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March 2018

We've had a very busy March. I've done a few clinics as well as having plenty of horses and ponies in the yard and my regular lessons   . Stacey took the Lawson family's sec A to the Ribble Valley Show at Croft Top. Tom came to us in December with a few issues but has  [...]

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Backing youngsters

We've got our newest recruits out and hacking today! Having had a month of lunging with his owners the 4 yo novice hack  had a week of walking up the hill in the lunge lo then I led Stacey out on him yesterday and today he hacked following Brew, the coloured cob I rode last [...]

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March 2018

Stacey led the Wilson's  Doehill Whistle Down the Wind with Lucie on board to qualify for the Restricted Heritage Lead rein at Warren farm and the novice at BSPS Area 2b. We went to the NCPA Spring Spectacular and Pendle First Light was Champion NCPA registered and reserve part bred in hand in spite of [...]

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Thompson House February 2018

We had our first show of the season and it was absolutely freezing! It was our first time showing all three animals and they all finished 2nd. I led the Wilson family`s Dartmoor Doehill Whistle down the Wind ridden by daughter Lucie who went sweetly. Stacey then rode Linda Howley-Rothwell`s TGCA cob ,Sylvester, who coped [...]

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Busy winter!

What awful weather we'e had but it hasn't dampened our enthusiasm! We've had a very busy winter with lots of ponies and horses ( mainly cobs?) for backing and schooling.  I love detangling mixed up animals and then seeing their confidence grow as they establish a partnership with their riders. We include all lessons in [...]

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Update 18 September 2017

Our main summer season has finished with the grand finale at Horse of the Year Show round the corner. We had a couple of novices out at the weekend at the In the Spotlight show at Hyndburn and Rossendale Equestrian Centre. Alex Whitehead`s homebred 148cm show pony ,Hero, won the pre novice with Stacey Wiseman. [...]

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End of season catch up

It's been a while since I've updated but here we go! We had a good BSPS champs with Katy Schreiber and Barcliffe Balmoral coming 3rd in the Young Int SRT against much more established animals.  He also gained a 41/50 ride Mark in the novice but still looked a bit immature stripped, after all he [...]

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It's been a couple of months since my last update. In that time we've been out showing with our two Intermediate Show Riding types, Ashlands Maiden Law  (Jessica Lee) and Barcliffe Balmoral  (Katy Schreiber) , who have both come on loads and get better with each outing. Amy Riley qualified her  Coloured NNH , A [...]

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Well we've had a quieter month. We have a new staff member ,Beth Hayhurst,who has settled in quickly and shares our passion for treating the horses as individuals. We've been out and about showing. Firstly at Barton where Angela Reeves` lovely 138cm Show Pony Strinesdale Genius, ridden by Aliya Khan , qualified for both novice [...]

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Busy February

After a post Christmas lull we've had a busy February with several ponies coming for short term schooling and organising. Sometimes people just need help finding what work routine suits their animals and if they're here I can formulate a plan which can be continued once home. We went to Barton E C last weekend [...]

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