Job vacancy: We are looking for a new show groom

We are looking for a new member to join the awesome group of people that already work at our beautiful farm.

We value candidates who are motivated, tidy and who enjoy being part of a dynamic team. You will be working with top showjumping horses at our stable in Bocholt, Belgium near the Dutch border. Living accommodation can be arranged if needed.

The job opening is for a show groom who is in possession of an HGV (truck) license for our rider Cecilie Tofte (DEN). The role is ideal for an experienced show groom who enjoys a combination of going to international shows and working at home.

Are you interested in joining our team starting medio January 2022, then please contact Cecilie Tofte: +32 470317223

Mexico Tour ends with all rankings in Grand Prixs

We end the final Grand Prix in Mexico at the Balvanera Polo & Country Club on a high with Jana & Chacco’s Lady finishing in 5th place.

With this result we could not be prouder of Jana on placing in every Grand Prix she jumped in Mexico over the past six weeks! We cannot compliment all the show organizations and the Major League Show Jumping enough on all their efforts and great events that we got to compete at dring our tour.

Jana and Michael have scored many top results and will return home with lots of ranking points and new experiences.  We also owe a big thanks to the rest of the team who’ve been in Mexico working behind the scenes contributing to the success of Ashford Farm.

Click here to view the photo albums of the Mexico Tour.

Winning mood continues at Major League show in Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey in Mexico was the third stop for our team on the Major League’s CSI 5* & 2* Tour. With the beautiful host venue of the Club Hípico La Silla our riders and horses were given the perfect setting and facilities to perform at their best. And they did with multiple top rankings and two victories for our team.

We were off to an excellent start with Limbridge and Jana securing a second place in the 1.50m class on the opening day. Proving all the AF-horses are currently in excellent shape, Cajus jumped clear rounds only and subsequently earned a fourth place in the Monterrey Championships.

Ranking points
The first victory was achieved by our Michael Cristofoletti and Lezaro on Friday. This pair jumped an exceptional speedy round in the 1.45m ranking which was ridden directly on time. Beating the fastest time with half a second to spare, scoring the win and Longines ranking points to boot.

Grand Prix win
Jana and her string of horses also had an excellent show, finishing on Sunday with a placing in each of the top classes including a win. With Chacco’s Lady Jana completed the CSI2* jump-off by crossing the finish line almost whole second faster than the competition. In this GP Michael and Lezarro also jumped a clear round but had a time fault that kept them out of the JO, still scoring a nice 11th placing.

CSI5* top rankings
In the CSI5* Grand Prix Limbridge was once again on top of his game. Finishing as one of only three combinations in a double clear with a time that was good for the third place in this 1.55m class. In the 1.45m ranking finale it was Happiness that finished in sixth place with two super clear rounds.

Top rankings in the CSI5* & 2* at Otomi Club Hipico

We’ve finished the show at Otomi Club Hipico in San Miguel de Allende on a high! Our Chacco’s Lady and Jana  jumped two brilliant clear rounds which earned this lovely pair the second place in the 1.45m Grand Prix on Sunday. In the very competitive jump-off it was an Ashford Farm reference horse, Christos, who came in third place with his top rider Bliss Heers.
 
This was not the only success for our stable in Mexico this past show week, we‘ve celebrated top placings  also in the CSI5* classes with our nine-year-old Happiness (by Phin Phin) who finished third in the 1.45m ranking class last Saturday and Limbridge (by Limbus) who scored the same result in 1.50m class on the opening day both with Jana in the saddle.
 
We cannot thank the organization and Daniel Rihan enough for a fantastic show and their hospitality. We’ve had a great stay and will definetly be back!

RESCHEDULED – Ashford Farm Friends for Charity event

Unfortunately, we will have to reschedule the charity event and training show due to the bad weather we’ve had and are still expecting.

We would’ve loved to welcome everyone on the 10th of August but since our meadows have had to endure a lot of rain, we cannot guarantee a perfect warm-up arena and we foresee some issues with the truck parking.

Therefor we are rescheduling the event to a later date. Hopefully at the end of August or at the beginning of September. Please keep an eye out on our social channels for a new invitation because you are all still very much invited, and we hope to welcome you soon!

