Camp – Day 4/5

August 7, 2015

Thursday daytime was packed with showjumping, flatwork and musical ride practise, as well as tack cleaning and grooming obviously. In the evening, the packs presented their own entertaining performances on the campsite in front of family and friends.Great entertainment and lot of laughter from the performers and the audience.   Friday was the final day […]

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Camp – Day 3

August 6, 2015

Wednesday saw the start of cross country training for the campers and we have a few video clips of the first group out practising fences and the ditch (more videos from Day 3 XC training in the same youtube channel as the one below). ….hang on a minute, this looks wrong! (Turned out it was […]

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Camp – Day 2

August 5, 2015

Tuesday morning wake up was, as anticipated by some, by Natalie banging a wooden spoon on a pan… A quick rise and shine to catch in and feed the ponies, then breakfast before they had to crack on with grooming to get ready for pony and tack inspection. The inspection was done by Mari noting down the […]

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Day 1 of Camp and christening of the new water complex

August 4, 2015

Monday morning, 16 kids arrived at Snowball for the annual 5-Day Camp. The day started with erecting the campsite in one of the fields, followed by a briefing by their camp-chief for the week, Natalie Western-Kaye. Some of the participants are already dreading the wakeups at camp, as legend has it that Natalie wakes everyone […]

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Diani and Noels Sox did it again – 1st place at Little Downham

August 3, 2015

Diani Western-Kaye and Noels Sox (fondly referred to as sockles by Diani) smashed it at Little Downham on Saturday 10th Aug and grabbed the 1st place again with an amazing dressage score of 20.5 (79.5% for non-eventers) and clear showjumping and cross country. She had to take 6 time penalties cross country and won the […]

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Focus on Rebecca Dix

July 30, 2015

Role at Snowball Farm: Instructor Length of time at Snowball Farm: 2 years in October How long have you been riding? I started riding on a weekly basis at Wellington Riding when I was 4/5 years old. Can you remember winning your first rosette? That was with Midget, my first horse, doing 2.9’ show jumping when I […]

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Water complex – ready for the Horse Trials

July 23, 2015

The water complex is starting to take form. After the digging and all the ground works, we have waited for the grass to grow, and here is how it looks now. There will be three fences going in to the water at the Burnham Beeches Horse Trials 12th/13th September. Entries open on 15th August. Check out […]

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Diani triumphed at Upton House Horse Trials this week

July 17, 2015

 On Wednesday 15th July Diani Western-Kaye competed in the Upton House Horse Trials with Speedilicious in the Novice class and Noels Sox in BE100. Diani got off to a good start, scoring 27.5 in her dressage test on Speedy. She then got 4 faults in the showjumping, which she admits was down to a rider […]

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Focus on Cathy Stillman  

July 3, 2015

Role at Snowball Farm: Working student and instructor in training Length of time at Snowball Farm: Nearly 2 years. I started Sept 2014. How long have you been riding? 5-6 years. I started at a riding school in Somerset near home. We had a very strict instructor, Mrs M. Can you remember winning your first […]

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Exciting showjumping weekend for Team Newell

June 27, 2015

Lewis (9) did his first Novice at the Clients Show Friday 19th June, riding Becky G. Big sister Sophie (13) has recently started a loan of Murphy (Diani Western-Kaye’s first eventing horse), and did her first showjumping with him in the Novice class. Sophie has started lessons with Natalie Western-Kaye and is really excited about […]

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