Stallion Furst Romeo was crowned Champion 3 year old over all disciplines at the Futurity Championship show. Filly Diamant was crowned Reserve Champion 2 yo dressage horse. Both of these young horses are bred out of our wonderful mare Davinia, bittersweet as we lost her foaling last year but what a legacy!
Both foals have been sold, Aphrodite through the AES Elite Foal Auction to a wonderful dressage home. We had a great time at the Foal Auction which was held at the BD National Championships, with Baileys Horse Feeds sponsoring our stable. Absolutely Fabulous has been sold to a syndicate, the Ab Fab Ladies, we have retained a share in him so are very excited about this and to be a part of his future. They are not weaned yet so are both still here.
We took 4 horses to Futurity and came back with an Elite and 3 golds which we were thrilled with.
Furst Romeo has been broken in and is now riding beautifully, he has the most amazing temperament, on only his first time he was hacking alone around our canter track on a loose rein! He will also be available at Stud next year.
Stallion Allegretto is working well and showing real talent, his ability to collect is phenomenal and he is learning to cope with his huge uphill canter and getting stronger, we are very excited about him. His yearling daughter Amazing Grace was awarded a Gold at Futurity.
Both stallions are entered for the stallion show in February at Addington.
All being well, we have the following foals due in 2020, Negro x Rousseau, Torvsletten Sylvester x Johnson and Allegretto x Rhodium.
If you would like your own young superstar, check out our sales page.
I have been training with Caroline Cooper for over 18 months and it fair to say that she has transformed my riding. My understanding of how to ride correctly and how my aids affect the horse’s way of going have increased dramatically and each lesson is both worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable.
Caroline has had my horse on training livery for five months now and I can’t believe the change in him. Her amazing eye for detail and clear training methods have improved him physically and mentally. I find Caroline a rare combination of being a fantastic rider and trainer, but also has the horses happiness and welfare at the forefront of her mind.
Since moving my mare to Caroline I can’t believe how much more relaxed and happy she is in her work. Her way of going has completely changed for the better. I love spending time at the yard as the atmosphere is warm and friendly.
My new youngster will be going to her to be started as I know he will get the best start I could wish for. Caroline is a highly competent rider with the added bonus of being a lovely person. My horses are treated like her own. I feel fully confident in leaving them in her care.
I have purchased 2 dressage horses from Caroline Cooper;the first in 2010 and the other in 2012. In both cases, her descriptions of the horses were entirely accurate and frank and subsequently both continued to behave according to her description. At all times, Caroline was a pleasure to deal with and was approachable, open and straightforward.
I bought my beautiful dressage horse from Caroline Cooper in 2010 and he continues to be a delight to own to this day. He is exactly what I hoped for and matched my needs at the time yet had the potential to progress successfully up through the levels.
I recommended Bayfield Stud to a friend who was looking for a dressage horse. I’m delighted to say that Caroline had the ideal horse and my friend is totally delighted. I look forward to hearing of their future success together.
I bought Gary (Calgary) as a four year old from Caroline, who had imported him from Holland as an unbacked three year old. She has an amazing eye for conformation and movement, knows how to spot a future star and how to give them the perfect start to their working life. Gary has been every bit as brilliant as Caroline told me he would be: when he was six we made it to the young horse finals both at Hickstead and Hartpury, and we won our Summer Regional Finals. Gary has moved steadily up the levels and I feel we remain safely on track to reach my ambition of one day competing at Grand Prix. I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone searching for their perfect dressage horse.
Having searched for 4 months, I bought Florence through Caroline back in February. She was for sale on behalf of a client. Caroline had backed Florence and was completely honest and open. She spent time ensuring that the partnership was right before purchase. She demonstrated a rare trait in the horse world – integrity. Florence is a happy and well educated 5 year old which is testament to Caroline’s ability as a rider. I cannot thank Caroline enough and would thoroughly recommend Bayfield Stud to anyone.
I purchased a super little horse from Caroline in March 2016 who’s just a joy to do in every way. I can’t wait to be back competing next year with him as a 5 year old. If anyone is looking for a serious dressage horse then please contact Caroline, who is totally honest and her knowledge of breeding/selling/training is outstanding. Thank you Caroline for all you have done.
We bought our gorgeous, talented boy from Caroline a few months ago and he has not disappointed! Caroline makes buying a horse so easy, she is so relaxed and knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble and she likes nothing better than hearing how her horses are getting on afterwards. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bayfield Stud to anyone looking for a dressage horse.
I purchased the fabulous Smartie (Heavy) through Bayfield Stud and found Caroline to be a special blend of passion and professionalism. She made the sometimes daunting process of trying and buying a horse so easy. I love how engaged she is following the progress of the lovely horses she breeds and sources as they make their way in the world. I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone looking for a dressage horse.