JTC Blackjack (owned by Tracey, ridden by Charlotte) and Ocean (owned by Charlotte) JTC Blackjack or Jack to his friends is a, 17.1h, 9 year old, dark bay Hanoverian by Lux Z owned by Tracey and Tic Meakin. When Tracey first approached Charlotte about taking on the ride of Jack she was extremely excited, having admired this horse from the first time she set eyes on him, Tracey still plays a very active role in Jack’s life, she still rides from time to time, is part-time chauffeur and unpaid groom! Tracey doesn’t enjoy the competing side hence where Charlotte came in. We first registered Jack to compete affiliated in March 2016 and after his first 10 affiliated tests we have qualified for Prelim and Novice Area Festivals and Summer Regionals as well as the U25 Sheep Gate Championships. We have also been asked to represent Gloucestershire at the Inter County Cup Championship Dressage Extravaganza at Novice level in May.

Our aims this year are to make the teams for Senior Home International and successfully move up to Elementary. Jack is an extremely laid back sweet character and a pleasure to work with. Jack and Charlotte primarily train with Rosie Moreton-Deakin, but we also give credit to Clare Porz, Nick Lawson and Tot Wall who have all hugely contributed to his training. Charlotte’s own horse Ocean, is a 17hh, 20 (yes 20!!) year old, chestnut gelding by Jazz who Charlotte purchased for a pound off her trainer, Clare Porz, in May 2015, after he had been out in a field for 3 years following injury. She has been competing at Advanced over the last 6 months. Charlotte’s aim for Ocean in 2016 to move up to Inter I (2 levels below Grand Prix). Ocean is the polar opposite to Jack, he is extremely quirky and sensitive, but also has a very big heart and has taught Charlotte so much, about both riding and handling a Grand Prix horse. Everyone comments on how well he looks, and when Charlotte reveals his real age they are always very shocked! As well as Clare, Ocean and Charlotte also trains under Rosie Moreton-Deakin on a regular basis.