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29/6/13- We also had a very successful evening up in Reggies Bar & Bistro last night. The bar is perfect for holding private events such as Stag/Hen Do’s and birthday parties! Last night we held a 40th Birthday Party which we provided all food and drink. It went down a blast and the clubhouse looked amazing and so professional! We also organised for a Bucking Bronco to come in and that was great fun! If your interested in hiring Reggie’s Bar for a private event please call 02089504366 and we can organize anything to your needs!

Reggies Bar & Bistro looking glam!

29/6/13- Today we held our monthly Dressage Unaffiliated Competition. There was a great turnout from both people at the yard and also many outsiders. We held 3 classes, Intro A, Prelim 18 and Novice 24 which were all judged by Helen Fisher. The Results are as followed:

Intro A

1st-Elizabeth Norris with Volansky 61.3%

2nd-Sheron Willis with Far Glen 58.6%

3rd Laura Lilley with Grey at the Gate 57.3%

Prelim 18

1st Harriet Theze with Rossduff Limited Edition 69.5%

2nd Tracey Hawkins with Moneygall Lad 68.7%

3rd Roxanne McCarthy Greenhouse with Splash 67%

Novice 24

1st Katja De La Fuente with Billy 69.2%

2nd Harriet Theze with Rossduff Limited Edition 68.8%

2nd Daisy Daniels with Jimmy 68.8%

3rd Avril Cooper with Don Giovanni 66.9%

A huge congratulations to everyone who competed and we hope to see many of you at our next show! If you would like more information on this please see our Show page or call Mandy Day on 07831243041

28/6/13- A painful day for our 2 remaining stallions! They have both been booked for their castrations! Our beautiful 4 year old Stallion Harry will be castrated in a few days, hopefully standing up with no complications. Harry is a superb horse but struggles to keep focused when out competing so hopefully this will make a huge difference to his mental ability and make him the dream horse to ride! However, for our 12 year old Stallion Uptown Boy this procedure will be somewhat more challenging. Unfortunately, Boy will have to be admitted to Rossdales Vet College to be put under general anesthetic and be operated on. We feel this operation will help Boy in the way he moves and make him a happier horse! Georgina Day has taken on the ride of Boy and has been competing very successfully in Elementary’ recently, however as she is going traveling for 3 weeks, we feel this would be the perfect time to do this and let Boy rest and recover before starting the hard work again and hopefully trying to qualify for the Winter Regionals!

27-28/6/13- Mandy Day & Edward Brook took a trip to Holland for a few days to look at potential new foals and three year olds both for Show Jumping and Dressage. We have been very lucky with our last batch of horses- we have recently sold 4 year old Edam to a young rider who is currently show jumping in the Europeans and our other 4 year old Eliot to Debbie Elkins- we wish you both the best of luck with your new horses! We currently have two yearlings, Hugo and Evie that are in our field growing fast and looking very lively! Meanwhile, in Holland both Mandy & Ed decided on one black and white foal who is by Dream Boy and is currently only 3 weeks old and will be joining the Caldecote Team in September! However, they still remain undecided on a few others and will be returning back to Holland within the next few weeks.

Our new foal by Dream Boy with his Mum!

25/6/13- Eaton 1 and Mandy Day have had a very successful season competing in nearly every 4 year old competition there is! When the yard first brought Eaton over from Holland as a 3 year old, we knew he was certainly special due to his amazing temperament and breathtaking paces. Mandy took on the ride as we saw dressage potential in him rather than show-jumping. The first show he did was the International 4 year Old Class at Norton Heath where you get marked out of 10 for the walk, trot, canter & ride-ability. Eaton managed to score 8’s for both his walk and canter which helped his overall mark to be 78% in his first ever show. This means he has qualified to compete at Stoneleigh in September alongside some of the top 4 year olds in the country including Charlotte Dujardin with her horse Edison. The next 4 year old compeition was the Shearwater National Classes which Eaton also won at Windmill Farm with 76% and will be competing at Hartpury on the 6th July. The class is sponsored by Shearwater Insurance and they have written an article on Eaton and Mandy- please click here for the link to that! The final 4 year old class that Eaton won was the Badminton Class at Keysoe were he also got 76% and even a 9 for his canter! This will take place on the 17th July at Badminton Horse Trials. This season has been outstanding for both Eaton and Mandy…this horse has a very exciting future!

28/11/12: Caldecote Farm now has Twitter! Please follow us @CaldecoteFarm and we will follow you back! You will be able to find out more information and news about the yard and Reggies Bar & Bistro!

