This week, we were excited to host a group of 20 riders from the Shillingstone and District Riding Club (SDRC), who came to see our beautiful horses. They enjoyed a little refreshment while Mike talked to them about the Icelandic Horse, why we love them so much and answered any questions they had about Icelandics. Following this, the group had a look at the stables and met some of the horses. We then rode four of the horses to demonstrate their gaits; Mike rode Svala demonstrating a T1, Jemimah rode a V1 on Snaevar while Elizabeth rode a T2 on Odinn and finally Mike demonstrated pace on Hafeti. We offered any of the group to ‘have a go’ and one lady jumped on board and came off beaming that Icelandic grin!
Here are a few photo’s from the evening:
We received a very nice email the next day Thanking us for the evening “A huge thank you to you and your family for welcoming us all to your home yesterday evening. Your passion for your sport and your horses is evident. Also a special thank you from me personally for your generosity in allowing me to ride your fantastic horse. It was like being put behind the wheel of a Ferrari – I want an Icelandic for TREC! Please pass on my thanks to your parents for an unforgettable experience – I am still buzzing this morning”.