Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Chamfron Paloma - Showmanship

Looking very smart, Chamfron Paloma and Alison in their Showmanship class at the WES Nationals.  Lovely photos by JDR Pictures.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Another good day at the office!

Chamfron Bellini and Natalie won the overall points at Intro and won her Prelim test today at the Island Riding Centre.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Chamfron Compostela - Autumn Hunting

Lovely photo of Stela looking very smart and behaving perfectly on her first morning out with hounds.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Even more awesome badgering!

At one point there were four badgers happily munching within ten foot of me.

Showcross Winner

Chamfron Kukri and Gemma are back out competing, (Gemma has been on maternity leave!) winning the 80 and 95cm class at Lauderdale Showcross on Sunday.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Awesome Badgering!

I am house sitting for a few nights and there is an added bonus, BADGERS!  On the first night two were happy to be photographed from the house so this afternoon I bounced down to the shack and spread peanuts about left, right and centre, I didn't bounce back up all those stairs with quite such gay abandon!  As it gets dark you start to see a badger in every shadow, dock leaves and stones look suspiciously brock like but in reality when they arrive you can't miss them, they attack the peanuts with gusto and are noisy enthusiastic eaters.  They came within three feet of me as I sat in the open doorway, only leaving when the rain turned torrential.  

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Scottish Appaloosa Show - Chamfron Chaco

Lovely to see Anne with Chaco at the Scottish Appaloosa show today.  He was third in a big condition class, second in the two year olds and won the best any other colour.  All while being impeccably behaved.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Ally's gang

Ally's Arrayan fillies straight over to investigate a new play thing, there is no doubt he stamps his stock in looks and temperament!  Cid was having a wee snooze in the sun after his bath.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Chamfron Ojo de Tigre

Popped up to see Lindsay and Tigre tonight, delivering a poncho for a foray into foreign breed classes next month.  It was lovely to have a sit on four year old Tigre who is now hacking out alone and in company and going well.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Bits and pieces

Two year old Campeador is looking well although sporting the "what happens if you get stuck in traffic and don't have time to quality control the children's plaiting" look, it is somewhat unusual and makes me smile, lots.  Four year old Bellini has picked up another couple of red rosettes dressaging this weekend and heads off to dressage camp next month.  Santiago has been saddled and girthed up for the first time and is totally unbothered.  

When Fatty went and I said "one day I might own a Chamfron again" well I do and I've even pulled my finger out and updated his passport this time!  Now technically he was never sold from Chamfron Stud but there was a break down in communication earlier in the year and he was being moved on, however alls well that ends well and I get to play at being an owner these days while he is treated like a king with his new family.  

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Getting bigger

Not as much action on the trail camera at the moment but at least one fox cub still coming to the garden most nights.  In the woods the other camera has picked up the odd (sadly very blurry) snap of a badger.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Having fun

Not much to report on the blog at the moment, Spidey is fully recovered and had a fun trip out to Bowhill Estate today to canter through the woods with his girlfriend Wena.  I disappointed him the other day by making him trot in a stubble field, he said I was a complete disgrace to pony ownership and sulked magnificently.  I bought him matchy matchy fluff in teal to make up for it.  

In other news we had a fantastic yard night out at the Lauder Common riding ball, lots of laughs, not least me demonstrating why it isn't a particularly clever idea to cross a cattle grid in towering heels, in fact I think I will still be laughing about that long after the bruises have faded.  Also had a lovely night out catching up with Patricia and meeting Helen while they were riding the St Cuthbert's Way.  Such a shame we didn't take part in the pub quiz though, the first two questions were "what holds a saddle on a horse?" and "how do you breed a mule?" - we'd of been quids in...

Monday, 31 July 2017

PC Chip pro photos

Cracking photos of twelve year old Eleri competing at dressage with Chamfron Chipita, with kind thanks to Laura Sian Photography.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Perfect Ten

4yo Chamfron Bellini back in her winning ways at dressage this weekend - and scores her first ever ten!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Pony Club Chamfron Chipita

Chip has been a PC pony this weekend with Eleri Owen of Anglesey/Ynys Mon branch riding her at the area qualifier for the PC national dressage championship. Thrilled with Eleri and Chip, 8th from more than 40, sadly the team missed out on a placing by just half a mark. Chip's owner Linda is delighted, she is not back riding after a (non horse related!) broken wrist so very pleased Eleri and Chip are getting out and doing things!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Chamfron Yolanda - Five Years Old

Yolanda is now playing tournaments in Cheshire and is going well.  Photos with thanks to Sarah Clegg.