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SPOTLIGHT ON........

Tuesday 06 December 2011

SPOTLIGHT ON........

Name: Ian Bareham
Profession: Owner of Golden Cross Equestrian Centre
Apart from horses, what other hobbies do you have?
Hunting/speedway
Where did you grow up?
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
What was your first job?
Mounted duty man in the Blues and Royals, Household Cavalry
What other pets do you have and what are their names?
A terrier called Puddles
What is your favourite movie?
Don’t really have one
What do you/ did you want to be when you grew up?
Compete internationally at the Olympic games, soon realised I would not be good enough , so opted to get there by grooming, which I did alongside 3 world championships and 5 European Championships
Where in the world would you like to visit?
Sychelles
What would you say your biggest achievement was?
Buying Golden Cross 10 years ago, its been a hard slog but enjoyed nearly every minute of it.
My horse Tickeridge winning the British Eventing 5yr old championships 2 years ago with Sam Penn on board.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Doing what I am doing now probably and hopefully of produced a couple more horses to international level
Tell us something about yourself that people wouldn’t necessarily know? 
Joined the Household Cavalry from school, then worked for Colin Wares at Frensham Manor working with international showjumpers and Event horse before going to work for HRH The Princess Royal and Capt Mark Phillips as travelling head lad. After this worked on a freelance basis as stable manager for Team GB. Then decided I wanted to work for myself and this is where I have ended up !!!!!

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