As many of our regular clients may know, Carolyn has been waiting for a hip relacement for some time, many years of riding has caught up with her! The good news is she finally has a date, the 1st of February, for her operation. Within a few months she will be back on form so not to worry! Many thanks for your continued kindness and support.
We got this lovely letter the other day, great work!
Hi Carolyn, I thought would send you a photo of marley, nieve is doing well still, she won the working hunter championships for your horse and grand prix, this picture is him at the Calvert cup.
Thanks nicky and nieve
Written by Sue...
"What a truly FAB boy your sold me Carolyn! Henry won is his first 2 one day events, he came 3rd at Chilham Castle combined training out of a strong 30 contestants. He came 4th at Chilham Castle Eventer's Challenge out of 40 and 6th at Hickstead Dressage Regional finals. We also won a Prix Caprilli at Blue Barn the previous weeks. Lastly he won his first Novice Dressage test shortly after. I am having so much fun! Henry is such a good horse, a real delight to own. So many people love him, thanks!"
On Monday 27th May, I had the great pleasure of visiting Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre to see how the horses and ponies for clients there are getting along. Bridget Hart and her staff were very helpful in organising groups of horses and riders so I could watch how much each individual has progressed.
They all rode and jumped a course of fences for me. Then we had a chat about their many successes and future goals. The smallest of ponies was 12hh and largest was 17.1hh. When I was looking to find the right horses for clients, I took great care so that they would not only suit their owners, but also be a good working livery in the Riding School.
Burley Lodge has excellent facilities with plenty of grazing in well fenced paddocks. There are three arenas including a small indoor school, a cross country course and superb show jumping arena. All the clients seemed very happy with their horses and ponies; it was great to see this. Burley Lodge provides a friendly and efficient service including riding lessons and individual instruction. They will be holding an annual show on Saturday 10th August, please check their website for more details:
01189 886 936
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre
Hyde End Road
I would like to thank Bridget Hart and her staff for making me so welcome; I had a very enjoyable afternoon.
This winter I had the pleasure of re visiting Vauxhall City Farm in the heart of London to see how the horses I have supplied to them are progressing. It was a very cold dull day but I was soon given a warm welcome from Linda Hinds and her groom Rachel.
I was given a tour of this amazing inner city farm which is mostly run through charitable means. The farm and stables are a breath of fresh air in this suburban area. It is free to enter the farm and to look at and stroke the goats, horses, pigs, lamas etc. There is a large pond where many interesting fowl can be found. Many children and some adults do not have the time or means to visit the countryside that I take for granted so this facility has a very valuable place in our society and should be supported.
The horses I supplied were looking very happy and well looked after. The horse riding is available to book for lessons in their large fenced menage. Vauxhall City Farm also teach disabled childen, having worked previously with the R.D.A (Riding for the Disabled Assosiation) it was brilliant to see this opportunity for disadvantaged youngsters. The staff are all well trained and exceptionally friendly.
If you want to offer your services as a helper or perhaps make a donation to this excellent cause, Linda Hinds would love to here from you.
I would like to take this oportunity to thank Linda and her team for giving the horses I supplied such an excellent home and wish Vauxhall City Farm all the best for the future.
0207 582 4204
Vauxhall City Farm
165 Tyers Street