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Brand Ambassador


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Karen Slaughter



Karen is a lifelong horse fanatic who experiences the immense pleasure that horses can bring and Karen currently works with three very different horses and have goals for each of them.

Bart is 16.2hh TBxWB, he is 18yrs old and has been with Karen for 5yrs, starting off as her daughter’s horse, but then Karen took over his care when her daughter went to university! Formally a show jumper, Bart has developed an ultimate love for XC. His dressage is also showing good results, with his latest achievement of winning the PC team Intermediate National Championships with Karen's daughter. At their last outing Bart and Karen won the Horseware Ireland National HT 100 at Broadway.

Karen's other horse, Silver, is a 16hh ISH who currently takes part in all disciplines, competing last year at the RC National Horse Trials championships, also achieving wins in Working Hunter and Hunter classes.

 Last but not least is Karen's latest youngster, a two year old Irish x TB (Lola) out of our mare Silver. She was the first filly foal to be sired by the young ‘up and coming’ stallion Corridon Dancer Class 1 ID.  She lightly competed in hand last year and at the Royal Three Counties Affiliated Irish Yearling Draught Sport Horse class and was awarded a second. She behaved impeccably too, a good sign for the future!   Karen is excited about her future.





Karen is a fully qualified BHSII and offers training either at home (Llangarron) where they enjoy a 20 x 40 arena in a very quiet setting, or at other hired venues.

Karen regularly teaches children (groups or private), or complete beginners to competition riders.

Karen's aim is to help build confidence with both horse and rider partnership and help develop an understanding of rhythm, balance and suppleness, whilst using fun exercises which often include pole work, jumps and games for children.



Karen is also a Trusted Dog Sitter, a kennel alternative.  This service includes staying at Karen's home with their springer spaniel, daily care and lots of doggy walks.  Karen is fully insured and references are available.



If you would like any help and further information, please contact Karen on: 07983 960688