Our Horses

Brae Park Tom

Brae Park Tom, alias Tom Parker believes himself to be a very important person and is always found where the action is, generally leading the charge if there is one!! He joined Adventure Clydesdale in 2013 as a 5 year old

He was born in 2007 and came to us via the good offices of Ron Calder of Kidderminster and has proved to be a very special member of the team.

He is very sturdy but extremely comfortable to ride.

Tom Parker is also very accomplished at draught work and is happy to pull the cart, drag a tree or harrow the field.

Allan

Allan (Big Al) was born in 2008 and is from Northern Ireland, he came to Adventure Clydesdale from Ron Calder of Kidderminster.

He is a bay roan and has a very gentle temperament and loves people.
He is one of the larger horses standing at 18hh.

Allan is a very special horse, a real gentle giant.
He is a really solid member of our team and will delight the confident rider.

Midge

Midge is lively and athletic. He is very small for a Clydesdale, standing at about 16.1hh and was born in 2007.

He was bred by Ronnie Black of Collessie Fife, Scotland but came to us via Tommy Macaleese of Aghadowey, Northern Ireland.

Midge has been trained in dressage by Jane Lavington when he was on winter loan with her in 2013/14, he came 7th in the British Dressage Winter Regional Championships musical ride. He is a winner of the Exeter Clydesdale race and the Flete Park race. He is a lovely horse to ride across Dartmoor and is easy going and friendly.

Hamish MacTaggart

This is Hamish, in 2020, the new boy on the yard, he is a seven year old and without a doubt the biggest boy in the team, standing at 18HH1″. Hamish will begin his riding career at Adventure Clydesdale in 2021. He is already an experienced draught horse with appearances made at the Royal Highland show and the Royal Yorkshire. He is yet another gentle clydesdale soul although nicely forward going . He will blend seamlessly into the mighty team.

Solo

Solo was born in 2007 and joined us from Tom and Marjory Tennant of Singlie Farm at Ettrick Bridge, Selkirk.
He is a half brother of Ecco and Siryl, who were former members of our team and all were offspring of the stallion Singlie Storm.

Solo is a bright bay with an eager manner, he is quite a stocky Clydesdale and is a well-established member of the team. He has done a great many of our long trail rides in the 7 years he has been with us and he makes an excellent lead horse.

Solo was the best in hand gelding at the Royal Highland Show before he came to Adventure Clydesdale, he is a very good looking horse.

Khiva

Khiva arrived from Milton Keynes at the beginning of Covid 19 lockdown, so had plenty of time to get to know the ropes and our ways of working on Darmoor.   He is an 8 year old and a very friendly horse always up for a cuddle.  He is a very smooth and forward going ride. After completing a season with us Khiva has transformed into a nice forward trail horse participating in some of the 2019 rides across Dartmoor.

Bobby Dazzler

Bobby Dazzler came to us as a completely untrained 6 yr old at the end of February 2015.

We have had outstanding success with his training and he is now a solid member of our riding team.

He has an exceptionally gentle nature but is forward going and eager to please.

Bobby participates in all levels of our riding having done many of our holiday rides and he has a fantastic following of dedicated fans.  A true gentleman and always ready to oblige.

Salvo Montalbano

 

Salvo Montalbano  joined our team from Yorkshire in 2016 and was a feisty little number right from the start. He is quite small for a Clydesdale and consequently is quick and nimble and has proved to be  a very nice horse indeed.  He is for the more experienced rider who will be impressed with his action.

Salvo is always keen to get on with the job.

Phil

Dapple Phil,  foaled in 2011 is a very solid member of the team. He has taken part in several of our holiday rides and is proving to be very popular. He came from Dapple Clydesdales in county Durham

He is a very handsome horse, with, unusually, two blue eyes. He is very friendly and always comes up to you if you are in the field, loves lots of attention.

FINBARR

Finbarr is currently the youngest horse at Adventure Clydesdale. His first season was 2020 when he was a 4 y.o. he was only ridden out on shorter rides by staff and very experienced clients but is more ready for a wider range of people in 2021, although as he is very forward going his riders will be carefully chosen. A very special horse for the right rider! 

JIMMY CLIFF joined us from Yorkshire in 2018 as a 5 year old. Before he came to us he was learning draught work and is very happy harrowing the field and is also learning to cope witht he hitch cart.

A very good all-round horse, he has fitted in well. He has a particularly smooth trot and is a very comfortable ride. He goes to Weymouth for his winter holidays where he enjoys lots of different activities from his usual Dartmoor routine, jumping and riding in an arena with Ria Dunsaithe

JOSHUA

Joshua is a shire who has become a worthy member of Adventure Clydesdale. He belongs to Robert Mackenzie who has become a great friend of Adventure Clydesdale. Joshua came to work with us when he was made redundant from the Chiltern open air museum. He is a 12 y.o. pure bred shire standing about 17HH2″. He is a nice forward going horse and has won many friends in the two years that he has been part of the team.

ZEPHYR

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