Thursday 1st July, 2021

Delighted to welcome Picanha back to the yard this morning.  Owned by Lizzie Prowting (hope you all saw her wonderful feature on Gardeners World on Friday) – he was purchased after winning his only point-to-point in Ireland and won a bumper for us at Exeter before needing more time to mature.

The form of his race is working out very well and he has strengthened up considerably thanks to the efforts of Hannah Bishop and Jess Westwood (who took the above photo of him).  We look forward to him realising his potential this season.

It was great to welcome residents of Edwardstow Court Care Centre yesterday.  Our visitors are horse lovers and it was marvellous to see them interacting with the horses on their visit and we look forward to welcoming many more friends from the Centre over the coming months.

Congratulations to my assistant Hannah Gregory who has passed her Level 1 rider coaching course at the Northern Racing College this week with flying colours.  Another string to her bow that will benefit the whole team here at Adlestrop Stables.