Happy New Year from all at Llanthony Riding and Trekking!
2011 started in the traditional way with the New Year’s Day charity river jump and duck race. There were a few sore heads after the partying the night before but most people made it down to the river for 1pm as the brave souls leap into the icy water! Bryony jumped in again, joined by many other maniacs! As usual hot mulled wine from Cordelia warmed them up afterwards. Duck racing then took place to round off the fundraising. The previous evening had seen the Half Moon packed out with revellers in fancy dress – Court Farm had a nursery rhyme theme, Baa Baa Black Sheep (Tom) was particularly impressive along with the Cat and Fiddle (Bryony) together with Toni as the Cow that jumped over the moon! Annabel and Jamie were Little Miss Muffet and the spider complete with bowl of curds and whey (very scary costume from Jamie). Karen and Paula’s crowds this year had the theme of Cocktails, some had a twist (not of lemon) and as well as Snowballs, Tequila Sunrise (x2), a Pink Lady, a Black Russian and a White Russian there was a Molotov Cocktail and a Prawn Cocktail…..
Joey, Joey, Joey….what are we going to do with you.!?? After a short time in France and Italy in the ski resorts Joey broke her arm, and has had to return to our island! We all wish her a speedy recovery and send not too strong hugs.
Great news – we now have a Llanthony Riding and Trekking Facebook page! It is still very new and photos are still being uploaded but this is going to be a more interactive way for everyone to keep in touch. Please check it out and if you have photos from your riding with us feel free to add them! Don’t forget to tell us who you are though. We will still continue updating our website too, so keep checking for newsletters.
Riding for 2011 starts on 8th April, so get booked in if you want a particular date for treks or hacks, especially during holiday times.
We look forward to seeing everyone for the new season.