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10 year anniversary of SFE

I cannot quite believe we are celebrating 10 years of business at Shaw Farm, and what an incredible journey it has been.

We have seriously progressed over the years, from humble beginnings to now being one of the leading centres in the North West for training and livery.

I am so thankful of the opportunities that have come our way with having the yard, from helping people achieve their goals, training our horses to a super level of dressage, training with world class trainers and inviting these trainers into our yard, building our facility and continuing to grow and develop.

The staff we have had over the years will forever be in my debt, as I cannot possibly do the job I do and provide the service I do without them.

We have evolved naturally and I am super proud of the business we have nurtured, it could not of been possible without my parents and my husband.

I am very excited for the next 10 years, my passion and drive for SFE is stronger than ever.

Thank you all so much for making SFE as fabulous as it is, without the amazing and loyal custom over the years SFE would not be what it is today. As a thank you to you all we will be running 10 days of giveaways over on Facebook for the 10 years!

Genuine thanks,

Esther xx

Spring Dressage

Our first competition of the series kicked off on Saturday 18th March.

I am pleased to say it was a huge success and a real fun filled day! We had a good number of entries and a superb level of quality riding.

It is very exciting that we have some fabulous sponsors on board this year to bring the competition and added zing! Hird and Partners vets are our main sponsor for the year, we also have sponsorship in the form of fantastic prizes from EquiFit Physio, Katie Amos Photography, Jude Furniss Massage, Minerva Beauty.

Results from competition 1:

Intro A:

1st – Katie Limmack – 70%

2nd – Jenny Kenworthy – 63.69%

3rd – Lucy Hymas – 61.08%

Pre 7:

1st – Jan Bates – 68.5%

2nd – Shelley Lyons – 64.5%

3rd – Caroline Birkett – 64%

Pre 12:

1st – Janine Collins – 65.4%

2nd – Caroline Birkett – 65.2%

3rd – Janelle Holden – 64.6%

4th – Sarah Birks – 64%

5th – Jan Bates – 63%

Nov 24:

1st – Angela Butler – 68.85%

2nd – Janelle Holden – 65%

3rd – Kate Siddall – 63.84%

FSM:

1st – Kate Siddall – 73.88%

2nd – Angela Butler – 72.77%

 

RoR Registered Centre

Great News!!!!

If you have a registered RoR horse then you are eligible to not only compete in our Unaffilited Dressage Series that entitles you to accrue points towards the SFE Championship but you will also accrue points towards the RoR championships.

All you need to do is be a registered member and when you have competed at SFE the secretary of the event (Esther) needs to sign to prove your attendance and you will receive qualifying points to the RoR’s annual Championships.

We are also excited to announce that the RoR, SFE and Jessica Dunn have teamed together to bring you subsidised training at a fabulous centre. You can now receive flatwork training at SFE from Jessica on a monthly basis at a reduced cost for £30, saving you £10.

Get registered and bring your fabulous X-Racers to play!

Find out more information through http://www.ror.org.uk/

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!

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.

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

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.

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.