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Rolex and Badger

We have had a good few months of competition preparation and training at SFE.

Both boys are coming along tremendously well, we have had a couple of trips down south to train with Charlotte Dujardin which has been incredible as always.

Rolex has been successful with his competitions of late, he had two plus 72% winning both classes just recently and made his debut in the Horse and Hound which was a proud moment. We only have 2 points left to achieve in order to receive our summer qualification at Elementary level. Rolex SFE will then be making the move up to Medium this summer.

Badger who we have registered as Hennessey SFE will be out competing at Prelim and Novice this year and may contend the young horse classes depending on his way of going. We do not want to rush him as he is showing superb scope for the future.

I will keep you posted on our progress.

 

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!

Busy few weeks of training competitions and much more!!

Well I haven’t managed to post many reports of late as we have been absolutely manic at the yard, which is always good.

January and early February saw a rather annoying interruption to our events due to the snow and icy conditions so we were unable to do a great deal.

Rolex and I have been having great form over recent weeks, with 5 consecutive wins under his belt and consistent scores of plus 70%, we have now qualified for the Summer Regional Championships at Prelim again, however our final aim is much higher. We have started our competitive riding at Novice level and we secured a confident win on 70% gaining us 7 points towards the summers at novice also.

Then came the regionals, Rolex and I have only been competing together at BD for less than 12 months so just to be there felt an achievement for us both, he took the whole atmosphere in his stride and coped remarkably well, however a huge rider error from myself allowing him to jog in the free walk cost us greatly. We finished 16th, without this error he would of undoubtedly made the top 10 so a little heart wrenching. But all in all for our first regionals I cannot complain, onto the summers now.

Keep checking in on our events calendar for everything we have going on.

 

Fun in the sun!

Well so far we are having a lovely summer in the Pennines. Our horses are all enjoying long spells of turnout daily and the evening riding is just fantastic at this time of year.

The yard has been a bustle of activity recently with many riders and their horses out competing successfully, we have welcomed a couple of new liveries over the past few weeks who seem to be loving life at Shaw Farm.

Katie Amos and myself ran a very successful Dressage to Music Clinic which proved extremely popular, so anyone who fancies making their pony dance then look no further, between us we can coordinate a fantastic floor plan based on your horses strengths and compose a unique music routine. Contact Esther for further details.

SFE’s Summer Dressage series is going really well with huge entries each month and lots of success from our own liveries. It is also great to see so many of our riders improving each month.

We still run regular training clinics for both flatwork and jumping and our monthly Show Jumping event is as popular as ever.

Rolex and I have started our BD campaign in June, so far he has done me proud gaining scores of 66%, 68%, 69% and even a 70%. I am very excited about this horses future, keep checking out this page to keep up to date on our progress.

More posts to follow, Esther.

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.

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.

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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