

Nancy Hammardlund

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