Producer and rider Sarah Parker tells us about the Dartmoor stallion who loves being the centre of attention.
Stable name: Buck
Sire: Stonehealed Vulcan
Dam: Pumphill Belladonna
Owner: Sue Hughes
Rider: Sarah Parker (n ©e Challinor)
Grooms: Sarah and her husband Simon
Five things you didn’t know…
1 The cat is his best friend. Every morning Sarah finds them asleep together.
2 He likes coming into the house. He gets tied to the AGA and gets lots of treats.
3 He made an appearance at Sarah and Simon’s wedding dressed in his top hat and tails.
4 He sulks if the wagon goes to a show without him on board.
5 Sarah acquired Buck out of sheer luck. She had a call from his owner Sue one day asking her to have Buck for two weeks to see whether he liked jumping – the rest is history.
To read the full interview with Sarah Parker about Pumphill Buckthorn see the 1 March 2012 issue of H&H
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