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Tinkas Time 4th place at Saumur CCI*** - Sourced by French Exchange Horses and Uptown Eventing
Will Furlong wins Jardy CCI* with Livingstone -  Previously owned and sold by French Exchange Horses
Cadoc Z and JP Sheffield placed 24th at Pau CCI**** - Sourced by French Exchange Horses
Tinkas Time wins Osberton CCI** - Sourced by French Exchange Horses and Uptown Eventing
Will Furlong wins Weston Park CCI* with Livingstone - Previously owned and sold by French Exchange Horses
Sophie How wins individual and team junior gold medals with Pebbly Aga Khan - Sourced by French Exchange horses

  1. Master Eli

     

    Master Eli has recently been sold to America for Phillippa Humphreys to campaign from the Rogue River Equestrian Centre in Michigan. Master Eli was beautifully produced by Jay Halim from a 4 year old. Jay evented Master Eli at Novice level but also showjumped him regularly at Foxhunter level. He is a really exciting prospect for Philippa for the future.

    "Thank you Kate for connecting me with Master Eli. I have nothing but positive things to say about the way French Horse Exchange with Kate Walls helped me find this horse. Living across the pond and shopping for an upper level horse is no easy task. Kate made the whole experience positive. Focusing on finding the right horse for me. Her knowledge and experience was invaluable - I saw so many lovely quality horses. Kate went above and beyond, answering daily calls, emails, negotiations, vetting and shipping. I would absolutely recommend Kate in helping you find your perfect horse. Thank you so much"

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16.2h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2007
    • Breed: ISH by Master Imp
    • Competitive level: Novice
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  2. Ardagh Highlight - Annie wins her first BE event at Burnham Market

    I was contacted by Belinda Keir when she was looking for a horse for her daughter Annie to compete at Junior and Young Rider level. They were looking for a very smart horse who would have top class potential, yet be easy enough to be produced by a talented teenager making the step up from ponies to horses. We made the trip to Ireland where we found 'Ben' who has been previously campaigned by Sam Watson. Ben is a very exciting young horse and I have high hopes for this talented combination. Watch this space.......
     

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16.1h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2004
    • Breed: ISH by Puissance
    • Competitive level: Intermediate
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  3. No Excuse

    Ros Canter contacted Kate when she was looking for a quality youngster that has all the potential to produce up to 4*. Kate and Ros made a trip to Germany where "No Excuse" was found. He is a stunning young horse with top class potential who will be produced carefully and slowly with his future in mind. He is a very smart young horse with an exciting career ahead of him, watch this space...........
     

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 17 h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2009
    • Breed: German Bred by Nekton
    • Competitive level: BE100 & Age Classes
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  4. Westwood Mariner 

    Kate Walls and Uptown Eventing have recently scourced Westwood Mariner for Piggy to ride for a syndicate of owners. Westwood Mariner formerly owned by Arthur Comyn contested two CCI****'s while ridden by Polly Stockton who is currently expecting her second child. We wish Piggy and her syndicate of owners every success for the forthcoming season and look forward to following their progress together.
     

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16.2h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2001
    • Breed: ISH
    • Competitive level: Advanced / CCI****
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  5. Tinkas Time - Wins Barbury CIC*** and is selected for the British Team European Championships

    Tinkas Time is a new horse found for Piggy by Kate and Uptown Eventing. He has been beautifully produced to advanced level by Harry Meade and is a very smart little horse who will join Piggy's top string.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2002
    • Breed: ISH
    • Competitive level: Advanced / CIC***
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  6. Livingstone 11

    Livingstone 11 - Will wins Weston Park CCI* & Jardy CIC*

    Kate has now sold Livingstone to Will Furlong to ride, who will aim him at young riders. He is a very smart horse and he and Will have an excting future ahead of them - watch this space............
    Recently Will has had great success with Livingstone with another CIC* win at Jardy and to finish the 2013 season off with a win in the OIu21 at South of England.
     

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 17h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2003
    • Breed: Holstein
    • Competitive level: Advanced / CIC***

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  7. Cadoc Z - 24th at Pau CCI****

    Takeaki Tsuchiya contacted Kate in his search to find another team horse to represent Japan in the 2012 London Olympics. Cadoc Z was produced to 4* level by Andrew James, finishing their career together with a fantastic double clear this year at Burghley. Takeaki now has two top rides, Jackabee and Cadoc Z in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16.3h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2001
    • Breed: Holsteiner
    • Competitive level: Advanced 4*
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  8. Livingstone 11

    Livingstone 11 - 6th at Burnham Market CIC*** 2012

    Livingstone was sourced by Kate and bought for Piggy French to ride. He has been produced by the Sweedish rider Ludwig Svennerstal who completed the CIC*** 8/9 year old class at Blenheim in 2011. He will be aimed at CCI*** next season and is a really exciting young horse for Piggy to produce in 2012.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 17h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2003
    • Breed: Holstein
    • Competitive level: Advanced / CIC***
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  9. Horse

    Limericks Choice - Winner of his first BE event with Rebecca

    I was contacted by Rebecca Burton's mother Denise when they were looking for a smart horse for Rebecca to compete at juniors. They had tried many horses before contacting me without success. After I had seen Rebecca ride I introduced her to one of our horses, Mickey. The two of them clicked straight away and won their first event together. Denise said, "Rebecca has ridden him everyday and he has been as good as gold, in fact he hasn't put a foot wrong. He is so quiet to handle and Rebecca is managing to do everything herself. We both love him to bits, he is good to load when we take him out and as quiet as a lamb when we get there"

