Good morning everyone,
What a lovely spell of weather for the horses all enjoying the sunshine and it is giving them a great break.
Tax Benefit has been a credit to all concerned with him, Luanne Hunt at Clyde Vet and the team here as he contracted Salmonella at the clinic and we nearly lost him – what a fighter to come back from that.
We had a good trip to France judging at the AQPS show and we were really pleased that our selection the 2yo filly got supreme champion. It was a great event and we hope that this will become a popular event in this country also. Lune and George Vergette were great hosts and we also managed to find a very nice horse to bring back to Scotland – details to follow on the website.
Champion and Reserve AQPS Show
Well done to Langholm Cornet and our conditional Dale Irving who carried the Queen’s Baton on its journey through Dumfries and Galloway in the countdown to Glasgow 2014.
Langholm Cornet Dale Irving featuring in The Times
Congratulations to our owner Ann Fraser who has been awarded an MBE for her services in the BHS and horse world – a great achievement and also Sam Sheppard who I worked with at the Thoroughbred Breeders Association a good while back.
We would like to welcome Graham Radford a new owner to the team this week, shareholder in Rocklim who is one of our exciting up and coming youngsters to look out for. Shares are available in him for the season ahead please contact the office for more details or if you would like to come and see him.
Mocha has had a nice colt foal as you can see he is pretty bold!
Mochas Colt Foal 2014
My great mentor when I was growing up passed away recently Elizabeth Pickard or Miss P as she was better know who was one of the best instructors in East Anglia. She is the reason I am involved with horses today. I liked the quote from her in her tribute;
’In many ways horses are very much the same as human beings. Treat them as you would be treated yourself and you will be successful. If you come up against difficulties, the majority can be overcome by common sense and a little patience but I would add with a sense of fun’
We get the first big batch of horses in on the 14th July and we look forward to the season ahead.
Best wishes and have a great weekend,
James and Briony Ewart