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Roo Fox

We welcomed 4* event rider Roo Fox to the Global Herbs Team of Sponsored Riders in 2015.

For those of you who don’t know Roo, here is her story:

“I started my riding life with a very ill-tempered Shetland called Snowy that spent a lot of time biting, snorting and farting. Luckily he was on loan and when he left, my father got me a pretty chestnut mare who very obligingly took me round all manner of competitions and pony club activities. Through senior school I had my first taste of Eventing with Kings Cross, both of us first-timers and as green as grass. Jake went on to be an outstanding team horse with my cousin David Doel and I met an amazing five year old called Islington (nicknamed Frog) who is still with us today and is the most intelligent horse I have ever owned. After leaving Bristol University, I got Fleet Street (aka Tigger) in a swap for a rather temperamental show jumper and started him on his career that led us to Burghley 2014. Since then I have built up a great string of talented horses, some of which had to sadly leave us to pay for the others, and a lovely group of owners who support me both at home and at events.”

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Roo Fox Burghley Update

Roo Fox chats to us after the dressage phase, she produced a great test but landed in an unlucky placing, shes hoping to whizz round the cross country later on today!   Related Posts Roo Fox Update February 23, 2017 Roo Fox is off to Portugal with four horses to get stuck into some CCI’s […]

Pre-Burghley Update from Roo Fox!

Hi ho, hi ho it’s off to Burghley we go. However before that a quick update on the rest… We went to Gatcombe festival of British Eventing. My mother informed that big Gatcombe isn’t in the same place as big Gatcombe but it’s no worries as I see Michael Jackson, a fellow eventers and follow […]

What a week for Roo!

What a week, what a week, what a mighty good week!!!!!!! So we headed to Aston with Tig, Frog, Watt and with Donk, Otto and Sirius doing their first ever intermediate. Otto, despite being an excellent dressage horse, took huge umbrage at the letters marking the arenas, wouldn’t go in one corner and felt the […]

More from Roo…

Manic eventing reports in. So on Tuesday last we headed to Portman with the Roster, Griffy and Sirius. We were towed in, that’s how bad the mid was but we got parked next to my favourite eventers, Alex and Simone Bragg, so nice. Sirius was doing his first event back and being a stallion I […]

Roo’s April Update

So off to Gatcombe we go with Friendly Game, Falvaro and El Dorado. Everyone did a lovely test, with Friendly constantly checking to see who was watching – maybe I should put him back onto Global Herbs Rigcalm! It was pretty muddy and slippy in the show jumping, which was causing carnage and I started […]

Roo Fox Update – Hoping for Sunshine

Roo sent in an update from not-so-sunny Portugal. Here’s how she and her team have been getting on: “The weather has been horrendous. The stables have flooded, the gazebo flew away, and everything is sodden. All horses performed an average dressage test, and Tig and Watt flew round the XC course. Froggie didn’t appreciate the […]

Roo Fox Update – Off to Portugal!

It’s exciting times at Roo Fox Eventing HQ as she sets sail with her Team for Portugal – let’s keep our fingers crossed the wet weather keeps away for them this weekend!   “Totally unlike me I was being very organised about Portugal. I was dying to leave on Sunday morning, so I took the […]

Roo Fox Update

Roo Fox is off to Portugal with four horses to get stuck into some CCI’s and CIC’s, but not before a LOT of preparation! “So we are nearly there. Started packing for Portugal, so excited, but omg there is a lot to take for two weeks! From feed, haylage, rugs, tack, boots, bandages, Global Herbs […]

Roo Fox Update

Preparations are underway for the eventing season at Roo Fox’s yard… “Gosh what a rubbish time of year this is. All the horses are wild and their feet are awful, but luckily I have Global Herbs SuperCalm and SupaHoof. We are either freezing or soaking and everything is a mess, rugs are drying everywhere and […]

Roo Fox Update

Team GH rider Roo Fox has some exciting news in her first update of the year! “So I’m writing this to you as a married woman… oh my, still waiting for that bomb to drop! As you can imagine, December and Christmas was taken up with dieting and wedding planning, January with wedding and honeymooning, […]