Please note if you’ve already made your payment via Equipe your money will be refunded a.s.a.p.

Ashford Farm Friends for Charity – 2021

It is time for the second edition of the Ashford Farm Friends for Charity event!
On Tuesday 10 August 2021 the Ashford Farm estate will be the stage of a training show of which the proceeds will be donated to charity.

We will host several showjumping classes and a children’s ride & play course. We will end the day with a barbecue, some live music, and the announcement of how much funds we’ve raised for the Make a Wish foundation. We’ve chosen this charity because at Ashford Farm we are all about making dreams come true!

Have a look at the program below and save the date! The entries to this training show are limited so make sure you make your entries in time when they open this Monday 26 July at 19h00 on online.equipe.com
Here you can also make a reservation to join the barbecue and pay for your entry ticket.

PROGRAM
1.10m class
1.25m class
1.35m class
18h00 – Kids ride & play course
Barbecue (excl. drinks): ticket price for adults 35 euro/children 17,50 euro

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and to guarantee the safety of our friends this event is not open to the public. There is a maximum of people allowed on the premises according to the rules of the Belgian government. Riders are requested to bring necessary team members only.

For more information about the Kids ride & play course or other questions, please email eva@ashfordfarm.net

 

Victory in Grand Prix of Budapest and Nations Cup

The CSIO-W in Budapest will go down in memory for our team as one of the most successful shows in history of our stable. With three wins in a row by Jana Wargers one of which for het home country Germany, we could not be happier with how Limbridge and Chacco’s Lady 2 jumped.

The Longines EEF Nations Cup of Budapest was the first high of the show in Hungary. Together with her compatriots Jana and Limbridge (by Limbus) managed to keep the faults to a minimum over both rounds and were the only team to have the penalty score of zero, earning them the win in this three-star Nations Cup.

On Saturday Jana had another horse in top form. In the 1.45m Chacco’s Lady 2 (by Chacco-Blue) jumped a fantastic double clear and finished in the fastest time – ex aequo – with Sophie Hinners. The German ladies shared the win in this Grand Prix qualification class.

On Sunday Jana scored a hat-trick by landing her third victory in a row! Limbridge was on top of his game and jumped a double clear in the 1.50 Grand Prix of CSIO-W Budapest. The pair finished the jump-off with half a second to spare on the clock, concluding a fantastic show for our team.

Click here to take look at the photo album of the show and all the wonderful memories we’ve made in Budapest.

High Point VDL earns 6th place in CSI3* Grand Prix

After two great weeks at Knokke Hippique the final CSI3* Grand Prix proved to be another highlight for our team. Our nine-year-old High Point VDL (by Tinka’s Boy x Indoctro) jumped the third 1.50m course of his career and performed absolutely brilliant.

With Stefanie High Point VDL jumped a fantastic clear first round in the Grand Prix and went onto the jump-off. Going against very competitive combinations they finished in a super 6th place.

With already a 2nd place in last weeks CSI2* Grand Prix for this pair we could not be prouder of the great strides they are making.

2nd place in Grand Prix for High Point VDL and Stefanie

Last weekend both Jana and Stefanie competed at Knokke Hippique in Belgium. Both riders had some excellent results in the young horse classes and in the CSI2*. With High Point VDL (by Tinka’s Boy) scoring top marks every day and moving up in the rankings.

On Wednesday the nine-year-old gelding and Stefanie finished in 7th place out of 81 riders in the 1.40m Grand Prix qualification class jumped against the clock. On Thurdays the pair upped their game and jumped two clear rounds in the 1.45m with a jump-off time that earned them a 4th place.

Saving the best for last on Saturday High Point VDL and Stefanie finished the show week as the runner-ups in the 1.45m Super Cup Grand Prix. Adding two more clear rounds to their result list and a fantastic 2nd place.

JANA & LIMBRIDGE FINISH IN TOP TEN GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are very proud of our rider Jana Wargers and Limbridge (by Limbus). In the senior German Championships, she rode against the best German riders there are this past weekend and she managed to finish in the top ten.

With eleven-year-old Limbridge she had a very good start to the competition clearing all the fences with only one time fault in the first class. Jana rode exceptionally strong all the way into the finale. After a total of two classes and four rounds this top duo finished in 9th position of the National Championships.