Graham Babes

Graham Babes

 

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Winners NAF Gold Fontainebleau July 2018

DoB 28/01/1998 

Occupation:  Full time athlete

Discipline: Show Jumping

Who is your sporting hero? Why?:
Marcus Ehning - He does so much on the horse but never actually moves.  I have followed his career and respect what he does. I would love to be able to emulate his success.

Date started on performance squad?:  November 2011

Equestrian Ambition: Being selected to compete at an Olympic Games

Where are you based?:  Kilmarnock

What are the benefits of being a member of the performance squad for you personally?:
I have picked up a lot of knowledge and it is brilliant working with John and Erik. I have learned more than I ever thought I would.

Being part of the squad I have learned a wide range of things, including a lot of knowledge about flat work and jumping and how to put it all together.

It is good to be in a squad of people, it allows me to compare what others are doing with what I am doing. It pushes me to do better.

There is a lot of support from the rest of the squad too.

Random/ Interesting fact about yourself:
I was not that interested in horses when I was younger. I used to attend shows with my sisters to watch them compete. I started riding when I was 7, and when I was about 8 I started really concentrating on it and going to shows to compete myself.  I am now working on improving and trying to be the best I can be.

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Result/ accolade highlights:

Our next show is the 2* & 4* Bolesworth International starting on 14/6/18 & then onto the Royal Highland Show the following week. 

The highlights of our year so far is Ma Fleur moving into the number 1 spot on the FEI World Young Horse Ranking list. Boucheron being consistently placed in world ranking classes & Graham moving up approximately 600 places on the world ranking rider list, now sitting at place number 320. 

  • 13/07/2018 Part of NAF British Young Rider Team, who won Gold at the Young Rider European Championships in Fontainebleau, France.
  • Bolesworth International June 2018 - Graham competed at his first 4* show.
    Boucheron was 8th equal alongside John Whitaker on Fridays 4* 1.50 class
    Boo was also 6th in the 4* 1.45 class on Saturday. 
  • 26/6/18
    Ma Fleur 1st in 6 year old Grand Prix
  • 27/5/18
    Cluedo wins the 2* 1.30 Final. 
  • 25/5/18
    Farao M 3rd place in 1.40
    Ma Fleur 2nd in 6 year olds 
  • BONHEIDEN, BELGIUM 
    24/5/18
    Cluedo 2nd in 1.35
    Ma Fleur 1st place in 6 year old & moves up to 1st place in the 6 year old world ranking list! A definite highlight of our year. 
  • 21/5/18
    Farao M 1st place in 1.35
    Ma Fleur 2nd place in 6 year olds & Carlingfords On The Rocks 5th in 6 year olds 
    Cluedo 1st in 1.30
  • 20/5/18
    Cluedo 1st in 1.30
    Boucheron 5th in world ranking 1.45 class
  • LIER INTERNATIONAL, BELGIUM 
    19/5/18
    Ma Fleur 1st in 6 year olds & Carlingfords On The Rocks taking 4th place
    Cluedo 1st place in 1.30
  • 13/5/18
    Ma Fleur 1st place in 6 year old Grand Prix 
    Boucheron 2nd place in 2* world ranking 1.45 grand prix 
  • 11/5/18
    Farao M 3rd place in 2* 1.35
    Cluedo 3rd in 2* 1.40
  • SENTOWER PARK, BELGIUM 
    10/5/18
    Boucheron 1st in 2* 1.40 world ranking class, Ecosse 11th in same class
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 3rd in 6 year olds
  • 28/4/18: ML Agricultural Show 
    Figaro 2nd in Royal Highland Show Young Masters Qualifier
  • 27/4/18: ML Agricultural Show
    Glencoe 1st in B&C Royal Highland Show Qualifier, Ecosse 3rd in same class. 
    Figaro 1st in 1.30
  • Finished in Vilamoura
  • 31/3/18
    Farao M 2nd place in 3* 1.35
    Boucheron 2nd in 3* world ranking 1.45 Grand Prix 
  • 30/3/18
    Farao M 2nd in 3* 1.35
  • 29/3/18
    Boucheron 1st in 3* world ranking 1.45 class 
  • 28/3/18
    Ma Fleur 1st in 6 year olds 
    Glencoe 2nd in 7 year olds 
  • 27/3/18
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 1st in the 6 year olds 
  • 26/3/18
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 1st in the 6 year olds
    Glencoe 1st in the 7 year olds
  • 24/3/18
    Cluedo 2nd in 3* 1.35
    Boucheron 2nd in 3* 1.45 world ranking class
  • 23/3/18
    Cluedo 1st in 3* 1.35
  • 21/3/18
    Ma Fleur & Carlingfords On The Rocks 1st equal in 6 year olds
  • 20/3/18
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 4th in 6 year olds
    Glencoe 2nd in 7 year olds
  • 19/3/18
    Ma Fleur JS 1st in 6 year olds
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 4th in 6 year olds
  • 4/3/18
    Epinal 7th in 2* 1.35 Accumulator
    Boucheron 4th in 2* 1.45 Grand Prix
  • 3/3/18
    Farao M 4th in 2* 1.35 & Ecosse 7th
    Cluedo II 2nd in 2* 1.30
  • 2/3/18
    Boucheron 3rd in 2* 1.45
  • 1/3/18
    Cluedo II 3rd in 2* 1.30
  • 28/2/18
    Ma Fleur JS 2nd in 6 year olds & Carlingfords On The Rocks 3rd
  • 27/2/18
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 1st in 6 year olds
  • 25/2/18
    Ecosse 10th in 3* 1.30
  • 22/2/18
    Farao M 7th 3* 1.35
    Ma Fleur JS 2nd in 6 year olds, Carlingfords On The Rocks 12th
    Glencoe 4th in 7 year olds
  • 20/2/18
    Ma Fleur JS 2nd in 6 year olds, Carlingfords On The Rocks 7th
  • 18/2/18
    Cluedo II 3* 1.30
  • 17/2/18
    Boucheron 9th in 3* 1.45
    Cluedo II 13th in 3* 1.30
  • 16/2/18
    Boucheron 11th 3* 1.45
  • 15/2/18
    Farao M 2nd 3* 1.30
    Cluedo II 5th in 3* 1.30
    Carlingfords On The Rocks 6th in 6 year olds
  • 14/2/18
    Ma Fleur JS 3rd in 6 year olds
    Glencoe 6th in 7 year olds
  • 13/2/18
    Glencoe 6th in 7 year old
  • Won the 7 yr old championship at Scope Festival in September 2013
  • Won the 1.38m class at HOYS in 2012
  • Team Gold Medallist at FEI European Pony Championships 2011, Jaszkowo, Poland

