Martin’s Blog 12th December

The rain won’t stop falling! No runners today and both runners at Fontwell on Tuesday hated the rain softened ground which came earlier than predicted which was frustrating.

Yesterday our yard sponsor FBC Manby Bowdler’s Neil Lloyd, Laura Jones, Oliver Evans and Shanice Pearson joined myself, Belinda, Paul Davis and Jon Hughes for a quarterly catch up in our Owners’ Room then Christmas Lunch at The Plough at Ford. A brilliant team that we are so lucky to be involved with – lots of exciting ideas and plans and then a delicious lunch – perfect. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I even did the school run with Belinda as we were so late….! Thank goodness it’s 5 minutes from The Plough!

Just a quiet morning with horses going for a hack and either one or two canters.

A surprise birthday party tonight at The Coach & Horses in Longborough for Anna McDonagh, who works for us part time and is a great member of the team. Big 30 today! She was suitably surprised and has had a great couple of days with more to come too. Happy Birthday Anna.