Thursday, April 22, 2010

We have had a busy Easter holidays and some decent weather as well.The ponies have still got pretty thick winter coats, but are starting to moult.Jasper has wintered quite well and he hasn't had to visit fat camp yet!!
The pony club kids who have braved the weather most of the winter held an Easter games day at the end of the holidays.It was great fun ducking for apples and cadburys egg and spoon races, even Paula had a go.I suggested they have a Mum's race but there were no takers!!
I will download some photos soon.
Gail ( Freya's Mum)is competing this weekend in a dressage competition Good luck, hope everything goes well.
Have had a few trips to local point to points to watch Adam this year. He had his first winner at Corbridge on Sunday riding Frontier Lad.Photos on Grossick Racing if you want to see some of the action shots.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is anyone as sick of this weather as I am?We have mud everywhere and horses munching hay all day and every day.Luckily we got a new tractor at Christmas and it's already working overtime.
The Christmas holidays were a no go as far as riding went.We were snowbound for about six weeks.Even the Herdwicks were looking for food as there were no blades of grass to be seen.
Snap went to his new home in Yorkshire where he is behaving well and everyone loves him.Hope to hear he is doing some dressage soon.
Have a look at our Facebook site for some old photos added by Kelly. See if you recognise some of the old faces!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Well the summer has been and gone and where do I start??We have had a busy season and some great weather to go with it.We seem to have missed all the showers and floods!!
All of the horses and ponies have behaved themselves although IKnow I shouldn't tempt fate.
Everyone absolutely loves Sylvester he's beatifully behaved.We had some "mature " ladies do a 2 hour beach ride and Sylvester was the star of the day.
Belle went to her new home in July.She's gone to a lovely home near Hexham. Heard last week she had been to her first competition and she has settled in well.
September has been a bit quieter and so some of the ponies are getting a bit fat. I had to buy Jasper a mask to restrict his grazing he's not happy!!
Womble looks like he is going to explode, He might need a mask soon!!
We still have Snap who has had an easy time lately.He is a dressage star,winning his first test and coming third in his first prelim!!
We have been to Titlington with Jim today.It was his first time x country and he came fourth.He is the unspookiest pony and thought nothing of the water. Might be some photos of him on DLT Photography later.
Chloe won her class on Snuffles,and was very pleased with the prize money.Well done Chloe thats two wins in two weekends having been successful at Todburn last week.
Natalie has had some great show jumping results this season with Treacle and finished second today, just pipped by a few seconds on the optimum time.
We saw our old pony Patch today,he looked fantastic and is obviously very happy in his new home at Rothbury.
Mr kai was first in his class,well done to Claire too.

Friday, July 31, 2009

It's that time again!! end of term hooray it's summer.For once Seahouses is actually having some good weather.We had a great week with Seahouses Middle School having their annual activity week.I think everyone learned something and enjoyed the fun and games on the last day.
Poor Paula was sick for the start of the holidays ,which gave me a panic attack!!! I want to thank everyone who helped out at short notice, it was greatly appreciated.
Snap( photo to the left at Wooperton after x country schooling) has arrived home after his working holiday with Sarah, and he is going well.We have two jockeys for him Jane for the flat work and Adam for x country.Thought for a while he would make a police horse but we think he has a bit of potential, he seems to take every thing in his stride and loves jumping.
Have finally got a name for the Belgian horse.... Claude...he is very laid back and proved yesterday he quite enjoys jumping with Claire on board.
Orlando is turning out to be a big favourite with everyone, had an email from Switzerland today from one of his fans!!
Jim and China went to Titlington a couple of weeks ago. Jim went really well in the 85cm ( I thought this was quite ambitious as it was his first show for a while) and China was 2nd in the 95cm. You can see them in action if you look at DLT Photography.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So much has happened since I last wrote on this blog.I have been to a swishing party, seen Madonna in concert and breaking news is The Percy mounted games team have qualified for HOYS
First swishing as every one who watches Trinny and Suzannah knows, is gathering somewhere and swapping clothes. We had a great night at Greenhill, where Claire(Nigella in disguise)provided fantastic food.Fortunately for nearly everyone there, one of the swishers had a major clear out of some gorgeous clothes, this meant we all went home with something whether it was a numnah or a designer dress, I think everyone enjoyed it.
The Madonna concert happened in Manchester tremendous performance, and really good company meant I had a great time.Madge put on a spectacular show, she must be super fit as she danced and jumped around for two and a half hours.
We didn't splash out on accommodation (well we couldn't after paying for the tickets) so it was a night in a travel lodge. As I was the oldest(that was my excuse) I got the bed, while the rest had sofa beds .Not so keen on the M62 though, we were stuck on it for 3 hours, so it took rather a long time to get home.I now know the Wetherby service station quite well and would highly reccommend it.
BREAKING NEWS Natalie has just been in to tell me the Percy have qualified for HOYS a fantastic acheivment well done!!!
Nearly forgot to mention,Karen had a big birthday this week loking forward to the bbq next week, Kathryn had her 18th and it was Nanna Mary's 90th birthday and we all went to The Lodge last night to celebrate it.Natalie also had her birthday,she went to see someone I haven't even heard of in concert and also to see Bruce Springstein(I've heard of him)Happy Birthday to you all!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Well I hope you have all read the Journal newspaper today!! Peggy has made another appearance, this time on Fern's back.She really is loving all this attention.Going to Etal dressage tomorrow , entered Snap but he had a tooth out on Wed so thought it wouldn't be fair to take him, so I am taking Mr Ed instead.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Had the day off last weekend and went to Bramham with "the girls" I left Sallyanne cooking breakfast as we wanted an early start.It took two hours to get there and then forty ninutes in the queue!Good shopping at this event and lots to see.We watched a Show jumping class as well as the big screen x country.
The Percy games team had another fantastic result and won by 23 points! it was a friendly rather than a competition,but they seem to be quite competitive.Not long till the zones where hopefully they will qualify for HOYS
Moscow went to his new home this week, and we had some new ponies arrive.
Paula has taken a liking to our black and white 14.2, he thinks he's been here before though he is only six.
Claire got the job of trying out the new 12.2 (she's nice and light)and she seems to be very well behaved.
Had a lovely meal with some friends a few weeks ago at The Coach at Lesbury.We then went for a walk through the village and took some pics!!
Went to see Snap last night Sarah gave him a school around Wooperton he went really well and doesn't seem to spook at anything.
Whoops!! I seem to have put two photos on and I'm not clever enough to take one off.