Posted on 26th January 2019
On March 18th between 10.30am – 1.30pm the British Horse society will be holding a Coffee Morning for all Accreditied Professional Coaches at Court Bank Farm.
Brighten up those cold winter mornings by joining the BHS for coffee and cake and network with like-minded colleagues.
Open to all Approved Centre Proprietors and accredited professional coaches.
Posted on 22nd January 2019
The BHS have confirmed that they will be bringing the welfare lorry to Court Bank Farm on Sunday 7th April at 11am.
The BHS welfare lorry is in great demand visiting major shows and competition yards all around the UK and we are extremely lucky that they have agreed to visit our yard.
They will be bringing the horse weigh bridge with them so that we can weigh our horses. We will be able to see how our horses have fared over the Winter months and this would be particularly helpful as we will be going into the Spring and Summer.
This will be really great for our horses and ponies that suffer with laminitis.
The BHS are also currently developing weight monitoring materials such as condition scoring and weight tapes. Education is so important and any tools that we have can only benefit our horses.
The BHS have asked if there are any topics in particular that you would like them to talk about.
The BHS covers many topics including Laminitis, Sweet itch, Grass sickness, Tendon injuries, environmental enrichment and companionship as well as more challenging topics like the effects of rider weight on equine performance. Please do visit the BHS website to see exactly what the welfare team have to offer.
If you could pop your favoured topics on a piece of paper and put them in the green post box by reception that would be great and I can forward on your requests to the welfare team at the British Horse Society.
Refreshments will be available.
The next rider alignment clinic is Sunday February 17th. Please do see Fern (Stables 6 & 7) if you would like to take part.
A few of the liveries have expressed an interest in a pole/grid clinic which is pencilled in for the 3rd March. If this is something you would be interested please do see Fern (Stables 6 & 7)
Natalie (Stable 41) is also looking into arranging a couple of very good clinics. One is a confidence clinic and the other is an introduction to dressage to music. Please do see Natalie if you are interested in either of these clinics.
Our next scheduled worm count is due the first week of February.
Posted on 18th January 2019
This is just a courtesy message from the Forestry Commission at Birches Valley Forest Centre to make you aware of our Junior Park Run event that is now happening every Sunday, 9am till 10am.
We just wanted to make you aware of the event in case you’re planning on riding in this area around these times as there will be large numbers of children on the trails and an increased level of traffic.
You are still free to ride in this area; we just wanted to make you aware as we do not want to be responsible for your horses spooking.
Posted on 15th January 2019
The BHS Welfare lorry is planning to come to Court Bank Farm the first weekend in April.
The BHS welfare lorry is in great demand visiting shows and competition yards all around the UK and we are extremely lucky for them to give us a time slot.
They will be bringing the horse weighing scales with them so that we can weigh our horses. We will be able to see how our horses have fared over the Winter months and this would be particularly helpful as we will be going into the Spring and Summer especially those of us with horses that suffer with laminitis.
They have asked if there are any topics in particular that you would like them to cover.
The BHS covers many topics including Laminitis, Sweet itch, Grass sickness, Tendon injuries, environmental enrichment and companionship as well as more challenging topics like the effects of rider weight on equine performance. I am already on my diet! Please do visit the website to see exactly what the welfare team do.
If you could pop your favoured topics on a piece of paper in the green post box that would be great and I can let them know. Refreshments will be available.
Posted on 5th January 2019
Happy New Year 2019 to all our liveries and families.
Andy & I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.
Let’s hope the weather will be kind to us over the next couple of months so that we can crack on with our riding and the enjoyment of our horses.
A little reminder about our rider alighnment clinic on Sunday 6th January. Fern (stable 7) is organising that so please do see her for your alocated time slot.
We had a clinic before Christmas and it was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. It was also very interesting to see just how crooked I was at the start of my lesson and how I had straightened up by the end of the lesson.
Do keep an eye out on our notice board for upcoming events.
Happy New Year!