Rodolfo (Rudy)

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Introducing Rodolfo (Rudy to his friends) a 16.3hh/17hh Hanoverian Black gelding born 27 March 2008. His Sire is Rubinero and Dam is Wildrose and his granddad is Rubinstein.

He has been owned by Stuart Boyle since 17 July 2010 at the time, aged 2yrs and was gently broken as a 3yr old and brought on very slowly.

He is barefoot and never needed to have shoes.

He is quite a character and acts like a naughty teenager, always getting into mischief when your back is turned. He is always making everyone on the yard laugh with his antics.

Bella started riding Rudy late 2013, he was still quite green and a big baby. It has taken a lot of time and patience for them to get to know each other, with a lot of ups and downs along the way.

2015 has seen Rudy really mature and improving all the time. He is the most adorable horse and really looks after Bella. They are having the best time together and can't wait to see what 2016 will bring.

 

2015
 

1 November 2015

Bella and Rudy competing at Merrist Wood EC

They came 1st in Novice 27 with 70.89%. A brilliant result in a strong class.

 

21 October 2015

Bella and Rudy training at home on the wonderful new all weather school.

Having the school has made a world of difference to Bella and Rudy's training program, no longer restricted by hard or very wet ground.

Here they are working on leg yielding which is starting to improve.

 

12 September 2015

Bella and Rudy competing at Merrist Wood EC

2nd in Novice 24 with 74.038%

A great result for them both.

 

 
 

12 August 2015

Competing at Rob Waine Dressage and coming 2nd in Novice 24 with 71.1%.

In this photo, Bella had just finished her test and saluted to the judge and about to give Rudy a big hug, as she felt they had done a really good test.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 

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24 August 2014

Bella and Rudy appearing in the press after winning the Prelim 7 class with 75%.

(Funds from event went to
Hodgemoor Riding Association)

 

Bella riding Rodolfo (Rudy) in their first dressage event for 2014 held at Little Owl Stables, Chobham on 23 March 2014.

They came 3rd in Prelim 13 with 70.21%, a pretty good score and some lovely comments from the Judge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by: Wayne Jones Photography

 

Bella riding Rodolfo (Rudy) in their first dressage event for 2014 held at Little Owl Stables, Chobham on 23 March 2014.

They came 3rd in Prelim 13 with 70.21%, a pretty good score and some lovely comments from the Judge.

 

Photo by: Wayne Jones Photography

 
2013
 

Bella riding Rodolfo (Rudy) in their first proper dressage event held at Angel Farm Stables, Lyne on 17 November 2013.

They came 2nd in Prelim 4 with 71.82% and 1st in Prelim 14 with 80.42%. A great result thanks to a very generous judge.

 

 

Photo by: www.redmondphoto.com

 

Bella riding Rodolfo (Rudy) in their first proper dressage event held at Angel Farm Stables, Lyne on 17 November 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by: www.redmondphoto.com

 

 

Bella and Rudy at the end of a very enjoyable Dressage to music lesson with Amanda Birth at Little Owl Stables on 10 November 2013

 
During lesson
 
During lesson
 

20 September 2013

Rudy and Bella after their 3rd time out hacking. Rudy was a very good boy in the traffic.

 
 

Bella and Rudy having a lesson with Rob Waine Sunday 1 September 2013

A few clips from the video of their flatwork lesson and only the 5th time Bella has ridden Rudy.

 
 
 

Bella riding Rudy in their first dressage test Prelim 19 held at Pachesham EC, Leatherhead.

In at the deep end as this was only the 3rd time Bella had ridden Rudy.

Below are a few more images from their test.

 

22 August 2013

Only my second time riding Rudy and to say I was just a little bit scared would be a massive understatement. Hence I am wearing a body protector. It has been around 15 years since I have ridden a 16+hh horse. Compared to little Folly he seemed like a giant.

He was a very good boy and once I started to relax and my confidence grew a little bit, I was able to ask a bit more of him.

We have our first dressage test together tomorrow 24 August 2013 at Pachesham EC. I really hope I can do him justice.

 

The below are more photo's from the second time I rode Rudy.

 

Rudy rising 6 yr 16.3hh Hanoverian Black gelding.

He has had a few outings to dressage events at Prelim level with two other riders.

This is a frame taken from the video of our very first outing together.

 
 
 

 

 

 
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