Jo Barry Wins Suregrow Elementary Gold Freestyle at Morris Equestrian Centre

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National Dressage rider Jo Barry and Hidalgo II took the Suregrow Fertiliser Elementary Gold Freestyle title with an outstanding score of 77.37% at Morris Equestrian Centre.

The Suregrow Elementary Gold winner has won numerous Regional and Scottish titles and 16 National Championships throughout her Dressage career and currently competes up to Small Tour Level.

Having ridden from a young age, Jo started riding at her local riding school at just four-years-old. She had weekly riding lessons, which soon turned into spending weekends at the yard as well as many evenings after school whenever possible. Jo got her first pony when she was eight-years-old and took part in Pony Club activities.

Based in West Lothian near Edinburgh Jo now works professionally with horses, providing livery and coaching while working and training her own horses in her goal to reach international level. 

Jo trains with Olympic Gold Medallist Carl Hester and well known dressage rider Paul Hayler, Jo currently has four competition horses from Novice to Small Tour.

Known at home as Humphrey, Hidalgo II is a 17.3hh, chestnut gelding by Rousseau, out of a Donnerhall mare, although he is not bred by Jo she bought his mother from Holland  whilst in foal with Humphrey. He was born in 2012 at Jo’s yard.

Owned by Jo and Lady Hope, Hidalgo II also won the Elementary straight class and the medium freestyle at the Regionals.

Said Jo: “The Suregrow Elementary Gold Freestyle test went very well at Morris Equestrian Centre and I am thrilled to qualify with Humphrey.

We are very much looking forward to the finals.”

Said Jonathan Cox of Suregrow Fertiliser: “Congratulations to Jo and Hidalgo II on winning the title with a fantastic result. We are pleased to support such a prestigious dressage series.”

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March 5, 2019  |   Share: