Moss, or Strathmore Moss to give him his full name, was at Epsom RDA from March 2007 until his passing in March 2023 at nearly 30 years old. He was born in 1994 and came from Royalty as the ‘Strathmore’ line on his father’s side is descended from one of the Queen’s Highland ponies.
Moss turned his hoof to everything during his time with us – including many outings to the Regional Dressage Competition at Hickstead and the National Championships at Hartpury in Gloucestershire with our dressage team. He was a National Dressage Champion, winning first place one year at the National Championships. Even in his later years Moss still enjoyed showing off in competitions at home.
He loved being out in the field with Marigold as his field mate. He let us know very early on that he did not like being turned out with the other boys – he much prefers mares! One of his favourite things was to have a good roll in the muddiest part of the field – preferably just after a bath!
Moss gave thousands of hours of riding therapy to hundreds of people during his career with us. He is missed by everyone at Epsom RDA.