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01. Alex Hempleman

Alex began his show jumping career alongside show jumper Grant Cashmore and has subsequently enjoyed nearly 15 years of successful competition. He has competed at many of the best young horse shows multiple times which we all aim for including Lanaken in Belgium, at the World Breeding Championships, Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham where he finished 2nd in the Newcomers Final 2018 and also huge success at the Young Horse Championship Show Addington EC, Buckinghamshire. Alex established Hempleman Equestrian’s showjumping yard at Stonehouse Stables, in rural Cowfold, West Sussex, in 2009. He continued show jumping full-time but also set about breeding and producing top-class sport horses. Together with his wife Kendall and his long-standing Yard and Stud Manager Matt Fribbens, he now turns out young stock to an extremely high standard, all the while developing and investing in the fantastic facilities they have built amid the 34 acres surrounding the yard. Alex and Kendall married in September 2019, combining their vast joint of knowledge, life experiences and their passion for horses into a very successful and constantly growing business.

02. Kendall Hempleman

Wife to Alex and a mum of 2 to their son Jack and daughter Emily. Kendall moved in with Alex in February 2015 to help continue to build an established Equestrian Business bringing more great knowledge and horsemanship to Alex's existing business here at Hempleman Equestrian. They have known each other for years through the World of Showjumping and have always been good friends within the sport. They were together for 4 years before having their son Jack William born early in December 2018 and then marrying in September 2019 in their local town Cowfold, West Sussex. Kendall has always had a passion for horses. Growing up a pony mad child her mother and father (who were also keen Equestrians back in the day) bought her first pony "Flipper" who really was a star. "I have a lot to thank that pony for." Kendall worked at home alongside her Dad and sister Chloe producing and competing ponies whilst juggling school work and studying to be a Paediatric nurse. From there Chloe followed her University dream and Kendall left school after her A levels and got her first job based with Dave & Sharon Quigley in Shropshire. Kendall also has a younger brother, who is now a successful Farrier based in South Wales. Kendall had a great pony career before moving onto horses early as she was so tall. She spent her late teens working for Quigley Sport Horses who she says "taught her so much and opened her eyes to so much more". Working with top competition horses, travelling to shows, riding young horses and grooming doing daily routine yard work made her keen to aspire to make this her life passion. Throughout Kendall's twenties she worked for a few other riders in the Sport. Andrew Davies & Vicky Hesford, Alan Thomas & finally Tim Gredley in Newmarket. Kendall moved back to Cheshire where she had a break from the saddle and worked in Sales for Edgemere Ltd. Edgemere Ltd is a UK based Equestrian stockist and still are very good friends of Kendall's now also a super retailer of the best products for all Equestrian needs. Kendall was then offered the chance to ride again for the Unex Stables in Wellington, Florida moving back to her main passion of horses, she flew out to join the team on the WEF circuit as Rider/ Manager at Unex Competition Stables, also based in the Newmarket, Suffolk every summer. Kendall has a wealth of experience in so many fields Equestrian - from working alongside the best Riders, Grooms, Vets and Trainers and travelling to some amazing competition venues her valued experience in horses is never ending.



Foal season is underway..
Foal season is underway..

As the days have got longer and brighter, we are delighted that foaling season has started.

We've been busy preparing and cleaning stables ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for our expecting mares. Daily monitoring for signs of impending foaling is in full swing.

This is such an exciting time for the whole yard, it is wonderful to see the next generation of superstars make their entrance into the world.

We are incredibly lucky to have a wonderful selection of broodmares and we've introduced some new stallion bloodlines.

1) Chacoon blue x Quickstar
2) Chacoon blue x Locarno x Livingston
3) Ermitage Kalone x Douglas VDL x Nimmedor
4) Continental Blue x Elvis Tu Putte x Caretino Glory

Demonstration Evening at Hickstead
Demonstration Evening at Hickstead

On Saturday 20th April, I attended Hickstead to demonstrate my skills and knowledge of Showjumping to the members of the South Coast Riding Camp.

I demonstrated flatwork tips, how to warm up and down before entering an arena and most importantly how to keep your horse calm and relaxed especially with people sat so close. It was lovely to meet new faces and answer so many different questions.

Billy Hastings was the star of the show, he rose to the occasion and loved the attention.
Thank you to hutchinsonphotography for taking some stunning photos of him. 🇬🇧⭐️

If you would like 1-1 training or a group session, if your thinking of getting a group of friends together to make it more fun send me an email or give me a call for more information.

General Contacts

Stable Address
The Vale Stud, Dorking Road, Kingsfold, Horsham, RH12 3SA
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