‘She needed to go greater!’ Tiny rider sails over 1.20m oxer on 17hh stallion

  • Meet Ivy, the six-year-old lady who was not content material with clearing a 1.20m oxer on a 17hh stallion – she needed to go greater.

    Ivy Thomas-Cook dinner, who is barely 115cm tall herself, had been “itching” to leap her father Ben’s cremello Crown’s Ace of Pearl for a while, and on Monday (20 February), Ben thought the time was proper.

    “As quickly as she might sit up, she was on horses and strolling spherical however she didn’t experience correctly until she was 5,” Ben advised H&H. “We by no means actually had a pony for her – however she might have gone straight on to a horse! Then she obtained her first pony, Trevor, and in 14 months, she’s gone from not having the ability to do rising trot to this.”

    Ivy is competing in British Showjumping (BS) membership and stepping stones courses as much as 80cm, however her sights are set larger.

    “She’s completely loopy about horses,” Ben stated. “We’ve needed to get ClipMyHorse and each night time after she’s ridden, she sits down and watches it religiously. She is aware of all the highest riders, and the way they experience, and what distances are; she’s so into it.”

    @jumpingwithivy When probably the most unbelievable stallion that ever lived takes care of your 6 12 months previous daughter LIKE THIS 🥹 #crownsaceofpearl #stallionatstud #theivystud #cremello #equestrian #equestriangirl #showjumping #stallion #jumpingwithivy #ivythomascook #foryou #fyp #desires #dreambig #courageous #youngrider ♬ unique sound – Ivy Thomas-Cook dinner

    Ace is 17, and had jumped as much as 1.40m earlier than Ben purchased him, and as much as 1.20m since. He’s additionally in demand for breeding.

    “His temperament is simply unbelievable; I’m by no means apprehensive when she rides him,” Ben stated. “She’s come to exhibits for the final couple of years and was itching to experience him however I stated ‘You’re only a bit small’. We’ve been letting her do bits; strolling him spherical every so often however strolling isn’t her concept of enjoyable; she simply needs to leap.

    “This picture was from yesterday; I felt the time was proper. There’s a video of me placing the bounce up and he or she’s going ‘Greater, greater’! It was 1.20m and I stated I couldn’t get it any greater than that. She’d have jumped high of the wings if I’d let her.”

    Ben added that it was a mixture of Ivy driving superbly – “She regarded like Marcus Ehning, simply shrunk!” – and Ace’s temperament.

    “To take a little bit tot like that, who he might barely really feel; I’ve obtained no phrases for the way good he’s,” he stated. “I can bounce 1.40m tackless on him, he’s simply unbelievable, a particular, particular horse.”

    And whereas Ace continues his stallion duties – amongst his offspring is Future Plans, who has had success at four-star and connections hope may very well be the primary palomino to finish Badminton CCI5* – Ivy’s future plans embrace leaping as a lot as doable. She is aiming for the BS membership finals once more, having come eighth final 12 months, and her determined want is for a lesson with John Whitaker.

    “That’s all she talks about!” Ben stated. “She met him at Hickstead when she gained the ten and below class, and watches him; she’s obsessed. She did have a lesson with Anthony Condon final week and he stated for her age, she’s unbelievable.

    “The feedback on the picture and video have all been pretty; I watched it in particular person and even I used to be speechless.”

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