Roo Fox’s Review of 2016

“If I had to sum up my year it would be disappointing. My babies made the step up to Novice and 1* comfortably, and Donk even made it to an Intermediate. Watt stepped up to 3* successfully and Frog finally qualified to go 3*. So all of that was good but I still feel I’m […]

Roo Fox’s Global Herbs Must-Haves

Roo has been with us for just over a year now and she’s tried out lots of our supplements, so we asked her which Global Herbs products she couldn’t live without: GlobalVite – “My whole yard is on this high spec. vitamins and minerals supplement and it just helps to make sure all the horses […]

Roo Fox Update

“With the winter weather coming in and all my ponies on their holidays, I decided to head to the Ascot sales to pick up a project… however typically in Roo Fox style I never made it as I forgot I was meant to be at a christening! Luckily a friend Adam Johnson was there, and […]

Roo Fox Update

“So, after we returned from Pau, I got bored so I entered the two new horses, Clive and Jess, to Aston le Walls unaffiliated. Jess is an experienced horse but wasn’t behaving for her previous rider, so I have her in to sell. Clive is a new Ruth Wollerton horse, he is a bit weak […]

Roo Fox Update

“Having just arrived home from Romania, with Tig looking pretty good from travelling and competing we decided to go to Pau. We thought he may be tired from Romania and therefore may produce a nice test! I had my trusty side kick Lyn Phelps with me again and we travelled there in a day and […]

Roo Fox Update – Romania Part 3

The final instalment in Roo Fox’s adventure to Romania – If you missed part 1 or part 2, catch up by clicking the links! “The return journey… Dennis had to get back to work so he had sensibly flown home. We had listened to my CD’s and iPod all the way through too many times, […]

Roo Fox Update – Romania Part 2

See part 1 here. “We set up camp – the stables were amazing, brand new and they had laid down gravel paths so if it rained there would be no problems. We let the horses walk and then left them to rest, at which point we were passed red wine, delicious, and some lethal concoction claiming […]

Roo Fox Update – Romania Part 1

“Romania, what can I say… Epic adventure! I was competing at Larkhill doing a hunter trial in the afternoon which was running an hour late, during which time Griff decided to get cast and cut himself. The cut  required stitches so he had to be sedated, and sadly he couldn’t come. We had a quick […]

Roo Fox Update

“So Burghley wasn’t to be. The gorgeous Fleet Street, aka Tigga, was wild in the dressage with excitement. We know he isn’t a dressage horse, so I didn’t feel too disappointed. We set off on the XC and despite having only jumped seven XC fences this year he was epic. We jumped all the massive […]

Roo Fox Update

“So much has happened since my last update. Sirius and Raven are back out performing, we’ve been to Smiths Lawn, Hartpury International and West Wilts. Viccie Parfitt’s stallion Friendly Game did an epic job at Hartpury. He was slightly spooky in the dressage so we were sat in the middle of the field, I took […]

Roo Fox Update

“So where were we, this year just hasn’t stopped! Oh yes I left you at Eridge. We went onto Aston with Tig and Watt doing the Advanced and Donk and Griff doing the Novice. The Novice boys did stunning tests and my little stallion had one down SJ and clear XC. Griff’s owner Georgia Maher […]

Roo Fox Update

“Busy few weeks at Roo Fox Eventing, despite the injury! Ebby and Jo took ponies to a very difficult Tweseldown. Ebby took Tadpole and Lilly, the new mare. She did good tests on both and then went double clear to finish 4th on Tadpole and had one down and clear XC on Lilly. I was […]

Roo Fox Update

It’s been all change at Roo Fox HQ this month… “It’s been a pretty slow couple of weeks with a broken ankle, but luckily I’ve got some new members of the team. Jo Langton has joined us from Devon to replace Abs, who has sadly left us to pursue her riding career. Ebby Biggnell has […]

Roo Fox Update

“Disaster has struck! I have finally been given the all clear to compete Watt and Tigga, so exciting! Last Saturday I took Watt to Berkshire College where he put in a fresh test but still scored a 25. We got to the showjumping with 15 before us, however they were calling for anyone who was […]

