Multi medal-winning event horse retires

  • Emily Llewellyn’s 4-star eventer Pardon Me II has been retired.

    The 17-year-old gelding is owned by 25-year-old rider Emily and her mother, Cindy.

    As well as picking up numerous medals at junior and young rider levels, the pair also competed at Badminton and Burghley.

    27     Emily Llewellyn (GBR)     PARDON ME II

    Pardon Me will remain at the Llewellyn’s East Sussex home in his retirement.

    “‘P’ as he is affectionately known, has exceeded all Emily’s dreams. He has been a stalwart of Pony Club, junior, young rider and senior Nations Cup teams and taken Emily from Pony Club to 4-stars,” said Cindy.

    “He doesn’t owe us anything. He’ll be staying with us, spending his retirement with his best friend Society Spice.

    “He’ll just hack and maybe do a bit of dressage.”

    Belton Horse Trials 13-14th April 2013

    The Llewellyns found P in Holland in 2005, hoping that he “might have the potential to bring on and maybe do juniors with”.

    Emily produced the horse, starting at pre-novice in 2006. The pair went on to win the Pony Club Championships the same year.

    In 2007 they won their first individual medal at the junior European championships at Avenches in Switzerland and team gold.

    The following year they became young rider champions, winning double gold at the young rider European championships.

    In 2009, they won the under-25 Championships at Bramham and team gold and individual bronze at the young rider European championship in Belgium.

    The pair competed on the British Nations Cup team in 2013 in Fontainbleau and at Houghton Hall, helping Great Britain to win the Nations Cup series for 2013.

    Badminton H/T Day 1   22.04.11

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