Mister Glum: The Foundation
Trainer: Ian Balding &Henrietta Knight
Owner/Breeder: Hm The Queen
Sire: Rons Victory
Mister Glum had a rather undistinguished racing career. He didn't start racing until he was three years old, under trainer Ian Balding. He had one and only one race, to which he came last. He was then transferred to Henrietta Knights yard to try National Hunt racing. However, due to his sprint racing breeding, he could not 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, when him and Louise met. Louise and Glum went from happy hackers, to attending riding club Nationals, BD Talent Spotting Finalists and then successful up to PSG level.
It was Mister Glum that took Louise to Monica Theodorescu's (triple gold Olympic Medlaist) stable yard, where they progressed from Novice level to PsG level in 18 months.
Mister Glum retired in 2012 due to diagnosis of kissing spine. He looked after the young horses for two years until he died in 2014.
Mister Glum is the foundation horse to Thoroughbred Dressage. he has paved the way for the thoroughbreds that join us and we miss him every day.