Monday, 8 February 2021

New Gallop Beats The Weather.

 The new surface on the gallop proved its worth today when we were able to use it in the snow as it hadn't frozen.



Sunday, 7 February 2021

Gallops Refurbishment Just Beats The Snow.

Material to resurface the round gallop this weekend and through hard work and team effort it was in place before the snow descended.



The horses and staff are looking forward to using it.





Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Wall Answers

 DIANA   SOLOMON   JONATHAN   DAVE

Singer surname "King" with a top 5 UK hit

BB       HAND      FIELD     ELEPHANT

All can be followed by "Gun" for a weapon

BARN    PEN    PIG    SHEEP

Found on a farm

CAROL    STABLE    HEROD    DONKEY

Christmas connection

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Christmas excitement not confined to the track!

 As it was not possible to meet up for our traditional Christmas get together and quiz night our owner/quizmaster organised one that ran through the whole of December and came in various parts.  It was open to non-stable connections as well and attracted five teams.  The stable had a team and an offshoot of the old stable team set up separately (The Absentees).  It proved to be a close contest with the stable team leading right up to the final component, "the connecting wall".  As Malcolm Fitzjohn of the stable team said, "Brilliant festive entertainment.  I think we were hampered badly at the wall but stayed on our feet and recovered well for a place. It will take some time to recover from what was a tough race."  They finished joint second with The Absentees staying on to win.

The Connecting Wall is one of the rounds on BBC2's Only Connect.  You have to arrange 16 words into 4 groups of 4 with a common link in each.  Here is one that was not in the Christmas quiz.

Carol   Diana   Pig   Stable

Barn   Elephant   Solomon   Hand

Field   Donkey   Herod   Jonathan

Sheep   Dave   BB    Pen

This is only for fun, no prizes.  I will post the answer in a few days.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Winter Arrives.

Winter arrived at the yard overnight.  It looked beautiful but we were glad we'd made good use of the hill gallop earlier in the week.











Sunday, 15 November 2020

Good Placement

Linda did well to place Iconic Flight in a novice's hurdle at Fontwell that cut up to just four runners.  The opposition was very stiff but with one of the runners unseating its rider it meant he finished third and earned some useful prize money.  Although beaten a long way in this first outing after a wind op, we learnt more about the horse.



Saturday, 14 November 2020

Experience The Thrill of The Hill Gallop.

 You can share the thrill of riding up the hill gallop with this video taken by Karen.