A Cold February for Team Sommerville Eventing

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In early February we had a visit from a new dentist, James Roxborough, and the horses thoroughly enjoyed his visit. All of the horses are now feeling fantastic, and ready for the upcoming season!
We have also been busy with some visits ourselves… browsing some wedding venues! Lucinda and I have been trying to see as many as we can before the busy season starts and we have less time on our hands. We have viewed a couple we like, including Rudby Hall and Goldsborough Hall. Typically, our favourites turned out to be different from that of each other… but maybe Lucinda may get her way!
We also said goodbye to a wonderful VSS Mission Impossible this month, he has gone to a local home with his new owner. We wish them all the best and we hope Rick, his new owner, has as many fun moments as we have had with Tom. Tom came to us at the beginning of last year and has been a pleasure to have and ride, winning many novices and having an amazing final run at Osberton CCI* with a brilliant double clear finishing 20th.
We have also got our first few entries in! We entered Oasby and Aston Le Walls however, with the relentless Beast from the East, Aston Le Walls has been cancelled.
Before all work had been stopped by the bad weather we managed to get all of our preseason preparation done; schooling, jumping and cross country schooling. We made a long trip to Somerford Park and all the horses felt amazing and raring to go!!
Bert our little mascot has also been trying to stay warm from the bad weather and storm Emma. 
On the February 5, a big 30 happened… I finally turned 30! However, Lucinda has told me I am not allowed to get older, I am only as old as I feel… I feel 40! Haha. It is all downhill from here so I am told! We celebrated with a lovely meal at the new Gino D’Acampo restaurant in Harrogate.
We also had another preseason sort out and our lovely sponsors Devoucoux came to have a look at all of our horses and their saddles.
Lucinda has also been enjoying another set of sponsors gear from Grubs, running around in some smashing new wellies and trainers!
Looking onto Oasby next week… if the snow clears!! If so we will be taking Talent, Altaskin Jack, Captain Levade, Master Ramiro, Rapide GII, Rocktop Rebel, Bally Louis. It will certainly be a busy event!
Until next time… stay warm and make sure your horses are keeping warm and well on Fibre-Beet!