Mister Glum: The Foundation
Trainer: Ian Balding & Henrietta Knight
Owner/Breeder: HM the Queen
Sire: Ron's Victory
Mister Glum had a rather undistinguished racing career. Trained by Ian Balding, he didn't start racing until he was three years old and had only one race in which he came last. He was transferred to Henrietta Knight's yard to try National Hunt racing but, bred as a sprinter, he couldn't cope with the distance plus the fences.
He was retired form racing at seven years old and was retrained by Terry Pendry until he was nine which is when Mister Glum and Louise met. They went from happy hackers, to attending riding club Nationals, to BD Talent Spotting Finalists and then competed successfully up to PSG level.
It was Mister Glum that took Louise to Monica Theodorescu's (triple Olympic gold Medallist) stable yard, where they progressed from Novice level to PSG level in 18 months.
Mister Glum retired in 2012 when he developed kissing spine. He looked after our young horses for two years until he died in 2014.
Mister Glum is the foundation horse for Thoroughbred Dressage. He has paved the way for the thoroughbreds that we retrain and we miss him every day.