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Change of Judge for 12 August

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunately, due to a family bereavement, the Veteran and CHAPS judge has had to stand down and we are very grateful to Mrs Pamela Duker from Yorkshire for stepping in at short notice.

 

 

Puddledub Summer Show

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (3)

schedules are now ready for our 'new' show on 12th August at Brechin Castle.  They can be downloaded from the Shows Page on here

Change of Judge for 7th May

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We unfortunately have a change of judge for our show on 7th May. Maxine Bevan-Jones was due to judge the Show Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies and Intermediates. She has a long awaited hip replacement brought forward and while in recovery can obviously not stand for long periods at the moment. She will hopefully judge for us at Ingliston in future years, and we hope she makes a quick and easy recovery and in the meantime look forward to her judging CHAPS and Veterans at our Summer Show at Brechin on 12 August.

We are very grateful to Mr Walter Bowie for stepping in to judge these classes for us. We will confirm very shortly who will judge the Partbred/Anglo and Purebred Arab classes.

Puddledub Spring Show - schedules ready

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

we still have one Winter Show to go, but have not been idle and the Spring Show schedule is now ready and can be downloaded from the Shows page where you can also catch up on all the news of new classes and ring lay-out

Easter Eggs galore!

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This Sunday, the 25th March, is our final Winter Show of 2012, and very fittingly is officially the end of winter with the clocks going back that morning, so hopefully we, the judges, stewards aadn competitors wont be too bleary eyed!

All class winners will win an Easter Egg which we are currently guarding from the dogs who think they look very appetising!

Schedule and Entry Form for on-the-day entries are availabel to download on the Shows Page

Hope to see some of you there :)

Horse & Hound stud issue

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We are very excited to have opened the Horse & Hound on Thursday 8 March to find that Bollin Terry was so highly recommended as a suitable Event sire!!

 

The Stallion Event, Hartpury

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Bollin Terry

will parade at the

British Bred Sport Horse Stallion Event

at Hartpury in Gloucestershire 

on Saturday, 28th January 2012

 

GSP Puppy

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We have a delightful 5 month old dog pup still available from our last litter.  He is of show quality, but most importantly a wonderful, friendly, affectionate pup who will give a lifetime of pleasure to a new family.  He is 3/4 housetrained and ready for his new family

Puddledub Winter Shows

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

With more shows now being held in the early part of the year last year, we have decided to reduce our Winter Show calendar to three shows.  They are confirmed as:

Sunday 19 February 2012 - 'Flat' Show at Fountain EC, Dyce, Aberdeen

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Sunday 26 February 2012 - 'Worker' Show at Sandyflat RDA, Glasgow

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Sunday 25 March 2012 - 'Flat' Show at Sandyflat RDA, Glasgow

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Schedule and Entry Forms are now available and can be downloaded from the Show page

A Race Winner from Puddledub

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A rather late report, but we are proud to announce that we have bred a Race Winner!!!  :D

The Tiddly Tadpole, by Tipsy Creek and out of our broodmare Froglet won two hurdle races at Cartmel and Bangor during the summer National Hunt season.  He quite clearly doesn't enjoy the softer ground but is a tough and consistant horse when the going is firm, a clear summer lover!  What fun he has given his syndicate owners, 'The Frog Chorus' with runs every two weeks or so during the warmer part of the season.  

We are very excited to see how he runs again in 2012 when the ground once again dries up and he can again hear his feet rattle!  Good luck to his owners and his trainer Simon West.

 

Still on the racing theme, and again with Froglets family, her two half brothers; Harris Tweed and Beaten Up had absolutely stunning results in the 2011 Flat season with Harris Tweed running close seconds at both Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood as well as good wins, and Beaten Up winning all 3 of his starts including a Group 3 race to complete his first season.

 

Puddledub Spring Show

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM Comments comments (0)

The schedule and entry form are now available for download on the Shows page .... apologies for the delay ... where does the time go!!  A tough winter and 5 Winter Shows to run, as well as bit of difficulty filling the last few judging appointments ... and then next thing you know it is only a few weeks to the show!

Anyhow, I hope it is worth the wait and that we will once again see some of you and your lovely horses and ponies at Ingliston for the early May Bank Holiday Monday.  This year of course, this is also Royal Wedding weekend and we are sure that there will still be plenty of party spirit in the air!

Balcormo Workers CANCELLED

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Sadly, due to lying snow and more heavy snow forecast over the next 24 hours, the decision has been taken to cancel the Winter Worker Show at Balcormo for tomorrow (Sunday 13 March)

 

In the past we have continued in poor weather, and this is the first time we have ever cancelled a show and hope it will be the last.

 

Many thanks to all the judges, officials, stewards and competitors who were going to beat Balcormo tomorrow to support this show in whatever capacity and hope we will see some of you at Sandyflat next weekend for our final 'Flat' Show of the winter season, or at our Spring Show on 2nd May.

Puddledub 'Worker' Show at Sandyflat RDA

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 7:11 AM Comments comments (3)

The Puddledub Winter Show series kicked off with a lovely little 'Worker' Show a the RDA Centre at Sandyflat, Glasgow.

