Our family, those who are still with us, and the ones who have moved on but are still a part of us.
1989 foal, Flame, was our mum's horse who retired at 25 and will live out his days with us! He's not up to much but has learned to kiss!
We have had Rowan (1993 foal) for almost his entire life! He was flying around courses with Meg in his prime and is now retired.
We backed Amadeus and worked with him for years with his owners. He was always very quirky and entertaining to ride and watch! His owners very kindly gifted him to us so that Lauren and Amadeus wouldn't be separated. Amadeus took part in The Great Adventure in 2018, and has done lots of affiliated show jumping. He is now retired.
By the time Flix got to us, at 9 years old, he was already damaged having been moved from pillar to post for his whole life. Flicker had insecurities and attachment issues when he first arrived but they soon disappeared with love and TLC! Flicker has spent his life with us winning rosettes and flying around jumping rounds like the superstar he is! He completed The Great Adventure in 2018 at 22 years old, and is still loving life and in work now!
When we first got Skye, she was all over the place and used to throw in flying bucks when going into canter. After a lot of blood, sweat and tears, she turned into the most incredible horse and spent an entire BSJA season winning every class she entered. After giving us an amazing career, she is now semi retired due to arthritis in her hocks.
Phoenix was abused by a drunk before she came to live with us which gave her a lot of issues and fears related to people. It took a long time to gain her trust but she is now ridden bareback, hoping to progress to bridleless too, within the next year! Phoenix completed The Great Adventure in 2018 at 17 years old!
Rose was another horse from the sales. We originally bought her as a project but she quickly became a member of the family and is an amazing showjumper and eventer! She got a 5th and a 9th in her first BE80 events and has won countless classes BSJA along with qualifying for second rounds at British Novice level!
Kerry is our golden boy who came to us because of a rearing problem. That swiftly disappeared with love and trust, and because he found his love for eventing. He was mainly a BE100 horse but also completed a Novice! He also did a few seasons of BS and received numerous placings and wins! In 2019, we had to make the heartbreaking decision to retire Kerry from all competitions and jumping, because of his arthritis. He still loves to hack, and is the boss of Little Hesteyri
We bought Tom from Brightwells Horse and Pony sales in 2016 as a 6 year old ex-racehorse. He was underweight and needed retraining. Tom is now schooling confidently around 80cm courses and is wonderful to hack and school!
We bought Cassie from someone in Liverpool who had, in turn, bought her from Ireland. Cassie is a sensitive little mare and was broken in a pelham by her previous owner. We took thinggs steady with her to get her used to everything in a stress free environment. Cass loves to jump and is brave and scopey! Cassie joined us for a couple of days on The Great Adventure in 2019 and did everything asked of her!
Swift was to be sent to the meat man when we got the call and we went to pick her up immediately. As soon as we started working with her, she proved to be honest and genuine and tries very hard to please. Swift finished her time with us jumping courses of 90cm and schooling beautifully on the flat. Swift has now found her forever home!
We bought Blue as an unbacked six year old in August 2016. After backing her in the September, she did her first Dressage competition in October and had her first couple of show jumping competitions in late 2016 and early 2017. Blue evented up to 90 level in 2017 and trained much higher. Blue is in a super home and is loved like a pet, we have visited her and her family and even got to ride her in the New Forest!
We gained Minnie because we wanted our Blue to go to her perfect home so we swapped the two horses after getting to know Minnie. Minnie was very anxious when she arrived with us having seen so many homes but she trusts us now and we have had many brilliant outings with her!
Babe was bought as a five-year-old and we had her for four years during which time we took her, from barely backed to well schooled and jumping tracks of 3ft6. We sold her to a hunting home who enjoyed her until she was outgrown. Babe is now back with us after being passed around homes who weren't suitable for her. We will care for her for the rest of her life as she has seen too many homes in her life.
We were asked to take Sienna as she was in a RTA which killed another horse and left her traumatised. We restarted her and spent a year with her building her confidence up. Just over a year after arriving with us, Sienna found a wonderful home with a big family who all adore her.
Inca was at death's door when she was rescued and sent to us for rehabilitating. We used calm and natural methods to gain her trust and back her. Inca found an amazing jumping home and was loved and happy until she was outgrown and rehomed, to another loving home. We are still in contact with Inca and her new family.
We were asked to take Bertie because his owner had been ill and couldn't look after him anymore. After backing him and getting him hacking, we rehomed Bertie to a fantastic family!
Oscar came to us in 2017, a bit out of the blue when his owners asked if we could take him as he had been kept alone for months and had nothing done with him. Oscar was soon hacking, schooling and jumping brilliantly and was rehomed in 2018.
We got Promise as a project pony and sold her to an amazing family, she and her owner are flying and are looking to try new disciplines as well as show jumping!
Dancer was one of the horses we bought to bring on. When we bought her she was very thin and was a bit of a clumsy jumper. This is her after being with Hesteyri Horses for 4 months. She is now a confident jumper, enjoying cross country and showjumping. Dancer is easily capable of jumping 2'9" tracks and has jumped 4' at home. She is a lovely horse and is now enjoying her life in her new home.
We bought Lexi from the sales because her owner couldn't afford to keep her any longer and we loved her as soon as we got her home! After coming 2nd with a double clear at 90 level eventing, she headed to her new home! When, due to circumstances, her owner could no longer keep her, she came back to us to sell and is now in another brilliant home!
Dreamer came to us because she was going to be put to sleep. We had just taken Lucy on so we couldn't take on Dreamer too. We managed to get together a syndicate to save Dreamer, and she's doing brilliantly!
We took Roxy on in return for Inca going to a wonderful home. We managed to rehome her to friends in 2018, and she lives just down the road!
Lucy came to us as a sales livery in December 2019. We soon found out that she physically couldn't canter, which needed addressing. When her owner's circumstances changed, Lucy had to find an instant new home, but no dealers would take her because of her body issues so she was going to be put down. We took Lucy on, rehabilitated her with the help of our chiropractor, Amanda. Soon enough, she could canter, and jump whole courses of 95cm! Lucy found a loving home around half a year later.
Morgan was backed and trained by Meg. He became a great little pony and was sold. At his new home, he was neglected so Hesteyri Horses bought him back. Meg then had to successfully rehabilitate him, making him the perfect pony again. This was Morgan after being re-trained by Meg! Morgan has been re-homed again and is now happy and loved.