February Newsletter

January 31, 2017

Yard News

Welcome to Polly – Lauren Docherty’s new mare.  We welcome Mr H to the riding school.

Staff News

Paul Lee joins as an Instructor.
Natasha (Tash) Dalton and Ayesha McNulty join our BHS Student team.
Welcome to Jordan Adewale, our new trainee groom.


19 June 2017 – everyone welcome!
If you haven’t been to Windsor Race Course for the Monday Night Flat Racing you are missing out on a real treat.  Julian has offered to share his racing expertise – which is substantial – to help you navigate the complexities of the flat racing card.  There are a range of tickets starting at £10 (Silver Ring – there is a nice Fish and Chips Package with access to the Grandstand).  If you would like to go please let us know and we will firm up arrangements.  Just register your interest by email to shows@snowballfarm.co.uk.  See http: //www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/fixture/monday-19th-june-2017/ for more.

EASTER FRIDAY FUN SHOW 14 APRIL 2017 for Clients and Liveries and Pony Clubbers

On Easter Friday 14 April 2017 we will be putting on a fun show for all our clients, liveries and PCC members.  Classes will include:
Tack and Turn Out, Ridden Showing – junior and senior, Mounted Fancy Dress
Horse and Hound Jumping, Mini Jumping, Major/Minor Jumping – and Gymkhana.
There will be catering, and a photographer to record the mayhem!
We will also hold a Raffle in aid of Farriery International – this charity sends qualified and experienced farriers overseas to provide much needed training and equipment to local farriers who help owners of working horses, mules and donkeys so these animals can be safer and more comfortable.  In 2016 our farrier, Matt Pinney, visited several countries for FI and we will be trying to raise funds to buy more farriery tools for him to take with him and leave in situ. A full set of tools costs several hundred pounds.


Clients Show Jumping – Friday 6 January 2017 – Results

1st Azal Bathiche + Robin
Tots – clients Novice – Staff & Livery
1st Jessic Hardick + Katie 1st Emilio Clarke + Rocky
2nd Alice Liddiard + Cracker 2nd Maya Torkington + Brian
3rd Tayla Kaiser + Pete
4th Rena Bathiche + Prince Novice – Clients
5th Maisie Masquelier + Star 1st Angel Soden + Jess
6th Abby Masquelier + Brendon 2nd Anna Leigh + Maggie
3rd Lewis Newell + Brendon
Intermediate – Staff & Livery    Advanced – Staff & Livery
1st Caroline Barton + Milo 1st Maddy Peacock + Lexi
2nd Maria Rees + Ester 2nd Kyle Conroy + Polo
3rd Megan Leigh + Rosa 3rd Sophie Barton + Milo
4th Sophie Anderson + Luke

Snowball Farm Championships 2016/2017 – League Leaders
Clients (Adults):  Julia Broadhurst with 61 points
Clients (Children): Abby Masquelier with 49 points
Staff & Livery: Kyle Conroy with 69 points

Next Clients Competition & Activity
Clients Dressage:  Friday 10 February
Clients Show Jumping: Friday 3 March
Own a Pony Days:  Wednesday 15 February and Thursday 16 February

Half Term Special: Friday 17 February – 2pm til 5pm
Fridays 24 February, 10 March, 17 March – 6pm til 8pm

Unaffiliated Show Jumping – Sunday 8 January 2017 – Results

Class 2 – 70cm Class 4 – 90cm
6th Lewis Newell + Smurphy Murphy 3rd Sophie Newell + Smurphy Murphy
7th Sophie Newell + Skehanagh Boy 5th Megan Leigh + Rosa
Class 3 – 80cm Class 5 – 95cm
2nd Maria Rees + Ester 1st Leah Ellesmere + Drumin’ Jack Junior
3rd Olivia Bridge + Crunchie
4th Megan Leigh + Rosa Class 6 – 100cm
5th Jen Passmore + Top Hat 1st Leah Ellesmere + Drumin’ jack Junior

It was great to see Olivia Hemphill and Skye at our show – they came 2nd in the Mini 60cm class on their first outing together as a partnership.
And to see Emily Ponter riding Zibby who came 5th in the Mini 60cm class.  Emily – you haven’t changed a bit!

Unaffiliated Dressage – Sunday 15 January 2017 – Results

Class – Preliminary 13 (A) Class 2 – Preliminary 13 (B)
2nd Abigail Williams + Rosie 1st Jen Passmore + Top Hat
=3rd Tracy Leigh + Rosie in the Garden 3rd Helen Gassman + Mr Bramble
5th Ludovica Catenacci + World Survivor
7th Alison Peacock + Lexi
Class 3 – Novice 28 Class 4 – Elementary 44
4th Jacob Sharp + Dylan 2nd Leah Ellesmere + Drumin’ Jack Junior
5th Sophie Newell + Smurphy Murphy 3rd Jacob Sharp + Dylan
7th Sophie Anderson + Luke Before You Leap 4th Robin Procter + World Survivor


Unaffiliated Showjumping – Sunday 5 March 2017 (outdoors)
BD My Quest/Team Quest Dressage – Sunday 12 March 2017
Affiliated Dressage – Monday 13 March 2017
EVENTERS CHALLENGE – Saturday 25 March 2017
BS Club/Unaffiliated Showjumping – Sunday 2 April 2017
BD My Quest/Team Quest Dressage – Sunday 9 April 2017
Affiliated Dressage – Monday 10 April 2017
For our 2017 Calendar of Shows see:


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