Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Riding School


The Riding School is not far from where we live, just a twenty five minute drive. It is here where our grandchildren learnt to ride, and we are still in the habit of going to watch the competitions, and the horses being trained. The Club House serves light snacks and wonderful coffee, and in the summer months it's lovely to sit outside with cool refreshments and watch the horses going through their paces. The head trainer is a friend of ours, and an excellent sportsman. He has competed in horse trials in England with Princess Ann, who as you probably know is an accomplished rider, and sportswoman.


The Riding School. 




The Club House. 

Jumping low fences.
 

Setting off for the bridle path.
 

Into the woods.
 

There are several bridle-paths for the seasoned riders.

 

Our friend with a young lady rider.
 

Horse blanket looked colourful hanging over the fence.
 

GOOD FENCES
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a great place to ride and learn to ride (something i've never been good at!) thanks for sharing it!

Frank said...

Lovely images. A great way to keep fit.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice school for riders.

A Quiet Corner said...

Such a wonderful place...:)JP

Debbie said...

the horses are soooo beautiful. it's on my bucket list, i better get to it!!!

Felicia said...

beautiful facilities. I really like the last capture. so pretty with the blanket draped over the fence.

Ida said...

What a nice place to sit and enjoy watching people ride. The small jumping fences are so cute.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos! Gorgeous horses...

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. It looks like a fantastic place for both horses and riders.

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susan said...

lovely shots, love Sue

Margaret Adamson said...

Great fence shots and horse images.

bas van Es said...

wel een hele mooie lokatie,

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place, I took lessons at a riding school, not as pretty as your place.. I love the horses, great shots. Have a happy weekend!

karmnik54 said...

Pogoda widać piękna:)

Mari said...

Nice school and I bet a great place to learn riding. I've never tried riding a horse except for pictures :)

Ela said...

These horses are so beautiful !
Fantastic place !
Greetings

Juliana said...

Perfect mind relaxing day

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My wife loves horses so I bet she would love this place :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous horses!

Pat said...

I regret not learning to ride. This looks like a wonderful place. Love your photos.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

It must be fantastic to ride a horse in your lovely climate. I have done that when I was young, but wasn't really a fan. I never could find the brake (LOL). Great series, Sonjia. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I think the quality of our drinking water is different from yours. I have tried boiled water but frozen it still was opaque. I got the best results with demineralized water. Once I had crystal clear ice, but that was boring. A few bubbles are nicer. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Greetings from your Dutch friend, Joke

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful horses.....thanks for sharing!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a great place to visit with your friend, be outdoors and watch people enjoying this sport.

Linda R said...

Oh how fun.. Enjoyed seeing your photos.

Hugs, Linda
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Irma said...

What a beautiful place.
I love the horses, great shots.
Have a happy sunday.

Marie said...

How wonderful to have this place so close to your home! What an excellent activity for your children to learn! You are making me think I should look into something here in Tucson for the grandson & great-nephew! :-) Loved your wonderful photos!

bettyl-NZ said...

Wonderful pictures. Horses are so majestic in motion.

Nora said...

How nice to be able to have the riding school close to you and to see the beautiful horses!

Gail Dixon said...

Looks like a wonderful place to learn to ride. I'm still scared of horses after my last riding lesson. But I think they are beautiful animals.

Stewart M said...

I hope the people with o hard hats have hard heads!

Nice post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello .. Very good pictures .. Nice place .. Regards

Bethany Carson said...

Neat to see! Love the last shot of the brightly colored blanket hanging over the fence!

M said...

What a nice place and I really want to try to take some pictures of horses too.
You have so many intresting and beautiful places in your neigbourhood.
A perfect place for a photograph.
Regards
Monica

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