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Regionals and training

SFE has seen one of its busiest years, we seem to have a yard full of fabulously talented horses that we are training, competing and taking care of.

Rolex and Badger have had a busy summer of training at home with the watchful eye of Jo Graham and Matt Burnett keeping us in check while CDJ is busy prepping for the Olympics.

Rolex is getting more confident and secure in his work at medium with his half passes becoming much more established. Badger has been improving on his submission and adjustability and is a real pleasure to own and train.

August took Rolex and I to the Elementary Silver Summer Regionals, the test felt easy for Rolex (which is a rarity) he was a joy to compete and I came away feeling very confident and happy with our ride. To then come 3rd at a regional was a huge achievement for us. Rolex has been an immensely tricky horse to train and develop and I finally felt like something had clicked! I was so pleased with our result, slightly disappointed to be so close to the golden ticket! But hey you can not have it all!!

Badger didn’t compete at the summers, but he is well on his way with his winter qualification at Prelim and Novice. We are now gently upping his work regime and he is learning his lateral work and collection work with ease.

Rolex is all qualified for the Winters at both Elementary and Medium which is fantastic for us as a personal accomplishment!

Just those pesky changes to establish then we can move on up again!

We were lucky enough to restart our monthly training with the golden girl of dressage this September, Miss DuJardin! And what a great experience that was, she was very happy with our progress but as usual set the bar higher and gave us lots to work on until our next trip!

So we are now all set for a winter of training all 4 boys, along with assisting in the training of many other talented dressage horses that are housed at SFE!

 

Stephen Clarke Returned!

Well what an amazing day we all had when the god of Dressage returned to SFE.

Stephen was fabulous company as always and supplied 8 lucky riders with a huge amount of knowledge and techniques to further their riding and improve their scores. I for one could not stop listening to his wisdom!!

Stephens teaching style is very encouraging and welcoming, we had a wide range of levels and not once did he make anyone feel inadequate or uncomfortable.

The buzz around the yard that day was fantastic, all my amazing liveries were very friendly to our visiting clients and the whole place felt warm and friendly.

We are excited for Stephen to return again. Watch this space!

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.

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.

Stephen Clarke Dressage Clinic!

DATE COMING SOON!

International Dressage Judge, Trainer and rider! Stephen is judging London 2012!!

Private lessons with one of Britain’s best.

Cost £85 per person for private lesson in fabulous Mirrored Indoor Arena on high performance wax surface.

Call Esther for further info.

SPECTATORS WELCOME – £5.00/PERSON.

Charlotte Dujardin Visit!

We are still on a high after our extremely successful clinic with Britains leading dressage lady, Charlotte Dujardin. The weekend was fantastic, with everyone from spectators to lesson participants and all the guests at the question and answer evening having a super time.

We even managed a write up in BHS mag, Todmorden News, Evening Courier and Yorkshire Post! Not every day that happens for a humble livery yard.

We are excited with the chance of booking regular clinics with Charlotte once our indoor is up and running! Watch this space!!!