When asked to name her most meaningful triumph to date, Aileen Craig replies ‘Winning the Grand Prix at the Highland Show’. The reasons why may be obvious; it was in front of a massive home crowd in Scotland, because her horse Vogue tried so hard, because it was the largest sum of money she had ever won in one go and lastly because she was the first Scottish person to have won it in a very long time. Now, you could be forgiven in assuming, on account of the above reasons, the choice for Aileen had been simple. But when we take into account this young lady’s huge list of outstanding wins, perhaps we may change our minds. Suffice to say here that Aileen has been ranked in the top three riders in Scotland for over 9 years, being number one on three occasions, as well as reaching 30th in the UK rankings (5th lady rider).
Myself and Trevor are developing the yard along with Denise and her husband Andrew to be a bespoke equestrian facility. It will have a 23 large loose box yard, with washroom, solarium, horse walker, paddocks, off road hacking, large outdoor school with a large indoor school in the pipeline. In our new base we will be producing top class sports horses, specialising in show jumping.
We have had some great success’ in the last few years including: 2011 3rd in winter Grade C championship, 1st Royal Highland Show grade C championship, both Trevor and I placed 2* International show @ Cavan, Ireland, both placed 2* International show @ Mullingar, Ireland, qualified Blue Chip Championships, Royal International Horse Show, won the 1.30m championship at Scope Festival, I was placed ladies and Trevor gents at Scope Festival.
2012 winner Amateur Championship at the Horse of the Year Show, both Trevor and I placed Charles Stanley British Masters 3* show, both placed Mullingar 2* International show, Trevor placed International Stairway series, Trevor 1st & I was 3rd in 4 year old potential sports horse class at Royal Highland Show both horses were broken and produced by Trevor.