"I try to get them around the woods here or on the gallop track – or just working them on the grass field – just doing something different with them. I think it's good for them mentally as they spend so many days of their lives in the arena," Bertram said of his way of training his horses. Here's how it looked when we visited Ireland's super talented 18 year old! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Bertram with Wild Thing L who he has had lots of success on. "She always gives her best," Betram says of the 11 year old mare.
There is no bling in sight, no gold, no chandeliers at Allen's yard – it's all about the comfort of the horses. It's simple and it's natural.
The tack-up area.
A room with a view.
No stable without funny sign! Tom obviously loves his food!
An Irish reminder!
Bertram tacking up the six year old Izzy By Picobello to give us a little illustration of what he likes to do when riding and training at home.
Bertram with Cheese W Z - one of many talented youngsters in his stable.
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"Romanov is a very nice horse, straight forward – fit and fresh for his age," Bertram says of the 16 year old stallion.
Bertram won the 2013 World Championships for six year olds in Lanaken on Barnike. Here she is out enjoying life in the field!
Dancing Queen Z and Zenzation keep each other company out in one of the huge grass fields. All is very natural when it comes to the way the horses are kept at Allen's yard, and we loved it!
The beautiful Barnike! "Nikki is a really special horse," Bertram told WoSJ.
Bertram's old pony Magic Shadow has a lovely retirement in Hünxe!
Bertram is all about variation, and a lot of the time is spend outside with the horses. Here Izzy By Picobello gets a try at the bank...
...at the hedge...
_...showing us that she really can jump.
Thanks for having us Bertram - we loved seeing such happy horses!