What’s been happening this week at College Farm?

Well, we have been joined by a new member of staff called Emily McMunn, Emily has lots of experience with horses and has joined us on a part time basis. We also have Jenny back to continue her training, it’s great to have her back and I’m sure you’ll make them both feel welcome when you see them at the yard.

Teddy’s had a haircut and looks beautiful. He’s had his mane pulled and his tail trimmed and he’s looking super. He’s going to have a saddle and bridle on this week, which I’m sure he’ll accept happily and calmly. We’d like to have him backed and under saddle by Christmas and we’ll update you with his progress on a regular basis.

Finally, Pedro (Markham Sultan) and I had a super result last Wednesday at Arena UK, he had a super result, scoring just over 65% and then we went on to get just over 65% in the Advanced at Sheepgate Area Festivals last weekend and then 63.68% in the PSG with strong competition, two judges and 8 others in the class, we managed to get 2nd in the PSG championship, a very costly two mistakes where I forgot my test, cost us first place!

Lessons are as normal this week with NVQ and BHS training on Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday I’ll be at Elm’s farm for the dressage classes, on Thursday I’ll be in Derby teaching and in the Chesterfield area on Friday. On Saturday it’s the Regional Dressage Judges’s Seminar and then its off to Vale View on Sunday for the PSG class, which I’ll be hoping to have learnt more thoroughly by then!!! Lessons will be going on as normal at the farm with Amelia on Saturday and Gill on Sunday.

Nottingham Trent University students are back! Their training starts again next week after we’ve selected the teams.

If anyone wants to join in on any of the training sessions or lessons, or if I’m in your area and you’d like a lesson, just let me know via the usual routes. If you want to ring me and don’t want to leave a message, remember you can always send me a text.

More next week, look out for our weekly blog!