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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 […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 14

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

It has been another typically hectic week at Laurel View as the team are working hard to get more of our regular riders back in the saddle whilst maintaining social distancing measures and thoroughly disinfecting and cleaning tack after use to control the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, at present only around 20% of our […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 13

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

They always say the grass is greener on the other side, and our mares certainly seem to think so as this week they decided to break into the playground field yet again. I must say I commend their dedication to continually following the mindset of ‘where there is a will there is a way’. Between […]

Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 12

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

As the rain lashes against my window and wind howls down the chimney, making a noise so annoying I can only compare it to the off key screeches of me being forced to play the recorder in primary school, I can’t pretend to be overly optimistic about the upcoming weeks weather forecast. However, despite rather […]

Yvette Truesdale Dressage Clinic

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Laurel View are delighted to welcome Yvette Truesdale back for her first dressage clinic here since Covid 19 interupted everything. Sunday 12th July is the date to check in your diary. To comply with current Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions, clinics will be outside with private or semi private sessions only. With the need to […]