24-08-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 20
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 […]
16-08-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 19
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 […]
12-08-20  BHS Stage 4 Training Day
BHS Ireland are running a BHS Stage 4 Training Day with Mark Robinson Stage 5 Performance Coach Pre-booking is essential via BHS Ireland Susan Spratt,  BHS Manager for Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland  e: susan.spratt@bhs.org.uk t: 0044(0)07808141079 w: www.bhs.org.uk The cost per person per day is £90 or equivalent in euro. Pay by Paypal […]
09-08-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 18
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 […]
02-08-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 17
                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 […]
27-07-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 16
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 […]
19-07-20  Yvette Truesdale Dressage Clinic
Yvette Truesdale is coming back for another dressage clinic at Laurel View on Sunday 16th August. Please be aware and comply with current Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions. With the need to safe guard everyone involved there will be less sessions available to allow riders to come and go safely. So for enquiries and to book […]
19-07-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 15
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 […]
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 […]