Lyons Competition Horses,Thornton Farm, Livery Raby Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH63 4JS Tel: 0151 336 3620
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Whats been going on!!

There has been little news published of late, not because there isnt any just a lack of time to report it.


Huge congratulations to both Louise and Watership Down AND Laura Collett and Noble Bestman for completing Burghley 4* with double clears, a tremendous achievment well done.

BSPS Summer Championships

The Summer Championships saw wins for may 'Noble' ponies including Noble Toreen Lass Katy Prince Pretty Polly WHP Champion, Noble Rockstar back to his brilliant best with Callum Barnes HOYS Int Winner and Performance Int. winner,  Noble Whos Vision and Catriona Meikle Reserve Novice WHP Champion,Collino and Beth Lewndon Challenge Int Wh Winners and Champion.......


We had some very good results at Scope, including Emily qualifing Tabatha Drakes Adams Fancy for the Foxhunter Final at HOYS. King Mac won the in flying form and Prospect Eddie and Emoe Jessie jumped their socks off qualifing for all the finals and being placed third, fourth, fifth.....

Emoe Jessie has now been sold to Norway and we wish her new owners the very best of luck she has been an absolute dream to have and compete. We will miss her.


Noble Loughnatous and Emily First Mixed Hieght Novice WHP and First 153cm Open WHP

Noble Boulauroug and Abbie Schofield First Open Int

Noble Riverdance Third Novice mixed height SHP

New Boys

The last few weeks have seen approx six trips to Ireland, resulting in some lovely fresh faces arriving. These include a lovely dapple grey reg. Connermara, novice 143cm and 153cm WHP,  a HorseWorker .... They can chill for a few weeeks untill HOYS is out of the way and then time for some fun!!

July results PDF Print E-mail

Wales and West HPI (25-28 July)


Portugal European Championships - Children on Horses

This was a great experience for Emily, riding our own and Michael Whitakers Witch.

Emily and the rest of the team finished with Team Bronze, unfortunately Emily could not finish in the individual final as Witch picked up an injury whilst jumping. This was a massive dissapointment, however they will both be back to fight another day.

Our thanks go to Corrienne Braken and John Killingbeck for all their hard work out there, and to the sponsors - Next, Naf Products .......


BSPS Area 2b(24/7/11)

Noble Boulauroug and Abbie Schofield First and Open WHP Champion

Noble Starr Bar and Sophie Schofield Third mixed height restricted

Charn Secret Legend and Ruby ward Second and reserve Mini Champion


North Of England(19/7/11)

Charn Secret Legend and Ruby Ward fourth LR Hunter type

RIHS Hickstead PDF Print E-mail

The Royal International Horse Show

Emos Jessie and Emily Ward First National 138cm SJ Final


Ruby ward made her RIHS debut finishing Ninth on Charn Secret Legend


Kelly Ward and Barry Bug Fifth HW Workers


Despite being down in numbers due to sold ponies and lame horses we were delighted with all. We also had the added bonus of watching one of Nick's young horses win the Foxhunter second round on Friday, well done Joe Clayton and Doobally.


Well done

Noble star and Clare Curry had a fantastic show finishing fifth in the Open 153cm SHP and then going on to win the PP Show Hunter, fantastic well done.

Other Noble placings were Noble Toreeen Lass second 133cm WHP with Katy Prince, Noble Romeo and Jo Callwood fifth LW Horse Workers.........


Exciting June PDF Print E-mail


European Selection, New Sponsors and HOYS Tickets

Zebra Products

We are delighted to announce we have a new and exciting sponsorship deal with both Equipe Saddles and Veredus Boots via Zebra products ( This stunning equipment is all available from us and will be used by both our workers and Show Jumpers.

European Selection!!

This week Emily has had the honour of being called up to ride for Team GB in the European Children on Horses Team riding Witch.

This is a massive thrill and will be an amazing experience for all. The horses leave for Portugal on Tuesday so its all go getting everything organised and hopefully work in a little holiday whilst we are there.

Our thanks must go to Michael and Melissa for organising this side of things, without their help Im not sure which Country the horses would end up in!!!

Good Luck Team GB.


June arrived with Emily having a great show at Weston Lawns qualifing the brillant Prospect Eddie for the Foxhunter final at HOYS. Eddie jumped an incredible treble clear despite his inexperience at this level and took the class in great style. We are all very proud of this boy and he will now have a month off.

BSPS Area 2B Bolton

Noble Boulaurouge and Abbie Scofield First Open Int and Open WHP Champion

Noble Starr Barr and Sophie Schofield Third Open Int WH

Noble Danny Boy and Claudia Benitez Second Open 143cm

This was a great show with a super course that gave our ponies and jockeys valuable miles on the clock and some extra qualifications.

