F.F. Equestrian

F.F. Equestrian F.F. Equestrian is represented by Fredrika Forrest. A Sussex-based freelance rider (event/dressage/sj), instructor and an agent for the sale of horses.
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Looking for a new home 🏡
16/12/2023

Looking for a new home 🏡

Two blanket clips for two lovely coloureds. Owned by two Sarahs! These two were immaculately clean which made the clip s...
18/11/2023

Two blanket clips for two lovely coloureds. Owned by two Sarahs!

These two were immaculately clean which made the clip so much more comfortable for both horses. The pre-clipping prep makes all the difference to the final finish and overall experience for the horse.

16/11/2023

A hunter clip for the huge 18hh Howard yesterday, (the video does not do his size justice!), just a short Timelapse as my phone ran out of storage. 😭

Before ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️ AfterI have clipping availability from November 20th. Book in advance to secure your appointment!
12/11/2023

Before ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️ After

I have clipping availability from November 20th.

Book in advance to secure your appointment!

A full clip + face and leg blend for this ear-shy Welshy. Due to showing requirements his feather needed to stay and fac...
06/11/2023

A full clip + face and leg blend for this ear-shy Welshy. Due to showing requirements his feather needed to stay and face lines needed to be avoided.

Look at the dapples & shine!

The perfect example of a well-prepped clean coat, thanks to owner Amelia Ward.

A couple of this week's fresh trims. It's been a really busy week!Here's a picture of my first chaser clip of the year a...
04/11/2023

A couple of this week's fresh trims. It's been a really busy week!

Here's a picture of my first chaser clip of the year and a trace clip on two lovely gingers.

02/11/2023

My next beginner/intermediate clipping workshop will take place on Saturday 25th November.

This will run as a slightly longer format, with a 90-minute demo, 90-minutes clipping practice and a 45 minute interactive fun practical covering assembly and line-work. There will be a break for lunch/tea.

11am - 3pm.

❗️Only 6 spaces available for the full day❗️

Demo-only passes also available.

I will be publishing an event shortly for further info.

A full clip & mane pull for Joe last night. What a glow up!
26/10/2023

A full clip & mane pull for Joe last night. What a glow up!

A few of my clipping jobs this week 😊A trace clip for Feabhur & Toby who live out at night through the winter - this is ...
21/10/2023

A few of my clipping jobs this week 😊

A trace clip for Feabhur & Toby who live out at night through the winter - this is a great way to ensure a bit more protection against the elements but equally keep them cool enough during a light-medium workload.

Little Benjy had a low-chaser clip to suit his lower level of work, removing just enough of his thick Welshy coat to make him more comfortable during ridden sessions.

A portfolio of some of my previous clipping jobs including some of the more intricate details. Attention to detail is my...
10/10/2023

A portfolio of some of my previous clipping jobs including some of the more intricate details. Attention to detail is my priority, line-work is my speciality.

Message me to book in, availability from 18th October onwards.

Prices from £15 - £60. Discounts for multiple horses per visit. Call-out fees apply.

Travel radius 15 miles from RH12 4RN. (Covering Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Dorking and surrounding areas).

Show quality clipping services! William had a pre-HOYS full clip plus leg blending service by me.A huge congratulations ...
09/10/2023

Show quality clipping services! William had a pre-HOYS full clip plus leg blending service by me.

A huge congratulations to Sophie Simmonds and Pumphill Brosnan (William) for placing 6th at HOYS in their final junior class, owned and turned out by Carrie Simmonds.

I’ve loved watching these two grow together. Back in my early freelancing days I was teaching 6yo Soph on the lead rein, once she overcame her nerves she then progressed into a super jockey off-lead and the pair continue to keep getting better and better! What an achievement to place as the strongest Dartmoor and 6th overall in her HOYS class!

I will be available for freelance clipping services throughout the winter. Please book ahead to secure appointments as I...
06/10/2023

I will be available for freelance clipping services throughout the winter. Please book ahead to secure appointments as I have limited availability with my yard/training commitments at home with Prime Ponies. Attention to detail is my priority and I can guarantee a quality finish for your horse/pony.

Also please note the shared content - a clean horse is a more comfortable horse to clip!

For ⛵️ behalf of a client:**Quality winter project**Talented pony looking for the right home to bring her on, potential ...
28/12/2022

For ⛵️ behalf of a client:

**Quality winter project**

Talented pony looking for the right home to bring her on, potential show/jump/hunt/dressage pony.

Dougie is a 13.2hh rising 6 year old Welsh Section C mare. She is a really promising mare with good conformation and paces, she had a very scopey jump and will likely go far in the right hands.

Dougie has been in the same home since a 2yo, she has been educated well on the ground and started lightly under saddle. Doug is now in her prime 'teenage phase' and her quirks are proving to be too much for her owner. This is a very reluctant ⛵️ but lack of time, confidence & finances to further her schooling forces her owner to find her a better suited home.

