Wishing you all a very merry Christmas from all at Valerock x
Last Sunday I was feeling brave and decided to take Claudene to the Highland Pony Enthusiasts show at Addlington for her debut show, I hadn't even led her up to this point, she came in on Friday and we practiced leading and trotting up of a fashion! She had her mane and tail washed and didn't bat an eyelid, had a rug on to try to flatten her winter wool. All taken in her stride, she was amazing. Managed to load her in the lorry on the dark morning, she travelled well
Valerock Celtic Pride (Blairgowrie of Whitefield x Pabbaydene)
Valerock Viking (Blairgowrie of Whitefield x Valerock Velvet)
Valerock Violet (Blairgowrie of Whitefield x Trowan Violet)
Valerock Harris (Strathleven Drumochter x Bryony of Combebank)
Picures below are of Drumochter at HOYS.
Photo's courtesey of The Event Photographer.
North Wells Summit 1990 - 2011
It is with the greatest regret that today I had to make the tough decision to have my wonderful friend North Wells Summit put to sleep, his progressive arthritis left me with no option.
We have had a fabulous week at the Royal Highland Show. Drum won the under 14hh Highland ridden class and then to top that off he was reserve champion. It was a dream come true for me, could'nt believe that he won it!!
Time for some recent pics of the foals.
Trowan Violet foaled this morning, I was fortunate enough to see the filly being born at a sensible hour, 9am in the glorious sunshine. I am over the moon at having a filly from Violet, after all of the colts she has produced. I am going to name her Violet after her mother. As this will be Violets last foal at the grand old age of 25, she can have a well deserved retirement now, bless her.
Valerock Velvet foaled in the early hours of today. A colt by Blairgowrie of Whitefield. He is a very strong little thing, she had an easy foaling and he was up and sucking in no time. Really pleased with this little man he is gorgeous! He is very bold too walked straight up to me and had a fuss, which is not normal for Velvets foals.
I have just had a lovely email from Kathryn Boorman who has Valerock Mountain Ash (Bruce). He is doing really well. It seems like yesterday when we took Bruce down south to live with Kathryn as a two year old. He is six now. Time flies. It is so nice to hear pony news from the people that buy your stock and are delighted with them. Makes it all worthwhile!
Ruby has foaled in the early hours of this morning. A filly by Blairgowrie, everything was fine with them, she was up and drinking when I saw her this morning. Ruby is very foal proud and wont let me near yet.
Bryony of Combebank had her foal last night. A colt by Drumochter, everything went well, he is lovely and friendly just like all of Bryony's foals. She is much more protective over this one than her fillies.
Today we have been to NPS area 5 show at Bold Heath. Our first show of the season with Drumochter.