Lyons Competition Horses,Thornton Farm, Livery Raby Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH63 4JS Tel: 0151 336 3620
Kelly Ward BHS AI

Kelly is the middle daughter of Anne and Robin.

She again has been riding for as long as she can remember and horses have dictated her life. Having left school with 9 GCSE and 4 A levels Kelly then gained her BHS AI and started her own business that she has run from Thornton Farm ever since. Kelly specialises in finding, training and producing Working Hunter Horses and ponies, under the "Noble" prefix along and combined with this Kelly and her husband Nick also run a busy show jumping team of horses and ponies. Some of her and their majors achievments can be seen below. Kelly has produced and sold many horses and ponies that have achieved RIHS and HOYS Championships and European Medals.

Kelly runs a busy stable of approximately 15 horses and ponies ranging from those being broken in to show champions who compete on the circuit weekly. All of Kelly charges are treated as individuals and work programmes are tailored to their specific needs.

Kelly is a dedicated teacher to her pupils and enjoys nothing more than to see them improve and achieve at all levels ranging from riding club to Horse of The Year Show.

Kelly combines here busy work life with having a young family; she is married to Nick and together with her Step daughter Emily (16) , their daughter Ruby (8) and son James (5) live in Ness a few minutes away from the yard.

Ruby Ward


James Ward and Monty

Nick a keen horseman has show jumped and evented. His first love is show jumping and he too along with Kelly sources and sells potential stars.

Emily is already proving herself a very capable rider qualifying her first ponies for The Royal International and Horse of The year Show aged seven, and is a vital cog in the wheel of producing some lovely young ponies. Emily competes in both show jumping and working hunter pony classes, in 2012 she produced Noble Danny Macks to stand Champion at The Royal International Horse Show and was National Under 23 Champion riding Witch at Olympia Horse Show. This year Emily represented Great Britain at The European Championships and came home with a silver medal. Emily has recently become National Under 18 Champion riding Wild Rose. We are very proud of her achievements.

Ruby is an ever present figure at Thornton Farm and is looking as though she will love horses like the rest of the family. She made her showing debut in 2010 at The Leahurst show finishing a delighted fourth in the handy pony class and in 2011 she qualified her Lead Rein Hunter Pony for both Hickstead and HOYS finishing ninth in both finals.

2013 Achievments

Champion WHP RIHS Noble Toreen Lass

Reserve Champion HOYS Noble Grand Conan

Leading Pony Show Jumper of The Year King Mac

Winter JC National Champion Prospect Eddie

Reserve Champion Lead Rein Hunter Pony HOYS Charn Secret Legend

2012 Achievments

Champion WHP RIHS Noble Danny Macks

Champion SHP RIHS Noble Star

Winter JC National Champion King Mac

Olyimpia Pony 148cm Champions King Mac

Olympia World class Under 23 Champions Witch

2011 Achievments

Supreme WHP 2011 BSPS Noble Danny Macks

Winner HOYS Newcomers Final King Mac

RIHS 138cm National Champion Emos Jessie

2010 Achievments

Winner HOYS 133cm WHP and Supreme WHP Champion BSPS Summer Championships Noble Toreen Lass

European Team Gold Medalalist and Individual Silver Noble Springbok

RIHS 128cm National Champion Rockingham Shadow

Young Rider CCI Two ** Winner Weston Park International Noble Bestman

Baby James was born!!!

2009 Achievments

Winner RIHS and HOYS and Supreme WHP BSPS Championships Stambrook Pavarotti

Reserve Supreme WHP BSPS Championships, Champion Restricted WHP Noble Toreen Lass

Second RIHS Noble Bestman

Winner HOYS 153cm Noble Millionairess

Past Achievements

  • Winner RIHS Noble Bob
  • Winner RIHS The Navigator
  • Winner HOYS Barry Bug
  • Reserve HOYS Noble Bestman
  • Winner The Royal Noble Bestman
  • Supreme Pony BSPS Winter Championship Noble Bing


Contact Kelly if you think you have or want a future star, require lessons, production or advice. 07768288767 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Horses and Ponies found/ridden and produced by Kelly



Brought by Nick and Kelly as a 6 year old

Sold to Norway

2008 & 2007 Winner Olympia Horse Show Puissance

2008 & 2009 Winner British Open Puissance

2010 & 2011 HOYS Puissance Winner



Outstanding novice WH

Sold to Jersey 2007








International Showjumper

Sold to Belgium








Owned By Jackie Price

Winner BSPS Championships Open cradle Stakes, Champion of Champion Cradle and 122cm M&M WHP

Second HOYS 2008




Barry Bug

HOYS Working Hunter Winner






Prolific Winner Nursery Stakes with Zoe and Georgie Love

Wins 2008 include The Gold Cup WHP Section, Derby Festival of Showing, Staffs County, BSPS Area 10, Bsps Area  6, Bsps Area 1a with Emily Ward










122cm SHP - BSPS Summer and Winter Championship Winner

Winner The Royal Show 2007

Second HOYS 2008








stevebritishopen Winner The Royal Show

Reserve RIHS and HOYS







Treble European Gold Medal Winner












9 Times RIHS and HOYS Working Hunter Qualifier












International Show Jumper

Sold to Sweden







Owned By Elaine Barnes

RIHS and HOYS Winner










Owned By Sasha Plasvic

RIHS and HOYS Winner








Working Hunter














LR Hunter Pony ridden by Harriet Dennison











Working Hunter

Sold To America












ridden for Helen Clubley

RIHS Winner









Noble Bing


Supreme Champion BSPS Winter Champsionshipa with kelly

Winner and Champion The Royal, RIHS and HOYS

Owned by Mr And Mrs Underwood




Contact Kelly if you think you have a future star; require lessons, production or advice. 07768288767 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Lyons Competition Horses,Thornton Farm, Raby Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH63 4JS Tel: 0151 336 3620

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