Firhill Stables

Sunday 27th of September and the sun shone down on the Stables and all of its inhabitants at Firhill Launch Day .
The morning started early on the yard for our amazing band of helpers all of whom had offered their services to plait , preen ,brush and pamper our Equine stars.
Shaun the sheep who was Kindly loaned to us by Tracey Haines of St Breward and our very own Huxley Pig took up their places in our petting area .Demonstrating how Huxley sits for a biscuit .
And our seven new baby ducklings born several days ago stole the show.
The day started with a demonstration lead rein lesson playing Games such as musical Status and the stables favourite “ What’s the Time Mr Wolf “ The Prize for best Fancy Dress was won by Evan Sapwell of Wadebridge with a brilliant Batman Costume . Firhill ‘s Instructor Wendy Discussed the Importance of making learning Fun and the importance of achievable goal setting in the learner rider.
Two of our other Members of the Lead Rein lesson Gracie and Poppy Singleton, once the lesson was over spent the rest of the afternoon with a guess how many sweets in the Jar competition . They proudly raised £7.00 for the cart for Cracker Fund
The Spriggins Motor bike Club kindly did a custom bike display for the Dads , Whilst our refreshments area served a delicious range of food for all .
The Raffle was a resounding Success with prizes donated by The Garland Ox ,The Borough Arms, Lanivet Inn, Spar Lanivet,
Cornish Garage Bodmin, Chloe Mitchell Jewellery, Kernow Veterinary Group , Reflexions massage therapy as well as many of our supporters donations
Following the lead rein lesson a procession of Firhill’s Horses and Ponies were held in the main arena. We were honoured to have the British Horse Society’s Tamsin Hearle Banks and Josephine Batty Smith from the South West Committee .
As well as Sarita Perkins MBE who formed Chiverton Branch of the Riding for the Disabled and is a well known for her work with the south West Regions Pony Clubs .
We a proud to have these valuable and inspiring people agree to mentor and work as part of Firhill’s team.
We were also proud to welcome two Members of WRSAC along to promote services and are looking forward to working closer with them in the future .
Scott Tomkinson of Kernow Physio and his dog Troy came to pay a visit .Scott is able to carry out Mounted and Unmounted Physio sessions from Firhill .
This proves to be extremely valuable to horse riders that are experiencing pain and can be carried out on your own horse or one of Firhill’s .
Pony Rides were available throughout the day , a dressage demo and a Mini Fun Dog Show including a class won by a sheep .
If any of our visitors needed a cooling glass of some thing we had Clio’s Van Du Vin on hand with some fruity numbers .
Firhill would like to thank all of the helpers, all of the raffle prize donators and all of the people that made the Firhill Stables Launch day a wonderful start to what we hope to be a friendly ,relaxed and welcoming part of our members lives .
Events for your Diary are The British Horse Society Quiz Night on the 9th of October at The Jamaica Inn , Bolventor 7.30pm Poster to be found on Firhills website and Facebook page or contact Josephine Batty Smith on 01326 374018
Firhill Stables and the Lanivet Inn event at Lanivet Inn on the 11th October at 12pm onwards aptly called Ponies and Pints at the Panda
Macmillan Cancer relief Coffee Morning Coffee and Cuddles at the Stables , followed by the Cancer Canter details on Firhill Stables Website .
Be great to see you there all the pictures from Launch day are available to view on firhillstables.co.uk

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Phay Tucker
27 September at 21:43 · Bodmin.
Great day today in the sunshine 🐴☀