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
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