A new yard, Lakeside Livery, based near Crewe in Cheshire, has taken on a project horse…who now has his own website and following!
Chester, also known as Golden Folly, is a 16.2hh chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, just turned 9 years old. He was bred by Angmering Park Stud in West Sussex which is owned by the Duchess of Norfolk. On average Angmering Park breed on average about 14 foals each year, all of which are trained as racehorses.
Chester raced on the flat eight times, with five different jockeys, and came third once. Videos of Chester racing can be seen on the website for Racing Post. After being unsuccessful on the racetrack, he was then sold. We are not sure how many homes he has had since, but we know he has had at least three before coming to us here at Lakeside Livery, where we took him on as a project horse to spend time with and develop him.
Lakeside Livery is an exclusive full livery yard that has just opened and to almost prove our capabilities, we took Chester on and gave him his very own website to document his training and development.
Since starting the website, Chester has become a little bit famous. We have had people call up asking about him and wanting to come and visit him, free equine complimentary therapy sessions, even free bags of feed for him!
We would love Chester to be a successful competition horse – whether that be in dressage, showjumping, eventing or any other discipline. Our plan is to take our time with him, find out what he enjoys and what he is good at. We will then try to develop him in that area.
We have adopted a soft spot for Chester and we are not going to spend 6 months with him and then ship him off somewhere else. He will be with us for at least a couple of years – hopefully for life.
Watch this space to see how he develops!
Tel: 01270 820218
Press notes: High resolutions images available on request. For any more information, you can contact Roseanna Sunley – Roseanna@lakesidelivery.co.uk / 07772040568
The below photographs were taken exactly 20 days apart. Even though that is such a small time space, you can start to see how his body is starting to change - he is starting to fill out and muscle is starting to develop.