Meet the princess of the yard – Miss Kwanza. Kwanza was born 6 years ago and has been raised at Kande; daughter of our late mare Scoobs and ex-stallion Bo. The word ‘Kwanza’ means first in Swahili as she was Kande’s first homebred youngster. They don’t come much prettier than Kwanza and it was clear from day one that she was going to be a looker like her parents. She is a lovely ride – she does need confidence and guidance from her rider but as a result is beautifully responsive and has the smoothest of canters. As her confidence grows we have high hopes she’s going to go from strength to strength.