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Keysoe CSI2*

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'Miss Contendro' performed well at Keysoe International with 11th place in the 1.35m speed out of 74 starters, She jumped super for an unlucky 4 faults in the Grand Prix on the last day jumping a smooth round.

New Sponsor 'Sussex Manures' joins Team Bates

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We are delighted to say that we are now sponsored by 'Sussex Manures'. We try every year to source the best possible hay & haylage for our equine athletes and we have found this in the excellent quality we have received from 'Sussex Manures' over the last couple of years so we are delighted they are now sponsoring us. Not only do they supply excellent quality hay, haylage & straw they also offer a wide variety of services from field management to muck heap removal and the list goes on. Check out their website to see the wide range of services they offer

Crofton Manor Grand Prix 28.10.17

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A strong perforamce for 'Miss Contendro' in the Grand Prix at Crofton Manor Halloween show taking 5th place. It was a stroong technical track that saw only 5 clears out of 40 in the first round. Drawn 3rd to go in the jump off and with the first 2 each having 4 faults Nicki opted for a steady clear but sadly the last vertical came down with a light rub behind and we had to settle for 5th place after there were no double clears!!

New Purchase 'Cornets Coolbreeze'

Introducing our new jumping youngster 'Cornets Coolbreeze' a gelding by Cornets Balou, currently unbroken and untouched, we will be backing & producing him over the winter ready for 2018 .

New to the Team 'Quick Time'


Introducing 'Quick Time' a 3yr old mare by Quaterback X Dancing Dynamite X Londonderry whom we have just entered into joint ownership of with her breeder Lesley Brundle of Gustone Stud. A very exciting prospect for 2018.

New to the Team 'Formidable C'


Introducing 'Formidable C' A 2yr old mare by Sambertino X Florencio I, whom we are very happy to have just entered into joint ownership of with Dinah Webb-Bowen of Camrose Stud. We look forwards to starting her production next year.

All England Jumping Championships 2017


Lovely to be back home after 4 days jumping at Hickstead, 'Miss Contendro' performed well with placings in the 1.30m and some strong performances in the 1.40m in the International Arena.

British Showjumping National Championships 2017


'Miss Contendro' our Grade A mare had an unlucky National Finals this year at Stoneleigh. Four faults in the jump off on the first day in her warm up class saw her miss out on a win after posting the fastest time in the jump off. In the 1.30m final on day 2 saw a very strong and technical track that saw very few clears, we were unlucky again to come home with four faults.

'Findus Keepers' under new Joint Ownership


We are delighted to announce that Markus Bauer and Team Bates has entered into joint ownership of our 5yr old gelding 'Findus Keepers', this very smart young horse will  now be based with Markus and we are looking forwards to following their progress together.

Novice Regional Finals 14.07.17


6th place today for our licensed Stallion 'St Nazaire C' in the Gold section of the Novice Regional Final at Hickstead with a score of 70.37%

Its been a busy week for this young horse, only 6 days ago he was competing at Hartpury in the young horse Semi Finals & he felt a little tired today which we felt was reflected in his score, but he till tried his heart out.  

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