Cheshire Show

Barry Bug and Kelly Ward Third HW Workers

Noble Credit Crunch and Kelly Ward Second Restricted Workers

Noble Loughnatousa and Emily Ward Champion Open and Novice WHP Qualifing HOYS

Sophie Schofield and Noble Starr Barr third Novice Int

Goldigga and Emily Ward Third Novice 143cm

Noble Johnny Cash and Emily fifth Open Nursery Stakes

Noble Boulaurouge and Abbie Schofield Fifth Nov Int

Noble Danny Boy and Claudia Benitez seventh Nov 143cm WHP

A busy yet great two days with all horse/ponies going well and Florrie(Loughnatousa) exceeding all expectations by qualifing for HOYS in her first season.


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Fantastic weekend

NPS Area 5 (29/5/11)

Charn Secret Legend and Ruby Ward First LR Hunter Pony Qualified HOYS

Weston Lawns Pony BSJA(27-30/5/11)

Prospect Eddie and Emily Ward First Foxhunter second round Qualified HOYS

Witch and Emily equal fiirst Children on horses trial



We have recently had lots of emails and calls letting us know how our horses and ponies have been going.

Jodie Simmonds has had a great time on Noble Superted, winning the winter Champs and taking Reserve Restricted WHP. Then the following week they qualified for both the Nursery Stakes and the 133cm WHP at RIHS. We alo ish Jodie the best of luck with her lovely new novice 143cm Noble Superhero. Katy Prince has been enjoying a great time on Noble Toreen Lass also winning at the Winter Champs and qualifying for RIHS 133cm and Nursery Stakes with wins at BSPS Area 5 and 4a. They also won the Mixed height Open at NCPA on 15/5.

We had a lovely message from Casey Ormrod about her lovely Connermara she had from us in November last year. Glanmore Prince and Casey have been doing lots of Novices and were delighted to win a strong class of twenty at Cheshire Premiere show.

Charles Richards is going great guns with  Noble Bambi, narrowly missing out on their RIHS qualification with seconds and thirds but they will get there.

Laughtons Bramble Pie has qualified for RIHS for another year with Alice Barnes, Bramble was bought out of Goresbridge sales as a four year old by us, now 18 years old and looking as well as ever he will once again love the Hickstead track.

Noble Bing and Michelle Baker won the Lightweight Horse Workers at Royal Windsor, another to add to Bings ever growing list of wins.

Jo Callwood has qualified Noble Romeo for RIHS, Jo tells us the evergreen Romeo had a hard winters hunting after the loss of other horses he must be the hardest working show horse on the circuit.

Noble Jigsaw and Heidi Coy have been out and winning including the Nursery Stakes at Notts County. well done Heidi and Jiggy.

Noble Elton had a nice write up in the Horse and Hound with his new owners, well done!

more to follow..............

Southview Premiere(14-15/5/11)

The first of the HOYS Qualifiers found us well and we left with three HOYS tickets.

King Mac and Emily Ward Second Newcomers second round Qualified HOYS

King Mac and Emily First Foxhunter second round Qualified HOYS

Prospect Eddie Emily fifth Foxhunter second round

Emos Jessie and Emily Second 138cm second round Qualified HOYS

Below article from BSJA Website:-

King Mac hits top form at SouthView in the Squibb Demolition Foxhunter Second Round

Monday 16 May 2011

King Mac hits top form at SouthView in the Squibb Demolition Foxhunter Second Round
SouthView Pony Premier Show in Cheshire hosted the Squibb Demolition Pony Foxhunter second round on Sunday. This saw the top three competitors qualify for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and the top four qualify for the Cushionbed British Showjumping Scope Festival.
Emily Ward from Cheshire celebrated her twelfth birthday in style over the weekend. Partnering the six year old chestnut gelding King Mac owned by her father Nick, Emily picked up two Horse of the Year Show qualifications. The first qualification was on Saturday in the Blue Chip Feed Balancer Newcomers second round where the combination came second. On Sunday Emily and King Mac really showed what they were made of jumping three clears in a very quick jump off time of 33.59 seconds.
Second place went to Lancashire based Fifteen year old Zak Beesley riding Springs Equestrian Partnerships nine year old chestnut gelding Park Avenue II. Zak jumped three clears in a jump off time of 36.63 seconds to pick up second the HOYS ticket.

Good Luck to Emily and Witch who are competing later this week in Belguim for the Children on Horses Team, and Laura Collett on Noble Bestman who are competing in France.

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