MEET OUR HORSES

ALL of our Schoolies are worth their weight in gold, and we wouldn’t be without any one of them!  Each of our School horses will teach you something during your journey towards becoming an accomplished rider.

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Achilles

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Boston

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Mo

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Percy

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Tony

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Apollo

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Buddy

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Mr Peabody

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Remi

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Teddy

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Zeus

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Benson

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Jay

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Nigel

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Ryder

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Theodore

Our Horses

Achilles

  • Born:  2004

  • Height: 16.1hh

  • Breed: Clydesdale x Welsh Cob Gelding

  • Bio: Achilles used to be agisted at Oakwood and when his owner had a change of lifestyle, Oakwood decided that he would be a very suitable school horse and he hasn’t looked back. He is extremely popular with everyone that rides him.

Benson

  • Born: 1998

  • Height: 16.2hh

  • Breed: Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: Benson came to Oakwood shortly before the move to the Meadows, straight from the race track. He is no longer the sleek racehorse but a well muscled and calm schoolie making him very versatile. He can also jump very well.

Boston

  • Born: 2004

  • Height: 14.3hh

  • Breed: Chestnut Crossbred Gelding

  • Bio: Boston was very green when he first arrived and quite a nervous horse.   Now, he goes so well that he teaches beginner riders and tends to win our School Horse of the Year Competition every year!

Buddy

  • Born: 2004

  • Height: 13.2 hh

  • Breed: Quarter horse

  • Bio:  Buddy came to us from a Pony Club home where all the kids had grown up and moved on to bigger horses.  He’s a “been there, done that” pony and is a very welcome member of the team.

Jay

  • Age: 1993

  • Height: 15.2hh

  • Breed: Brown Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: Jay has been at the new Oakwood since we opened.   He was agisted here for many years and when his owners decided to look for a new home for him, we were delighted to welcome him into the Oakwood family as a full time Schoolie.

Mo

  • Born: 2011

  • Height: 17.3 hh

  • Breed: Brown Clydie X Percheron

  • Bio: Mo is a very lovely chunky Clydey cross.  Although young he has a very willing temperament and is showing great promise. Mo is proving to be a very popular horse here at Oakwood!

Mr Peabody

  • Age: 2004

  • Height: 16 hh

  • Breed: Bay Quarter horse

  • Bio: Mr. Peabody is quite an educated fellow, in both Western Pleasure and English.  His gentle nature has made him a favourite with clients and he is a very versatile horse, having had both beginners and experienced riders on him.

Nigel

  • Age: 20

  • Height: 16.1hh

  • Breed: Warmblood

  • Bio: The lovely Nigel wins everyone's heart when they meet him. For our more advanced riders wanting to hone their dressage skills, Nigel is the go-to horse to help achieve your goals! His sweet, gentle nature and kind eye make him an incredibly popular school horse!

Percy

  • Born: 2002

  • Height:  14.0 hh

  • Breed: Bay Welsh Cob X

  • Bio: Percy is an experienced School Horse and has taught many riders before finding a Pony Club home.  After his two young owners found new mounts, Percy came to us to continue his School Horse career

Remi

  • Born: 2001

  • Height: 15.2hh

  • Breed: Stockhorse x

  • Bio: Remi is a lovely chestnut school horse who has been instrumental in teaching many riders over his career at Oakwood.  Remi is a versatile horse, who can teach riders on the lunge for their first lessons, right through to learning to jump.

Ryder

  • Born: 1996

  • Height: 13hh

  • Breed: Grey Welsh x Arab Pony

  • Bio: Ryder arrived in 2008. He is a great lunge pony. Due to his smaller stature and kind nature, he is less intimidating to our young, beginner riders.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star

  • Born: 2008

  • Height: 16.1 hh

  • Breed: Chestnut Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: A true all rounder, Star is with us thanks to our fabulous coach Naomi Dartnell who has evented on him at level 3. We welcome this talented horse to the team and find our novice and experienced riders are already loving him!

 

Teddy

  • Born: 2007

  • Height: 16 hh

  • Breed: Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: On recommendation by one of our instructors, Teddy came to Oakwood on a one week trial.  He is a willing learner, and has a sweet nature.  He is also very versatile in that both novice and experienced riders can ride him.

 

Theodore

  • Born: 2006

  • Height: 12.2 hh

  • Breed: Chestnut Riding Pony

  • Bio:  Theo is a nifty, sweet natured little pony and is great for our smaller clients but is also very talented out in the cross country paddock with our more experienced riders!

Tony

  • Born: 1998

  • Height: 16.1hh

  • Breed: Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: Tony is a very pretty horse, whose racing name was Tortoise – no wonder he was too slow to race!! He then had the unenviable task of teaching jockeys to ride. Now he likes nothing better than the rider getting into forward seat and encouraging him forward around the arena.

 
 

Zeus

  • Born: 2009

  • Height: 16.3hh

  • Breed: Thoroughbred Gelding

  • Bio: Zeus is a real cool dude, with a chilled and laid back attitude.
    Zeus won schoolie of the year 2019!