Drumochter winning the highland class at HOYS!!!
Congratulations to Clare Fitch Drums rider and to Edwina Warner his owner.
We also had the great honour of winning highland stallion of the year for our beloved North Wells Summit, we received a lovely engraved bowl and certificate. So proud of Drum and his sire.
We have had a fabulous few days at NPS summer champs, took Pearl and much to our delight with only her 3rd ridden show, she did us proud and won her Picton class and then to top that she went champion.
Expertly ridden again by Hannah Dumigan, thankyou Hannah for riding Pearl for me. Big thankyou to Sarah Field who does a fantastic job of schooling Pearl at home.
Pearl was also 6th in the Picton finals and 5th in hand.
Pics of Hannah and Pearl.
Another filly born this morning, from first time mum Valerock Violet and first time sire Valerock St George. Violet and baby doing well and it's a good job too, considering I can't get near them, Violet is a tad over protective!!
Pics of Verity a few hours old courtesey of Victoria Walker, thanks Victoria.
We had a good week at the Royal Highland Show.
Took Valerock Sea Pearl for the in hand and the ridden, she did us proud
by coming 2nd in the yeld mare class.
Pearl was a credible 8th place in the ridden, considering she is a complete novice, she didn't put a foot wrong.
Have to say a big thankyou to her rider Hannah Dumigan she rode her beautifully, and to Sarah Field who schooled Pearl for a few weeks prior to the show, what a fantastic job she did!!
Valerock Sea Pearl and Hannah Dumigan
Congratulations to Micheal and Carole Forrest on the arrival of a filly foal,
long awaited a whole year!
A visiting mare last year sired by Dubhadh Rioghail of Glenbuckie our stallion out of Trailtrow Rhuann.
Couple of photo's courtesey of Micheal.
The sun is shining at last and my grass is finally starting to grow.
Here are a couple more pics of Bertha, she is now 3 weeks old.
New arrival this morning for Bryony of Combebank by Duie. A filly.
Both are doing well, she is lovely and friendly, and has loads of bone.
I have been calling her big Bertha!
Its been a while since my last update, all the ponies are well considering how wet the winter has been. My land has seen better days.
Looking forward to the new arrivals in spring.
This picture has been kindly sent by Tracey Toole,( Woody) Valerock Thorns owner. Winning ridden M and M class at the weekend.
Well done Woody and his rider Lauren, lovely to hear news of the ponies.