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2018 Christmas Owners Morning

Photographs: Angela Clark

A fabulous morning was enjoyed by all yesterday at our annual Christmas Owners Morning. After a dreadful day on Saturday, the weather was just amazing on Sunday with the sun shining and temperatures quite endurable, assisted with plenty of hot beverages and mulled wine.

A new location was a surprise to everyone with the opening of the new "Top Yard", renovated through the Summer under Roger's skilled supervision. This was the original training yard in Grandad's day, and has increased the yard's capacity by another 17 stables, with a new wash/veterinary box and a huge under cover area.

The Sweepstake awards were a eagerly awaited, and with prizes going to 8 places a lot of people were hoping they were in with a chance. It was a fun morning with everyone enjoying looking round, delighting in the novelty of the trailor rides through the paddocks, taking photos and spotting their horses.
We actually managed to consume 225 of Mum in laws, Sue's, homemade mince pies too!

Thank you to everyone who came, and to all helpers who worked so hard to make the morning such a success.

The horses investigate the visitors The horses investigate the visitors
Three trailors bring the owners to the fields Three trailors bring the owners to the fields
The horses enjoy the rare morning of sunshine The horses enjoy the rare morning of sunshine
Grouped together watching the trailors Grouped together watching the trailors
The tractors make their way The tractors make their way
The horses soon start to relax The horses soon start to relax
And a bit of showing off begins And a bit of showing off begins
Racquet and Ower Fly Racquet and Ower Fly
Foxtrot Knight Foxtrot Knight
Zebulon Zebulon
Geldings turned out Geldings turned out
Kibaar Kibaar
Racquet, Zebulon, Kibaar Racquet, Zebulon, Kibaar
Enjoying the winter sun Enjoying the winter sun
Too many to name them! Too many to name them!
Cupids Arrow, Kibaar, Be Perfect, Meshardal, Foxtrot Knight, Racquet Cupids Arrow, Kibaar, Be Perfect, Meshardal, Foxtrot Knight, Racquet
Suwaan Suwaan
Racquet, Ower Fly, Wasm, Kibaar, Explain, Suwaan, Erastus Racquet, Ower Fly, Wasm, Kibaar, Explain, Suwaan, Erastus
Marks Choice and Cupids Arrow Marks Choice and Cupids Arrow
Racquet and Kibaar Racquet and Kibaar
Marks Choice Marks Choice
Kibaar and Racquet Kibaar and Racquet
Zebulon Zebulon
Kibaar and Suwaan Kibaar and Suwaan
Racquet, Wasm, Erastus Racquet, Wasm, Erastus
Racquet, Wasm, Erastus Racquet, Wasm, Erastus
Explain Explain
Back to the yard for hot toddies and eats Back to the yard for hot toddies and eats
Grandma and Kay Hornbrook with Khazaf Grandma and Kay Hornbrook with Khazaf
The youngest visitor The youngest visitor
Vet Edmund socialises with owners Vet Edmund socialises with owners
Meshardal and Makofitwhatyouwill owners swap notes Meshardal and Makofitwhatyouwill owners swap notes
The 6 Bit Racing owners The 6 Bit Racing owners
Tractor drivers and car park attendants Tractor drivers and car park attendants
Sweepstake winner Judy Grimsey Sweepstake winner Judy Grimsey
Second is Dean Fisher Second is Dean Fisher
Third our very own Jimmy! Third our very own Jimmy!
Tieing for fourth Colin Smith and John Clasper Tieing for fourth Colin Smith and John Clasper
Seventh place Judy Fillery Seventh place Judy Fillery
The winners The winners
Alan with his Grange Park Winners Alan with his Grange Park Winners
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