Jim and Trisha Hardwick

The parents of Jon and Bo,  Jim and Trisha live on site in the farm house and still have an active role in running the business.  Jim is a certified British Eventing course designer and is joint organiser of the Poplar Park Horse Trials.


Jim's profession, from which he has largely now retired, is Structural Engineering.  His father bred Welsh Section B ponies in Derbyshire of which Bantam, whom some of you may remember, was one!  Jim has participated in just about every equestrian discipline:  riding club, eventing, endurance, harness racing, hunting and point-to-pointing (winning one race and coming second in another).

Endurance has been Trisha's sport, and she won a Golden Horse Shoe many years ago when there was time to devote.  Several Advanced Endurance horses have been produced, one being picked for the  international squad.  Show hunter breeding has been the other passion with many successes at County and East of England level, one of our progeny going on to win her class at Horse of the Year.  We usually breed one foal a year, either for eventing or part-bred arab with endurance in mind.

© 2013 by POPLAR PARK. Photos by Jen Makin Photography

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