The end of the 2010 season is coming!

Only a short while left now to get booked up for treks or hacks for the remainder of the 2010 season. The trekking book is already filling up for half term week so let us know as soon as you can about your riding requests. Last day = Sunday 31 October.

The weather has been glorious, it’s a pleasure to ride on a crisp sunny day and see the stunning autumn colours – make sure you bring your cameras. Even if the weather does break we can lend protective clothing if you don’t have any. The horses are already in their winter rugs to keep them warm and cosy against the chilly nights.

Tom is busy sorting out winter loan homes for the horses, who are looking forward to their winter break. Hartpury College are having a number again where they get very well looked after and swap trekking for dressage and indoor schooling.

Kelly is back from university for this half term holiday, after which Joey leaves us to prepare for the forthcoming ski season when she will be working in Italy. We hope both will be back next season.

The valley has been busy this week with film crews working on the movie of “Resistance”, Owen Sheers’ wartime novel based around the Olchon Valley and the Black Mountains, starring Michael Sheen (award winning Welsh actor) and Andrea Riseborough (Made in Dagenham). We will be watching out for the release of that film!

Llanthony staff have a weekend of fun and games to look forward to after the end of the trekking season. The Llanthony Show Dinner and Dance gives us a chance to actually look like humans out of the jods and boots! Followed by a day of team games, challenges and adventures.

We look forward to seeing everyone, familiar and new, in our final week of trekking.

Love from Karen, Tom, and all at Court Farm

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