July Update

We need to let you know what’s been happening on the farm since our last update about Pete.

July has seen yet more unsettled weather, which we think may have put some people off coming to ride. Please don’t be discouraged, we can lend you waterproof clothing if you don’t have any! There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes! Bring a spare set with you to change after the ride.

There was a staff outing to the opening day of the Royal Welsh Show – we went specifically to see Tom judging the Trekking classes and a very good job he did of it. Loud cheers came from the section of the crowd kitted out in Llanthony green tops! Supreme Champion was given to a very small girl and her incredibly well behaved roan pony.

The weather was glorious all day, so much shopping to do, so much scrummy food to eat and so many things to see, beautiful horses of all kinds, livestock, pole climbing, motorbike stunts, Cossacks on amazing horses also doing stunts, free falling parachutists, mounted games and much much more. We were all very tired after a long but enjoyable day.

There was also the recent “Tom and Bryony Fest” in the Bunkbarn with a fancy dress theme of farmyard animals. It was funny to see the faces of passers by from the camping field looking at all the wonderful costumes of various cows, sheep, pigs, chickens/ducks/geese, cats, a mule, a goat and even a peacock. Bryony dressed up as her horse Ace, Tom was a very convincing sheep and a fun time was had by all.

Things begin to get very exciting over the next couple of weeks as the show isn’t far away. There are all sorts of plans brewing for a float, but we can’t tell you the theme yet, you’ll have to come along on Saturday 2nd August and find out! As usual there will be entries from Court Farm in lots of classes, jumping, trekking, gymkhana and lots more. It’s a great family day out with something for everyone. Make a weekend of it and explore the beautiful surroundings either on foot, bicycle or on horseback.

We say goodbye very shortly to one of our trek leaders Steffi who has been working with us for a while now, we are sad to see her leaving. Steffi has worked very hard and her lively and outgoing personality has been a hit with all our customers. We will miss you Steffi, do keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on. What will the Guinea Pigs do now, Harri will have to cuddle both at the same time!

That’s all for now, there will be another update after the show, but we would love to see as many people there as possible to support it after the cancellation last year due to the very wet weather. The good news is that the field has been cut and is being got ready for show day – Saturday 2nd August.

Love from Karen and all at Llanthony Riding and Trekking.

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