A busy ten days for Chestnut Tree Stables

We have had a hectic time over the last ten days with various events being held at the yard.

On Saturday 10th September we held a long overdue Owners Morning which was very well attended. It was lovely to finally meet Tim and Debi Oliver who have a share in the two year old filly Friends Together as members of the 'Can't Say No' syndicate. The weather was great and fabulous food as always was provided by Jo at Newmarket Secret Kitchen. We had joined forces with Discover Newmarket to offer a private tour of the National Stud at the end of the morning and several of our owners took part and very much enjoyed it.

On Wednesday 14th September we hosted a community event as part of National Racehorse Week. We invited pupils from Exning Primary School to join us for 'Evening Stables' and what a fun evening it was ! Parents, children and deputy head Ruth Clifford-Turner arrived at 4pm and enjoyed orange squash and biscuits followed by a tour of the yard. The children had fun dressing up in jockey's silks and they all had a ride on the Equiciser. They were also given activity booklets to fill in with a Q & A about what they had seen during their visit. It was a super evening and the children seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. A big thank you to Great British Racing who provided free tickets for Newmarket races for the parents of the children.

National Racehorse Week concluded with us opening the yard to the public for the Henry Cecil Open Weekend on Sunday 18th September and we had a steady stream of visitors throughout the morning. All who came to see us were most complimentary about our staff and how welcome they were made to feel so well done to the members of our team who worked hard to make the morning a success. We just have time to catch our breath now before the October Yearling Sales begin and it all starts again !