WELCOME TO THEO FUNNELL EVENTING
Welcome to Theo Funnell eventing. Theo is a young event rider from Devon who produces his own horses and offers this service to others too. Theo's results and testimonials speak for themselves. Horses are given time to progress at their own pace with no corners being cut, doing the correct homework and allowing them to florrish into a happy horses that are ready to give you their all. Feel free to follow updates on https://www.facebook.com/theofunnelleventing
Theo has been mad about horses from an early age. Even at a young age he has been passionate and dedicated to improving himself and his horses. He always likes to produce his own horses and has a great way with youngsters. He enjoys backing and producing the horses from scratch. But Theo dreams of one day riding around 5 star tracks! He has built up a lovely string of horses that are owned by him and several supportive owners. His passion for eventing started with an amazing and a little tricky pony called Piper. Find out more about our horses past and present in the meet the horses section
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Meet the horses
Dora is a 16.1hh Irish sport horse who we bought unseen from Ireland. We have bought many through Jackie this way. She was green and newly backed. Theo has produced her over the last 3 yrs. This horse has the biggest heart and will Literally do anything for Theo. They qualified for Badminton grassroots 100. But sadly due to covid it was cancelled. So we will now concentrate on moving her up the levels.
CORMACS CASTLE "MACARONI PONY"
Macaroni we bought as a just backed 3 Year old, from Ireland again. He's 15.1hh. He was possibly the trickiest to start with but Theo had some help with him and he turned the corner and is now an amazing little horse. Macaroni has been very successful at British riding clubs championships over the last 3 yrs Theo competed him. Was was 3rd his first year at the winter national champs in showjumping and the following year 2nd! I don't think he has been to a champs and not been placed! He then went on to teach Theo's younger brother the ropes.
MIDNIGHT IN MONTGOMERY "BUBBA"
Bubba is a homebred, born in 2019. He is out of a lovely warm blood mare, by a lovely local stallion, Midnight runner, that Theo is lucky enough to have ridden. He passed on his lovely temperament to Bubba and we have high hope for him.
I'M A STAR MAN "BOWIE"
Bowie is another beautiful Irish horse, 17hh 2016. He has grown dramatically since he arrived so we have had to take it slowly with him and allow him time to mature. You wouldn't find a sweeter horse. He's adorable. Bowie is part owned by Theo and an owner
LIFT OFF "LOFTY"
Lofty. you guessed it, another Irish horse! 2020 colt with amazing breeding!!! Again we have high hope for lofty and possibly keep him entire should his talent and temperament be desirable. Lofty is owned by one of our owners.
JENNYS DAWN DANCER
Jenny is a cracking little Connamara, owned by Nicky furse. She's 14.2hh. She came to Theo just backed. Theo has produced her ready for her first season eventing. She qualified for the Connamara championships at her first event. She's a little pocket rocket!
Alice is a super young cob belonging to Sid, Theo's younger brother.
PIPERS LAST STAND
Although we no longer own piper, he deserves a mention as he really is Theo's pony of a life time! We bought him straight from the field, despite lots of people telling us not to buy him as they'd seen him be naughty in the past. Theo and his old owner Kim knew they were a perfect match! He regularly jumped out of his field, out of his stable, out of the trailer... This pony was born to jump and loved it! The dressage took a little longer to master but they were a formidable team, winning many area qualifiers at BRC and placings at championships. It was the hardest thing ever when you outgrow your best friend.... But its great to follow his progress with his next 2 jockeys and see him showing them how its done
Piggy is possibly one of the most important members of the team.... and she knows it 😉 she travels all over with us babysitting in the lorry. She's quite happy as long as she has a haynet for the day. Being a shetland she doesn't take up much room either. They all love piggy.
"TIKI" MIDNIGHT TEQULIA SUNRISE
This is Tiki, a foal we bred from a lovely mare we own. She's by Midnight runner, the same as Bubba. Her mum is part Cleveland Bay. She's a sassy as she is cute 😍
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Get to Know Us
Sophie is the mum to Theo. Sophie grew up in a non horsey family but from a young age did all she could to finally get her first horse at 16. She evented and produced several of her own horses before taking a back seat to allow Theo and Sidney their time. Sophie still rides but only hacking and a little dressage.
Mark is dad and cheif mucker outer, tractor driver, grounds man and bank of dad 😉 joking aside, he is a great help with all the horses, especially when it comes to backing them as he's a great handler. Mark didn't have much to do with horses before but clearly has a great way with them as they all love him... That may be because he is the one that does the feeds morning and night!
Sidney is Theo's younger brother. He's not competitive like Theo, but loves his ponies and just generally being around them. He is currently doing a great job producing his own youngster