Summer at the stables

We’ve got lots of fun filled days ahead down at the yard.  Make sure you get your diaries out and book our Pony days and Pony Camp over the summer.

PONY CLUB DAY – 31ST MAY    10am until 4pm

£30 per person (to be paid on the day)

Join us for our summer Pony Club day.  We’ll be working on learning how to plait to gain a Pony Club badge this time.  The day will run from 10am until 4pm and you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

NORTHINGTON STUD AND STABLES SHOW – 1st june

This is a great opportunity to compete in our showing and show jumping classes.

The show is open to all Northington Stud and Stables clients.

The day will start at 10am and run until 4pm.

Entry is £5 per class and can be paid on the day.

Refreshments will be available and all proceeds from these will go to charity.

Pony camp

Our Summer Pony Camps are now available for booking.  The camps are a great way to have fun with horsey friends, practise your riding skills, play games and learn new things.

Places go very quickly so if you’re keen to join us on the following dates then let Fran know and secure your place with a deposit.

PONY CAMP DATES

17TH – 20TH JULY   £395 PER PERSON      &     31ST JULY – 3RD AUGUST  £395 PER PERSON

Join us on either of our Pony Camps for four days with three nights camping.  Pony Camp is for riders who are 10yrs and over.  We’ll be working towards our Pony Club Camping badge as well as the D and D+ tests.  There is swimming onsite in a local pool and we’ll take care of all the food.  Fran’s breakfasts are legendary!  So all you need is a tent if you have one (not to worry if you don’t) and be ready for plenty of pony and campfire fun including a talent show, tidy tent competition and much much more.  Do bring a friend as it’s always nice to have a friend to join you on the Camp.

To book, ring Fran on 07970 717093 or email northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you this summer!

 

 

 

Northington Stud and Stables Newsletter – May 2017

We’ve got lots to share with you in this newsletter.  Make sure you’ve got your diary at the ready so you can join us for our various events down at the yard.

Pony Club Training Day

Have you booked your space on our first Pony Club Training Day on Thursday 1st  June?  All welcome for a day of Pony Club fun from 10am – 4pm – bring a packed lunch and swot up on Native pony breeds and Parts of the pony to earn a Pony Club badge.

Thursday 1st June – 10am until 4pm

£30 for the day

PACKED LUNCH REQUIRED

SIGN UP TO PONY CLUB MEMBERSHIP HERE OR GRAB A FORM FROM FRAN

PONY CAMP DATES

Our Summer Pony Camps are now available for booking.  The camps are a great way to have fun with horsey friends, practise your riding skills, play games and learn new things.

Places go very quickly so if you’re keen to join us on the following dates then let Fran know and secure your place with a deposit.

SUMMER PONY CAMPS

11th – 14th July

1st – 4th August

Contact Fran on 07970 717093

or email: Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com for more details.

OUR FUTURE

Some of you will know that we are hoping to transform Northington Stud and Stables.  We hope that our proposed new venue, which is currently in the planning stages, will enable us to offer a full range of services as a riding school and equestrian centre.  We believe that riding should be a sport that is open to everyone – we’ve seen so many young people and adults come through our yard over the years and we want to see many more get involved with horses and ponies.  We’d love you to help us realise our dream.  You can see what we are planning here.  As clients and friends of Northington Stud and Stables, we’d be delighted if you’d like to add your support to our application.

Anyone wishing to make representations about this application should do so online, or by email: planning@southdowns.gov.uk or in writing to South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, Midhurst, GU29 9DH, quoting the case reference SDNP/16/05360/FUL by 30th May 2017.

We’re hiring

We’re looking for another member to join our team.  We’re looking for someone who will be able to help us with maintenance of the yard – job description includes driving a tractor, poo picking and mending fences. Salary offered – £10 per hour.

All enquiries to Fran on 07970 717093 or email Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com for more details.

Looking for ponies

Fran is looking for ponies to loan who are between 13hh and 15hh.  If you have a pony who you would be looking to loan out or know someone who might be able to help, then please get in touch with Fran on 07970 717093 or email Northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com

And finally

We have some sad news to share with you.  Our gorgeous boy, Eddie, passed away sadly over the weekend.  We are devastated at his loss and hope that he is jumping clouds up there in the sky. With his pink eyes, pink nose and squeaky neigh, we shall all miss him terribly.  RIP lovely Eddie.

 

Northington Stud and Stables Newsletter – July 2016

It’s been a busy summer so far at northington stud and stables……

So much has been going on down at the yard – Pony Camps are in full swing, we’ve been to shows, taken our ponies to local events and run pony rides down at Forest Holidays at Blackwood Forest.  All that plus the arrival of some new faces at the yard too – phew!  First things first though, we’ve got an announcement!

PINK PONY DAY

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Freddie was a good sport! Doesn’t he make the perfect model?!!

We are delighted to tell you that we will be running PINK PONY DAY on Monday 22nd August from 10am – 1pm at The Woolpack Inn, Totford Bring everyone you know!  We’ll be doing pony rides (£2), painting handprints on ponies (from £1) and there’ll be cakes for sale too.  We’d love to see plenty of friendly faces so please spread the word!

All proceeds will go towards the wonderful work of The Haven.  Click PINK PONY DAY for more info.

Breast Cancer Haven  supports anyone who has ever received a breast cancer diagnosis, offering a FREE personalised programme of therapy to help the physical and emotional side effects of a diagnosis.  Haven Logo

Their 4th centre, in Titchfield, Hampshire opened in October 2015 and is supporting local people with the disease in Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire, West Sussex, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands.  You can join their Facebook group here.

This is SUCH a worthwhile cause and one that is very dear to us at Northington Stud and Stables so we hope you’ll all come out to support us.  IMG_2636

So far we have received pledges of over £350 for painting ponies PINK!  Freddie was our first model.  For every £50 we receive we’ll paint another pony in the yard PINK.

However, there are plenty more ponies to paint and we’re determined to get as many ponies painted up as we can.

So if you’d like to donate to see your favourite pony in the yard painted PINK then let Fran know, send us an email at northingtonstudandstables@gmail.com or turn up at The Woolpack on Monday 22nd August between 10am and 1pm.

PONY CAMP

Our first Pony Camp of the summer proved to be a huge success.  Plenty of laughs, learning and riding!  Don’t believe us?  Just take a look at the pictures!