Monday, November 7, 2011

Well Done

Well Done to Lewis Tennuci for completing his Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nicola & Monty Update

The Nationals didn't end up going quite to plan for Nicola and Monty. Lying 10th overnight and clear through the first 3 phases of the XC things were looking good but an unfortunate lapse of concentration coming to fence 7 on phase D resulted in their first run out of the season dropping them from 3rd to 26th. Onwards and upwards - their most recent outing was at Borde Hill where they were 2nd back in May. This time they went one better and finished on their dressage score of 32 to win their section, earning valuable points towards the series finale in October.

Next on the menu is Tweseldown followed by the dressage Area Festivals at Wellington - hoping for top 10 finishes at both.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Eventing update for Nicola and Monty

Rackham went well with a personal best in the dressage, cross-country well inside the time and clear, but an unlucky pole in the show-jumping pushing them down from 4th to 7th. Two weeks later they were back at Rackham for the Riding Club Area Qualifiers. In the lead after the dressage, a double clear inside the time proved unbeatable so they are off to the National Champs in early August. July also saw their first affiliated dressage qualifier finishing on 2nd place, just one mark off the winner on 70%. Not bad for the horse who more resembled a giraffe than a dressage horse 9 months ago. Monty and Nicola are now on a get fit campaign for the Nationals which involve a 3 day stay away and 2 days of competition including a steeplechase, several miles of roads and tracks followed by the normal 5minute cross country course.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Nicola & Monty update

Nicola and Monty have now been to three affiliated events. The first at Tweseldown was a good start but a slow time cross country kept them out of the placings. The following week everything went to plan and with his best dressage score yet and a clear round cross country bang on the optimum time they managed to finish 2nd out of 36 and qualify for the Regional Finals. Last week was a rather wet outing at Berkshire College, but due to the weather a nice steady but clear cross country round just kept them out of the placings. The campaign continues next week at Rackham in West Sussex. Fingers crossed for better weather.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Surrey County Show Star

Our Deputy head nurse Gemma's Dog Marvin Won Best Rescue & he came second in the most attractive puppy categories at the Surrey County Show on May Bank Holiday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Staff Pets Agility

One of our veterinary Nurses Becky Wiggins and her dog Jasper.

Our Vet Kathryn Howie with her dog Rupert.

Our vet Kathryn & Veterinary Nurse Becky have been training with the Haslemere Dog Training Club. The Haslemere Dog Training Club will be performing an agility display at the Churt Summer Fare at 2pm on the 11th June 2011. Other events from the Haslemere dog training are below.

Saturday 30th July Bordon Football Club.
Monday Nights dog training is held in Frensham
Thursday Nights obediance & Puppie Training held in Grayshott

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Nick Farnham to Rome

Only 2 more weeks training before Nick Winn and 2 fellow Farnham cyclists set off from their homes to Rome.
14 days should see them cycle an average of 100 miles per day, initially to Dover and then along the French - Belgium border, through the beautiful Moselle Valley, through the Black Forest, into Switzerland and Austria before some very big climbs over the Alps into Italy. Then it’s pasta and pizza all the way to Rome.
The trip is unsupported and we carry as little as possible in panniers and find accommodation as we go.
At the end of the day we can usually sleep anywhere! Providing our ravenous appetites are satisfied.

Should you wish to make a donation to a charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice would be very grateful

Nicola's eventing thrills and spills

I have 3 horses, one is 25 and mostly retired, one is just coming back into work after stifle surgery and the newest one I brought last September. Monty is 12 years old and evented as a 6 year old but since then he has been leading a quieter life.
I hunted him over the winter & have just started eventing him. He was 6th at our first 80cm event at Tweseldown in April, then second at our first 90cm event at Mattingley last weekend which means he is on track to get enough points to qualify for the championships still to come.
Next weekend we start our affiliated campaign at BE90 at Tweseldown, ultimately aiming to qualify for the BE90 championships at Badmington spring 2012.

Update next week after she & Monty have completed their first affiliated

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our clients and their owners.

Thanks to Maggie Smith for the picture.