16/09/12: Yesterday at Caldecote Farm we held the final competition of our winter series of unaffiliated dressage. The Championship show was bound to show some stiff competition as many tried to gather as many points as they could to put them in a good place of winning that all important sash! It was perfect weather for our final show as the rain managed to stay away until the end of the day. With our judge Angela Coakley looking forward to judging a day of exciting dressage, we began the Intro A at 11am with our first competitor who eventually won the Intro Summer Championships Poppy Ainslie on Siana. The Intro A class was a very tight class on the basis of scores with both Poppy and Avril Cooper scoring 66% which meant that we had to announce the winner on the basis of collectives, which showed that Avril had won the Intro! However, Sheron Willis who came 3rd on Far Glen and Brooke Mason whom came 4th on Ronnie also put in super performances and whom I am sure will try to win the Winter Championships coming up very soon!

The Prelim 1 was again a tough class with all 6 competitors getting over 63%. However, the star of this test was Amanda Petts winning with 69% on Secret Angel. With Poppy and Avril also riding in their very first Prelim, they gave a strong performance both scoring over 63%, which is an excellent achievement! Corina De Vries also rode a solid test scoring 65% which meant that she had come 2nd in the Caldecote Summer Championships, alongside Robert Sklar riding Padraig scoring 67% which meant that he had secured 3rd place in the Championship. Roxanne McCarthy riding Hilton Promise also rode a promising test with a percentage of 65% and I’m sure that she will be in contention of wanting to win the Winter Championships!

The final class of the day was the Novice 28 which showed the winning pair Daisy Daniels riding Tarik score 68% which meant that she had secured her victory for the Championships and Amanda Petts riding Diesel come second with a great score of 67%. This has been a great Summer season for our first shows at Caldecote Farm and we hope to carry on these unaffiliated Dressage Championships in the Winter and hopefully have more of you join us in taking part! A big well done to everyone who not only competed in our final show but for those of you who took part in any of our competitions throughout the year and we hope to see you again this Winter, for which I’m sure will hold many more superb tests and brilliant scores!

If you would like to see the results from thr 16.09.12 which was our Final Summer Show at Caldecote Farm, then please click here

If you would like to see some pictures of the Prize Givings please click here

8/04/2012 Welcome to our news page, where we hope to give you as much up-to-date news as possible. We are very excited to have opened Reggie’s Bar last week with a grand opening on the 1st April. It was a great success with over 150 people turning up to support and enjoy some great food and music. Reggie’s Bar is named after John ‘Reginald’ Redhead who is Jan Redhead’s husband and is a livery on the yard. John and Jan own a demolition company called ‘Redhead Demolition’ who provided almost everything for the clubhouse. This week there has been a lot of interest, with people enjoying the food that is on offer and having a quiet drink. We hope that the shows coming up will bring in a lot more people into the clubhouse.

The yard is nearly full with only one stable empty and everyone seems to be enjoying their horses. The Easter holidays mean that the teenagers are in the outdoor paddock jumping regularly. We have quite a few liveries that enjoy going out competing and we will keep you updated with their results. Everyone is looking forward to our first show on the 6th May and we will be posting how they have got on the website.

Edward has 3 new stallions on the yard they look amazing, one stallion is by the very talented Metall the same sire as Utopia that Carl Hester is doing so well on. Their paces and temperament bode well for the future and we are all looking forward to seeing them progress.

Our staff, David, Florian, Noelia, Rob, and part timers Clara, are working so hard and are a great team. Noelia is leaving in May so we will be looking for a new full time person to join us as she sadly goes back to Spain.

Lisa Hopkins is a regular visitor to the yard and her input into my training and other clients is invaluable. Rocky is improving all the time and had a really good result at Hickstead (suddenly my canter pirouettes dont resemble 10 metre circles, like they did last year!!) We are off for 2 days to the Premier League at Keysoe so lets hope we can do even better. Uptown Boy is feeling great and we hope to compete in the next couple of months.

Life at Caldecote Farm is never boring, so I hope to keep you posted with all our up and coming news.

Mandy

From the horse’s mouth.

Heat magazine

OMG! Jordan and P’Andre are back together!

Heat magazine came along to Caldecote Farm, got themselves a couple of Jordan and Peter lookalikes, took them to a barn full of hay and an occasional horse – actually Pepsi, who belongs to Sue Powers. More…

Equestrian

The sun shone on the opening day of the Royal Festival of the Horse, both literally and metaphorically.

Highlights of ‘Dressage Day’ included the ProAm Challenge, which was won by Mandy Day and Carl Hester on Uptown Boy with a score of 67.79%. More

Watford Observer

A “five star hotel” with solarium and gym

facilities in Bushey is taking bookings now. However plans for the Bushey Hilton are far from reality, this hotel is in fact for horses.

Mandy Day and her father Tom Glaser recently bought a 50 per cent share of stables at Caldecote Farm.

The other half belonging to show jumper Edward Brook, whose horse Vahorn has qualified for the Horse of the Year show. More…

Caldecote Farm featured on Animal Planets television programme Stable Life.

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