TIDESBROOK ROGER RABBIT
Name: TIDESBROOK ROGER RABBIT
Date of Birth: ?
Breeder: Sharon Tideswell of the Tidesbrook Stud.
Registered: British Showjumping Association No. ?
Category: First Ridden Show Pony
Training Level: ?
Height: 12 hands
Breeding area: ?
Price range: n/a
A 122 cms First Ridden pony, bred by Sharon Tideswell of the Tidesbrook Stud. He had been a lead rein pony for Katy Carter’s son, Harry. Charlotte wanted to go off the lead rein and that is when Roger started his unstoppable career as a First Ridden. He was without doubt one of the most consistent show ponies of all time. He was virtually unbeaten for the two seasons we showed him under the production of Kate. He won the RIHS twice, was Res Champion, culminating in going overall Supreme Pony Champion, the first time Kate Carter achieved this but thereafter achieving it many more times with her own daughter Poppy. He won the Blue Riband Mini Championship twice, as well as going Overall Reserve Supreme at the BSPS Summer Championships, and won HOYS twice, going reserve Mini Champion. He was an exceptional pony. Jet black, like a porcelain figurine and had more presence than any show horse I’ve ever seen. The crowd always loved hi. He had his very own fan group with people especially going to shows to watch him such was the beauty of this pony with his tiny jockey on board. They were a relatively unknown combination when they went Supreme at the RIHS. The professional showing people around us whilst watching couldn’t believe their eyes when this combination, who were last to to go, came out and did their very own show. You could hear a pin drop as they performed in front of the crowd it was so spell binding to watch.
The famous Hickstead show ground was just about big enough for this little pony to show everyone what he was made of. He got 29 out of 30 from the three judges, which I still think to this day has not been matched. Not bad for a 7 yr old pony and 8 yr old jockey who did completely their own thing when it came to their show on that very special day.
Sadly Roger broke his leg in a field with his last owner but he will never be forgotten and even today people remember him over 10 years later as perhaps being the best First Ridden of all time.