Thursday, 31 May 2018

Chamfron Olegario - two year old

Ollie was two on the 29th and is growing into a big strapping lad.

Monday, 28 May 2018


Colada was four on the 26th and after a winters holiday she is back out hacking.  Ombu will soon be three and he lists his hobbies as trough molestation, gate opening and letting all his friends loose...  

Ladies Day

Another sunny day at Kelso races, plenty of Pimms drunk and plenty of laughs.  With Jennifer's expert tuition I think Lauren and I were nailing the selfie...

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Chamfron Tizona - TREC

Lovely photo of Chamfron Tizona taken by Phillip Barnett, starting her TREC career last weekend.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Spider and Badgers!

Gloriously sunny in the Borders at the moment, Spidey and I have been out admiring the floral displays around Gattonside.  Still no cubs on the trail cam but some great mounds of badgers and one that still seems to be holding a grudge about the out of reach chicken...

Chamfron Sakura - First ridden outing

Sakura had her first ridden outing at Ayrshire Equestrian this weekend, placing second in the novice ridden class and winning the coloured class but most importantly behaving beautifully and enjoying herself all day.  Many thanks to Liorah and Goldenberry Stables for the photos

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Chamfron Firefly - BTQ

Chamfron Firefly got her Bronze Thistle Qualifier today at Balbeggie, 30km with plenty of stiff hills!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Chamfron Bombero and Milano

Five year old Bombero and four year old Milano out and about at polo yesterday.  

Monday, 14 May 2018

The Black Hill - Earlston

The Black Hill over looks the cottage and I've often photographed it as it changes colour through the year.  Its been a glorious day here and as my days off had so far been a bit unproductive (example "I've finished work early on Saturday night I will clean the house" swiftly morphed into "Oooooo Eurovision" pours gin and tonic and looses the next three hours watching mindless TV!) I thought I should take some exercise and head up to the summit.  Easy to find, easy to park and with a good path all the way it was a civilised thirty minute stroll to the top and on a night like this the views of the Borders are surely unrivalled, the wind farm at Soutra being easily visible and the Eildons ever prominent.  

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Chamfron Confetti - Seven years old

Really pleased to get an update and adult photos of Chamfron Confetti who headed off to the Black Isle as a yearling in 2012. Now owned by Jacqueline Smith who says 

"She's doing great, she's now called Koda, I have been working with her for the past 3 years but got the great opportunity to own her a few weeks ago. She's now my forever pony so wont be going anywhere, love her to bits. She loves attention and will let you know if she's not getting enough." 

Typical Nico youngster then!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Chamfron Santiago backed

A lovely sunny day for Emma to back Santi who does not look at all bothered!