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Meet 2023 SSADL finalist Silver Saviour


  • The 17-year-old conventional cob Silver Saviour, who was rescued three-and-a-half years in the past, is gearing as much as make his debut within the Senior Displaying and Dressage Ltd in-hand finals at London Worldwide Horse Present.

    Silver Saviour (Reggie) is owned by Ashlie Perrow and proven by his loaner Jenny Wellens. He certified for the celebrated ultimate at North of England on his first try.

    Reggie was discovered by Ashlie at a yard in Bradford. Jenny says the gelding, who stands at simply 12.2hh, was “close to demise’s door.”

    Reggie when he arrived with Ashlie

    “He was emaciated and was tied to a 2ft chain, which was embedded into his neck, face and nostril,” says Jenny. “He couldn’t lie down and was made to face 24/7 in all parts. Ashlie had been to view one other pony on the similar place with a buddy and she or he noticed Reggie. He’d been handed round just a few houses, and Ashlie managed to barter with the proprietor to promote him.”

    After nursing him again to full well being, Ashlie started exhibiting Reggie domestically. Jenny was first acquainted with Reggie after Ashlie enquired on social media about discovering him a mortgage dwelling to proceed his exhibiting profession.

    “I fell in love with him,” continues Jenny. “He might need come into exhibiting a lot later in life, however he totally enjoys it, typically a bit an excessive amount of! He can typically be a little bit of an fool — he’s a squealer — however he often manages to include himself till he’s again at dwelling within the subject.”

    In addition to bagging a primary London ticket, Reggie was a Royal Worldwide (RIHS) finalist in July too.

    Reggie has arthritis in his entrance toes and earlier this 12 months he was identified with EMS. Each circumstances are managed with common swimming classes, physio visits and massages.

    “He’s additionally on a FreeStep complement, which has modified his life; he’s now not on medicine for his EMS and he feels and appears so nicely in himself,” says Jenny.

    Jenny practically didn’t attend the North of England present held at Area UK.

    “The category was on so early within the morning and the climate was so wild that I practically didn’t load him up,” she says. “Fortunately, my groom, Sam Norris, dragged me there and to my amazement we certified. I used to be in full shock.

    “Forward of London Reggie has been going out within the manége to have his personal time, and we’ve additionally been doing loads of lungeing. He’s wanting actually implausible.

    “I’ve to credit score my mum, Margaret, for sustaining and oiling his hair; she’s referred to as the tail guru.”

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