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Great few months!

I have neglected the news page of recent months, purely due to SFE being so busy which is fantastic!

We completed another wonderful Dressage Series in October and crowned many more riders Champions, the series ran really smoothly and entries were very positive each month.

Combined Training Returned with a bang in  November, we had record entries for this event and every rider gave us positive feedback for the future, 2016 will see a return of this event.

Rolex and I have had a successful run of late in the dressage arena, and we are pleased to say we have comfortably qualified for the Elementary Regionals in February. Badger my lovely but cheeky 4 year old is also coming along nicely, he is having his first visit to Herefordshire shortly to meet Charlotte DuJardin. I hope she likes him as much as we do! I am sure we will be sent home with lots to work on.

Leighton has been very busy over the summer making our horses lots of beautiful haylage, he has also renewed all the electric fencing in the paddocks, they are all now newly fenced with either post and rail or permanent electric fencing, it looks fantastic!!!

My teaching seems to have taken off somewhat this year, which is great, I am really enjoying seeing my clients develop week in week out. I am excited to announce my teaching is now open to all, not just my liveries.

Our clinics with Jess Dunn, Jo Graham and Tracey Newman have been as popular as ever and we will continue to work alongside these fantastic trainers next year.

We have done a couple of charity fund raisers this Autumn too, we had an amazing Hoedown in September which raised over £3000.00 for CRUK, and then we hosted a Table Top Sale this week which raised £440.00. We will be continuing out support to CRUK next year with other events so keep an eye on our events page or facebook.

SFE Christmas Party is only two weeks away which is so exciting! However I cannot quite believe where this year has gone, its been a busy one for sure.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my clients, old and new for their continued support and here’s to another fantastic year to come at SFE in 2016.

Have a great Christmas and New Year guys, Esther xx

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

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