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A cold crisp morning morning greeted us to set up, and Jack Bishop built inviting courses for the Training classes and then the competitive classes to encourage ponies, horses and riders at the very beginning of the season.

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After the poor weather of the early winter, it was wonderful to see so many riders keen to get back in the ring. As always the Clear Round Training classes proved very popular with those bonding a relationship with a new ride, and for the 'babies' perhaps attempting their first complete courses. Many ponies showed huge improvement over two or three rounds - proving the main purposes of these classes.

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Classes were a nice size on the whole, although there were no entries in our new 'Lead Rein WHP' class, only one Cradle Stakes entry, and in the Mountain & Moorland classes no small height ponies at all .... maybe the younger children will come out to play once the weather warms up a bit! Maggie Inglis judged all the pony classes, and her Champion Mini WHP was Holly Sherrie with Brookhall Distant Storm, with Sarah Burkhill and Obblyonker in Reserve. As the 'plaited' workers were run as mixed height classes we held no Championship for them, but on reflection we will rectify this for next year. Champion M&M WHP was Becca Macmillan on her lovely new Section C pony; Coathendene Just Dylan who looks set to be big winning partnership. Reserve was the Connemara Grange Homeward Sparrow with Samantha Gemmell. Many thanks to Maggie for judging this complete section, particularly as her poor feet were frozen!

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Event rider Louisa Milne Home rode all the horse entries beautifully over the three horse classes finding her Champion in the winner of the Novice class. Milo ridden by Layna Martin went better and better as the afternoon went on, and reversed the table on Midnight Magic and Marcia Carberry who had beaten Milo when they won a very nice Nursery Novice class. Thanks go to our judges; Maggie Inglis and Louisa Milne Home, Course Builder; Jack Bishop, steward: Nikki Gracie and help at the Secretary Office with rosettes and prizes; Jaki Brown. ... and of course, most importantly of all, to all competitors for once again supporting the Puddledub Shows.

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Click here for full results

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Although the light was far from ideal, we did have a photographer at the show and shall post a link to her photographs when they become available.

Hip Score retains Kennel Record

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we received the BVA Hip Score for Puddledub Vicunia (FT CH Leadburn Viceroy x Puddledub Wallaba x FT CH Rod Wallace of Leadburn).  She was assessed as 4/4, hence retaining our Kennel Record of all homebred bitches hip scoring in single figures.

:) :) :)

EARLY BIRD STUD FEE OFFER

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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!!!!! STOP PRESS !!!!!

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EARLY BIRD OFFER

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All Mares booked in and Stud Fee paid by 1st April will receive a 20% reduction, bringing the cost of the stud fee to only £400

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**specific mare must be nominated**

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***keep and other charges to be paid as usual as mares leaves stud***

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Winter Show Schedules now ready!

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM Comments comments (0)

We now have all judges confirmed for our Winter Shows and so the schedules and Entry Forms are now available for download.

 

Please click on the links below (all files are in pdf format)

 

Schedule for both Worker Shows 

 

Schedule for all 'Flat' Shows

 

Entry Form for 30 January

 

Entry Form for 6 February

 

Entry Form for 19 February

 

Entry Form for 13 March

 

Entry Form for 20 March

 

Anyone who would prefer a 'paper' version, please send a C5 SAE to:

Miss Fiona Reed

Bankhead

Puddledub

Auchtertool

Fife

KY2 5XA

 

Puddledub Winter Shows

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dates and Venues are now confirmed for the Puddledub Winter Shows and these can be viewed on the  Show Page 

We have introduced a new venue this year, as we are venturing up to Aberdeenshire to include Fountain EC in our 'Flat' Show repertoire.

 

Additional classes have also been added, including a Lead Rein WHP class for the Worker Shows and a Baby/Novice class for the Flat Shows.

 

Schedules are almost ready (we are just waiting to finalise the last few judges) and links will be added as soon as possible

Snow from December

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 8:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Like so many people, we had a very heavy snow fall, which started in late November and lay for the best part under after Christmas.  The whole place looked wonderful and very pretty, but it did restrict activities somewhat and much of each day was restricted to basics chores of haying and watering as well as keeping 'paths' between stables, tack room, feed room, hay shed and much heap relatively free of snow.

 

Those horses that were living out were quite content with 2 ring feeders of haylage to keep their tummies full, and seemed to relish the lack of wind and rain and they looked great without clean limbs rather than the constant mud!

 

Here are a few pics :D 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second foal of the season comes early!

Posted on May 10, 2009 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Meacham Temptation (Leila) delivered a jet black filly foal at 6.30am on Thursday 7th May.  Another first foaler, she has taken to motherhood like a duck to water!  Mother and daughter are doing well and if we get a break in the weather will get out soon and pictures can be taken.

 

With only two mares due to foal this season we can now tidy away the camera and concentrate on covering duties.

First mares of the season scanned in foal

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 9:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Three mares were scanned by stud vet Matt Hanks tonight, and it was with great excitement that all three proved in foal.  Two to Terry and one to McLaren.  This is particularly special as 2 of the mares had been barren for the last one and two years, thus proving the fertility of our stallions and the efficacy of our stud practice.

 

All three mares will be scanned again in around 10 days time to confirm pregnancy and hopefully see a strong heartbeat.


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