Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm sure everyone knows who Basil the cockeral is, however for anyone who doesn't know his story, He was evicted from the "toon" and now lives at Greenhill Farm , after being adopted by Claire.He is quite famous and has been on TV and also made the Journal.
We heard today he's the proud father of three chicks.Congratulations !!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We have had a blip with our computer so I haven't been able to update the blog.
Half term started last Friday which always signals a busy week ahead!! Everybody arrives from far off places, to be enchanted with our Northumberland coastline. Saying that, I had the day off on Saturday and spent a day with "the girls" as we like to call ourselves, at Floors Castle. We had a very cold day but refreshments were excellent and the company great! We managed to watch some of the locals compete some of which did really well.Charlotte Swearman rode two horses clear x country and had very good dressage tests, not bad having just come back from exams and not having ridden for three weeks. Well done!
Rachel Smith,another Northumbrian girl finished a very good 5th in her section, we watched her faultless show jumping round.She hit the local headlines a couple of weeks ago after qualifying for a dressage competition. It's great to see local people doing well.
Also at this time of the year "the birders" are out in force! We are so lucky having the Farne Islands accessible from the harbour.People travel miles just to visit this spectacular sight of craggy rocks littered with all species of birds and also the grey seal colony.
Have to go cook tea now, more news soon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well it's been a busy week.We had a surprise arrival on Wednesday one of the Herdwick ewes produced a lamb!!! A little black girl, of course now we need a name for her any suggestions welcome.

More chicken news........ think We've found a new home for the one legged hen she just needs a little house to live in and she will be away.Claire Thorburn here todayand her suggestion for a name for the hen was Peggy.... full name maybe Henny Peggy!!!! Can anyone think of a better one than this??

Cindy away to her new home in Yorkshire on Thursday,Sal was very sad hope she doesn't start to cry when she sees this photo!.New pony arrived more news about him soon.

We've had deer in the garden this week, the horses were all a bit unsure when it jumped back and forward from field to field.It looks like it's going to be a lovely weekend ,if the forecast is correct,let's hope so as it's the start of half term.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We had a lovely day at Swarland today, it was really warm and sunny.The home made cakes were good too!!Cindy went very well in her first test and finished 6th.I took a video of half the test on my camera but cannot work out how to put it on here.
We have had some more followers join some with photos ! Alice you have to have a google account to get your comments live.Hope you and Megan are enjoying your hols.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's been a sunny windy week and it's flown by.I'm a bit behind with the news again.Natalie and Katie were at Titlington last Sunday.Katie took her new games pony,Indie who went very well.Also Natalie was unlucky in one class , having the last fence down in the jump off.However she won the 1m 05 class.They are off to Holmeside Hall , to the BSJA show tomorrow so Good luck.
Sal and Cindy went to Todburn on Thursday evening.Lots of very spooky fillers which, Cindy hadnt seen before but she didn't seem to mind any of them and went clear, however she had the last fence down in the jump off!!
We're off to Swarland to give Cindy a whirl at dressage. Lets hope it doesn't rain tonight as Cindy is washed and looking very clean.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Too windy to ride today, so I will catch up on some news for you.

Twilight is off to his new home at the weekend. A little girl called Heidi came to see him on Monday night and loved him in fact she liked him so much,she didn't want to get off! She is only eight,but quite tall for her age,and rode Twilight really well.She had a bit of an audience, but this didn't seem to bother her.He is going to a lovely home where, I am sure he will get a lot of attention.

The new chickens arrived on Tuesday and they seem to have settled in OK. They are in their own run at the minute and will be introduced to the older girls gradually.This is Adam`s job, he has to put a new roof on the old henhouse!

Grace and Katie turned up yesterday in dresses.I wish I had my camera and I would have been able to put them on this blog!They were doing a video for Seahouses middle school and needed a background which was "old" looking! so I gave them the key and they went up to old Slate hall stables for the filming.

I have been testing my photography skills, trying to take an action picture of Cindy.Poor thing she had to jump about twenty times before I got the timing right! My camera is not very advanced(neither am I)and it took a while to work out when to snap the photo.I will post my best effort.The photos were for Sallyanne to advertise Cindy in the horse for sale on the

Pony Club website and on Horsehunter.
Congratulations to Carol on becoming a granma again and best wishes to Mary,Mark ,Melanie and new baby Daisy.
We have some special offers available at Slate hall Riding Centre this month.If you book six lessons you get one free.Also Beach rides have 10% off (weekdays only)

Any customer who brings a new customer who hasn't ridden with us before will receive 20% off

bring two friends and get 50% off.(quote blogspot for this offer)

Sal has posted this on our Facebook page, have a look.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sal and Cindy at Titlington yesterday it was freezing.It was her first show jumping competition and she finished third in the 75cm class.She is very well behaved when we take her anywhere and didnt even spook at the fillers!I took some photos really bad ones but at least you can see she went around a course.

Natalie took her two, first time out for Coco who I think finished 2nd. She also had Treacle there, who won the big class 1m 10 I think Well Done.(tell us your full results Nat)

Have advertised Twilight on Adtrader and have someone coming to see him tomorrow night.All the girls will be sad if he goes!

Ordered some more hens today they ,should be here by the end of the week.We are looking for a good home for the one legged hen anyone any ideas?

Karen had great news, a publisher wants to read her book, lets hope she likes it and it gets onto the book shelves in WH Smith!