Event rider Rosie Thomas tells H&H about her cross-country machine who loves a bath.
Stable name: Baz
Sire: Tehran Missile
Owner: Rosie Thomas
Groom: Claire Thomas (Rosie’s sister)
Best result: ninth at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2009
Four things you didn’t know…
1 He has completed 10 CCI****s: five Burghleys, four Badmintons and one Luhmühlen.
2 His thoroughbred sire Tehran Missile competed in endurance races, which may be where he gets his stamina from.
3 He was bred by a man called Barry Jasper, who decided he was too much for him and gave him to Tehran Missile’s owners. They called him Barry’s Best, after his breeder.
4 He loves gazing into the distance. At Badminton, Rosie could never graze him in front of the house because he would stand and stare at everything rather than concentrate on eating.
To read the full interview with Rosie Thomas about Barry’s Best see 8 November issue of H&H
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