Barry Taylor and his new horse Dicardo

With over 40 years of experience under his belt, professional showjumper Barry Taylor is not only proud of his year to date, but also excited at what’s still to come. His string of 5 consists of Counter Attack, Cody Island, Companeiro’s Son, Callaho Victory Forever and a new GP horse that came out of quarantine in May named Dicardo. We caught up with him to hear what he had to say about his new horse’s performance at the recent Nissan Winter Classic.

Barry Taylor jumping Dicardo

“Dicardo jumped in two 1.30 classes last weekend. He is very out of practice and not fit but it gave me a week to work with him and get to know him. It will take time to get to the top as he is a big horse and generally it takes 9 months to a year to get to peak performance. In the meantime, I will try and do a lot of local shows at 1.30 – his next big show is Shongweni World Cup. For now fitness is a priority and to get him to go in a way I like and know.”

Barry Taylor jumping his new horse Dicardo

“I am always trying to improve my riding and to produce the best horses that I can: Nothing motivates me more than to get up and train a super young horse and see it grow…And I have a few of those for this year so I’m feeling fantastic!”

#TeamNissanShowjumping

Photo credit: Denford Studios

The post Barry Taylor and his new horse Dicardo appeared first on HQ Magazine.

Barry Taylor and his new horse Dicardo

Leave a Reply

  • Get our news delivered, click the checkbox to join.

  • current category

    chronological order

    HQ Magazine

    Monty Roberts – the man who listens to horses

    By Charlotte Bastiaanse An extraordinary horseman, Monty Roberts is a common household name among equestrian families. For those who don’t know, Roberts is an award-winning horse trainer, best-selling author, and a stunt man. Roberts is also the founder of the equine training technique, Join-Up.  Achievements Throughout his life, Roberts has won numerous awards and three …
    The post Monty Roberts – the man who listens to horses appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/monty-roberts-the-man-who-listens-to-horses/…

    Read More »
    Lifestyle

    Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland

    We love it when designers flex their creative muscles in the transformation of spaces from one use to another. New and shiny is great, but there’s always something uniquely compelling and fascinating about an environment that has a history. Reuse and repurposing took many forms in the case of the office for Helsinki, Finland-based creative […]
    The post Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/bob-robot-office-studio-joanna-laajisto-helsinki-finland/…

    Read More »
    Lifestyle

    Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu

    The Amalfi coast print has been delicately captured in this photo by UK photographer Chris Ngu with warm golden pink morning light gently illuminating the small picturesque city clinging onto its steep rocky platform. This stretch of sun-kissed coast in Italy’s Campania region has understandably enchanted visitors for centuries with its sublime natural beauty enhanced […]
    The post Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/amalfi-print-chris-ngu/…

    Read More »
    Lifestyle

    First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France

    How far can you push a retail concept and still keep it real? We think Paris-based Archiee  has pushed their concept for the first boutique of a new Japanese cosmetics brand en  to just that edge: As far as you can go but not too far. What saves the new en store, located in an […]
    The post First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/first-boutique-japanese-cosmetics-brand-en-paris-france/…

    Read More »
  • Copyright 2018

    Horse training, horse riding instruction, horse care,SA horse blog.