An every day account of a small racing yard and the highs and lows....
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Lucy's Birthday and a schooling morning in preparation for the weekend
What a day we had yesterday! - The wonderful Velvet Cloud very nearly gave the Birthday girl her first win - She stormed home and just missed out on winning by what looked like a short head - It was given out as the closest finish of the day,
Velvet Cloud - Still full of energy after her race
Budge didn't go as he still has a puffy fetlock so he went as companion horse - He is going again today to keep Ted and Kingsley company at Guilsborough.
Pauline has been race riding her own horses in point to points for 15 years and is now training with Doug. Pauline has recently got her trainers permit. They are both passionate about National Hunt racing and achieving maximum potential from their horses in the best possible way. This is why ‘Equine Fitness’ is a very exciting new business for them.
In 2006 Doug eventually plucked up the courage (it only took 7 years!) to propose to Pauline whilst they were on holiday in the Maldives and they married in the Lake District in June 2007.