Saturday, 10 June 2017
AGM - CHANGE OF VENUE Due to the tragic events at Hamerton Zoo Park it has had to be closed for the time being so we are moving our AGM to St James’ Church hall in Thrapston. Thrapston is just off the A14 at Junction 13. The hall is in St James’ churchyard. Possible carparks are the Coop carpark (NN14 4PD) or the Chancery Lane carpark (NN14 4JL). From the Coop just cross the road towards the church and take the footpath to the right of the Onestop shop and the hall is on the right. From the Chancery lane carpark cross the carpark towards the church and the hall is in the churchyard on your left. We have the hall from 1pm and can provide tea, coffee and biscuits for the AGM which will be at 2.30pm. There is a loo in the hall and there are public loos in the Coop carpark. There is a Little Chef/Burger King off the roundabout at Junction 13 on the A14 and there are various eateries in town along the High street or you can bring your own and eat it in the hall when we are open. Hope to see you there Helen Brodie Membership Secretary
Monday, 9 May 2016
Mules are going to Burghley this year!!
The British Mule Society team have entered Burghley Horse trials, no, you haven't heard me wrong, there will be four mules going round the cross country course on Sunday. So I if you are there come and say hello.
We REALLY are going round the cross country course, but we will be going AROUND the fences as The British Mule society team has entered The Burghley Sponsored Ride on the. This is a chance to ride along the famous four-star Land Rover Burghley Horse Trails Cross Country Course on the final day of the World Class International Three Day Event.
Making up our team is me, Helen Brodie riding Betty, a 15hh bright bay out of a Hanoverian x shire mother and Mammoth jack donkey, Sarah Hemmings riding Honey, a 13.2hh bay mare
out of a 16 hh Holstiener mother and a 10hh Jack donkey.
Jacqui and Clive will be riding two of their four Spanish Andalusian mules, to be decided nearer the date.
We are taking this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a 12km leisure ride alongside the huge fences and explore the tracks and pathways of the Burghley Estate while raising money for charity.
The day includes completion rosettes, a photographer and special Burghley prizes for the most money raised. It's great ride to do with friends, as a yard or club and it is open to riders 5 years and upwards so if anyone wants to join us with their own mule can contact Helen (details on contact page of journal) to find out how to apply.
This will be the fourteenth ride held on the Sunday of the Burghley Horse Trials, cumulative proceeds for charities is now over £200,000. Numbers taking part have varied from 300 – 500 each year and is suitable for horses and MULES of all ages, sizes and abilities to come and take part, provided they are fit and well. The ride allows walking, trotting and some designated cantering areas. There is no jumping.
About the money
100% of the funds raised go to equestrian and local Stamford charities, and event costs are paid for with the generous sponsorship of SEIB Insurance Brokers
Charities that received funds from the 2016 ride are:
- World Horse Welfare
- British Horse Society
- South Kestevan RDA
- Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall extension appeal
If you would like to sponsor The British Mule Society Team please contact
Helen Brodie on
07895107346 to find out how.
Saturday, 16 January 2016
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Mule Camp 24th-26th July 2015
Turn up on Friday 24th Settle in and Meal out at the local pub in the evening.
Saturday 25th: Day - hack out in the local countryside. Set up and practice
Western night in the evening £5 per person £10 for a family ticket.Includes veggie or beef chilli and mulled cider and soft drink.
Please also bring your own drink and a wrapped cheese for the cheese board!
Sunday 26th. 10am: Open to the general public free admission
Western theme with events including
Condition and turn out
Dolly Parton race!
All events can be done ridden or in-hand!
All campers must pre reserve. £20 for non members for the weekend.
Also ticket only for the western night!Contact Jaqui 01959 523801Please support our event with or without your mule.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Thanks to Francine for these pictures of Toby a little mule foal and his amazing Mum Beauty who had to overcome the loss of an eye and having a baby all in space of 12 weeks since she was rescued.
With a huge stallion donkey as a dad, Toby is sure to be a really big hit with his new family!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Remembering the Mules of WW1
Picture from http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205298236
|British troops taking up supplies on a mule drawn light railway. Balkan Front, January, 1917.|