Our friends Horse, Peggy Sue, went to her new home yesterday. She has been with us since 24Th July, this year. Its going to be strange no seeing her wandering round the fields with our little ones. We now have one of our large stables free again. So the next job is to take Beau and Barney away from their Mums and get them weaned and the vet up to Micro chip them and their registrations sent off to Shetland House. I have already ordered the chips and they are hopefully with the vet. This should have been by done by now, but what with me ending up in Hospital for three weeks and now recovering from my Heart surgery, it didn't get done.
Before you trawl through these photographs, please look at the previous two posts that I made late last night.. We all had a brilliant Medieval Day. We were a bit worried in the morning as the heavens opened and it tipped down with rain, but at 10.40am the rain stopped and out came the Sun. Ready for the Fair to open at 11am. There were lots of different displays on Horseback put on by the Children. Meg's display was brilliant, she did acrobatics and she used a special skipping rope and the horse skipped over the rope while she was in the saddle. It was amazing to watch. Harry's display went off without a hitch and he really played up to the crowd and got them Booing him, especially when he rode round with the severed head and then promptly threw it at me outside the ring. Lowri played the part of the White Knight and did a Dressage Display on her Horse Romeo. Carol did a display with her Shetland Pony to Music. Unfortunately I missed quite a lot of the displays as I was running the Guess The Weight Of The Goats and Name The Pony, so Ben took lots of photo's for me. There was also Stalls for everyone to have a go. "Splat The Rat", The Coconut Shy (Harry managed to win four!), The Lucky Dip, Tombola, Face Painting and Jewellery Making, Story Telling, "The Stocks", a licensed Bar and a Hog Roast and a huge Bouncy Castle Slide. There were also props all round the field which you could have your photograph taken in or on. The West Wales Farmers Bloodhounds also put on a display with the Hounds (please click on their name to be taken over to their website.) The Otter Hound Puppies were so cute. Jimmy Juggle who greeted people at the gate on Stilts dressed as a Knight, then did a Circus Skills workshop with the Children in the morning and in the afternoon performed his Fire Juggling Skills. (If you click on his name it will take you over to his Web Site).. We also run a Raffle, with some brilliant Prizes which had all been donated and no I didn't win the weekend away! Katie, Ben's girlfriend won an enormous Pig cuddly toy. I have no idea how she's going to get it back to Scotland. Think we will have to send it. In the afternoon in the arena in the field we had Tug Of War, Juniors and then the Adults. Piggy Back Jousting and Space Hopper Hurdles. The Space Hopper Hurdles was one of the funniest things I've witnessed in a long time. If I hadn't been to the Loo before I watched it, I'd have peed myself laughing. The Adult races were Hysterical with lots of cheating going on with the Men's team, mentioning no names John! Ben and Harry did the Piggy Back Jousting and they won their first Joust, then in the Semi Final it all went Pear shaped and they both ended up on the ground. We took hundreds of photographs, which I've loaded into my Photobucket, if you'd like to take a look, I bet the Space Hopper Hurdle ones will bring a smile to your face. At the end of the Day, Donna asked me whether I'd like to keep a sheild as a momento, can you quess where I told her to stick it.. LOL..
So all in all a wonderful, exhausting Medieval Day and a great Big Thank you to Donna, John, Les and Jen for allowing it all to happen..
The two videos above show Harry practising for the Fun Day. In the first Video he was pratising on his own. In the second Video the girls came in and started to scream when he got near them, just before he chopped off the head! It was slightly changed at the end. As he chopped the head off he went back and claimed it from Donna and then rode round the Sand School Shaking it at the audience..
These are the pictures that I took yesterday up at the Riding School, while we were getting the last bits and pieces together and putting up the tents etc.. Most of the Children did a dress rehearsal, ready for today. I'm just uploading the video I took of Harry's Display and will try and get back later to share with you all, its taking quite a time to upload.
Harry had a practise in his Armour up at the Riding School today. We just wanted to make sure that the rattle wouldn't frighten Ebony and that Harry could move properly on Horse back. Ebony will be in full custom as well, as the Red Dragon. But she only had her wings and tail on today. Harry's friends Tilly and Meg are also doing displays on Horse Back, which include Skipping, Acrobatics's and Synchronised Jumping. I've got some more Shields to paint and Donna asked if I'd go up again on Monday, to help out with painting some more props. Debbie one of the other Mum's has painted some brilliant Knights and Medieval Tents to attach to the jumps. If you click on the pictures, they will pop up bigger.
Yesterday we went to the Nevern Show. It was a really lovely day, but unfortunately I forgot the camera. The show had been moved to a new venue this year and the surroundings were beautiful. Harry's showed Min and got 2nd place in the Barren Mare class. He was placed 5th in Coloured Class. I showed Warrior and got 4th in the Stallion Class and 4th in the Coloured Class. So all in all a good day.
Mick's parents came up on Sunday and brought Harry's Armour up for the Medieval day. He couldn't wait to try it on. Mick's cousin Steve has lent the outfit to us. It is a film prop from the film First Knight with Richard Gere and Sean Connery. This is the armour worn by Richard Gere, when he played the part of Lancelot. Steve's business is based at Elstree Studios, if you click on Steve's name it will take you over to the web site. We just need to get Harry a long sleeved black top to wear underneath. He's going to take it up to the Riding School this week to practise wearing this lot on Horse back! Yesterday, Harry and I spent the whole morning at the Riding School with some of the other Children painting Shields.. Hopefully, we now have enough for the fun day... Mick's parent's left this morning and tomorrow Ben comes home from Scotland with Katie and we are also at a Horse Show. So this afternoon I'll be bathing the Ponies. Just waiting for the rain to stop! If you watch the Youtube video, you can see Richard Gere at the end wearing the armour... Swoon........But I have to say Sean does it for me with that voice...