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16 July 2019

Team Gold for Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider European Squad

An incredible finish to the European Championships in Maarsbergen for the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider Team who take home team gold, along with individual silver and bronze.

First up for the British team was Phoebe Locke and her own and Kate and Alan Powell's Union Fortunus who lead the team by example, producing the first clear round of the day inside the time.

The top three teams were Great Britain, France and the Netherlands. The British team led by 4.1 points to France and over 60 points to the Netherlands - a feat to be very proud of.

Huge congratulations to the Great Britain 'Young Rider Team' and Phoebe Locke. Phoebe, along with being the 2019 British Young Rider Champion has now crowned this amazing feat by being part of the G.B. team of four, who in breath-taking style took all the plaudits and European Gold, in Maarsbergen, Holland, last weekend.

A huge shoutout to the amazing 'Uni' - Mr Reliable. Union Fortunus and Phoebe have been a great team, but sadly Phoebe has agreed to sell him to new owners who see him as the perfect horse for their own daughter, who is also trying to follow in Phoebe's footsteps and become a recognised junior rider. 'Uni' goes with all our love and best wishes.

1 July 2019

Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider Squad Selected

ESM are very proud to announce that our rider Phoebe Locke, The new British Young Rider Champion, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the upcoming European Championships, in Maarsbergen, Holland, from the 10th to the 14th July.

We wish her and her team every success.

18 June 2019


Local rider Phoebe Locke, the current Saracen Horse Feeds Under 21 British Champion having won the CCI3*-L at Houghton International in May riding Union Fortunus, took the fourth spot on P J A CAPITAL's Bellagio Declyange.

Phoebe, who is based near Glastonbury, said: “He’s a really exciting horse. He did a double clear at Tattersalls and I’m aiming him for Blenheim."

Another successful weekend for Phoebe Locke at Nunney International Horse Trials, riding her two French horses Bellagio and Pica’dor, saw the above report and interview extract, given by Phoebe, published on the British Eventing website. Taking part in the top event, the CCI3*S, with a huge International field, full of leading senior riders,Phoebe achieved top ten finishes for both horses, with Bellagio going double clear and coming fourth. Phoebe’s competition footprint, profile and reputation continues to grow at pace.

12 June 2019


We are delighted to announce that Chatham footwear have joined ESM as one of our main sponsors. With over 25 years of shoe making expertise and design flair inspired by their nautical roots and country life, the family run business has become one of Britain's key lifestyle footwear brands.

Born out of love of the great outdoors, exploration and adventure, they are committed to creating classic sailing, country and equestrian footwear, all with their signature British style, which marries traditional craftsmanship with innovation, the finest materials and attention to detail. Each shoe is of the highest quality and durability and designed to be comfortable, functional and able to withstand all that nature throws at it.

Therefore, we welcome Philip Marsh and his team at Chatham and very much look forward to working with them - www.chatham.co.uk

26 May 2019


Phoebe Locke headed in to today's final show jumping phase in second place, but finished the day as the 2019 Saracen Horse Feeds BE Young Rider National Champion following a clear round on her own Union Fortunus at Houghton International Horse Trials. 

This was the headline posted on the British Eventing website. Our very own Phoebe Locke "British Young Rider Champion" - So, So proud!!!

Phoebe has worked so hard for this huge accolade, and everyone at ESM sends  huge congratulations to Phoebe and her hardworking team.

Without drawing breath, Phoebe now goes straight to Ireland where she is competing, this upcoming week, at the prestigious Tattersalls International Horse Trials. Phoebe is taking four horses to this event and we wish her every success.