It was Owners' Open Day at the stable today. A good crowd turned out to see the horses, chat about experiences and partake of the excellent refreshments provided. The horses were beautifully turned out and looked very well, thanks to the hard work of all the staff who mixed grooming and turn out with being waiters and waitresses, making sure no plate was empty or glass half full. A presentation was made to the winners of the 2012/13 Three To Follow Competition and the 2013/14 competition was started. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable time.
A time for chat and a look round the yard.
Settling down to watch the horses parade.
Rowe Park makes a quick appearance before going to Wolverhampton to race.
The last few weeks have been fairly quiet but now the action begins again. Staff are working hard to get the horses and stables ready for the Owners Open Day on Saturday (28th September) and the National Hunt horses are progressing nicely with their names appearing on the list of dates for possible entries, on the fridge door! Indeed this afternoon Spirit Of Xaar makes a reappearance in a novice hurdle at Plumpton.