 

Blog/ Results:

Boucheron

table Name: Boo

Owner: George Babes

Age: 10

Sex: Gelding

Height: 16.2hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Valentino

Dam: Hilandra - Burgraaf

Grade: A

Comments:
Boo is a horse with a great characer. Graham has had him since he was a seven year old. e won the National 7yo title at his third show. He is now jumping at 1.50m.

Images:

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Hippolyta V\H Lambroeck

Stable Name: Polly

Owner: Graham Babes

Age:  9

Sex: Mare

Height: 16.1hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Contact VD Heffinck

Dam: Ucayall VH Cambroeck x Darco

Grade: A

Comments:
Polly is a new addition. She is very quick and careful and has already won a few classes. She will be a great speed horse.

Farao M

Stable Name: Faro

Owner: Trish Fraser and Graham Babes

Age:  6

Sex: Gelding

Height: 16.3hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Verdi

Dam: Ester - ED King Hill

Grade: C

Comments:

Faro is a big scopey horse. Graham has taken his time with him this year to allow him to mature in his body and mind. He is now jumping a few 1.30m classes.

Images:

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Cluedo

Owner: Patricia Fraser and Graham Babes

Age:  7

Sex: Gelding

Height: 17hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Caretino

Dam: Vicky V1 By Contender

Grade: B

Comments:

Cluedo has a great character. He loves jumping and is a real winner. He has won everywhere he has gone. This summer he stepped up to two star level. He is a big scopey horse who will go onto jump Grand Prix.

MA Fleur JS

Stable Name: Fleur

Owner: Graham Babes

Age: 4

Sex: Mare

Height: 16.1hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Emerald

Dam: Da Bella x Cassini II

Grade: C

Comments:

Fleur is a lovely sweet natured horse with the best of breeding. She always does her best to please you. She is showing tremendous potential in her ability and attitude. She's a real prospect for the future.

Images: 

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Glencoe

Equiscot Photography

Stable Name: Glen

Owner: Graham Babes

Age: 5

Sex: Gelding

Height: 16.3hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Chelltago Z

Dam: All Star - Numero Uno

Grade: C

Comments:

Glen is a super prospect for the future. He won the 5yo class at the Royal Highland Show. He has just moved up to 1.20m level and looking very promising.

Images:

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Carlingfords On The Rocks

Stable name: Dante
Owner: George Babes
Age: 6
Sex: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Colour: Chestnut
Sire: Valent
Dam: Carlingfords Lucy
Grade: C
Comments: Dante has been progressing very well this year, taking in some of his first International shows & is showing exciting potential for the future. 
Images:
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Ecosse

Stable Name: Ecosse

Owner: Graham Babes

Age: 10

Sex: Gelding

Height: 16.3hh

Colour: Bay

Sire: Berlin

Dam: Aventurine

Grade: B

Comments: Ecossse was bred by us, his mother was competed by my sister Stacey. So he is very special to us & is progressing well at international level. 

Images: 

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