The back barn in bloom!
I'm happy to report that Spring arrived in Sherborn around 1 pm yesterday! By 4, there were horses in and out of the wash stall for their first baths of the year. There were a lot of sparkling faces looking over their stall doors this morning. You know it's a good sign when the indoor is a ghost town during the day! I just hope I haven't jinxed us all by putting my snow shovel away. New England weather can be full of surprises...
Spring has everyone seriously thinking about their show schedules. As one boarder replied when I asked when her first horse trial was, "Thirty two days!" But who's counting?
Course Brook's first combined test of the season is right around the corner on April 21. It's the first in a series of three, so if you're interested in winning some excellent prizes at the end (and who isn't??), get your entry in. The closing date is April 14. We're offering combined tests from pre-elementry (18" jumps and USDF intro test A, aka walk/trot) through prelim. You can also do a la carte dressage tests, so no matter if you're ready to tackle the brick wall or not, come on over for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and work out your kinks before you arrive at your first recognized horse shows.
Everyone around here is pretty excited about the fact that Will Faudree will definitely be coming to CBF August 17 & 18 to do a cross country/show jumping clinic! Keep your eyes on our shows and clinics page for a registration form later this summer as well as all of the good stuff that's happening around here before then.
That's it for now. Looking forward to seeing you on April 21! And, if you're like me, you'll need to remember to apply sunscreen to those oh-so-pale arms as they make their springtime debut...