Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Yvette Truesdale Flatwork Clinic

Friday, April 30th, 2021

We are delighted to have Yvette Truesdale back for another flatwork clinic at Laurel View on Saturday 22nd May. All enquiries and bookings for this clinic should be made through Norma on 07831 141269 at your earliest opportunity. We ask that all participants are aware of and abide by all the current Covid 19 guidelines […]

Restarting Group Lessons

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

And at long last we are back 🙂 Government restrictions have lifted to allow us to restart group sessions in the outdoor arena, so from Monday 26th April 2021 our existing riders can get back in the saddle again. To book back in to your session please email

Latest update on restrictions

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Following the recent confirmation of this latest update to the governments coronavirus restrictions, we are making preparations to restart group lessons (outdoors) for those riding with us prior to lockdown no 3 in December 2020.  Keep following our Facebook page for the relevant updates and thank you for your patience and support throughout the pandemic. […]

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 […]