We have had a fabulous Summer!
With the summer over and the winter setting in we have lots to look forward to and some great summer memories. Here are a few of our favourite photos from this Summer. Apologies if your son daughter is not on any of them I have posted as many as the page will allow.
Points Show Winners
Huge congratulations to our points show winners. These young ladies have gained the most points competing over the summer at our monthly points shows. The competition this year has been incredibly strong and only a few points separate not only the placings on the day of the shows but the the points champions.
Katie Blackwell (over 12's)
Amelia Webb (over 8's)
Lily Austin (under 8's)
Success for Rolo and Hubert
Many of you stroke and chat to Rolo, Hubert and Ovie but don't often see them being ridden so I thought it would be nice to let you know how they have been doing.
Hubert is only 4 and has had a fantastic start to his ridden career. He was placed at Gatcombe Horse Trials Young Event Horse class in his first ever competition. He then jumped clear every day at the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship, having the last fence in the final. We are very excited about his future but for now he is enjoying a well earned break.
Rolo has also had a very good season. He Qualified for the Burghley Young Event Horse final after finishing 3rd at Bramham, he also finished in the top 10 at Gatcombe. He has jumped some super rounds this summer and although not the easiest ride Ben has done a brilliant job and his patience and hard work is paying off.
Ovie despite being the tallest horse (he is 17.1hds and still growing!)on the yard, he is at the age of 3 also the youngest. He was a very straightforward to break and really is the kindest, sweetest horse. He will not be ridden over the winter to give him time to mature, ready for the young horse classes in the Spring.
A very sad farewell
Many of you will have also stroked Maisey and Tonka over the years. Sadly we lost both of them this summer to old age. Tonka was 15 and Maisey (his Mum ) was 18. Whilst Maisey couldn't make it over to the stable yard over the summer many of you will remember her from her more spritely days and most of you will know Tonka. They were simply the most perfect, adorable, kind and loyal members of our family and we miss them every day.
Crumble will still be popping over!
Tremendous team work to get the stables painted!
A big thank you to all our super loaners and their parents, grandparents and friends for painting their stables and to Linda for keeping everyone supplied with tea and coffee. It is a big job made so much easier and I hope their hard work has not gone unnoticed!
Club Equestrian Committee
Would any of our members parents, grand parents or guardians be interested in forming a committee? We want our members to have the best experience and welcome your input/ideas. It would involve meeting once a month and at times helping with various activities such as our Christmas party and/or trip, Santa's Grotto and show days.Ideally we would like a representative from Platinum (loanee's), Gold and Silver members . Please email Sarah if interested.
Ponies for Loan
Currently Comet is available for full loan and Polly is available for part loan on a Thurs and alternate Sundays. Details of what is involved with loaning including costs can be found on our website click here. Or have a chat with Zoe or Sarah. We also have a space for a working livery. If you know of anyone who you think would like to send there pony/horse on working livery then please pass on our details. Working liveries receive free livery in exchange for us using the ponies in lessons on a Wed and Saturday. If you are interested in buying a pony to come on working livery then please speak to Sarah.
Half Term Fun
Our Holiday Club runs on Thurs 24th and Friday 25th Oct. It runs from 11am to 3.30pm and includes a lesson.
Our Halloween Fun day is one of our favourite days of the year. This year Paul and Evie Have some fun and exciting activities planned including gymkhana games and pumpkin hunt. Don't forget it's fancy dress!!
If you want some ideas for fancy dress check out our video from last year on the website. Or take a look at a few photos here a from previous years.
Please book holiday club and halloween online.
Thanks for reading and a very Happy Halloween!