Musselburgh Members and Perth.

A fine drying day today but damp again yesterday and very soft ground at Perth, two non runners therefore and disappointing.  It was especially difficult withdrawing Isla Pearl Fisher this morning as a few other defections had left him as favourite in what looks an especially weak contest but after a long discussion with the […]

27 July 2016|

Perth, well, maybe Perth

A fine day today but we’ve had a wettish few days and the ground at Perth has ended up very soft, precisely what we didn’t want for our two horses in full work.  With no other options for them over jumps for at least a month they have been declared but will most probably both […]

26 July 2016|

Summer Days

Mixed weather last week, sometimes very warm, sometimes very wet – good growing weather I guess, haylage made, hay about to be cut, 33 horses in now and will be riding 24 tomorrow.  They all have at least two weeks on the walker before being ridden which means we can step up their work quickly when […]

24 July 2016|


Slightly better weather this week it seems, at least it has stopped raining and hopefully we will at last make our haylage and hay.

A wet weekend it was though and I think that is what made Andhaar run a little flat, he turned for home as if going to play his part but didn’t pick […]

12 July 2016|

Life, tears, Perth tomorrow and an exciting addition to the team…

A busy 10 days on the family front and emotional times for lots of reasons.  Many tears shed; tears of joy, tears of laughter, tears of gratitude, tears of pride, but most of all tears of sadness.  If I have have come away with one thing it is that I hope I have learnt to […]

9 July 2016|

John Dudgeon

It is with the saddest of hearts that I must report that my step-father, friend and mentor John Dudgeon died peacefully earlier this week.  His Funeral Service is at Kirkliston Parish Church on Wednesday 6th July at 11.30am; all are welcome.

News from Kinneston will resume thereafter, suffice it to say that this weeks three runners […]

1 July 2016|