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Show Jump with Valley Farm Plank

Camel in the field with horses in the background

two shire horses trotting in the field



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Below you can read about all the things that we and the animals have got up to in the past.


Valley Farm Diary - October 2012

Two of our darling Camargue Horses retired from the riding school this month. Hoquet and Hirondelle were...

...very lucky to be offered a place to relax and chill out a little with one of their older Camargue friends Cambeto. It was hard to leave them in their new home, but I know they will have a good retirement and be much loved. Better still, I know I will be able to see them from time to time.

The 2012 BALE (Best Alternative Land Enterprise) judging took place at the beginning of the month followed by a wonderful presentation dinner at the Trinity Rooms at the end of the month. We were delighted to receive an overall Merit. The Small Farm Business Awards took place the same night and again, we were delighted to receive third place and Best Livestock certificate.

A Trec clinic was held at the beginning of the month which was well supported, some of the riders doing it side saddle.

The visitor centre and shop is gradually expanding and now, when clients check in they can also buy assorted jams, chutneys, fruit juices, socks, keyrings, jumpers and of course the Valley Farm book. (Yes, we still have some!)

The dog show at the end of the month was well supported and then we finished with the Halloween Haunt with the usual trail ride through the woods in the dark whilst dressed in scary outfits.

The hayfield is still there, now we have given up all hope and turned the horses out into it. It is the first time we have ever fed 'Hay on the Hoof'!

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