Well all the horses and ponies are well this week, all a little wet and waiting for the sun to come back out (like us all!!). The “laminatic field” is still very wet, due to poor drainage, so the horses and ponies from this field are still on the yard and will be allowed to go back on once it is has dried out. Unfortunately, with all the wet weather we’ve been having, this week it had been arranged for the Kinoulton Girl Guilds to come and meet some of the horses and ponies on Thursday evening, but this has had to be postponed for a few weeks time, when the yard and fields have hopefully dried off.
We would just like to say a HUGE thank you to all the members of the fantastic Fix-It Team who have, over the past 2 years been putting up and repairing all the field shelters. This has meant that there are now plenty of field shelters for all the horses and ponies, so that they all have dry and safe shelters during the continuous down-pouring of rain over the past few weeks. Also a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who continually help to care for the horses and ponies during this bad weather, getting soaking wet whilst making sure all the yard duties are completed regardless.
This week saw the return of Ginger, who was rehomed but her foster family are no longer able to look after her. Ginger is an approx 15 years old very bright chestnut mare, who is 14hh. As Ginger as a few health problems which requires daily medication and careful monitoring, it has been decided to keep Ginger at the yard in Long Clawson on a permanent basis. As Ginger is such a friendly and well-mannered pony, she has made many a volunteer fall in love with her and a few of the volunteers are now funding her medical costs for her. Ginger loves equine company, and now lives with Little Jerry and Christina Scarlet and they get on really well altogether. More photos of Ginger will be on the website next week.
A huge thank you to new members of the Fundraising Team Jenny, her daughter Kirsty, Mandy and Lynda who raised £238.30 at the car boot sale in Melton today. Also to for Sheena, an ex-volunteer for her kind donation of £10 and to Lou, one of our youngest volunteers at 11 years old, who held a home-made cake and small toy sale, at Dame Hill Primary School in February, that raised £69.02 which was received this week.
Our volunteer, Wendy took Pablo’s New and Nearly-New Equine Stall to Riverside Riding Centre at Asfordby today which raised £70. A big thank you to Bekky and all of the liveries for their continued support and Wendy will be back there on Saturday 23rd June.
Wendy and the Equine stall will be at the show at High Meadow Farm, Barrow on Soar on Monday 7th May, if anyone has anything they are able to donate, Wendy will be there all day. The Equine Stall will also be at Soar Valley Riding Club Jubilee Show in Quorn on Sunday 3rd June, and at Canaan Farm Equestrian Centre Jubilee Show in Costock on Monday 4th June.
This week we’ve also received a cheque from Recycle 4 Charity for the sum of £22.35. If you have any ink cartridges that you are able to donate for recycling and raised some funds for Pablos, then please click on the link on the right and don’t forget to put Pablo’s unique code C17828.
Have a good week.