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BHS Approvals Success

We had our annual BHS inspection back in March, we are never told when the inspector will be visiting us, it is usually around May, so to see her arrive in March unexpected was a little surprising. And to top it off Esther wasn’t at the yard on that day. However this did not matter in the slightest as you cannot prepare for such things and you can only be examined on your day to day running’s of the yard. Our staff as always do an amazing job and our inspection day showed this. Lorraine and Jude continued with their hard work while Karen checked every aspect of the yard.

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce we were awarded the highest grading in every single category. Karen adding that ‘SFE is one of the best livery yards in the country’ and so much so SFE would be one of the few she would happily keep her horse. This is a huge achievement for us and came as a lovely and humbling surprise.

We only care for the horses in such way that Esther would look after her own. SFE will continue to run at the highest of standards and will always endeavour to advance our facilities and care to constantly improve what we do.

Esther would like to thank her loyal customers and hard working staff for this achievement.

 

 

 

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Regionals and Livery success.

Well its been a busy week of preening and training our ponies ready for the Winter Regionals at Myerscough International Arena.

It is fantastic that four horses from my yard that I have large input with qualified and competed at the Regionals.

Katie and Otto, Katy and Alice, Charlotte and Tess and Rolex and I.

Katie and Otto did superbly well in a strong Elementary freestyle class considering Katie’s run up was hindered with illness and she hadn’t competed in some time, Otto performed really well, so well done to them both. Katie is now starting competing at Medium level.

Charlotte and Tess, well what can I say other than I was SUPER proud of my little protégé who is only 14 years old and riding a very advanced sharp horse in a highly contested Novice Open class along with true adult professionals, Charlotte held her own and looked wonderful. Charlotte and Tess are off to the Nationals in April in the Petplan Finals.

Victoria Fisher and Lady G also started their BD career with a bang, Lady only being 4 went out first time and came home with plus 70%!! Well done.

Well done to all my liveries in all their disciplines. It isn’t only the competing liveries but also my happy hackers and pleasure riders who achieve their own set goals month in month out.

Much more to come from team SFE xx

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Winter Dressage Series Results

Well our Winter Dressage Series finished with a festive bang yesterday. We had tinsel, glitter, mince pies, festive tunes and lots of fun.

Our series had been as popular as ever with a fantastic number of entries each month.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our judges, writers, helpers and competitors for making it such a success. We cannot wait to do it all over again in 2015.

 

Here are the results, well done to all entrants.

 

Intro:

1st – Jenny Kenworthy & Morgan Ross

2nd – Andrea Shackleton

3rd – Angela Murray

4th – Anna Hallos

5th – Grace Bamford

 

Prelim:

1st – Angela Murray

2nd – Tina Iball

3rd – Isla Mansell

4th – Kate Siddall

5th – Alex Bailey & Bev Sparks

 

Novice:

1st – Jennie Williamson

2nd – Alex Bailey

3rd – Isla Mansell & Vanessa Lewis

4th – Franscesca Pearson

5th – Tina Iball

 

Elementary:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Jennie Williamson

3rd – Katie Amos

4th – Georgina Muller

5th – Helen Kettleborough

 

FSM:

1st – Charlotte Lutener

2nd – Shelley Lyons

3rd – Katie Amos & Jacquie Pryde

4th – Helen Kettleborough & Kate Siddall

5th – Vicky Taylor

 

**Senior Championship**

Champion – Jennie Williamson

Reserve – Angela Murray

 

**Junior Championship**

Champion – Charlotte Lutener

Reserve – Jenny Kenworthy

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Regionals here we go!!!!

Rolex has had a great few weeks of competition with a fantastically consistent record of late.

We are now all qualified for the Prelim Winter Regional Championships, which for this horse is fantastic.

Novice and Elementary are in our sights now.

Very excited for this horses future.

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Stunning Sports Horse FOR SALE!

16.2 Stunning bay mare, 8 year old.

Phenomenal competition record, BD, BSJA, Showing, WH, you name it this mare has won it.

Qualified Hickstead. BD regionals at Novice and Elementary and FSM.

Lovely temperament, great to hack, clip, box, shoe etc.

Videos and more pics available.

Call Esther on 07889894404.

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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.