WILD HORSE TO CHAMPION HUNTER

September 02, 2020

WILD HORSE TO CHAMPION HUNTER

 

 

Hands up if you love horse stories about beating the odds and you have an interest in hunting and round-the-ring show hunting? I know I do! If that’s you too, then this episode is for you.

Today's guest Julia Kingscote, is one of my all-time favourite people. Julia has been my horse riding mentor since I was 16. She introduced me to the sport of hunting and encouraged me to take up show hunting.

Julia is one of my besties and I also affectionately call her my second Mum. I wanted her to share the heart-warming story of her horse Handshake (Tommy) with you. It's a story of a little wild horse from the Clarence Reserve at the back of Kaikoura, NZ who literally saved his own life, and together with Julia went on to prove his worth. I know you'll love this story and have a few giggles along the way.

This episode is bought to you by Horseshoe Mementoes the place to go for personalised lasting memories of your horse or pony. 

 

Here's a sneak peak at what you'll hear in my interview with Julia Kingscote:

[1:58]  Julia's first memories of horse riding with her family in Ireland

[3:50]  Looking for a new hunter in New Zealand

[4:39]  The Clarence Reserve horse round-up for the cull

[6:38]  When Julia first met Handshake (Tommy), in Kaikoura

[8:16] Tommy's arrival at Willie and Julia's property

[9:28]  The meaning behind Handshake's name

[10:22] Memorable moments with Tommy

[11:33] Tommy as a Hunter with the Brackenfield Hunt Club

[12:23] Tommy as a Round-the-Ring Show Hunter

[14:36] Julia and Tommy's accomplishments

[19:45] Julia's horse riding accidents on Tommy

[21:06] Tommy's greatest accomplishment with the Brackenfield Hunt Club

[22:59] Julia's most memorable moment with Tommy

[24:05] Tommy's retirement

[24:44] Tommy's Framed Horseshoe Memento

  

Handshake and Julia Kingscote

 

 

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