Her quirks/tendancies will be fully disclosed to anyone that wishes to enquire. In a nutshell - she can be nappy in the school environment but is proven out hacking in company - a few good hunts would do this mare the world of good! Despite her resistance in the school she is showing some promising work when she is ridden positively & assertively. For this reason she is not a novice ride and is better suited to a small adult rather than a teenage/child's ride.

Doug has been shown in-hand at numerous shows as a youngster, including Edenbridge and Oxted, she's showed a good attitude to the show ring alongside impeccable behaviour. She has also been ridden at the beach and proved sensible.

Doug is very responsive in-hand, she is able to work laterally on cue and shows a trainable attitude to her groundwork. Doug has loose jumped and popped logs out hacking, she shows an excellent jumping technique and endless scope - with further training she will make a brilliant jumping pony.

Doug is generally good on the ground, occasionally needing an attitude check - but she is quick to correct. She needs a firm but fair approach as she is quick to get defensive if you are too brash with her. Once boundaries are set she is generally very good. She's good for farrier, to groom, to bath, to clip, to load.

This is a truly difficult ⛵️ of a much loved pony, a good home where she can be brought on to be her best is a priority. Her quirks at reflected in her price. Home more important than price - POA negotiable to the right home.

RH12 based, in a yard with excellent trial facilities.

WhatsApp/Call 07741 288451

Next Sunday 10th July I am hosting polework to (optional) jumping clinic at my base Bridgehill Farm Livery. I have a few...
03/07/2022

Next Sunday 10th July I am hosting polework to (optional) jumping clinic at my base Bridgehill Farm Livery.

I have a few remaining spaces:

11am - 2 spaces

3pm - 2 spaces

If you would like to book a private/ schooling sessions in please PM me and I'll try and accommodate if I have the gap available.

As always a fun, light-hearted approach is taken with my clinics. 🤠😁

Absolutely thrilled with the mega mare's efforts yesterday!Myself and Bella completed the LMEQ  Essential Eventing yeste...
03/07/2022

Absolutely thrilled with the mega mare's efforts yesterday!

Myself and Bella completed the LMEQ Essential Eventing yesterday to come 2nd in the 90cm class. With just 0.2 marks between my score and the winner - that ever-elusive win is still teasing me. 😭

Regardless of narrowly missing top place, I am over the moon with Bella's performance yesterday around a XC course that asked a fair few questions with lots of skinny/turn combinations. She was honest and adjustable throughout and I couldn't ask for a more courageous partner to boss the cross country with! Thanks to her, I officially have my brave-pants back on these days. 🩲🏇

With no stop-watches allowed, timing my pace XC was very much a guessing game. I wasn't far off, but not near enough to the optimum time to avoid adding penalties which cost us the win.

Next time, maybe!? 🤭🤷‍♀️

The mega mare (Bella - owned by Melissa Dack) is looking, feeling and going incredible at the moment!! She is my proudes...
26/06/2022

The mega mare (Bella - owned by Melissa Dack) is looking, feeling and going incredible at the moment!! She is my proudest project to date, from a boisterous and rather wild 4yo to a (still boisterous) eventer 4 years on. She'll be making the step up to 100cm ODE very soon and I'm excited to see where this season takes us!

I've been sharing the competing with my long-term sharer and friend, Clare Davenport. It's lovely to see their partnership come together. The pair achieved a 5th place at Coombelands ODE a few weeks ago, and after a sterling performance last weekend, they narrowly missed out on the win after a very unfortunate fall XC just 4 fences from home (Bella lost her footing between a step down to dog-leg skinny combination). Both horse & rider were fine, just a little surprised with their encounter with the ground. 😳

Stay tuned for Bella eventing updates, it's my turn next weekend!!! Wish me luck! 😬🤞 🙏

Hi guys! I'm officially on my holidays until the 22nd. I am available for new bookings from the 27th June onwards. Happy...
16/06/2022

Hi guys! I'm officially on my holidays until the 22nd. I am available for new bookings from the 27th June onwards.

Happy horsing! 🤠

13/06/2022

Well done to everyone who attended my clinic on Saturday - lots of familiar faces and a few new faces too. It was lovely to see you all thriving. 😍🤩

I managed to get a few videos throughout the day which I've compiled below.

My next clinic will be on Sunday 10th July - 9am - 4pm, message me to secure your space!

A little peek of the plaiting & groom services which I provided for Clare & Bella over the weekend at their one day even...
07/06/2022

A little peek of the plaiting & groom services which I provided for Clare & Bella over the weekend at their one day event. They came 4th over a very tough 90cm track at Coombelands. Bella was my first ever breaking project and it's lovely to see her performing so well with Clare who has shared horses with me for the last 4 years.


