Mister Glum

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.

Mister Glum's Highlights:

Attended Hickstead Masters Semi Finals for two years at Advanced Medium level

Until September 2012 was the highest competing ex-racehorse on the UK circuit

Competed up to PSG

Trained to Grand Prix level

Placed at Premier League shows at Advanced and Advanced Medium level

First ex-racehorse at BD Talent Spotting Finals in 2005

Foundation horse for Thoroughbred Dressage

Paraded at Royal Ascot in RoR parade 2011

Paraded in the Diamond Jubilee 2012 alongside Quadrille