Sunday, 21 October 2018

Saturday Turnout.

It was a busy breakfast at the yard on Saturday. Excellent food, great conversation and the glorious sun made watching on the gallops a delight.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Forward Planning.

The breakfast table was the focus for this morning.  One owner was looking to name their new horse and suggestions were coming from all around the table based on its breeding.  When majority opinion was obtained the name's availability was checked with the BHA and then reserved.
Meanwhile another of the owners laid out their newly registered and made colours.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Autumn Delight.

The autumn colours make mornings on the gallops a pleasure.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Looking Forward.

With Linda away for the weekend, Karen took over the Saturday breakfast gathering.  It was a time for looking forward to the months ahead and Karen was proud to show off two nice new fillies that had arrived the day before after a windy crossing from Ireland.
One of our owners was able to get close up to her newly purchased horse at the gallops.
Finally, the yard is obviously aspiring to be on a par with Nicky Henderson's.  Almost there!  Six Barrows!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Owners Open Day

Linda and her staff put on another excellent Owners Open Day this afternoon.  It started with a relaxing chat or stroll around the stables while enjoying Pimms and some nibbles.
Time for a chat with fellow owners.
Then everyone moved round to the lawn for the parade of horses.
Waiting for the parade.
Linda checks her notes for her parade commentary.
The horses are paraded.
At the end of the parade the staff gathered together for a well earned round of applause and thank yous.  
Then it was time for some delicious food.  There was a barbecue, salad, a choice of cakes and scones.  A great success, thank you Linda and team.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Not Everything Goes To Plan

Alex's big day (debut ride) ended in disappointment when his mount, Noble Attitude, had to be withdrawn at the start.  Up till then he had enjoyed the atmosphere and experience.  He walked the course with Karen and was introduced to the owners in the paddock, even though he knew them all.  He was obviously frustrated with the way things turned out but will hopefully have another chance soon.
Alex approaches the owners in the parade ring.
Receiving his instructions.
On board Noble Attitude.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Upbeat Saturday

It was a very pleasant morning at the Stables today.  It was champagne breakfast to celebrate Breden's midweek win which was re-run on the television several times, including Karen's excellent post race interview.
Champagne breakfast.
It was good to see Itoldyou back in the yard looking well after his summer break.
Itoldyou after a spell on the walker.
One of the owners went out on her horse as he started his roadwork before the season ahead.
Pauline on Due South
Alex was out on Noble Attitude preparing for his first ride in public tomorrow at Windsor after getting his Amateurs licence.
Alex on Noble Attitude