Roo Fox Update

“We have been very busy. Took the new horse Lilly (Advance To Go) to her first event. It was unaffiliated but she won, yay! We also took all the Brand Hall ponies showjumping and Donkey won, even better! Then we loaded up for Brand Hall with Faye, Donk, Sirius, Otto and Batman. Everyone put in a […]

Roo Fox Update

“We headed off to Mount Ballan with Faye, Fulvaro (Griffy) and El Nino. Faye did a sweet test and then I had two fences down, which I was a little disappointed with. We had another great clear XC though so if we go clear at Brand Hall 1* she is all qualified for a CCI1*, […]

Roo Fox Update

“So where were we? I think my next event was Moreton Morrell with 5 ponies between 8.30 and 1.30 and we still finished on time thanks to my amazing team. All the horses did good dressage tests, though the judges seemed to hate Sirius despite me thinking he did his best novice test yet! The showjumping […]

Roo Fox Update

“What a week, things are not going to plan! With Ma being on the board of BE there were thoughts that Whitfield may not run, so we entered Bicton last minute, massive thanks to Miranda Collett, Helen West and Beccy Barrett, who fitted us in. We left at 4am and arrived at a very wet […]

Roo Fox Update

“This weekend we braved the weather and headed to Larkhill. On Saturday it was the novices. Poor donkey and Sirius had only had one run at Aston unaffiliated as an intro. Batman was also going having had a intermediate run at Gatcombe, and Ann Allen and Gill Lamont’s The Otter was also going for his first Novice. […]

Team GH – Roo Fox Update

“And so it has begun, the first event of the season! I had 8 due to go, sadly poor Bella didn’t get a road trip due to the cancellation. As Aston was full and the BE100 was cancelled I took the two stallions, Donk and Sirius to do the BE90. Aston-le-Walls is great for the horses as […]

Team GH – Roo Fox Update

“So we’re into the last week! Final training sessions and the prep of horses and equipment! This is usually a very tiring time for me, but this year I have my secret weapon – Abbie Adams! A head girl at last. So far she has trimmed, pulled and plucked all 10 horses going to Aston […]

Team GH – Roo Fox Update

“What a week! Last Friday we went off show jumping at West Wilts again. We took Griff, Tadpole, Raven, Otto and my livery Kati Phillips took her horse Ruebin. Everyone was pretty fresh but did a good job. Otto and Ruebin were the only double clears but learnt a lot from the outing. On Tuesday […]

Team GH – Roo Fox Update

“So last week we went off showjumping at West Wilts. We took 5 ponies. I didn’t realise eventer’s showjumping meant it had XC jumps in the course!!! Oh dear! My first pony Tadpole has been XC schooling once over small fences. There was a corner, a water tray and another skinny. Tadpole was brilliant over […]

Team GH – Roo Fox Update

“Well I think the horses had a good Christmas and new year. While being happily tucked up in the warm and dry due to the awful weather, when finally released, they were wild and spent a lot of time galloping over my mother’s garden, having escaped from their stable, the walker and even the field! […]

Sponsored Rider Update – Roo Fox

Latest update from Roo Fox Eventing! “The whole team was a bit down after returning from Romania. Tig, my top horse, was not quite right after our crashing fall; nothing serious but a fat, warm joint, so sadly that was his season over. He is already on TendonEaze but I have supplemented it with some […]

Sponsored Rider Update – Roo Fox

It was thrills and spills for Roo Fox Eventing in Romania this month… and she has the bruises to prove it! “What a trip. I decided to go to Romania because for a while now, I feel both Fleet Street (Tigga) and myself (with the exception of Burghley last year) have really improved our dressage, […]

Sponsored Rider Update – Roo Fox

It was thrills and spills for Roo Fox Eventing in Romania this month… and she has the bruises to prove it! “What a trip. I decided to go to Romania because for a while now, I feel both Fleet Street (Tigga) and myself (with the exception of Burghley last year) have really improved our dressage, […]

Roo Fox – Welcome to Team GH!

We have some exciting news at Global Herbs as we welcome Roo Fox to the Global Herbs Team of Sponsored Riders! Lucie McNichol has had a change of direction, meaning we had space for a new 4* rider, and are delighted to welcome Roo to the team. We will also be holding a competition to […]

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