Welsh Mountain Ponies – Section A

Goodbye my darling Rupert

It is with much sadness that a horse that once belonged to Giles Hopper who we took on after his fatal fall at Charing was sadly put to sleep today The beloved Diamond Way. (AKA Rupert) He has been out at the most fantastic home for the last 12yrs with his faithful friend Buckledown who sadly past away three years ago.. Diamond Way had a long racing career he did everything from racing on the flat under rules and then point to pointing. He was used as a hunt masters horse, but was also a brilliant and l mean brilliant showjumper. He has been retired for several years now and has lived a happy life being loved and cared for by the Trevor family in Cheshire. I want to openly thank both Sue and Mike and their daughter Nicki for all the love and attention shown to these boys, it is not easy to find the perfect home for ex-racehorses (Both would have stayed with me if we hadn’t) I just couldn’t have found a better home for them, when we started to breed Welsh A ponies. It broke my heart to see them go I admit l sobbed for three hours solid, but l always knew they would be so loved. My darling Rupert thank you for the memories of which l have many. I think the day l bought you was the day after New Year and l was still drunk when asked to ride you.. it was so funny but you looked after me. Your harmless behaviour and your safety around all that knew you was your asset, not a malice bone in your body. You will be loved and missed and remembered with so much love and affection. You are now safely home with you first dad and my friend Giles..xxxxxxxxxx

Will always be in my thoughts