Can I first off thank everyone for the support I received throughout the summer.
Not only from clubs I’d been associated with in the past but the whole range of events we were so kindly invited along to.
The hospitality, gifts and generally just the warm welcome shown to the ‘Big Eight’ was gratefully received and now I can’t wait to get back next year to do it all again!
I think as far as years go it’s been a fairly good one. I was blessed with fairly brilliant weather throughout the rideouts and led 120 horses out to my farm on what turned out to be one of my highlights, raising a significant amount of money for charity in the process. Again, thank you to all who attended and contributed.
The Saturday of the big weekend will be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Good old Misty was a star throughout the whole summer, though, and took Saturday’s bad weather in her stride like every other obstacle we faced.
It won’t be long now until we’re back in the saddle for Bonchester, and it can’t come quick enough.
I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Cornet Gregor Hepburn