There’s only one week left to secure yourself our fantastic February offer by booking your holiday with us before Tuesday 28th. ¬†We’ve some availability left and would all (horses too) love to see you. ¬†Contact us now with your questions and available dates
Do you ride regularly but not actually own your own horse? ¬†Is it your dream or are you just curious as to what’s involved? ¬†Well for week commencing Saturday 27 May you can make that dream come true for a week. ¬†Take this opportunity to experience horse ownership in the most ideal surroundings with the reassurance that there is a knowledgeable team on hand to help if needed. Own a horse week enables you to to be as hands on with your four legged friend as you wish to find out what it’s really like to have a horse of your own. ¬†
Training Week – 16 September
Last year’s training week was a real success and we were asked to think about another one this year. ¬†Well we did and scheduled it in for the beginning of May – it was full almost as soon as we advertised it and there has been interest shown in another one being added. ¬†We have looked at the diary and can now say that we will offer this for week beginning Saturday 16 September. ¬†If you’re interested do get in touch asap.
Some people mentioned that they were a little worried by the phrase ‘Intensive Training’ as they thought it meant it was only for very experienced riders so let me put your mind at rest over this because that really isn’t the case at all. ¬†It’s more of a usual week with the opportunity to do extra training – riding, horse care, bonding with your horse or whatever you have problems with or want to do more of. ¬†It’s for riders of all levels – horse owners or not – and as with all of our rides it’s tailored to you. ¬†There is the usual morning ride then as an addition in the afternoons Tanya can help you to work on any issues that you would like help with. ¬†She will talk everything over with the whole group at the beginning of the week and work out a program that fits and can be worked on through the week. ¬†
Here’s a look through our photo album to show you what we all get up to. ¬†For next year’s holiday why not come over and join in too. ¬†It’s great fun. ¬†We’d love to see you and if you book before the end of December you will bag next year’s holiday at this year’s price.
Starting with the welcoming committee at the gate through to Tanya looking for next year’s rides
How about a super Christmas present for that very special person.
As many of you know we retired Trevor earlier this year due to a serious illness. ¬†Brave trooper that he was he kept fighting but there came a point when he just couldn’t do it any more so very sadly we finally had to say goodbye on Wednesday afternoon. ¬†He’s given lots of people some very happy memories and is now off galloping free with his best friend Boysie.
Just to bring you up to date, we’ve been busy around the country adding new members to the team for this year. ¬†Here goes –
Some of you will already have met our first arrival who came in September last year¬†but for those of you who came earlier in the year meet Atila taking his first look around at his new home as he came out of the box
He travelled well and was very calm after his journey of around three hours. ¬†Off to his paddock for a rest and then hopefully ready for a light workout in the school tomorrow.
He took it all in his stride and he and Tanya got on very well together
What a star and Tanya’s face says ‘I just love this guy!’
He’s gone on from here and they have competed very successfully in several dressage competitions through the winter season. ¬†He’s up and going and ready to accompany rides this summer.
Our second new arrival came just before Christmas. ¬†Tanya and Chris set off at 5.00am with the trailer for what ended up as a 15hr trip to see a very big boy to join the team, namely a Normandy Cob. ¬†During this epic journey they passed through the volcanic mountains of the Massif Central and here is one of the shots that Tanya took from the motorway
When they finally got home it was too dark for photos so here he is saying good morning to Atila over the fence this morning – Tonnerre.
It’s quite amazing what a big horse can do – here’s Chris mounted for the first time in ages and out enjoying time with Tonnerre after only a few days of getting to know him. ¬†He’s settled in really well and is now waiting to meet you all soon.
For number three we all set off for the day on a trip to look at several horses that we had seen. ¬†Sun was shining and a lovely lunch followed by finally seeing a really beautiful girl. ¬†Having ridden her and talked¬†over Tanya and Chris set off next day yet again with trailer and when they got back Ursala had arrived.
Out of the trailer and looking around
Starting to fit in with the team working with Chloe
These new guys are now getting along very well with the existing team and as usual everyone is looking forward to seeing you all very soon
If you have read this blog before, you will know that there’s no place quite like our little corner of southwest France for a riding holiday. We have everything here. The glorious weather. The stunning scenery. The mile-after-mile of traffic-free trails. And, of course, the wonderful surroundings of Ch√Ęteau de Laumi√®re.
But maybe you are looking for a more intensive riding experience. Not just a morning’s ride followed by a relaxing afternoon by the pool, but the chance to spend the entire day working with and handling the horses.
For one week at the end of May we’re offering an all-inclusive intensive riding workshop holiday. Here, as well as taking part in those long and leisurely daily hacks about which we have waxed lyrical before, you can enjoy a one-on-one training programme that is specially tailored to your needs.
Maybe you have had a fall, or a scare, that has hit your confidence in the saddle. No problem – you’re not alone. Tanya, who also plans all our hacks, is a highly qualified riding instructor with many years’ experience. She knows how to deal with matters such as this and can work through any confidence issues you may have calmly and sympathetically.
Alternatively, you may feel that you lack experience handling horses. Groundwork is a fundamental skill ‚Äď join-up, lunging, long-lining and work on the ground can bring enormous benefits to your confidence and riding. Our immersion course can help.
Or perhaps you want to work on your dressage or jumping skills. Whatever area you feel you need a little help or refresher with, we can help. That’s what our intensive all-inclusive Workshop Week, which runs from Saturday May 28 to Saturday June 4 is all about. Helping you improve your skills and confidence so that you can enjoy your riding even more.