Posted on 27th July 2017
The time has been confirmed at 6.30pm with the Ride Safe Demonstration starting at 7.30pm in the menage.
We need two volunteers along with their horses to help with the demonstration.
If any body would like to volunteer please do let Andy, Viv or Holly know.
Posted on 27th July 2017
More Success For Court Bank Farm
A very handsome Alffy!
Well done to Lottie and Alffy on there successful outing last Sunday at Watt Meadow with a dressage score of 72.8 % which was a fantastic achievement and they ended up in first place.
The competition was stiff and they did very well indeed with some super remarks from the judges.
Lottie has worked really hard with her flat work and it is lovely to see them coming home with a red rosette. Lottie is a very capable rider who has done very well with Alffy bringing him on herself despite working full time.
Alffy is a beautiful horse who has a kind and willing temperament he looks absolutely gorgeous in the photograph. Well done to them both!
Well Done To Grace and Ferdi
Grace and Ferdi recently attended their first affiliated show jumping competition at Weston lawns.
A super round with a few baby mistakes meant they were just outside the placings but a great start to their affiliated career together.
I am sure this young pair will be ones to look out for in the future, hard work and determination pay off and Grace is a very talented young rider. Grace has a lot of family support especially from her Grandad who would definitely get first place for best groom!
It is great to get young horses out and about at an early age to get them used to different environments.
Good luck with your future competitions.
Posted on 22nd July 2017
Safety Evening With the British Horse Society On The 16th August At Court Bank Farm
Court Bank Farm are very privileged to be having a visit from the British Horse Society who will be giving us a talk on Safety where we can learn more about a rider’s rights and responsibilities on the road from Alan Hiscox, BHS Director of Safety and Cathryn Godfrey, a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors will deal with your questions when something goes wrong and we will also have a demo of the new Ride Safe Award.
We are very lucky to be involved with the British Horse Society and we are also very proud that our yard here at Court Bank Farm is highly commended by the British Horse Society. We all have the same goals in mind and that is the happiness and well being of our horses and our enjoyment and relaxation as a rider.
We are lucky that we are able to hack around the lanes in our village however, the roads are getting busier and people are always on a mission to get to their destination as quickly as they can.
I think this is a very worth while talk and the evening will be both educational and enjoyable.
We are lucky at Court Bank Farm as we are only a few minutes away from Cannock Chase where there is miles of off road hacking. Gentleshaw Common is also close by and that is a lovely place to go for a hack and not have to worry about traffic.
We are fortunate that we can hack around our farm ride without even going on the roads but I do think it is great to be able to get our horses out and about on the roads but we need to do this in a safe manner and knowledge is everything.
The British Horse Society are leaders in educating us as riders and I think this will be a very worth while course to take part in, it may even save your life!
The essential award for all riders. Ride Safe gives you the confidence to ride in the environments you are most often faced with, keeping you and your horse safe.
Free with the Ride Safe Award assessment, your Ride Safe Guide provides practical examples, tips and guidance to make you knowledgeable when riding in all situations including:
The Ride Safe Award is the essential foundation for all riders wishing to pursue a journey in equine excellence.
Cakes and refreshments will also be provided!!
Posted on 3rd July 2017
A Big Thank You To Nik & Fig For A Fantastic Demonstration.
A big thank you to Nik & Fig for a fantastic demonstration on Sunday. The weather was kind to us and it was a really enjoyable day. As always the food was tasty so a big thank you to Coach House Catering for the yummy buffet and for the most fattening cakes of all time!
I would also like to say thank you to Fern for organising the event. If you have been inspired by Nik’s display then please see Fern and book yourself in on the next clinic.
Fig! well what can I say, he didn’t look like a thoroughbred but more like a warm blood. His physique was something else and he shone like gold in the arena with the sun shinning down on him.
Nik looked splendid in her bling too!!!
He is a very happy and contented horse who behaved impeccably. Never mind Valegro it’s Fig all the way for me. I shall be watching his progress closely. I think a lot of us on Sunday fell in love with Fig!
Fig was purchased only a few years ago straight from the track and Nik has achieved so much in a short space of time. It just shows that hard work and dedication pays off.
It was not only a stunning display of riding it was simply beautiful to see such harmony and trust between horse and rider.
Nik started the demontration by showing us how she warms up at a competition and later in the demonstration she went on to show us some of her advanced dressage movements. In between giving Fig a breather she did a question and answer session.
I am hoping that once we have our arena extended she will come back with Fig and perform her dressage to music.
Thank you so much Nik, I’m off to practice!!!!
Posted on 27th June 2017
Congratulations to Verena and Amanda for both winning their show jumping classes at Eland Lodge at the weekend. They both came home with red ribbons!!!! but best of all they all had a good time and enjoyed themselves.
Amanda won the 85cm class on board the very talented and consistent Tilly and Verena won the 95cm class on board a young and talented Fabio. Well done to you both we are all very proud of you here at Court Bank Farm.
It is so nice to see our liveries and horses out and about and having fun and coming home safe and sound. Bringing home the ribbons especially red ones is the icing on the cake. I look forward to hearing about your next competition.