Submitted by Vivian Spedding
Spedding Thoroughbred Farm and Training Center in Blackpool would like to congratulate this year’s students on a successful and fun-filled show and lesson season with the North Thompson Pony Club.
Students applied what they had learned in their weekly lessons to achieve excellent results in the show ring, bringing home many first placings as well as a couple of show high points.
Pam Jim, the club’s photographer and driver, showed dedication in hauling horses and students to many of the horse shows.
We try to keep our lessons light and fun, with the students critiquing themselves and each other.
Lessons were in the arena at Spedding Farm and on the trails (some students find the relaxed atmosphere on the trails makes it easier to achieve the desired result).
The season is coming to an end, with one last trail ride scheduled, weather permitting. If not, we plan to have a fun day with mounted soccer and jumping lessons in the inside arena.
Next season we hope to travel further afield to shows that hold hunter/jumper classes. Lessons will start again in February for English/Western and hunter/jumper.