Back into the swing again now, with everyone in from their summer hols. Staff & horses alike!
The horses look very well and are probably a little ahead of schedule as the new hill gallop is proving to be a brilliant asset, a great surface and the incline great for getting fit without a lot of galloping work.
The new yard is also proving to be a massive hit, and SO much easier than running up and down the drive.
The team also looking tip top after their summer breaks, great to have the same crew as last year, with the exception of Megan who, after passing her law OU final exam has gone over to the 'dark side' and is now working for the BHA in Disiplinary!! Hoping not to see her anytime soon!!
We have even manged to get a holiday in this year and have just had a lovely family week in Spain with Chris & Lou & their children. Nice to be away, but nice to be back & thanks to Darren & the team for holding the fort whist we were away.
As always hitting the ground running and plenty to catch up on after being away. A week in the office awaits!
Lovely to see a good turnout of Crappers, Park Laners, Some Finishers & Goodies on Friday for a little get together, and the Point Of Attack crew a couple of weeks before, again for a little pre season drink. Not long now until we see some action.
Lovely to have got three winners on the board already, and hoping to beat last years score this season.
Charlie & Jack & James all in riding out again along with Tabitha when she can.
We were particularly saddened to hear of the passing of Gary Allbutt, who built the new barn & installed the original gallop here. Gary was an all round top man, and many could learn a lot from him. He was always there in times of 'Oh S**t'' we need help, either mending broken things or putting out muck heap fires! Our sympathies to his partner Natalie & sons Lewis, Dan & Chris. He will be much missed.