Yeoman Haylage To Sponsor Millie Dumas

Delivering Yeoman Haylage to Millie Dumas
Delivering Yeoman Haylage to Millie Dumas

As sponsors of Team GB’s top scoring and Team Silver Medalist, Kitty King, Yeoman Haylage is delighted to support another elite rider and rising star in the world of eventing. The very talented and 22 years young Millie Dumas, a 4* event rider and a member of the World Class Programme has already notched up the kind of titles that most equestrians can only dream of, including being on two Junior European Teams (2009 in Belgium & 2010 in Germany) and Young Rider Team silver medalist 2013.

Millie was also part of Team GBR in the Ireland/GB CIC*** challenge at Tattersalls 2012 and selected for the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers (France) 2012. She was winner of Hartpury International CCI* Three Day Event in 2012, winner of Tattersalls International CCI** under 25 in 2014 and also successfully completed Luhmuhlen CCI**** in Germany in 2014.

More recently in 2015, Millie was reserve for the Senior European Championships at Blair Castle in September where Team GB won Silver.

Having well and truly earned her place on the British Eventing World Class Programme which supports Equestrian Team GBR at World, European and Olympic level, Millie is fast gaining respect in the top echelons of her sport.

Supported by her parents, Robin and Katie Dumas, both former successful eventers with Robin winning major titles during a sparkling eventing career, Millie is able to focus her full attention on producing and training her eventers at the world class facilities of Rosamund Green Farm at Shepton Mallet in Somerset (www.rosamundgreenfarm.co.uk) where Robin, as a Coach of the World Class Programme, regularly runs training events for many of the elite British riders including Sir Mark Todd, Mary King, Pippa Funnel, Harry Meade, Yogi Breisner, Kitty King, Blyth Tait, Andrew Nicholson, Leslie Law and Mark Phillips – many of whom have won in past Olympics. The consummate professional and expert that he is, Robin recognises the importance that quality fodder plays in the overall well-being of the top level event horses they produce, which is why Yeoman Haylage was invited to sponsor Millie.

Robin says “We are pleased to be sponsored by Yeoman Haylage because they make a traditional top quality product. The horses love it and it contains none of the additives and preservatives which can cause difficulties in the closely regulated world of top class eventing.”

The experts discuss the importance of good fodder
The experts discuss the importance of good fodder

John Bosley, owner and producer of Yeoman Haylage near Tiverton in Devon, is an expert equestrian in his own right, having been raised in the saddle and winning his first point-to-point at 16. A senior agricultural college lecturer and now full-time haylage farmer he is delighted to be supporting Millie on her way to the top of her sport.

John says “We are proud to sponsor rising stars like Millie who already uses Yeoman Haylage because not only do we support them, but they believe in and support us. We wish Millie Dumas the best of luck for the future on her Yeoman-powered horses.”

I have been feeding all my top event horses on John’s haylage. The bales are a user-friendly size particularly when we are packing and staying away at three day events. The horses thrive on it, look great and are performing well. The haylage gives them the right energy and nutrition.

Kitty King – Member of the World Class Performance Programme and currently ranked 19th in the British eventing rankings and the 4th highest ranked British woman.