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Perfect Paul !!!

Please ring me or message me about tomorrow’s session !!
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1 day ago  ·  

Power of Facebook ......anyone got some last years hay (nice for competition horses) for sale do not need loads ? Big or small bales ?? Local to southwell arena ? ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Keep seeing Wow saddles popping up everywhere !

So glad to see more and more of my clients all raving about their WOW saddles. Both these ladies spoke about their frustrations with endless saddles not fitting and not suiting their horses and then they discovered WOW and they have not looked back and I am certainly seeing a difference in the horses freedom in the flat as well as a clear improvement in their jump !!

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2 days ago  ·  

Super session, really lovely jumping, never missed a beat. Great rhythm and lines ! Well done really coming together now.

ELS Eventing
Brilliant lesson with Sam York this evening, Wizzy felt on top form!
Great to see you Amber Major Eventing 🙌🏻
Vicky Miller
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5 days ago  ·  

He’s such an exciting young stallion ! So well produced and ridden, can’t wait to see him progress x

Amber Major Eventing
Hiccup had a great evening with Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses yesterday! Thank you for your help and fantastic fences!
He gets better every single time, it’s so rewarding. Just learning how to pick his little feet up a bit quicker but what a clever boy! 🤩

#FedonEquerry #QualityHorseFeed #Trustedsince1675
#PeeweeSaddlery #TeamPeewee
#Equinice #guarenteedcoolresults
#Stallion #Ballaugh
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5 days ago  ·  

Wow !! Great performance. Well done 👍What a great day we’ve had in the BE90 4YO! 32.8 dressage and a DOUBLE CLEAR! For 7th place and our first Eventing frilly at Stafford Horse Trials! Just need to work on our dressage now for better balance and contact to give us the higher marks. Skye again made the round feel easy ... point and shoot she getting the hang of it and locking on to the fences! Thanks David for the photos! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

This guy can do anything !A step forward into the variety of jobs I can do ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

😍17.1hh 5yo
Traditional Irish Gelding
Kind easy big gent
Good mover
Clean cert
No vices lumps or bumps

Call for info 00353874128395
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1 week ago  ·  

Great riding guys, early days yet but the potential is so exciting and the team will go from strength to strength and yes everyone is noticing and enjoying seeing you guys out competing. Very proud coach as always. 🇬🇧Great weekend with the Army Eventing Team (AET) at Buckminster Park Horse Trials British Event (BE).

Captain Em Lee-Smith (AAC) riding her own horse, The Jays Done it Right, was placed 8th in the Novice (1.10m) and was one of the only two competitors in her section to finish on her dressage score.

Major Kirstie Deakin-Main (RA) riding ex-Cavalry, Royal Artillery Saddle Club Larkhill horse, Danger Mouse, had a very successful time round the BE100 (1.0m). They were over the moon to complete their first BE100 XC that was inside the time putting them into 13th place.

SSgt Lisa Leighton (KTRHA), riding her DATR horse Clearman also had a fantastic result returning to BE100 level for the first time this season. They were put into 6th place after the dressage with a score of 32.8, a PB for them both and a credit to how much schooling work SSgt Leighton has put in. Unfortunately a few unlucky poles in the SJ meant they were out of the placings but they had a great XC round jumping clear.

There were numerous comments from the organisers and other competitors about how nice it was to have an Army Team presence at the event as well as many compliments about how smart the team members looked.

Big thank you to AET coach Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses and the team managers Amy Lambert and Caroline Bullard for being such attentive grooms.

Congratulations to all members of the AET for another successful weekend. Looking forward to the next AET competition at Shelford Manor BE on 24-25 August 2019.

