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  • Writer's pictureEmma Berry

Join our new NH syndicate

The Beverley House Stables Partnership will ride again in 2022 and has the young National Hunt horse Merrijig in training with the aim of starting him off in bumpers later this year.

Merrijig is a four-year-old son of Schiaparelli out of the Robin Des Champs mare Near Wild Heaven. He was bred by us and was broken in during the early part of last year by our friend Christelle Durrant, who does a wonderful job on a one-to-one basis and has recently had Dear Alix, Trumper and Mrs Maisel at her Devon yard.

As expected of any horse who returns from Christelle, Merrijig has proved since returning to us late spring to be a very easy individual to deal with and a lovely ride. He was in training through the summer before having a couple of months off to strengthen up before returning to training in November. He is now doing strong canters and will gradually step up in his work towards a bumper debut.

We have had a good take-up for the syndicate so far with six owners involved (including Emma, who will remain in the partnership) from Britain and Ireland. There are still a handful of shares left, with a 10% all-inclusive monthly share being £175 or 5% at £87.50. With this being a small syndicate, every endeavour will be taken for all members to have owners' badges for the races when Merrijig is entered. Owners are welcome to visit the yard and to see Merrijig on the gallops at any time.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to ask any questions about the horse or the syndicate, please do give Emma a call on 07810 857181 or email

If you are wondering how Merrijig got his name, it is taken from one of our favourite areas of Australia and he is named after a small town in the High Country in north-east Victoria, which is famous for providing the backdrop to the film The Man From Snowy River.


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