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We enjoyed a dry day at Suffolk starting off very early for the ROR class at 8am - 28 entered and most came forward into the Grand Ring.  Rebecca Court rode her ride for the season, Beware Chalk Pit, to be pulled top and remain there to win the red rosette.  Well done! Pit loved the big ring and looked a picture.

Next came the Riding Horses and Natalie Buckleys' Burberry IV having his first outing for 2016 - he made it a winning one to stand top throughout with lovely comments from the judges.  Justine then rode Beware Chalk Pit in the large section to also stand top.  Rebecca deputised on Chalk Pit in the Championship to stand reserve to Justine on Burberry IV.

Changing the tack for some jumping, Burberry then went on to have his first attempt at the Working Show Horse class.  He jumped a fab clear and won the class!

Caroline Durdins' The Senator had an outing in the Lightweight Cobs to stand second, again in good company.


Team Armstrong Small had a very successful day starting off with Carlingfords King winning the Novice Hunter class in good company.  Andor O then stood second in the Lightweight Ridden class.  He then went on to jump a good clear in the Lightweight Working Hunter and stand Champion Working Hunter.  Caroline Durdins' Playstation competed in the RI Native Coloured class ridden by Justine to gain a commendable 2nd place.

Off we go again, to Ashfields Carriage Driving Centre.

It was the first show for our new recruit Flo, on the leadrein with Heniarth Shenanigan.  It was also a first for Chelsie Archer who did the leading and what a super job she made of it.  They came 2nd in the class and then got reserve in the Championship!

Next was Carlingfords King in the Novice Ridden Hunter.  We went well and won the class going on to take reserve against all the open horses.  He then jumped in the Novice Worker first time on grass and won the class!  Grandor S came for a jump round the workers and ended up doing the Heavyweight Hunter Class and winning - Qualifying him for RI.

Last of the day was Louise Durdin on her mother Carolines' Playstation.  In the large traditional class, again improving all the time, he was 2nd.

Well done all.


Caroline and I took ourselves off to area 14 at Leatherhead on Saturday with Mano and Poem on board.

Izzy rode really well on the go round and is improving every time.  They got a 5th in the RI class.

Phoebe Blackwell did the 148cm Show Pony class with Rotherwood Manolete and gave a very balanced performance gaining a 2nd place.

Very pleased to announce we have Trenavey Rational Choice back to show this season.  His first time out this season for Kim Colosso proved to be a winning one in the Large Riding Horse class and went on to be Champion.

Next came Izzy Sharifi with Barkway Poem in the first ridden, gaining a credible 2nd place.

Phoebe Blackwell had a successful outing on her mother Elaines' Rotherwood Manolete, winning the Open 14.2 Show Pony class.

Sophie O'Keefe with Furzley Colonnade contested the amateur and junior ponies uk class with a 5th and then a close 2nd - all in the pouring rain!

Well done team!


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Welcome to the home of Justine Armstrong-Small, one of the best known riders on the Show circuit. Justine has been a top producer of show horses for over 20 years, and has won some of the biggest accolades in the sport. She is a highly regarded rider, trainer and competitor. Please take a look around our website to find out a little more about Justine, her horses and what we have to offer.

Justine now has a few limited vacancies for horses to produce for the 2016 season.