What Joey lacks in height he most certainly makes up for in personality! This confident and hilarious character is by Iroko and out of a very successful line of jumping mares. Bought as a 3 year old, Joey spent much of his 4 year old year learning the ropes in Ireland and came over to our UK base later that year.
Joey competed at BE100 level as a 5yo and Novice level as a 6yo, proving to be a fabulous jumper. Last year, Joey placed and jumped great double clears at six consecutive Novice level, as well as his first International event, Rockingham Castle CCI-S2*. He went on to place at Intermediate level and jumped clear and inside the time at his first long format event.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Joey’s plan was to step up to Advanced level this summer, but as with all the horses, his plans have been pushed back. He has had some brilliant Intermediate runs this summer and looks set to make the step up early next spring.
Joey is established on the flat, ticking all the lateral work boxes and already being very confident with his flying changes. If time allowed, we are confident Joey could also have a career in pure jumping, given his outstanding scope and determination to clear the coloured poles. Joey loves to gallop but is always ridden in a snaffle and will do all he can to get safely between the flags across country.
Hayley has been managing the production this very genuine character and once everything falls into place, we are expecting big things – and big smiles on the faces of all involved!