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Welcome Millie Farrington!

In early September we welcomed Millie Farrington to our team of staff. Millie is 16 and is a school leaver who has joined us to gain  an apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management.

Millie is going to be an asset to SFE and bring another dimension to what we offer at Shaw Farm, Millie is a talented rider and a natural with the horses. Esther has trained Millie for the last 2 years so the transition to work colleague was an easy one.

Millie’s roll at SFE will be to shadow Esther and Lorraine and learn from experience and the knowledge of her peers. Millie will help in the training of Team SFE Dressage horses, she will also help keep the liveries in top shape and learn every aspect of the workings of a busy livery and training yard.

We wish Millie all the success with us and we are confident in her ability to carve a successful career in the equine world.

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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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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

We would like to wish all our clients, old and new, a very merry Christmas and Happy and successful new year.

2014 has been a fantastic year for SFE, the yard has really found its feet for being the hub of all things equestrian. Our livery service is as popular as ever with many waiting clients. We have continued to build on the training and clinic days we provide and these are as busy as ever. 2014 has also seen our own very successful Dressage Competitions which have been held monthly.

Rolex and I have progressed our training and our competition record has also been on the up, we have qualified for this Winter Regionals and hoping to progress up the levels in 2015.

Many of my liveries have also had a very successful competitive year, Alice, Tess, Otto and Rolex are all qualified. Opus has done amazingly well at the Iberian Breed Show wiping the floor in most classes. And many of my other liveries have reached personal goals of their own, so a huge well done to all my clients for all they do with their own ponies.

A big thank you is needed to my fantastic staff force, we have the best group of girls who work very hard for all our horses and we are always grateful of all they do.

2015 is going to be a bigger and better year I hope, I have lots of plans and ideas so watch this space.

We celebrated 2014 with our Xmas do on Saturday and it was a brilliant party with lots of dancing, singing and laughing, us horsey folk sure know how to party!

Thank you for the continued support and on going business.

Best wishes,

Esther and Leighton 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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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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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

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Dressage Series announced!

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce we are to host our very own Dressage Series in 2014. It will be a fun filled and friendly affair to encourage all to have a go. Tests from Intro – Novice. Held indoors, Registered BD judges.

Saturday 15th February

Saturday 22nd March

Saturday 19th April

Points will be accrued throughout the series to aim towards winning a fabulous prize. There will also be a Junior and Senior Dressage Champion.

Check out our calendar for further information.

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Charlotte Dujardin Returns to Shaw Farm Equestrian!!!

We cannot express our excitement enough, we have been waiting to welcome Charlotte back to our newly upgraded facility for quite some time and we have been fortunate to secure a weekend clinic with Britain’s Leading Lady.

Not only is she Double Olympic Champion and European Champion but she’s also Britain’s most successful Dressage rider to ever come out of this country.

We are hopeful to secure more dates with Charlotte over the coming months.

The clinic is already full so watch this space for more information.

Please contact Esther for more information.