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Lockdown 3 at Laurel View

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

While Lockdown #3 is in place, Laurel View will remain closed 🙁 , with access only for liveries and staff to look after the horses and ponies. We hope that everyone continues to do their part to stop the spread of coronavirus so that everything can safely start to get going again once lockdown restrictions […]

Lockdown 2 at Laurel View

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

  Coronovirus Regulations applicable to Riding Schools, Equestrian Centres, Competition, Pleasure Rides, Riding Lessons and leisure riders in Northern Ireland The following restrictions will apply from 00:01 am on 27 November 2020 until 23:59 on 10 December. Riding Schools/Equestrian Centres No activities at riding schools/equestrian centres (indoor or outdoor) will be permitted unless participants are elite […]

Winter Dressage League (1 of 6) – 25.10.20

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

So great to have dressage back at Laurel View 🙂 Thank you to all the competitors who came from far and wide to take part, we appreciate the support and also how well folk complied with all the extra covid protocols.   Gratitude is extended to judges, Coreen Abernethy, Ivor Harper and Geraldine Lowry for […]

Lessons outdoors from 16.10.20

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Following on from the restrictions announced on 14th October our lessons and activities have to be conducted outdoors. So please dress appropriately for exposure to the Northern Ireland elements. 

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 20

Monday, August 24th, 2020

I will be honest, I never expected to still be writing this blog after 10 weeks, never mind 20! To say this year has been a little unpredictable seems like a minor understatement. We are certainly not out of the woods yet, but slowly we are edging towards a more ‘normal’ way of life. It […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 19

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Despite my right thigh looking like it has been attacked by a paintball gun due to my collection of cleg bites, I must admit, it has been an unusually nice week weather wise here. A major bonus of the bliss sunshine was that we FINALLY finished our first cut of haylage/silage, only a month or […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 18

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Surprise, surprise. I’m about to talk about the weather AGAIN! This week’s weather has been more erratic than Connie our classically moody mare. One minute it is pouring out of the heavens as if the big man upstairs forgot to turn the tap off (clearly, he’s not having to pay any NI water bills) before […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 17

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

                Whilst the work never eases for our hard-working employees and Saturday volunteers, time seems to have slowed for new best buds Marvin and Johnny, as they have been blissfully enjoying their time together. Getting on as if they are in a soppy romcom, this duo spend each […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 16

Monday, July 27th, 2020

As they say, better late than never. Usually I spend my Sunday mornings, chilled out with a bit of brekkie whilst I write my blog and listen to some chilled-out music. Thus, by my usual standards yesterday was a little more hectic than usual as I had to cover on the yard, queue listening to […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 15

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

We have faced the elements; sun, gales and lashing rain. We have ventured forward to the sound of thunder, been beaten by the hail and witnessed the skies come to life with lightning. We have truly become at one with nature, or at least this is what we have been telling ourselves the past month […]