November Newsletter

November 2, 2016


We are delighted to welcome Bungle, Sprout, Coco and Spotty to Snowball Farm Riding School from The Blue Cross.  They are all very green, either unbroken or lightly broken.  We will be working with them over the Winter.  Spotty and Coco are making good progress while Sprout and Bungle may take a little longer.  Watch this space!

Also joining the Riding School we have Wills – an ex-showjumper and all round nice chap and Mr Tom – a lovely pony who has done all the Pony Club activities, and just needs to up his fitness.  Both Wills and Mr Tom are expected in the Riding School shortly.

We also welcome new liveries:
Isabel Finemore’s new eventing pony – Tom
Emilio Clarke’s new Connemara pony – Rocky – lovely all rounder.

Becky Matthews has joined us as Riding School Supervisor.
Becky has brought her horse Derry with her.
We are also very happy to welcome Giovanna Borghesan who has joined us as an instructor.
Peter Dempsey has left – we wish him all the best!

Clients Dressage – Friday 30 September 2016 – Results

Clients – Prelim 18 Junior Staff + Livery – Prelim 18
1st Anne Leigh + Maggie 1st Megan Leigh + Rosa
2nd Maisie Masquelier + Katie 2nd Tracy Leigh + Meg
3rd Abby Masquelier + Maggie 3rd Tone Sarjanen + Ester
4th Petra Sarmezei + Roger 4th Sophie Anderson + Luke
5th Maddy Peacock + Lexi
Clients – Prelim 18 Senior Staff + Livery – Novice 28
1st Julia Broadhurst + Lexi 1st Sophie Newell + Murphy
2nd Jana Guha + Flick 2nd Rebecca Sobol + Elvis
Clients – Novice 28 Junior Clients – Novice 28 Senior
1st Mary Crerar + Cracker 1st Julia Broadhurst + Daisy Wicks
2nd Hannah Masquelier + Teddy

Snowball Farm Championships 2016 – League Leaders
Clients (adult): Julia Broadhurst with 50 points
Clients (children): Anna Leigh with 36 points
Livery & Staff: Kyle Conroy with 44 points

Next Clients Competitions:
Clients Dressage: Friday 18 November 2016
Clients Show Jumping:  Friday 2 December 2016

Alicia and Lord BBHTHunter Trials – Results
Thank you everybody who helped with the Hunter Trials on Saturday 15 October 2016.  One hundred riders attempted our last Cross Country competition of the year.  Special thank you to all our fantastic fence judges, stewards, time judges and scorers who have given their time so generously throughout the season. We can’t do it without you!

Once again our Snowball liveries came home with some great results:
Minimus 80cm
2nd  Emily Hay + King Grey
=4th Olivia Bridge + Cinnamon Crunch
Just out of the placings:
Abigail Williams + She’s a Class Act, Rebecca Bowes + Imperial Pride, and Zoe Vinden + Harley
Minimus Pairs 80cm
4th   Zoe Vinden + Harley and Rebecca Bowes + Imperial Pride
6th   Kyle Conroy + Miss Polo and Megan Leigh + Rosa
Honourable Mention: Abigail Williams + She’s A Class Act and Lauren Dodson + Yogi
Novice 90cm
2nd  Megan Vickers + Malteser
=3rd Maddy Peacock + Dunkerrin Lad (AKA Lexi)
5th   Kyle Conroy + Miss Polo
6th   Sophie Barton + Glasshouse Buster
Just outside the placings with just 1.2 time penalities only – Bea Bartholomew + Red.
Novice Pairs 90cm
1st   Sophie Newell + Smurphy Murphy and Alicia Western-Kaye and Little Lord


Thank you to everyone who donated and/or bought cakes at our MacMillan evening on Friday 30 September – you raised £91!!!  A further £29 was raised at the Affiliated Dressage on Monday 17 October.  Thank you everyone!


Friday 4 November 2016  We are celebrating Hallowe’en at our Rally on Friday 4 November 2016. Please feel free to get as dressed up as you like!! The more ghoulish and ghostly the better!!



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