Leading event rider, Caroline Powell, is no stranger to competing at the major Three-Day-Events around the world. She has dedicated many years to training and competing and has had the honour of representing her country at the Olympics. Here courtesy of her sponsor Suregrow we learn more about this well-respected rider and what her plans are for the future. Caroline has a large team of young and up-coming horses, but probably one of her most famous horses was the gutsy grey known as Lenamore. This special horse was a favourite among the crowds when he was out on the eventing scene with Caroline. Also known as Ed at the stables he was a real personality – quirky, tricky and had a mind of his own.
Something clicked between them and Ed had met his match as the partnership went on to do great things including a team bronze in the London 2012 Olympics. Between them, the pairing also enjoyed success at seven Badminton Horse Trials and five Burghley Horse Trials including winning in 2010. Lenamore, clearly loved his job as even at the age of 20 he was still his feisty self when he competed in the 2013 Hickstead Eventers Derby.
Overseas Caroline has accomplished a New Zealand team bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky on a horse that was quite green at that level, Mac Macdonald. A big, long striding horse that had his own style in the cross-country, this shows how talented Caroline was to get a good clear round in the course which counted to the team score. Caroline remains as determined as ever and has a great string of horses to compete this season including On The Brash and Sergeant Crisp. On The Brash – stable name Rufus – recently competed at Bramham International Horse Trials in the CCI4*S, with just 5.2 time faults on a day when the weather proved challenging.
Another striking grey, Sergeant Crisp also competed at Bramham, in the CCI-L4* gaining experience as he climbs the eventing ladder. Collectively, with more than 25 Badminton, Burghley, Lumuhlen and Pau competitions under her belt, along with two World Equestrian Games and two Olympics for team New Zealand, Caroline still gets a buzz from competing at major international events while also bringing on her team of younger horses. Said Caroline: “I get as much satisfaction from bringing on young event horses as I do riding at 4 star.
“Without doubt eventing brings many highs and lows but it is a great sport and when everything goes right there is nothing better than galloping across and jumping the toughest cross-country tracks in the world.”
Caroline’s Favourite Suregrow Product
Specifically formulated for use on horse and pony paddocks, Suregrow Fertiliser helps owners get the most from their grazing. The fertiliser contains major nutrients including Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Sulphur which are key elements required for grass growth. Thanks to in depth research and development Suregrow Fertiliser has also been designed to slowly release these nutrients avoiding lush grass and allowing a more sustained growth. Suregrow produces thicker and denser grass sward so chokes the weeds.
Unlike other fertilisers, horses and ponies do not need to be removed from the paddock during application, which eliminates the inconvenience of moving horses around into alternative grazing.
Suregrow Fertiliser is available in 20kg bags. To find out more about the Suregrow range please contact Suregrow on 01423 223045 or visit www.suregrowuk.com.