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Stephen Clarke returned to Shaw Farm!

What a fantastic day we all had when the guru of dressage that is Stephen Clarke when he revisited us this month.

Stephens style of training is totally different and he is a man of few words, however those few words are bound to teach you a thing or too!!

We had a full clinic with him, along with a large waiting list. Each and every rider on the day came away very satisfied and full of excitement.

Stephen will be back with us again soon, I will post dates on here as soon as we have something organised.

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Summer Dressage Series Results.

Well what a fantastic series we had for our Summer Championship. Each month we had a vast number of entries and the feedback was superb every time. What was also very lovely to see was the improvement in every combination over the months.

Our judges were very encouraging and friendly and the atmosphere was fabulous!

We are very excited about our WINTER SERIES starting next on the 13th September, check out our calendar page for all further dates up until December.

I would like to thank all those who supported us each month and to say well done to all competitors, here are the final results:

Intro:

1st – Jenna Oldham

2nd – Bev Sparks

3rd – Shelly Lyons

4th – Zena Wiggins

5th – Andrea Shackleton

 

Prelim:

1st – Joan Walsh

2nd – Vicky Fisher and Nick Vercoe

3rd – Lauren Sweetland

4th – Jess Hyde

5th – Bev Yeadon

 

Novice:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Lauren Sweetland

3rd – Bev Yeadon and Amanda Haughton

4th – Vanessa Lewis and Jess Hyde

5th – Kathryn Bailey

 

Elementary:

1st – Jane McCrea

2nd – Rachael Dodsley

3rd – Helen Kettleborough

4th – Charlotte Lutener

Music:

1st – Jane McCrea

2nd – Lauren Sweetland

3rd – Charlotte Lutener

4th – Vicky Taylor and Kate Siddall

5th – Shelly Lyons

 

OVERALL JUNIOR CHAMPION:

***CHARLOTTE LUTENER***

 

OVERALL SENIOR CHAMPION:

***JANE MCCREA***

 

Well done everyone and thank you xx

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Well done to Charlotte and Tess!

Charlotte has been on SFE since December and has come such a long way in that time.

Charlotte competed in her first Affiliated BD and won the class with a huge 75%.

We are very proud of this combination and I have no doubt there will be many more successful results.

Well done Charlotte x

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Livery vacancy!

We have a rare opening coming at the end of July.

We cater for all types of full livery, from schooling, breaking, rehab, retirement and holiday livery.

5* care along with amazing facilities all for one set price.

Call Esther to arrange a viewing 07889894404.

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Fun in the sun!

Well so far we are having a lovely summer in the Pennines. Our horses are all enjoying long spells of turnout daily and the evening riding is just fantastic at this time of year.

The yard has been a bustle of activity recently with many riders and their horses out competing successfully, we have welcomed a couple of new liveries over the past few weeks who seem to be loving life at Shaw Farm.

Katie Amos and myself ran a very successful Dressage to Music Clinic which proved extremely popular, so anyone who fancies making their pony dance then look no further, between us we can coordinate a fantastic floor plan based on your horses strengths and compose a unique music routine. Contact Esther for further details.

SFE’s Summer Dressage series is going really well with huge entries each month and lots of success from our own liveries. It is also great to see so many of our riders improving each month.

We still run regular training clinics for both flatwork and jumping and our monthly Show Jumping event is as popular as ever.

Rolex and I have started our BD campaign in June, so far he has done me proud gaining scores of 66%, 68%, 69% and even a 70%. I am very excited about this horses future, keep checking out this page to keep up to date on our progress.

More posts to follow, Esther.

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Dancing ponies are coming to Shaw Farm

We are excited to announce we are holding a Dressage to Music Clinic at our yard.

Throughout our Dressage Series we have seen a keen interest in the Music element to Dressage however many people feel intimidated to put together some music and design a floor plan. Well worry no more, we will do it all for you!

Myself and Katie Amos, both active BD Riders will work closely together to produce some fantastic music to match your horses tempo and your style, we will also design a floor plan to best show off your ponies.

Within the price you will receive a one to one session, 2 cd’s of your individual music, electronic version of the music, a printed floor plan and reduced entry to your first FSM class at SFE.

Check out our calendar page for further information.

Intro – Novice tests catered for in a 40×20 arena.

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BHS says we are amoungst the top yards in the UK.

We have had some great feedback just lately from the British Horse Society.

On their annual spot check when they turn up unannounced their representative simply said ‘I don’t know how you can improve this’. We achieved ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED’ in every category for a second year running, this is graded on every aspect of the yard from horse care, customer service and facilities.

We work incredibly hard to try to bring an affordable yet high end service to all our clients, and this recognition makes the hard work all worth while.

All is thanks to our clients and my fabulous team of staff.

Lets hope the good times continue ……………….. x

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Fabulous 15hh Dressage horse for sale

15hh Gelding, 14 years, fabulous all rounder and very talented Dressage Horse.

He has been stabled with us for 5 years and is an absolute gem.

Contact Victoria Fisher (owner) for further details 07540600650

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Busy couple of months at Shaw Farm.

Well I haven’t had chance to update you all on our activities just recently, but its been a manic and exciting few weeks at Shaw Farm.

We have had our first Dressage Competition of the series, which was hugely successful and supported very well, lets hope this continues for our next competitions on 22nd March and 19th April. We have Intro, Prelim, Novice, Elementary and FSM classes, so there is something for all. Our dressage series is friendly and encouraging, so please come and have a go…….you never know you might just love it!

Then came our first clear round fun day of 2014, again this was a very successful event, the yard was heaving. Everyone had a go, a giggle and left with a smile. We are going to continue running clear round fun days on a monthly basis, the classes are 35cm – 85cm so why not get your jumping shoes on! Check out our calendar for dates and information.

Two of our liveries successfully qualified for the Winter Dressage Regional Championships, well done to Katie Amos and Karen Burns, it just shows being based on an indoor yard with all year round facilities can ensure your training continues throughout the worst months.

We have had livery enquiries coming in thick and fast just recently, but I am pleased to say we are currently full, we do operate a waiting list, so do keep calling!

We are still running monthly clinics with the lovely Leonie Smith, who trains all levels of flatwork riders. And Tracey Newman BSJA trainer for polework, gridwork and jumping lessons. Dates are on our calendar.

We welcomed a new pony to the yard in March – Upsy Daisy, she is a 3 year old warmblood, we have got her in for backing and then produce for sale so watch this space. She is a real beaut!

I will keep updates coming a little more often over the coming weeks.

Esther

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Exciting few weeks at SFE & a very Merry Christmas to all!

We are all still on a high after our hugely successful clinic with Charlotte Dujardin at the beginning of December, all our liveries, clients and myself had amazing lessons and were all inspired by her training and approach to riding. We had so much fun. Charlotte loved the yard and thought the facility upgrade was amazing!!

We have also welcomed lots of new liveries to the yard just recently who are all settling in really well and enjoying yard life at Shaw Farm.

Karen Burns and the Queen, who is also known as Mary have also had a very successful competition record just recently, they competed in their first FSM at Elementary level and qualified for the Regionals on a huge score of 69%. We are very proud to see our liveries out there and doing so well, no doubt there will be many more fantastic results to come.

We all had a brilliant night at the yard Christmas Party! There was lots of very sparkly dresses, lot of dancing, crazy games and lots of laughing! We all had a great night.

We have lots to look forward to over the coming weeks with our Festive Clear Round Fun day, Leonie Smith Clinic and then welcoming Stephen Clarke.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a successful New Year and thank all our clients for your continuous support and business.

 

All the best for 2014, Esther and the team at Shaw Farm Equestrian xxx