Nikki’s Yard

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We are a family run yard situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, near Buckfastleigh, South Devon.

Our philosophy to training is simple: get them fit and well schooled and educate the young horses well so they can reach their full potential, pay attention to detail with each horse’s care and training, be flexible and realistic!

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Welcome! Here we go – the start of the 2018/2019 point-to-point season is fast approaching.

We start next week end, the 18th of November, at Buckfastliegh. It’s very local!!

This season, we don’t have many, but they are a lovely team of young horses, and I’m really excited about watching them start their career. All I ever hope is to start them off carefully and give them the knowledge they need to ensure they have a long career at whatever level they can achieve.

The Pointers:

Tomaisin A Ri
2012, Gelding, Ask x Exit To Shannon
Tommy was here last season, he was very nervous when he first arrived, and it took a long time for him to grow up. He would worry about even the simplest things. Added to that he had some bad luck in running and nothing seemed to go his way. His best run was at Trebudannon. Will Biddick, rode him and we got some useful feedback, which gave us confidence to try him again this season. He did fall, but that fence was then omitted for the rest of the meeting as the landing side was a bog! Poor Tommy, it was a shame he wasn’t in a later race? I hope for his owners, Marks and Sparks, they have more luck this season.

Cuddle Up
2012, Filly, Alflora x Royal Squeeze
Exciting filly, she is owned by Lucy and Robert Dickinson, who are new owners to us but have had horses in training for years.
Cuddle Up is a lovely big horse, she is working really well, her schooling is good and I am hoping to run her at Buckfastliegh.

Gorcombes Rascal
2013, Gelding Fantastic View x Seem of Gold
He is a lovely horse and I’m looking forward to watching him progress. He has a very laid-back attitude to life. He is schooling well and will be ready early on.

2014, Gelding Sakhee x Seem of Gold
Yet to be named!!!
But he is a lovely young horse and doing everything right so far, he is owned and bred by the Meaden, family.

2014, Filly, Sakhee x Seema
Also, yet to be named!
She is a lovely strong filly and I’m sure all the Meaden’s “babies” are very promising and it is so exciting to get them started.

Rupert
2011, Gelding, Revoque x Step on the Bandit (His Dam is a name you may remember; we owned her, and she ran in a few point-to-points. Her name happened after she stepped on Dan’s dog Bandit, one day schooling!!!)
He is another big horse, he has been given time to mature by his owner! I am sure he will enjoy starting his career and I am looking forward to him very much.

Let’s hope we all have lots of success and fun.
As always please come to the lorry to say ‘hello’.
Good luck!!!


PREVIOUS POSTS:

Buckfastleigh tomorrow, 18th of February – Click here for more details!

Milborne St Andrew South Dorset Point to Point Preview for 4th February – Click here for more details! 

20.01.2018 – Nikki’s Yard update – Click here to read a little update on our yard!

Wadebridge Point to Point Review, 07.01.2018 – Click here to read the full review.