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2006
    • Breed: ISH
    • Competitive level: Pre-Novice
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    Pebbly Aga Khan - Individual and Team  GOLD medals at the British Junior Team at the European Championship in Strzegom

    Sophie How contacted Kate when she was looking for another a top class horse for the future. Kate sourced the stunning Pebbly Aga Khan from Libby Soley, who also owned and produced the young rider gold medal winning horse Kachemire Le Beau. Khan has been beautifully produced by Sue Soley and successfully competed by James Adams, with too many wins and placings to list. Khan is a very talented and flamboyant character, sure to follow in the footsteps of his old stable mate Kachemire Le Beau. In 2012 Sophie won team and individual gold medals at the Junior European Championships in Poland. Watch this space, more exciting times ahead..........

    • Colour: Grey
    • Height: 16h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2001
    • Breed: ISH
    • Competitive level: Advanced / 3*
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  11. Horse

    Zeno Das Gluck - Winner of the BYEH 5 Year Old Final 2011

    Zeno is a lovely young horse by the Trakehner stallion Grafenstolz. He was found by Kate and bought by Sarah Fowler for Piggy French to ride. He was the winner of the BYEH class at Carlton horse trials, and more recently the overall winner of the BYEH 5 year old final. He is a very exciting prospect for the future, watch this space.....

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2006
    • Breed: Trakehner
    • Competitive level: Pre-Novice
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  12. Jakata

    Jakata - Selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games

    Jakata was sourced by Kate for Piggy French when she was looking for a top class prospect. He competed at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010. Piggy said: "Kate helped me find Jakata who is a world class horse and very exciting prospect for the future." His greatest performance to date is 2nd place at Badminton in 2011. In August 2011, Jakata was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Luhmuhlen- where the team won a bronze medal.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h3
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 1998
    • Breed: TB
    • Competitive level: Advanced / 4*
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  13. Kachemire Le Beau

    Kachemire Le Beau - Selected for the Irish Junior Team at the European Championship in Strzegom

    Kachemire Le Beau was sold through Kate to junior Irish rider Jodie O'Keeffe. Beautifully produced and partnered by Libby Soley, this top class horse had numerous wins at International level and now continues his career in Ireland. They were recent winners of Ballindenisk International Horse Trials CCIJ* finishing on a fantastic score of 38.8.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 1998
    • Breed: Selle Francais
    • Competitive level: Advanced
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  14. Up To Date

    Up To Date - Winner of Weston Park CCI* 2010

    Cody was at PN level when she was bought in July 2010, her success from the minute she arrived with us was faultless, with four out of six wins she finished the 2010 season winning Weston Park International 1*. She has now been sold to Val Tourres and will be aimed at 2*. A beautiful mare with a big future.

    • Colour: Grey
    • Height: 16h2
    • Gender: Mare
    • Year Foaled: 2001
    • Breed: KWPN
    • Competitive level: Intermediate
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  15. Pleiade Tame

    Pleiade Tame

    Mango was sold to Kelly Aldous as a 5 year old whilst at PN level, she is a stunning mare and is now at intermediate. Kelly will compete her at 2* level this year. Kelly said: "Mango is everything that I was looking for when I bought her, she is genuine beyond belief and has masses of talent. I couldn't wish for a nicer horse, she has a home with me forever."

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h2
    • Gender: Mare
    • Year Foaled: 2003
    • Breed: Selle Francais
    • Competitive level: Intermediate
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  16. Pinto De Toulgoat

    Pinto De Toulgoat - Now competing at CCI** and Advanced Level

    Frog was bought as a 4 year old with masses of potential, and as a 6 year old he was selected for the world championships at Le Lion Dangers in France. He was at intermediate level when he was sold on to Jamie Lee Day. His talent and trainability gives him a big future, a very classy young rider's horse.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h1
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2003
    • Breed: Selle Francais
    • Competitive level: Intermediate
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  17. Winnie

    Winnetou M - Now competing at CIC*** Level

    Winnie was sold to Piggy French as a 6 year old. A big moving horse with a huge jump, she produced him to intermediate level in his first season eventing with top placings at 1*. A very straightforward talented horse.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h1
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2003
    • Breed: KWPN
    • Competitive level: Intermediate
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  18. Desperada

    Desperada

    Daisy is a stunning looking mare with 3 fantastic paces and careful scopey jump, combined with a lovely temperament. She was sold to Georgie Davies in October 2009, and is being produced as a top class prospect for the future.

    • Colour: Bay
    • Height: 16h1
    • Gender: Mare
    • Year Foaled: 2004
    • Breed: KWPN
    • Competitive level: Novice
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  19. Zep

    Zep

    Zep was sourced by Kate for amateur rider Gaynor Green. Gaynor said: "Zep is a fantastic horse for me, he was so well produced when I bought him which has given him a great foundation to his education, he is very genuine and is perfect for me."

    • Colour: Dark Bay
    • Height: 16h2
    • Gender: Gelding
    • Year Foaled: 2004
    • Breed: KWPN
    • Competitive level: Novice