Fernhill Now or Never

2003, bay gelding, un-known breeding.

Hugo was a once in a lifetime horse and real part of the family here at Meridianway Stud.

We very sadly had to say goodbye to him in the spring of 2020 when wear and tear caught up with him and he deteriorated rapidly.

Purchased as a 5YO from Carol Gee, Kate & Hugo rose through the ranks together and learnt so much. He gave Kate her first appearance for Team GB in former 2* Championships. They then went onto three 5* completions, with the highlight being Badminton in 2018, where they finished as best GB first-timers and put in a fantastic cross country round. He was a jumping machine and gave us many wonderful rounds at the very highest level, along with picking up top placings throughout his career.

Career highlights

European 2*  (now CCI3*L) GB team member in 2011, top 20 finish.

Top 50% finishes in Luhmuhlen and Pau 2017.

Clear cross-country Badminton 2018 and successfully completed on horse and riders first attempt.

11th Millstreet CCI4*S 2018

Top 25 Blenheim CCI4*L 2018

Results

Millstreet CIC3* 11th 2018

Aston Le Walls 2018

MW Gangster’s Game

MW Gangster’s Game (Pippin) – by Soltair out of Fernhill City Girl (Ghareeb/Skyboy). Homebred 2010.

Awarded Futurity first premium as a 3 yr old. Produced through the age classes by Kate. Now competing  in the USA, with great success. Gaining 4 top 5 Advanced/CCI 4*S placings and 4*L Completion in 2019. He was qualified and being aimed at Kentucky 5* in 2020, but with the event being cancelled due to COVID-19, this sadly didn’t take place.

Mr Rebel

Mr Rebel (Rebel)– the horse that really started to put Kate on the map and took her to her first 4* competitions. Well placed at a number of Intermediate and Advanced competitions and several good performances at 3* and 4* level.

Millfield Lancondo

Millfield Lancando  - bought from Brightwell’s as a 3 year old.  Eventually grew too big for Kate and was campaigned by Matt Heath before being sold to America where he is competing successfully at 3* level.

Kiltubrid Rebel

Kiltubrid Rebel – stunning young horse produced by Kate qualifying for both Burghley and Osberton.  Sold to America through Will Coleman where he is now campaigning for a young rider.

Fernhill Revelation

Fernhill Revelation – placed in 5 year old classes with Kate before being produced up to 4* level by Fraser Duffy and then going on to be 7th at Tattersalls CCI4*L with Philip Dutton.

Fernhill Impulse

Fernhill Impulse (Pulgar) – one of Kate’s early success stories. Twice qualified for the novice Championships at Gatcombe.  Sadly, he sustained a fetlock injury and was retired early.