15 September 2014
Christmas Fun Day on 28th December
Our thanks to Tony and Karen Comerford who ran this enjoyable day. A number of riders expressed regret at not being able to attend as it was a very icy morning. Tony and Karen wrote the following report.
Several enthusiastic and intrepid people braved the frosty conditions to
come and take part in the Christmas Fun Day at Aboyne. Although fine, the
hard frost created some hazardous driving conditions and some entrants
decided that discretion was the better part of valour and decided not to
come. One of those who did come must have wished that she'd stayed at home
after suffering a too-close encounter with a ditch. We hope that
both horse and rider are fully recovered.
The theme of the exercise was to collect and post a letter (i.e. a token or
even a Christmas card) and to negotiate the hazards en route to the letter
box. The hazards included trotting poles, a bridge, a rein back between
parallel planks on the ground, a turn on the forehand inside a box, walking
under a washing line and standing still on a plastic sheet for 10 seconds.