Chloe Fairley

Horses for 2017

  • Skelton Beth – 17hh 11 year old Chestnut Mare
  • Behey Boy II – five year old piebald gelding
  • Stanhopes Song of the Sea – 11 year old skewbald mare (doing dressage)
  • The Happy Prince (a homebred/ family pet – retired from eventing and now doing dressage)
  • Checkpoint – 7 year old retired racehorse

Best 2016 Results

  • Skelton Beth and I winning our section of the Blue Chip Central North West BE80 (T)Challenge
  • Winning the Riding Test at the British Riding Clubs Championships on Stanhopes Song of the Sea

2017 Goals

  • To start BE80T with Behey Boy II- the dream would be to retain the Blue Chip Central North West BE80T Challenge title!!!!
  • Hopefully competing BE90 with Skelton Beth – who knows – maybe qualify for some regional finals…
  • Start retraining Checkpoint – I rode him in the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity race in 2014 at York Races and we won! The trainer gave him to me as a ‘home for life’ when he retired from racing last summer. He is very lively so we might have to take things slowly!
  • Qualify as part of a team with Malton Riding Club for the National Championships 

Top Tips

  • Take every opportunity you can to go out competing and training over the winter – if they are fit at the start of the season it feels like you are ahead of the game.
  • Remember to try and stay fit yourself!

Personal highpoint

  • Winning sponsorship from Blue Chip of course!




Memorable Horses

  • The Happy Prince – he is homebred and had a lot of injury problems but last year he qualified for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE90 final. We got round so I got my completion rosette. I have retired him to the dressage arena now!


Blue Chip Original

Apple Calm and Carrot Calm Instant Calmer

An Exiting Start to the Eventing Year for Chloe Fairley!

An Exiting Start to the Eventing Year for Chloe Fairley!

Well, it has certainly been an exciting start to the eventing year! We started at Epworth BE with Biscuit doing her first ever BE90 and Flash in the BE80. It was absolutely pouring with rain all day, hats off to the organisers for keeping it going! Biscuit did a good dressage, then rolled a pole. She was not enjoying the mud across country (not embracing her plough-horse lineage) and took exception to a brightly coloured hay cart on the cross country so we picked up 20 penalties. Flash wasn’t on til the afternoon and seemed relaxed on the lorry – however once off the lorry and tacked up he became wild. He thought the whole dressage thing was mind-blowing – so I thought the mark of 40.5 was pretty generous! He then redeemed himself by jumping clear cross country in ground which by now resembled a ploughed field. Growing up in an irish bog proved useful! We were a bit concerned about how we were going to get him to settle for the dressage. My sister took him to a local unaffiliated competition and he came off the lorry like a lunatic. She decided to just trot him round and round until he settled…it took 40 minutes. Next outing was Breckenbrough BE90 with Biscuit. She was really well behaved in the dressage for a 28.3 and then did a double clear. She was still pretty green cross country – but at least she kept jumping. I was over the moon when I saw that we had come 2nd – that all important qualifying result for a BE90 Regional Final...
Chloe Fairley: Taking on 2017

Chloe Fairley: Taking on 2017

Chloe has been back in touch with us to tell us her plans for 2017 and they have certainly started well! So Christmas came and went in a blur and to kick off 2017, we had our first competitive outing at Port Royal EEC. We are lucky that we live only an hour away from Port Royal EEC and they were holding an Arena Eventing competition. I entered our five year old Flash in both the 80 and 85cm classes, and Biscuit (Skelton Beth), in the 85cm and 90cm classes as I am trying to get gradually used to the 10cm higher jumps in time for the start of the season. For the first time this winter we have all our horses turned out and they come in to be exercised and given their Blue Chip Original in their feeds. They seem very happy but it is not ideal when you have to leave with a clean horse at 7.30am. Flash has quite a lot of white so three baths later he was just about fit for public viewing! Flash was on first and our dressage was probably quite entertaining to watch – canter at the moment is pretty hairy and staying inside the arena boards is the main aim! Lots to work on in the coming months I think! My sister co-owns him with me and she proudly declared that there were moments where he reminded her of Valegro. I think she had her Rose-tinted spectacles on that day… I was pleased with his jumping with just one rolled pole in each class. No rosettes but a happy...
Chloe Fairley and Biscuit

Chloe Fairley and Biscuit

Since winning her Section at the Central and North West BE80T Challenge this September, Chloe Fairley has been on cloud nine and her partnership with Biscuit has been going from strength to strength as she looks towards 2017. She has been in touch to introduce herself to all our followers and to recount her tale of the day that kickstarted her and Biscuit’s eventing career! Biscuit is a 10 year old mare – her mother was a shire (dad a thoroughbred) and she has definitely inherited the maternal head and feet! We bought her in September 2015 as a hunter for my husband, Richard. Richard hadn’t ridden at all when we met but soon realised he would have to learn if he wasn’t going to be left behind doing the mucking out whilst I went riding. He had lessons at a local riding school and now he is hooked. Nicky Lyons, who we have lessons with,  had seen Biscuit competing in the ridden hunter class at a local show,  heard she was for sale and suggested we try her. Other than a bit of showing she hadn’t done much competing as she had mainly been a hunter. She had been for sale for quite a long time and quite a lot of people had tried her but we fell in love with her straight away. When we got her Biscuit really struggled to canter on the left rein and cantering a 20 metre circle was like being on a racetrack. I started schooling her at home and had weekly lessons with Nicky Lyons. She is such a genuine mare and...