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Abandoned pony becomes a dressage superstar

11th February 2022

Bransby Horses’ Tudor is celebrating with his foster carers at the College of West Anglia after bagging second place in a Preliminary 14 dressage test.

Tudor, who is a 14.1hh cob, came to us in 2012.

He had been abandoned and was very thin and worm infested. With care and treatment he started to thrive again and was eventually put forward for adoption.

The college of West Anglia took him on in 2015, where they continued his education and backed him to be ridden.

He has been with the college for over six years now and has become a firm favourite with the students and staff alike.

Sarah Hackney, Bransby Horses Rehoming Coach said: “To be there when he arrived as part of a large group of youngsters in very poor condition and to be able to see what Tudor is doing now is such a huge part of why we do the work we do.

“It’s brilliant to see how much joy he brings to the students and how he supports their education. He’s such a happy boy and we couldn’t ask for anything more than for our horses to be loved and enjoy their second chance in a home.”

Last week Tudor competed against 24 other horses in a prelim dressage test and came second with college staff member Nicola Turner on board.

Head of Faculty for Land-based at the college, Alison Barber said: “It is really important that all horses have variety in their work and so taking part in competitions run at the college is part of that. Tudor is at the college to enable students at all levels to learn or improve their equine skills. We feel very lucky to have him.”

Bransby Horses successful Perfect Partner rehoming scheme offers some of our equines the chance to enjoy life in a carefully selected loan home, whilst freeing up time and space at the charity for the rescue and rehabilitation of more animals in need of our help.