Irish showjumper Anthony Condon is moving yards.
After seven years based at Eddie and Sue Davies’ Pewit Hall in Cheshire, where he was stable jockey to Billy Twomey and then ran his own business, he will now ride for Henry and Edna Harding’s Colour Supplies team in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Anthony said: “My role at Pewit has always been to produce the young horses which would eventually be passed to Billy for him to compete at the highest level. This meant I always had tremendous horses to ride but I was never really going to break into the highest levels of the sport.
“Colour Supplies Showjumping Team have a great breeding program in place, which has meant they have some world class youngsters coming through alongside their established team of international horses. It’s a very exciting opportunity for me and my partner Laura Johnson, who is going to bring on the young horses.
“I have had the best few years of my life at Pewit Hall. I will always be indebted to the team there and would like to thank Eddie and Sue Davies and [their daughter] Janette Chin from the bottom of my heart.”
Anthony plans to continue to train with Billy.
Several of the horses he currently competes for other owners will be making the move with Anthony, including those belonging to Paul and Debs Strafford, Kat Taylor, Nigel Tabour and John and Pat Hales.
Among the horses he is looking forward to riding for the Hardings – who also owned the four-star event horse Ashdale Cruise Master – are Ashdale Luxara and Ashdale Luison.