Saturday, 23 July 2016

Surprisingly busy Saturday.

The yard is usually fairly quiet for Saturday breakfast at this time of year but today it was buzzing. Several regulars made their first visits for a few weeks, some of the new syndicate were there to view their horse and others were eyeing up prospects for the future.
Malcolm with the new syndicate purchase "Cockney Seagull".
A few of the National Hunt horses were just back in after their summer holidays.
Itoldyou is back.
And so is Due South.
Kim was there to see Kafeel and he confirmed that the plan, all going well, was to aim for a return to San Moritz in the spring.
Very different conditions await Kafeel in the spring.
Down on the track prospective buyers viewed one of Linda's new purchases from Ireland.

Is this the one for us?

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Saturday's Special Event.

There was something a little different to enjoy at the stables this morning when Sharon Polding brought her 9 year old eventer, Findon Firecracker, to work on the gallops.  Earlier in the year they had competed under the G.B. flag in the Tattersals event in Ireland.  They hope to be competing at Blenheim later in the year.

The spectators, both human and equine, found it all very interesting.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Is This The Future? For Some Things We Hope Not!

For those visiting for breakfast this morning there were hints of things to come.  The first of Linda's new acquisitions has arrived from Ireland, a well bred, big, strong 4 year old filly, who looks an exciting jumping prospect.

A less exciting window into the future was the breakdown of the dishwasher!  The owners reverted to the old traditional method and will need a winner to finance a return to normality!

However the rare treat of the sun made watching the horses on the track a pleasure.