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We are now well into the Summer months and despite the atrocious weather, conditions in our fields and on our gallop are good. We have a lot of the Winter jump horses from Mick Channons to be turned out into the paddocks for a couple of months grass but the nights have been too cold to leave them out full time. We still have a number of horses to ride out and educate as well, including several horses off the flat who have a future over hurdles. There are some good members of staff in the yard, with plenty of experience and we have vacancies for more horses for schooling – either young event horses or future NH types. Of late, we’ve had several recent inmates from West Lockinge run extremely well on the tracks including Four Nations (trained by George Baker) who won at 25/1 over hurdles last week at Plumpton, and Knock House who impressively won his Bumper race at Huntingdon on April 28th. Now that the grass is growing and the ground is settling down, we are planning some day courses for the Summer. Yogi Breisner will be here shortly to give jumping instruction, so please contact us if you are interested in joining any of his Clinics. Also we are contacting other well known riders to help riders with flat work and or showing techniques. The gallop is in constant use from outsiders and is in excellent condition as are our show jumps and schooling fences. We are also in a position to wash stable rugs (and dry them), so please watch this space for details. We will be very competitive with our rates, and we also have a brand new tumble drier for horse wear. Great care will be taken with your rugs! [more...]
Most of last Seasons jumpers, which were trained by Mick Channon, are now back here and enjoying their days in the fields in the Sunshine. Knock House came back on Wednesday having won his bumper at Huntingdon last Sunday. He should be a lovely hurdler next season. Warden Hill is still in training and may have one more run in a Novice hurdle before his holidays begin. And well done to Knox Overstreet, who was here for a couple of months in the winter, and did some jumping just for fun. He won yesterday on the flat over 2 miles at Chepstow. Plans are afoot to see some more horses in Ireland very shortly. If anybody wants to buy a youngster, please let us know - one that jumps well and would be ready to race next Autumn. Off to Badminton this weekend. Should be an interesting competition with 3 riders chasing the Grand Slam - William Fox Pitt, Andrew Nicholson and Michael Jung. We're getting busier here now giving lessons and people using our facilities - show jumps and gallops. Plenty to keep us busy. [more...]
The weather looked a lot better at the beginning of the week but is now cold and windy again with the possibility of more rain. At least the grass is starting to grow and the paddocks look better. Several of the horses which we’ve had in for schooling/jumping have run really well on the racecourses (jumped superbly) so that is most encouraging. We are able to take more in at any time as we have good riders and the ground is riding really well in our schooling field. Jumping lessons are available, from myself and Yogi Breisner when he’s here. For further details ring my mobile 07860 110153. Calgary Bay and Somersby are now reunited and have returned from their season at Mick Channon’s. They both go out in the field together and are blissfully happy. We also have Loch Ba and Viva Steve back here for summer grass. They are 2 exciting horses for next season. The latter will go Novice chasing in the Autumn. Balbriggan and Warden Hill are still in training and will probably run again while the ground lasts. Knock House, the 4 year old, is due to contest a bumper race before he is roughed off for May and June. Being by Old Vic, he will need a test of stamina and some cut in the ground but he’s a very nice young horse. [more...]