Blinding Lights Had A Great Season

Blinding Lights Wins The Devon & Exeter Hunter Chase in April
Blinding Lights Wins The Devon & Exeter Hunter Chase in April

Ten year old Blinding Lights (also known affectionately in the stable yard as ‘Ben’), owned and trained by Barry and Mary Sanderson from Calverleigh near Tiverton has had a great season winning two Point-to-Points and a Hunter Chase. He’s also had several placings.

Fed on Yeoman Haylage, Ben went on to win the prestigious Tiverton Foxhounds Point-to-Point Members’ Race in February, making Mary the all-time record holding winning racehorse trainer of the Members’ Race in the history of the Tiverton Foxhounds Point-to-Point, followed by another win at the Great Trethew Point-to-Point in Cornwall in April.  Ben then went on to run in two Hunter Chases at the Devon & Exeter Racecourse at Haldon with a win and third placing in April.

What a horse you might think!  He’s as impressive to look at as are his results on the racetrack. Mary would tell you he’s a delight to train with a temperament to match.  Ben is now out at grass having a well deserved rest before he comes back into training in the autumn.




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.