Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all at Valerock.
Congratulations to Jeannie Duckworth and Scotty, they won the younstock class and the M ad M largebreeds went on to be in hand champion and reserve supreme of the show at Osbaldeston yesterday. What a wonderful achievement for them.
Valerock Ambassador (Strathleven Drumochter x Oldhams Wood Miss Molly) 2 year old colt
This lovely photo is of Valerock Thorn, kindly sent to me by his rider Lauren.
Valerock Thorn (Blairgowrie of Whitefield x Trowan Violet)
Another win for Buttercup, took her to Ribble Valley show, she won the yearling class and got a lovely trophy. Expertly shown by Graham for me thankyou.
We had a good day at NPS area 4 took Buttercup, yearling filly.
We have had a few days at Equifest and the Southern Highland pony show.
Well after last weeks disaster at the show with Buttercup, we tried again
Yesterday we went to a show with Brigid and Buttercup, they were both really good, it was Buttercups first show, she loaded and travelled well.
Valerock Brigid. Yearling filly. (Blairgowrie of Whitefield x Valerock Miss Brodie.)
Valerock Buttercup yearling filly. (Strathleven Drumochter x Bryony of Combebank.)
Its been a sad time for us here at Valerock with the loss of two of my old girls, Hobcroft Blossom and Trowan Violet. They were my foundation mares. They have left me a wonderful legacy with their daughters some of them are still with me and to all the others that have been sold on and doing well for their owners.
On a lighter note, we have been out showing at the weekend.
Valerock Sweet Briar and her colt foal Monroe
Well done to Bev Neal and Valerock St George getting 2nd at the Royal
My last foal has arrived safely, a filly out of Bryony of Combebank by Duie. She is really lovely and very chunky, both are doing well.
Valerock Claudene had her first foal on Saturday morning a filly, she is a good mum, I have named the filly Maggie, she is so pretty, I am really happy with the first crop of foals from Duie.
Oldhams Wood Miss Molly had a colt foal on Sunday morning sired by Duie, he is lovely and very friendly.
At last I have a foal 2 weeks overdue. A yellow dun colt out of Ruby and my first by Duie, he is huge and very handsome I am really thrilled with him.
Massive congratulations to Bev Neal and Valerock St George for getting their HOYS ticket on their 1st attempt at TSR Onley, what a wonderful achievement for them both, so proud of them!
Valerock Ambassador 2 year old colt, owned by Jeanie Duckworth winning M and M youngstock at Ribble Valley on Sunday, well done Scotty and Jeanie.
Valerock Thorn 6 year old gelding, owned by Tracey Toole, winning the heritage mixed novice class at the Cheshire Premier Spring Show.
Time for a much needed update! The winter has been dreadful here, so wet my barn flooded several times. The ponies needed flippers|
The mares are due next month, Molly first, then Ruby and Claudene all in foal to Duie. Looking forward to seeing the new arrivals. Pabbay is in foal to Blair due May and Bryony is later in June she is in foal to Duie as well.