Welcome to the New Year! The countdown to the 2012 Olympics is now getting serious but we have a full year of fantastic horse activity here in Lincolnshire during 2011 including our regular great events at the County Show and Burghley. Never ridden before? Well, even more so, this is your year. Never mind your other resolutions, why not make this the year you finally made it into the saddle. There are many willing schools and stables wanting to welcome you aboard so what are you waiting for - you’ll wish you had not waited so long.
In these hectic days, it is quite a relief to discover that some wonderful examples of traditional rural life are still with us. Among those examples of skills of yesterday is the work of the farrier and we went along to see how Simon Middlebrook is keeping that rural tradition going in today’s world - and tomorrow’s.
December heralds the end of the year and it has certainly been a good one for Lincolnshire equestrians with national competition winners and some great, well-attended events as well as new facilities opening in the county. Yes, 2010 will go down as a memorable year - can’t wait for 2011!!
‘Fortune favours the brave’ and there are few braver than Lenamore, winner of this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The little grey with a big personality threw his heart over every fence to record an emphatic and popular victory for his British-based New Zealand rider Caroline Powell.