Pictures taken on a cold and frosty morning, of the foals with their yak coats on! They were a lot warmer than me!
Valerock Gold Lion
Valerock Dragon Fly
Valerock Ambassador and Valerock Gold Lion at the back Valerock April
Valerock Claudene 3 year old filly
Picture below of Valerock Velvet taken today at Pennine Riding club show.
Valerock Velvet has had a change of job from being a brood mare, to becoming a ridden pony! Only backed a few months ago at 8 years old, she has taken to it extremely well. We took her to the NCPA lancs show yesterday and she was 3rd in a big class of novices, absolutely delighted with her.
This picture is of Drum at HOYS this year, he did very well and was placed 8th. Ridden by Sue-Helen Shuttleworth.
The photo below is of Valerock Celtic Pride (Sammy) at his lovely new home in Cheshire. We delivered him yesterday and as per usual he took everything in his stride. I will miss him, he is such a lovely character, but I'm so pleased that he has a great home with Caroline and her family. Wishing them all the best for their future together.
We were honered to be invited to be part of Trawden, our local agricultural shows, working heavy horse parade, it was great. There were ridden heavy horses, driven shetlands, ponies with panniers, Drum especially liked the pony carrying hay that was stood next to him, he was dying to steal a mouth full! Poor starving highland that he is.
Drumochter has just qualified for Hoys at North of England, only his second show of the year. Absolutely delighted with him,and he took reserve champion in the Hoys M and M championship.
Molly has foaled, a colt by Drumochter. He is huge and very beautiful.
Ruby foaled on Friday, in the middle of the afternoon it was a nice surprise when I went to empty my wheelbarrow and there was the foal up and drinking. She has had a colt he is beautiful and very strong, he is sired by Blairgowrie.
We had a nice surprise whilst we were in Scotland at the Royal Highland Show. Hobcroft Blossom had a colt foal in the early hours of Saturday, in the pouring rain and floods, 10 days early, in spite of that everything is fine with them both!
Introducing our latest little addition. This is Bryony of Combebank's colt foal sired by Drumochter.
This picture is of April O'Noth kindly sent to me from Jill Munro, April's breeder. Winning supreme champion at Strathbogie Farmers Horse Show. Congratulations Jill!
The yearlings have been put onto a new field this morning, the weather is glorious here and has been for the past week and we finally have an abundance of grass.
Valerock Harris and Valerock Violet
Last weekend we took Drum to his first show of the season, it was NPS area 5 and a HOYS qualifier. The weather was dreadful torrential rain and freezing cold. He was a star as usual, beautifully ridden by Sue-Helen Shuttleworth, he went really well even in the monsoon! He was placed 10th in a huge class. Looking forward to his next outing.
This is a pic of Drum when he got home from the show and the poor boy had a visiting mare waiting for him. All he could do was have a well deserved lie down!
This is our latest new arrival born 19th April,