BRS Blog 31st July – 4th August

4th Aug 2017 |

BRS Blog 31st July – 4th August

Glorious sunshine started off our week here at the British Racing School. It’s the start of the summer break, with staff training week in progress and most of our horses taking a well-deserved holiday, making for a quieter week.

We had a delightful weekend at The Game Fair at Hatfield House. Thank you to the organisers for inviting us, it was great to be part of such a brilliant event. Also a thank you to our Pony Racing jockeys Jack and Zac for giving such fantastic demonstrations of Pony Racing all weekend.

Speaking of The Game Fair, Shetland Pony Grand National racing took stage over the weekend as one of the many attractions on offer. We were thrilled one of our BRS sponsored Shetland Pony Grand National Racing jockeys Lucy Aspell was competing. We are pleased to report that Lucy won the final on the Friday morning and made it in to the finals of all the other races over the weekend not finishing out of the first four. A massive congratulations to Lucy.

A lovely piece was published on another of our BRS sponsored Shetland Pony Grand National jockeys Rocco Dettori and his dad Frankie this week to help promote The London International Horse Show at Olympia, which will be running from the 12th – 18th December. To see this wonderful video please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/racingpost/videos/10154682392846120/ Olympia will be where the final of the Shetland Pony Grand National will be held, with Rocco already having qualified for this a few weeks ago. For more information about The London International Horse Show at Olympia please visit:  https://www.olympiahorseshow.com/

On Wednesday we visited the Newmarket & Thurlow branch of The Pony Club, similar to last week with the Essex & Suffolk Hunt branch, we were pleased to see so many children passionate about horse riding. It was another enjoyable afternoon talking about Pony Racing, providing jockey fitness sessions, racing equipment workshops, equicizer training and rounding off with a quiz. It was great to get involved with The Pony Club again so a big thank you to both Pony Club representatives Janie Barbiaux from the Essex & Suffolk Hunt branch and Emma Topham-Smith from the Newmarket & Thurlow branch for inviting us.

On Thursday our sponsored Shetland Pony Grand National jockeys Rocco Dettori and Lucy Aspell were in action again, this time at Burnwarton Show in Shropshire. Both Rocco and Lucy had 2 races each, neither of them finishing out of the first 2 and Rocco had rode three winners. A massive congratulations to them both!

Looking ahead to the weekend, there is more Shetland Pony Grand National Racing at Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire, we wish all participants the best of luck! For more information about Gatcombe Horse Trails or tickets please visit: http://www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk/