24-05-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 7
As Lockdown currently continues at Laurel View until the appropriate official bodies give us the all clear to restart safely, we decided to reimagine our annual charity dressage competition, deciding that this year we would run it virtually. We know how many of you are missing all your equine friends at the yard or have […]
21-05-20  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 […]
17-05-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 6
Poo, poo, and more poo! This week as I stood in a field surrounded by, you guessed it, poo, I found myself weirdly excited by the idea of the new shiny fork I was holding in my hand! The consequence of having lots of horses in a field (that each poo an average of 8 […]
10-05-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 5
It appears my journey of self-discovery is set to continue as “normal” freedom is still some way off. And by journey of self-discovery, I mean, coming to terms with the fact I am an overly ambitious individual with an unfortunate trait of excessive procrastination. To help you understand what I mean, I initially had big […]
03-05-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 4
It’s May! Is it just me, or does time still fly whilst simultaneously feeling as if it is moving at a snail’s pace? I suppose some sense of normality returned this week, in that if you skipped the regular news and just watched the weather forecast instead, we saw the return of Northern Irelands typical […]
26-04-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 3
Week five of isolation complete? Or at least I think it’s been five weeks, days of the week no longer exist for me. It’s been another sublimely sunny week. As most Northern Irish people do, we spend most of the year praying for some decent weather, and in typically NI weather fashion it waits until […]
21-04-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 2
29 days into lockdown and for some the new normal is binge eating obscene amounts of junk and absorbing Netflix and Disney+ as if we’re stuck to our sofas. Maybe you’re spending this time transforming into the next Mary Berry or spending your morning trying not to trip over the kids during a family Joe […]
20-04-20  Laurel View on Lockdown #Log 1
Hey guys, so this is our first kind of blog post that I have decided to do to help those missing the yard pass the time. I am in no way a talented writer, so hopefully this doesn’t add to the boredom of sitting in your house for most the day. We know everything can […]
15-04-20  Coronavirus Update – 24.3.20
To comply with the Prime Ministers statement all Laurel View Riding School lessons are now suspended until further notice.  All those with lessons booked will be carried forward to such times as we are able to resume our regular sessions. (We are trying to contact everyone personally, but it is proving very difficult! So if […]
15-04-20  Winter 19/20 Dressage League Results
Oopsy!! It would seem that I have omitted to record the results of our Winter 19/20 Dressage League classes on this website, I’ve only spotted my omission now a month later!! Non the less, a massive well done to all our winners, we are incredibly grateful to you and indeed every single competitor that participated […]