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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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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

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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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Our Beautiful Breaker leaves for home!

After 6 weeks of being stabled with us at SFE, Milly was all excited to be ridden by her proud mum Jenny just before leaving for home. Milly has been a star from day one and has taken everything in her stride. She certainly has a very exciting future ahead of her. We love taking horses for Schooling or Breaking, when we see huge results it makes our job very rewarding.

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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.

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Liveries Success!

Our Liveries have been storming ahead just recently which is always fantastic for us to see!

We have 2 of our liveries off to the Winter Dressage Regionals for Novice Restricted and also the Novice Freestyle to Music, huge well done to Katie Amos and her super talented gelding Otto, and to Karen Burns and the amazing 21 year old Mary who puts many of our younger ponies to shame!!

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Haydn and Armani are also doing brilliantly well on the eventing circuit, they have only just started out and keep coming home with improved scores on each trip, there is a very exciting future ahead for them.

Helen Kettleborough and her fabulous new Stallion Opus are also proving to be tough competition on the Iberian circuit with many wins to their name, Helen has recently purchased Opus so their success is set to continue and get ever more exciting in the months to come.

We also had 8 of us competing at PRC’s dressage competition in August and all 3 classes were won by one of the SFE team, everybody performed really well and it was a superb effort from all at the yard.

Well done to all of my Liveries and lets hope the success continues.

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VACANCIES!!!

Rare vacancies available at the yard from 1st September.

Why not let us take away the struggle of winter, you can enjoy the pleasures of horses and allow us to take on all the care and attention, while being on livery with us you can ride 365 days a year if you wish by enjoying the splendour of our Indoor Arena.

We rarely have vacancies at the yard, so get in touch to arrange a viewing (by appointment only).

Full Livery includes all our fantastic facilities’, feed, bedding, haylage, 365 days a year care and attention, all year round turnout and much much more.

We are available for long and short term livery plans, including Breaking, Schooling, Sales or Holiday Livery.

Call Esther to discuss your requirements.

Thank you

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Ultimate Hoedown – Relaunch Throwdown!

Our relaunch event to welcome in Shaw Farm Equestrian was a huge success, we welcomed near to 200 people to enjoy our facility for a fabulous night of fun! The evening raised a staggering £1461.00 for Cancer Research UK.

Click here to check out our Facebook page to see all the pics.