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Butler Sherborn Equestrian End of Season Round Up

3 October 2023
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Ben Way, Head of Butler Sherborn Equestrian, comments on the 2023 Season……

‘We are now coming towards the end of our 2023 eventing season. I have just returned from a trip competing two young horses in France, where we made the most of the Autumn sunshine. Quite a few of the other horses have gone out on holiday after their runs at the bigger Autumn international events, notably Cornbury and Blenheim. I think that Bicton International in Devon will be our very last event towards the end of this month.  

Looking back, 2023 has been a really good season, with horses stepping up well to the next level. In addition, it was great to get back on the British Team for the Nations Cup leg at Millstreet International in Ireland. We have also got one of the older horses qualified at 5*level now, so he may be aiming for his first 5* in either Germany or France at the end of next season.

As the competition horses head out for their six to eight week holiday, we will now concentrate on the younger horses. Shortly, we will  bring in five 2 year olds and three 3 year olds to be broken in over the winter, which is always very rewarding, but can be quite entertaining too……….  ‘

Helen Whitfield, Head of Butler Sherborn Residential Sales, has had a wonderful end to her season, having focussed on the Cotswold Cup unaffiliated series and some BE qualifiers for Badminton Grassroots.

The Cotswold Cup culminated in a three day long format event, held at Cirencester Park.  She was delighted to finish 9th on her home produced Connemara, Watervalley Tribesman (Silver). He now gets a well deserved holiday for a couple of months before focusing on dressage and going up a level next season.

Helen is currently bringing on Silver’s half brother, PJ, with a view to competing him in 2024.


Butler Sherborn has several properties with equestrian facilities on the market:

Westcote House, Tysoe Road    Guide Price £1,700,000

This property is the most commercially equestrian, whereas the other properties listed below are good houses with stables or facilities for a family to keep horses.

Spring Farm, Middle Lypiatt       Guide Price £3,750,000

Pound Farm, Malmesbury          Guide Price  £2,950,000

The Old Rectory, Lighthorne      Guide Price £2,350,000

Valley Farm, Radway                 Guide Price  £2,250,000

Butlers Farm, Colesbourne        Guide Price £2,100,000

Lime Tree House, Meon Hill      Guide Price £1,300,000

For any equestrian property matters, contact Ben Way 07879 408873 or Helen Whitfield 01451 830731


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