July Newsletter

June 24, 2014

Family Fun Day ‘Old Fools on Horses’

Sunday 10 August 2014 from 11.30am

In aid of Prostate Cancer UK, in association with Take Back the Reins

Cheer on our ‘old fools’ who have recently started or restarted riding as they compete in a Dressage and Show Jumping competition.  There are lots of other activities planned for the day (including 5k Relay Race on foot, Tug of War, Henry the Mechanical Horse), as well as a Horse ‘n’ Hound competition for Clients and Liveries.

To sponsor one of our ‘old fools’ please go to http://www.justgiving.com/OldFoolsOnHorses

Snowball Farm Pony Club Starts Friday 5 September 2014

As a Pony Club Centre Snowball Farm offers anyone from 6yrs to 21yrs old, who do not have their own pony, the chance to learn about ponies in a safe and structured way.  Pony Clubbers work towards a variety of PC badges relating to riding and pony care, as well as participate in a range of other activities and competitions.

To find out more please join us at the Farm on Friday 25 July or Friday 29 August at 6pm

Mari and Tenzin – our SFPC Instructors – will give a short presentation on how to join the Pony Club and answer your questions.


Clients Dressage – Friday 6 June 2014

  Clients – Novice Prelim 4   Staff & Livery – Intermediate Prelim 13
1st Ellie Laban + Muffin 1st Megan Leigh + Straggy
2nd Maddy Peacock + Cracker
Clients – Intermediate Prelim 13 3rd Sarah Ciantar + Jacob
1st Elizabeth Winterburn + Minstrel 4th Alicia Western-Kaye + Gigi
2nd Julia Broadhurst + Minstrel 5th Tracey Leigh + Polo
3rd Sarah Brady + HarryBay 6th Cathy Stillman + Harry
4th Julia Broadhurst + Flick 7th Rebecca Sobol + Tetley
5th Abigail Harris + Tetley
6th Isabel Atkinson + Billy

 One Day Event – Saturday 24 May 2014

Class 1 Minimus – One Day Event Class 9 – Dressage Prelim 18
6th Emily Hay + King Gray 1st Helen Gassman + Mr Bramble
Class 2 – Minimus Cross Country Class 10 – Dressage Prelim 13
2nd Alicia Western-Kaye + Crunchie 2nd Sophie Barton + Glasshouse Buster
3rd Helen Gassman + Mr Bramble
Class 3 Minimus Cross Country Pairs
2nd Alicia Western-Kaye + Crunchie
Maddy Peacock + Cracker

 Unaffiliated Show Jumping/British Showjumping Club – Sunday 15 June 2014

  Class 2 (approx. 70cm)   Class 3 (approx. 80cm)
5th Jess Edwards + MidnightIsland Prince 4th Jess Edwards + MidnightIsland Prince

 Thank you to everyone who helped with judging, stewarding and writing at the ODE and USJ.

HOOF – Take Back the Reins

It’s never too late to (re)discover your love of horse riding. Take Back the Reins is a series of riding lessons providing individual and group coaching for adults who want to start or return to riding.  We are offering a series of 7 lessons – either 1/2hr private for beginners or 1hr group for returners.

7-lesson Card: £195

Group: 11.00am Fridays

1/2hr Private Lesson by arrangement


To enter please use the Client Activities entry form.  Horses/Ponies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please pay at the time of entry to confirm your choice of horse/pony.  Cancellation is one week prior to the competition after which there will be no refund. 

25 July Snowball Farm Pony Club Launch Evening – 6pm
28 July – 1 August 5-Day Camp
5 -8 August 4-Day Camp
10 August ‘Old Fools on Horses’ in aid of Prostate Cancer UK Family Fun Day
13 August Own A Pony Day
14 August Own A Pony Day
15 August Weekend Helpers Training Day
22 August Clients Show Jumping
27 – 28 August Mini Camp
29 August Snowball Farm Pony Club Launch Evening 6pm


4 August Senior British Showjumping – 8.30am clear round (£5 on the gate – no need for a day ticket).  Class 1 starts at 10.00am.  Unregistered riders can enter on a day ticket on the day (one per class).  Day ticket riders will not be placed, get prize money or points.
20 August Clear Round Show Jumping – £5 on the gate.  Starts at 3.30pm (approx 60cm), 4.30pm (approx 70cm), 5.30pm (approx 80cm), 6.30pm Open Hour.



(Experienced Adult Riders Only)

Take a break.  Get out in the fresh air and do some exercise.  Make new friends.

Join us for a One-day Fun Day at Snowball Farm on Sunday 6th July.

With Natalie Western-Kaye as your Chief of Fun, enjoy some serious riding in the morning, a refreshing Pimms Lite Lunch midday, then enjoy madcap Gymkhana Games in the afternoon.  Round off the day with a relaxing hack in Burnham Beeches, then let your hair down at the Barbecue with friends and family.

10.00am til late  £95.00 (including activities and BBQ) Additional BBQ tickets: £5.00

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