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Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses is at BETA International Trade Show.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Found a Haynet that may just be big enough for the Oakring stud, brood mare !! Kay York ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

First day under saddle and in the arena for this young horse, on the lunge first then happy to work loose, she has an incredible brain and attitude to work, what an amazing and exciting prospect !!

Her paces are incredible ! 👀 blown away with her today. We know this horse has a amazing loose jump but also with paces that could do pure dressage, including the most fabulous walk..... just wow ?😍

With my amazing co rider, Amy Hall in the saddle today..... we will be fighting over this one
4 year old champs here we come !!

#oakringstud
#retfordsaddlery
#Naff
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2 days ago  ·  

Well I’m the proudest breeder, owner, trainer and rider ! 🇬🇧 ❤️🇬🇧
My wonderful homebred mare Oakring Dalliance has received the official letter being asked to come forward for selection for the 3* European cup GBR team.🇬🇧

shes only 8 years old and has had a glowing career so far with a stunning season last year winning at intermediate level and qualifying for the British championships as well as solid performances at CCI 2* level and 8th at her first Advanced event which was over a really tough course. She’s the best horse I’ve ever sat on ! Additionally she did many conventions and lecture demos last year helping to educate hundreds of others as well as given Amy Hall some invaluable experience and exposure riding her both in training and at the demos.

What a horse, and to of bred her and produced her myself makes it so much more special !

BUT: Unfortunately she’s still on rehab from a very unusual and annoying injury picked up at Osberton 2 star end of last year and as much as I want to do the selections this mare is far too special to me and so I refuse to rush her return to competition, im gutted. 😞
she will be having a very easy start to this season and only time will tell.

long term goals still very much in sight !

Oh The highs and lows owning horses 😞but she owes me nothing and of course like any horse her needs will always come first.

#retfordsaddlery
#naff
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3 days ago  ·  

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Copy and re-post.
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5 days ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 4 new photos — at The Unicorn Trust
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

And we are out the start box ....!
Home coaches day, supporting the athlete at championships
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7 days ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 2 new photos — at The Unicorn Trust
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

British eventing home coaches day tomorrow. East Midlands coaches so keen they are staying overnight so they get the best seats in the morning ! Programme memorised ready to start ! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 2 new photos — at NTU Equine Brackenhurst
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Get ready here it comes...........

2019 competition season is upon us

Sam York FBHS International Coach - will be delivering informative, effective coaching sessions on showjumping and cross country techniques. Using a vast range of exercises and many years of experienced coaching techniques.
Limited numbers, a maximum of 4 per group £30 each. 1 hour. Booking on line, deposit £5 paid on line.

The following dates are the upcoming Thursday night clinics at Brackenhurst equestrian centre

. 17 Jan
· 24 Jan
· 31 Jan
· 07 Feb
· 14 Feb
· 21 Feb
· 28 Feb
· 07 Mar
· 21 Mar
· 28 Mar
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1 week ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 8 new photos — attending an event at Laughton Manor Equestrian Centre Events.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Really loved today, and jet lag is a myth ! 🥴

Fantastic demo riders, super engaged audience all day and I never get bored of sharing ideas and exercises that I think will help others.

A vast amount of information covered, for an audience that genuinely seemed to gain a lot from all the sessions.

Some very complimentary feedback all ready....thank you everyone, very kind of you.

Massive Thank you to Clare Stockley for all the setting up and organisation of the whole event and to my super coaching partner in crime Lisa Morris what a start to the season and of course not forgetting our top international groom Sarah Charnley who educated us all in the art of grooming horses at top level then had to shoot to London to pick up her top groom award !! Also so privileged to have a gold medal 🥇 in our presence with our home grown East Midlands rider, European team gold medalist Ellie Healy, Sarah Healy Eventing what a great day.....now for some unpacking before another busy week ahead !!

#britisheventing
#lovecoaching
#readysteadyevent
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1 week ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses shared British Eventing Training & Education's post.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Great start so farUnderway! Great turnout and looking forward to a good day🐴 Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance HorsesSarah Charnley Eventing @lisa Morris ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses was travelling to Birmingham Airport from Dubai International Terminal 3.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Last leg , but a long one ! 😴 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

He won the advanced medium !! What a great pair they are 🇮🇳🥇🇮🇳😍 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

That’s what comes of competing at a military base ! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 39 new photos — travelling to Dubai International Airport with Raveshwar Singh Rana and Sam York from Delhi Airport.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Work hard play hard !

India you’ve been a challenge but again an amazing experience and some excellent competitive results !

Till the next time 🙏🇮🇳❤️

#FBHS
#Internationalcoaching
#livingthedream
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 6 new photos — with Sam York at Delhi.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Another great day !!! So proud of my riders the hard work paying off ..........🇮🇳🏆🥇🇮🇳 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Good day at the office 1st and 2nd from my training camp in the FEI PSG ! Very happy coach ! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Trot up day ! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

Help
Dressage divas please

I need a saddle that can accommodate a large man who has a very very long leg but who is not very slight so a good size seat and to help him with his length of leg !! (Not the chap in the photo that’s just to get your attention)

Please can I have some recommendations of a Brand ASAP
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses shared British Eventing Training & Education's post.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Lots of great practical help and information available on this day !📢📢Please book your tickets soon to avoid cancellation of our interactive training day Ready, Steady, Event 2019.

A great opportunity to plan for the season ahead. With expert advice and tips from Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses Lisa Morris Sarah Charnley

To find out more please click on the link:
http://www.britisheventing.com/training/courses/6175/details
Chloe Pearson Eventing Ellie Healy Eventing British Eventing Official
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Another great day coaching....pre National champs

but these guys I have not started on yet !! 🤣.......Now with my BHS hat on......where do I start 🙈
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 40 new photos — with Sam York at Ashok Country Resort.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Well 2018
you have literally been life changing !!

Roll on 2019.....Because I’m just getting warmed up !
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Arrived ! Can think of worst places to stay ! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses was travelling to New Delhi from Dubai International.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Next leg of the journey......not sure my head cold, especially my ears !! can cope with much more 😤🙉😤 ✈️ ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 4 new photos — travelling to Delhi with Sam York from Birmingham Airport.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Here we go again.....so proud to be on route to India, looking forward to the coaching again and catching up with the guys, let’s hope they have done their homework !

# FBHS
#Internationalcoaching
#livingthedream
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses added 3 new photos — with Sam York.
Sam York Oakring Stud and Performance Horses

Annual Christmas photo !! So two years ago we had the Christmas photo of the grand opening of the new yard...........last Christmas was the start of an amazing year for me as far as mega qualifications and massive new international opportunities ! This Christmas it’s the completion of the new “massive” arena !!!! annual goals !! On a mission, very clear long term goals set ! 😉roll on Christmas 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

Lovely Christmas ride on a very muddy dressage horse !

Loved every minute, passage around the village ✔️
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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.

For more information, visit www.britishbreeding.org or www.britisheventing.com

Santino

Santino

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