12-07-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 14
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 […]
05-07-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 13
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 […]
28-06-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 12
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 […]
27-06-20  Yvette Truesdale Dressage Clinic
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 […]
21-06-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 11
Far from normality but getting marginally closer! This week we welcomed back some of our more advanced riders. It was a delight to be able to get some of you lovely folks back into the saddle. Obviously it had been a rather long time since many of you had sat on a horse, meaning nerves […]
17-06-20  Virtual Charity Dressage 2020
A first for Laurel View a virtual dressage show – but with Covid 19 reaking havoc on “normal” life we wanted to find a way to run our annual charity fundraising dressage show. Aware NI has an established network of 23 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by […]
14-06-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 10
10 weeks of my waffle later (congratulations if you have stuck around despite my deteriorating writing ability) and we are finally starting to see some hope at the end of the tunnel! We have had a pretty hectic week here at Laurel View as entries closed for our Virtual Charity Dressage, we announced that some […]
07-06-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 9
My sincerest apologies, I am yet again starting this week’s blog by mentioning the weather! But I think we can all agree with my dearest darling sister’s words “God really put the weather on shuffle this week!” As the weather this week has been arguably more random than my Spotify playlist switching from Beyoncé to […]
06-06-20  Virtual Charity Dressage (24.5-*9.6)
    ***Entry deadline extension***    Because of the gross weather we have decided to give you all an extra 48 hours to complete and send in your entries Entries now close at 1pm on Tuesday 9th June     Click for all the necessary details in the link just below 🙂 Virtual Charity Dressage […]
31-05-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 8
Well folks, can you believe it, that is May away! It has been another fabulously sunny week to exercise all our horses outdoors, with some getting to go for a refreshing canter across the field. Jiggling Johnny is slowly regaining his fitness levels however, it remains no surprise that after some brief canter work whilst […]