Well what a busy few weeks we have had, but all very enjoyable. Beginning with the South of England Show, The Festival of Hunting and various shows and then into Cowdray Pony Club Junior Camp where we had dual roles as supportive grandparents to 6 year old Jacob and his little pony Spirit and also as photographers. Hopefully we shared ourselves around and didn't get too focused on our own little chap! From Junior camp we moved onto Senior Camp where Joe still had dual roles as camp "live in Dad" general all rounder and sorter out of the little odds and sods problems that inevitably crop up. Both camps were during the hottest spell of weather we had enjoyed for years in complete contrast to the previous year when we had the worst weather ever! Lots of enjoyable days following the rides around and seeing all their many achievements; under the excellent instruction they all gained so much in confidence and experiences.
After the two PC camps we moved on to Rogate and District Riding Club Camp, what a change in the weather there was - torrential downpours and some very wet riders and instructors but no sessions were missed and everyone remained in very good spirits despite their near drownings. In between all of this we have had fun doing a few photo shoots both canine and equine which is always a treat.
Joe is soon heading off to France on his motorbike for a few days holiday while I will be at home holding the fort and enjoying a few hunt rides, doing some much needed housework and sorting out...... can't wait for the hunting season to begin!
Hope everyone is having a great summer.