Jo Bates

Jo has won titles at both Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS). She was the 1978 British young rider dressage champion and has had many wins in both dressage and showing. Jo’s daughter Holly is following in her mother’s footsteps and only just out of young riders has already had considerable success in the dressage arena taking several national dressage titles. Holly is also an accomplished show rider, competing at HOYS and RIHS with some great results.

Jo grew up around ponies and having been on the British young rider dressage team and winning the Side-Saddle Rider of the Year title, she took a job at the world famous Catherston Stud. Jo did everything at Catherston from breaking in horses, to secretarial duties to competing in both dressage and eventing.

A stint working for legendary show-jumper, the late Iris Kelleway was followed by taking on a position at the Broadstone Stud. Here – in addition to winning numerous national dressage titles – Jo went on to take the Royal International Horse Show Supreme Horse title in 2002 with Broadstone Dee. This horse and Jo also won the Horse of the Year Show, Riding Horse of the Year in 2002. When the Broadstone Stud was disbanded in 2003, Jo set up her own yard.

Since going out on her own, Jo has enjoyed tremendous success in the showring. Daldorn Laras Theme owned by Lady Benton-Jones took the reserve champion spot at the Royal International Horse Show for Jo and Whalton Razzmatazz took the reserve champion Hack of the Year at HOYS. 2016 was a huge season for Jo, it culminated in Elusive owned by Suzannah Welby taking the Hack of the Year title at HOYS.

Jo’s daughter, Holly Bates works alongside Jo and is forging herself a great career in dressage. Holly has won at Advanced Medium level with her top horse, Cambridge and the pair are aiming at their first Prix St George this season.

“Jo, Holly and their horses are the consummate professionals and are always turned out to perfection – Absorbine are proud to be associated with them.” Rachael Holdsworth, Absorbine European Marketing Manager.

Horse to watch out for in 2017:

Yvonne Jacques group 1 winning ex-racehorse, Grandeur. Jo qualified this stunning grey for HOYS in the Racehorse to Riding Horse class at his first attempt.

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A wonderful week at the RIHS for team Absorbine

August 10, 2017 10:11 am by
Posted in Hickstead, Jayne Ross, Jo Bates, Mount St John Equestrian, News, Riders, Sponsored riders

  Our amazing Absorbine ambassadors were on absolute top form at a slightly damp, 2017 Royal International Horse Show at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead. Jayne Ross recorded...

Looking after your horses hooves with Absorbine

September 19, 2016 10:44 am by
Posted in Grooming, Horse Care, Jo Bates, Products, Tips

Looking after your horses hooves with Absorbine  One of the many challenges facing horse owners is that of keeping their horse’s hooves healthy. Maintaining healthy hooves is essential to keeping...

Sponsored riders reign supreme in the rain

July 1, 2016 12:53 pm by
Posted in Hickstead, Jayne Ross, Jo Bates, Riders, Sponsored riders

Summer so far has felt more like a parody of British weather than anything else, but the seemingly constant deluge hasn’t put a damper on Absorbine’s sponsored riders and their...

Team Bates at british dressage winter championships 2016

April 26, 2016 9:43 am by
Posted in Jo Bates, News, Riders, Sponsored riders

TEAM BATES AT BRITISH DRESSAGE WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 Team Bates headed off to Hartpury at the beginning of April to compete in the British Dressage Winter Championships. On Wednesday, the...

GREAT SUCCESS FOR BATES AT HOYS 2015

November 3, 2015 12:17 pm by
Posted in Horse of the Year Show, HOYS, Jo Bates, Riders, Sponsored riders

  GREAT SUCCESS FOR BATES AT HOYS 2015  Well done to all members of the Bates team, sponsored by Absorbine, for their success at the Horse of the Year Show....

TEAM BATES HEAD TO HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW (HOYS)

October 7, 2015 2:41 pm by
Posted in Horse of the Year Show, HOYS, Jo Bates, Riders, Sponsored riders

TEAM BATES HEAD TO HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW (HOYS)   It’s the highlight of the showing calendar, and it is here. Horse of the Year Show starts today to...