Army Air Corps
The Royal Artillery
King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
Defence Animal Centre
British Eventing Official
Army Sport Control Board
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1 week ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses is at Buckminster Park Horse Trails.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Great morning already, what a lovely office I have today ! U18s and the British Army today 🇬🇧🏆🇬🇧 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Another day, another venue, another role ! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Well it’s amazing the how productive you are when you have your head girl back on site ! One afternoon and loads done ! 4 year olds put through their paces (and me.....Talk about role reversal !) and she gave the arena a good sort out as well as going for a blast around the “estate” to check everything 😳 last play day before her next operation 😞 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  


Well I didn’t think it would be possible but WOW saddles have done it again !

I have one horse who despite being 17 hh he’s has the shortest back in history, but I am not only somewhat large on my backside ! But also an incredibly long thigh so when I need a big saddle but my horse cannot ! ......what was the answer 🙈 ?!

WOW have produced me a saddle that is perfect fit for him but gives me the perfect leg room and stability I’ve been looking. I have all the room I need but there is still absolutely no pressure on the back or shoulders at all !! and it’s still sitting perfectly in place for the horse ...........all down to the unique WOW modular system that has allowed this to happen ! I have the perfect seat for me but it sits on the perfect base for him with loads of room and adjustment for me with two stirrup bars so I can position accordingly for different phases or horses.

The WOW concept and research behind these saddles is second to none ! with their unique Y shaped tree that allows longitudinal stability but with a flexible head so the saddle allows the so important freedom of the shoulders and lateral movement of the horse, combined with the Flair air flocking the horse couldn’t ask for a better saddle arrangement ! And talk about feeling like your riding on air I’m actually fairly scared of what may happen over a fence now !! I have no doubt that the horses will now jump much better and with that also change shape as well, now they are not being restricted by the old saddle system but that’s not a problem, as it’s so quick and easy to get the saddles adjusted, even while your sat on the horse. No sending saddles away ....perfect for immediate adjustment and also this system will help to improve rider symmetry immediately as well, everything a modern rider and horse needs and deserves.

Cannot wait to see the results from this saddle in the horse’s jumping technique as they feel so different already with one jumping session ! Watch this space....

P.s. they also come in all colours as well🌈 !
Just not my sort of thing 😉

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2 weeks ago  ·  

Wow ?! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Make hay (lage) while the sun shines ☀️ so pleased, but wish we had gone for some hay as well but all done while I was coaching all day ...#productiveday

Even turned down two Glastonbury tickets today to stay here and finish the job 😞 beer tastes better for the dedication 😉
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3 weeks ago  ·  

The news is out 😉⭐️ Exciting NEWS ⭐️ Thoresby Park will replace Belton Horse Trials from 2020, April 3-5th

We're delighted to have been awarded the running of this prestigious 2, 3, 4 star event at Thoresby Park near Newark. Nottinghamshire
Thoresby offers huge opportunities to grow and develop the event and continue to offer world class equestrian sport alongside a fun-filled day of family entertainment.
The estate are thrilled to be hosting this significant family festival and are looking forward to working closely with our team to create a great family day out and offer opportunities for many companies and businesses to be involved
We look forward to working with all our partners to help grow and deliver a positive event, building on the success of the past 15 years running the event at Belton Park.
The competition will take place on Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April 2020; keep an eye out here for updates, and we look forward to seeing you at Thoresby next year. Yay! 🙌
Newark Advertiser
Nottingham Evening Post
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3 weeks ago  ·  

From baby horses to advanced Sam York FBHS International Coach and producer of very successful young horses up to advanced 4 star available for lessons this weekend approaching - 29/30th June.....

This is one of the last dates Sam is available at a weekend for a while, (due to coaching commitments) although plenty of other opportunities for sessions in the week day time and evenings.

Grab a session before they all go, getting booked up fast.

From novice to nervous horses or riders up to advanced.

Dressage, grid work, to showjumping and or cross country technique.

Oakring arena, Eakring, Nottinghamshire.