06/06/2022

A full clip for Harry last week and a quick catch up with his lovely owner Jaime. 🥰

24/04/2022

Mixed emotions for my first event of the year (and my first event in nearly 3 years on Bella).

Since bringing Bella back into work post-foal she's been going from strength to strength in her schooling work. All of which paid off yesterday as we managed to gain the only sub-30 score in my section for 29.6 - and quite possibly one of the most challenging sections I've been in for a long while! With 39 starters I didn't expect to hold the lead, but as the day progressed I managed to hold my position, much to my amazement!!

Bella warmed up really well for the SJing, she was adjustable and listening. Sadly, this control vanished in the ring as she decided to opt for a more 'cross country' state of affairs and dragged me round the course with bundles of enthusiasm. 🙄 I managed to get her back before each fence and avoid having a pole... until the very last fence which she took down in a rather clumsy manner. 😭😭😭😭

Despite the 4 faults, we were still sitting in 4th place after SJing - all I needed was a clear XC within the time!

Bella has previously come home with a minute on the clock around munstead, so I rode round with the handbrake on thinking that might be a more accurate speed, as stopwatches weren't allowed. Well, you can tell I'm out of practice as I was wayyyyyy too slow and dropped from 4th to 27th place due to picking up time faults. 🐌

I'm thrilled with her dressage and the way she ate up the XC course, and she had plenty of running in the tank. With a few tweaks we might be in contention for a prize next time. 🙈

Chance turns one tomorrow! As a little pre-celebration he had his first go loose jumping over a little cross pole today....
19/04/2022

Chance turns one tomorrow! As a little pre-celebration he had his first go loose jumping over a little cross pole today.

He's certainly inherited his mums jumping genes!

I'm very excited for his future! 😁

He also had a visit from the dentist and had the gag on for the first time which he tolerated very well. 😍

I'm so proud of him, he's really turning into quite the gentleman. 🤎

A big well done to all of my pole-ers over the last couple of days! I failed to get pictures of everyone, apologies - my...
16/04/2022

A big well done to all of my pole-ers over the last couple of days!

I failed to get pictures of everyone, apologies - my phone ran out of storage.

I will be hosting another one on 28th April, daytime + evening sessions.

Stayed tuned for details 👀

F x

04/03/2022

The lovely Dolly has sold and will be with her new owners by the evening. Just 1 week on the market, first person to view her purchased her. She has landed with a lovely family and will be working her way back through the levels on the eventing circuit with a young rider. 😊

Talented, quality competition horse looking for a new home. 🏡 🌟 🌟Global KEC Duchess (Dolly)🌟🌟Rising 7yo, 160cm mare by O...
25/02/2022

Talented, quality competition horse looking for a new home. 🏡

🌟 🌟Global KEC Duchess (Dolly)🌟🌟
Rising 7yo, 160cm mare by OBOS quality (Quick Star) ISH.
Proven record BS and BE (20BS points & placed 3rd at BE100 level).
Training elementary at home with plenty of scope to move up the levels on the flat - correct & expressive enough to be a very competitive dressage prospect.

Dolly is exceptionally put together with a very pretty head, she has a good depth of chest and girth and really takes the riders leg up so could easily carry a taller rider despite her slightly smaller size. She has a leg on each corner and a good amount of bone, no blemishes whatsoever.

She is easy to do on the ground, she's really not your average competition horse.

She hacks sensibly in company/on her own, both in open spaces and on the road. Snaffle mouthed.

Good to clip, box, shoe, groom, catch, lead, vet, dentist.

Dolly would suit a professional rider or an amateur rider wanting to move up the levels.

Serious enquires only.

For sale on behalf of client.
Genuine reason for sale due to owner sadly retiring from the saddle.

Mid 5 figures
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Tack available by separate negotiation.

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With all systems go on the Prime Ponies front it's been a while since I've posted on here. I'm now teaching on a much mo...
24/02/2022

With all systems go on the Prime Ponies front it's been a while since I've posted on here.

I'm now teaching on a much more limited basis, with the majority of my work being based at Bridgehill Farm due to my ever-increasing yard/training commitments these days.

In other news - myself & my grooms have been slowly bringing on my mum's 4yo, Millie, over the winter and it's really paying off.
Here's a picture from our first jumping outing away from home. She aced it!!! I'm very excited for this one's future.

03/02/2022

Basically how I spend most of my days... 🤭

Chance is coming up 10 months now, time flies when you're procrastinating with foal babies! 😂

Address

Bridgehill Farm, Orltons Lane, Rusper
Horsham
RH124RN

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:30pm
6pm - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
6pm - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 3:30pm
6pm - 7pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm
Saturday 9am - 1:30pm

Telephone

07741288451

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