May/June News

Pippin was safely delivered of her foal on the 25th May: A colt named Cowton Rigel. A riding voucher will be given as a prize to the first person who can identify where his name comes from, including the literary equestrian reference: ie. whose horse is he named after? And from what book? Answers via the website contact only, as most of our customers have already been told.

Both are thriving, despite the typical spring weather,  with looks and temperament much the same as his big brothers, being black all over and a friendly and inquisitive nature.

The Cowton jumping and Dressage leagues are well under way now with several new competitors this year. Instuctor Louise watt has been competing at novice level with Gloria, and is doing very well. she is also doing the jumping with Valentine, who is proving to be a competent all round pony.

Both Maigold and valentine are settling in well and attended the Riding Club Summer show on the 19th June. It proved to be a bit stressful for the younger Maigold, who became somewhat agitated at times, but she still went home with some rosettes. valentine was much calmer and performed well in the ring, also taking home rosettes.

Louise attended with  her own horse Chia and qualified for the Veteran regional championships in Edinburgh in September. Kirsty Ure did well with her recently acquired coloured horse Domino, and so it was a good day all round: Many thanks and congratulations to the committe members, stewards and volunteers for a great show.

Check out the recently added galleries in the photos section for pictures: Lesley T decided not to compete herself and so was able to take pictures!

Next show will be Redwing, all being well Robbie will get a chance to ‘perform’ – or drag his handler around to every patch of edible grass!

The hacking has been good recently, now that lambing is finished, and the ground is firm but good going as they say. The midges are incomparable to those on the West coast, but still irritating at times, but as long as the ride keep moving it is possible to outrun them.

Kirsy attended Area 22 at the beginning of June, as part of team Stonehaven, and they all did well as a team and individually.

Gail attended the jumping at Brechin on 22nd June and got 2nd in the 2’9”, and 2nd in the 2′ classes. Well done to all, it is very rewarding to see our livery clients going out and about with their horses.

Readers please get in touch if you have comments or news to relate, watch this space for future news.

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