As the sun shone down on the 11th Century estate, located in the small village of Felixkirk, on the edge of the North Yorkshire National Park in England, Mount St John Equestrian welcomed a record number of domestic and international visitors for its annual Open Day on July 4th 2015.
A rapidly rising breeding establishment of dressage foals destined for a future in elite sport, Mount St John showed young stock from formidable mare lines to a packed and engaged audience in their indoor arena.
World ranked number one Dressage Rider, Charlotte Dujardin OBE, and close friend to Mount St John director, Emma Blundell, also rode some of the young horses, which was a treat for all. Having recently embarked on a partnership with Mount St John to produce and compete some of the young horses, Charlotte has been quick to praise the work of Emma and Mount St John, a business venture still very much in its infancy, with a growing reputation around the world.
“It really was an incredible day. Emma runs such a professional set up and she is breeding foals that we hope will be part of British teams for years to come. I’m very excited for the future” – Charlotte Dujardin
Whilst Emma spoke passionately to the audience about the foals and their varying bloodlines, it is clear that breeding is not the exclusive core of Mount St. John as Emma now branches out into the sport and in with a quest to make Mount St John a globally recognized brand.
“It was an emotional day. I truly cannot thank everyone for all their support and our incredible team and I look forward to all that comes next in our journey” – Emma Blundell