PM for a session
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Can’t find my little baby......anyone in eakring seen her today ?? 😢 ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses is with Michael Mcgrath at Oakring stud and Performance Horses.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

A friend in need ......means
it’s time to do a good deed ! 😇

Glad to help out my good mate Michael Mcgrath hope you get sorted tomorrow x

Not sure about it being the longest day today as it feels like I’ve just done that ! Happy summer solstice everyone. the ☀️ is just starting to come up ☀️

So Glad to be home at last !!! Another crazy week nearly complete ...but not quite 😉
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4 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses is travelling to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Dublin Airport.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Are you serious ?!?! You couldn’t write it ?!
Spooky .....two flights and two random meetings with friends ?! 🙈🤣🙈
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4 weeks ago  ·  

The Oakring boys have done so well in so few outings ....but now the dilemma is....area festivals or proper Regionals ? 🙈 dates may well dictate anyway as well as the fact it appears unless your horses move like Valegro (under saddle 🤣) you may as well stay home ??? Decisions decisions ?! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

BEF Futurity Eventing Finals 2013

The KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships at Osberton played host to the Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/BEF Futurity Eventing Championship finals this month, with breeders travelling to the Nottingham venue to showcase their young horses.

Top scorers from the eventing section of this year’s BEF Futurity evaluations were invited to the Championship to compete in the finals judged by International showing and dresage judge Judy Bradwell and BE Accredited Coach Christie Wright.

The horses who qualified for the championships did so by being in the top 10 of their age groups and also by scoring 85% or above at the BEF Futurity Evaluations, held at fifteen venues throughout the UK this year. The Evaluations aim to identify young British bred sports horses or ponies destined for careers in endurance, eventing, show-jumping, dressage or eventing and may even find the Olympic stars of the future.

The twenty-three entries appearing at the championships this year were divided into four classes; foals, yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds. The first and second placed horses from each class then qualified for the grand championship, held in the Main Arena.

Samantha York’s home bred two year old colt, Oakring Santino (pictured) was awarded the champion title having qualified at the Arena UK Futurity evaluation where he received a higher first premium.

Samantha said, “I am absolutely chuffed, he is such a lovely boy and a third generation homebred. He received a higher first premium of 8.80 at the Arena UK Futurity which I was a little disappointed with. He just didn’t show off his phenomenal walk, I think the atmosphere got to him. However, at Osberton he was brilliant and really showed off his true potential”.

Oakring Santino is by Sandreo, out of a mare by The Outlaw, Its Sod’s Law. Its Sod’s Law evented to Novice level before a field injury put paid to a career competing. Samantha said, “She is a stunning mare and also competed in dressage at elementary and medium level”. Samantha who is a British Eventing coach and a lecturer in Equine at Nottingham Trent University plans to bring Oakring Santino back to the Futurity in 2014 and then pursue an eventing career with him. She added, “I have evented up to three star level and plan to produce and compete Oakring Santino myself”.

The BEF Futurity Evaluations were held at 15 venues throughout the UK and young horses go home with a BEF Premium (grade), a stylish rosette and a detailed, informative score sheet. An attractive certificate to keep and frame follows on after the event. All results are published on the fully searchable Futurity site.

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BEF Breeding Futurity Championships 2013 at

Osberton International Horse Trials

The Baileys sponsored BEF Futurity Championship finalists at Osberton (3rd October) saw a strong line-up with influential breeder Vincent ‘Vin’ Jones  taking two of the top spots with his Preci Spark progeny whilst Grafenstolz was a popular sire of choice across the classes.

The overall champion was two year old stallion, Oakring Santino owned and bred by Sam York. The striking SHB (GB) registered black stallion is by Sandreo out of Its Sods Law (by Criminal Law) whilst Vincent Jones’ foal class winner, Trewitten took the reserve Champion title. The SHB registered bay filly was bred in Leicestershire and is by Hand in Glove out of Treswigga (by Welton Crackerjack).

Santino win at Osberton 2013

Santino win at Osberton 2013