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Eventing and competition is the Bleekman passion!
They have been involved in all the aspects of producing top combinations since the seventies – from breeding through to World Championships.
Between Althea, Katie and Janou Team Bleekman has brought home
4 European Championship team medals. A family total so far of 7 medals from 12 World and European Championships contested!
Their aim is to carry on producing world class horses and their riders – and have a team that is successful and fun to be with all the way.With Althea and Janou now riding for The Netherlands – and with Althea named a part of their elite Rabobank Talenteam, supporters of many superstars in their development including 2012 Olympic Silver medallist Gerco Schroder – we have a unique International team!Althea has represented Holland on many occasions including the 2013 Senior European Championships and at the test event for The World Championships. Janou has ridden in 2013 and 2014 in both the Junior European Championships and The World Championships for Young Horses. The target for 2015 is European Championships – Senior for Althea and Young Riders for Nui. Major teams are the ultimate goal – Rio and beyond!
Elle is a 23 year old Showjumper, originally from Cornwall but is now based on the Northamptonshire/Peterborough border. She is based and training full time with Matthew Lanni at Halefield Stud. Matthew is one of the most highly qualified coaches in British Showjumping and is a former Senior British Nations Cup Team member. She has produced young horses to international 2* level and have competed upto 1m40. I have a 6yo mare, NPS Figi who is a very promising young horse and is currently jumping Foxhunter classes. Her other horse Edeon Dos Grous is a 9yo Selle Francais gelding who has had some fantastic results at county level and speed classes. She is also currently working towards her British Showjumping UK Coaching Certificate.
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CG Eventing (Jamie-lee Day)
Jamie-lee started riding as a 3 year old when she was lucky enough to have her first pony Sparkle bought for her. She was an active member of Banwell Pony Club competing in all PC Teams from Junior to Senior. After a short break from horses whilst studying she returned to riding wanting to concentrate on Showjumping. However after being asked to do PC Area Eventing on her showjumping schoolmaster Peewee she got the bug for eventing and hasn't looked back since. After starting at the lower levels on her old PC horses she quickly advanced upto Novice and at that point Serano was bought.. Their best results include wins at OI/OIU21's, 7th European Championships CIC**, 3rd Tattersalls CCI2* U25, 11th Weston Park Advanced, 6th AU25 Aston Le Walls, and 15th Tattersalls CIC3*, 13th CIC3* Chatsworth, 16th Bramham CCI3* U25's & 21st Blenheim CCI3*.
International event rider, Charlotte Bacon is based in Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Charlotte has represented Great Britain on three occasions and achieved European medal status on each of these.
Jen is a 32 year old chartered physiotherapist from Launceston in Cornwall. She currently has 3 over-sized ponies: 4 year old Tally (Diamonds Chrystal 14.2hh), 5 year old Jack of Diamonds 15hh (both by the new forest stallion Willoway what a diamond, out of sister fleetwater opposition mares) and recently purchased 5 year old Steve (Streamsforth Boy 15.2) a chocolate dun Connemara by Rosscon Castle King.
Previously Jen has competed in BE events, winning up to and including novice level, and also BD with wins at Novice level. She has show jumped up to Newcomers and would love to go further with this and is hopeful that Tally may be the one to take her.
She is also looking very promising for a future in eventing with Steve, with of course badminton grassroots being their first aim with the goal of advancing to Novice level at least.
Theo is a young event rider based in Devon. He is proud to be sponsored by Tamara Hick sports massage, Nikwax, Harry Hall, Equine H, Hoopers Equestrian and Quarter-Marks
At 25 David Doel is one of the UK’s most consistently successful professional young event riders, with the ultimate aim of being part of medal-winning senior is to be part of senior teams representing Great Britain.
David’s eventing career started with Pony Club Championships, and progressed to places on Great Britain’s Junior and Young Rider teams, achieving team Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, and an individual Bronze.
In February 2015 Horse & Hound listed him as one of their “Bright Young Things – under 25s to watch”. That year he was asked to ride the dressage test at Badminton as ‘guinea pig’ for the judges.
David competes from his yard near Lacock, Wiltshire, where his team includes horses he has brought up through the grades, as well as already established 2* and 3* performers, and a string of youngsters – some homebreds among them – who are already showing promise.
Hannah is a 23 year old ambitious Dressage rider. She has competed upto advanced, working towards her first PSG on her top horse Quido. They have had many wins throughout the levels, won the Petplan Winter Championships and have competed at Home Internationals. As well as riding Quido, She has a selection of young horses coming through the levels and a full yard of liveries in Gisburn, Lancashire.
"Really excited to be part of team Quarter Marks and very greatful for this opportunity! Hannah x "
'I'm Elsie, I'm 21 and based in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor. Whilst I grew up with horses, eventing has always been very much 'my thing' so I've had to work a lot of hours to make it all happen. Fortunately with the support of some fantastic people I now have a couple of lovely rides as well as my own two horses, Ronny and Larry, who I'm producing from scratch. I have always dreamt of competing on the international circuit, so let's see what the future brings!'
Lucy is a 14 year old event rider - who has been riding since before she could walk! She is doing her first BE Novice on her lovely event horse, Maltease Cruise, in a few weeks time. Lucy is also lucky enough to be given the opportunity to compete a very promising youngster. Lucys ultimate aim is to represent the country - but before that there'll be alot of hard work!
"Massive thank you to Quarter-Marks for the awesome opportunity!"