We are very excited to introduce our sponsored rider Sofie Butchart. Sofie is a professional dressage rider who currently competes at Prix St. George level.
Sofie was recommended to try Coopers Gut by her vet, for a horse who was struggling to keep weight on.
The results were amazing. Within days he was more consistent and happy to train, his appetite improved and he seemed more relaxed in himself. I am over the moon with the results
Sofie was so impressed with such a vast improvement using the Coopers Gut range that she decided to run her main competition horses on the Coopers Gut Support. She feels it has helped with keeping them relaxed and maintaining condition.
16.2hh 10 year old bay Oldenburg mare Samba Hit X Royal Dance.
Royalty is training Grand prix and competing Inter1 and PSG. Sofie is hoping to get to Inter 2 this year and she is looking forward to the winter championsips in April. She is owned by Jessica Oakes and Sofie has had her for the last 3 years now gaining some great titles at Regional and National level. As well as Royalty being ultra talented and a complete performer, she is the sweetest natured horse to own. She is so easy and soft to handle even the smallest of children could pull her around. Roos favourite thing is cuddles, she loves people & is adorable to kiss and cuddle.
16hh 17 year old grey Lusitano gelding competing at National Grand Prix.
Sofie has owned Ulisses for just over 2 years now, and they are competing at National level Grand prix and hoping this year to to gain their qualifying scores to compete International Grand Prix. Although Uli is an elderly chap he is the funniest character being very cheeky and clever, he will always makes Sofie giggle on a day to day basis. His favourite thing is feed time Uli LOVES his treats and is a complete foody!!
17hh 7 year old Dark bay KWPN gelding by Chinook (Vivaldi X Havidoff) X Valdez ( Houston X Darwin)
Hitachi Z is competing at Medium level and training his flying changes and canter piroettes. Sofie has concentrated mainly on training rather than competing with Zee over the last year and half as she believes he will thrive better on the higher levels rather than the lower levels. Sofie is very excited about this young horse and believes he will make a fabulous Grand Prix horse one day. He is so naturally talented for the highest of levels its ridiculous. He has a massive personality with ever lasting energy but the kindest of natures. Zees favourite thing is working, he loves his training time!
17.1hh 6 year old dark bay gelding by DiMaggio X Trento B.
Choccy is competing at Novice level training Medium and flying changes. Choccy has taken his time to grow so Sofie has not pushed him competing wise. He is a home bred who Sofie backed herself when he was a 3 year old and he has just kept growing and growing!! Last year they did some of the 5 year old age classes and now this year Sofie is looking to push on with him and get him competing a lot more. Choccy is a old soul in a young body… although Sofies youngest horse he has always been Sofies safest reliable ride! He manages to attract attention everywhere he goes he is a total people magnet. Although, he is nicknamed “The Choccy Monster” due to his playful character. Choccys favourite thing to do is to cause havoc!! Whether its’ undressing other horses in the field or just destroying anything he can get his teeth on, he is by far the funniest horse Sofie has ever owned!
Photos courtesy of Marilyn Morris Photography