We have to say a huge thank you to two members of our staff. Julie Hart (Stable Manager) and Cherry Sutton (Groom). Both these members of staff have gone above and beyond the call of duty this week to ensure our horses were looked after. Julie had to park her car in the neighbouring village of Sharpthorne and walk to our site just so she could get in. Cherry had to walk across the neighbouring fields to gain access to us. Both these ladies have managed to look after the horses so well in these arctic conditions. The pipes are still frozen and the water troughs solid ice. Both ladies have had to lug water from the school kitchen to the stables to ensure the horses could have a drink. They have fed and cleaned them out every day. Then faced walking miles home and back to their vehicles in plummeting temperatures. We cannot express how grateful we are to these two “snow heroes”. Our horses adore them and we are so proud and thankful to have them as part of our team.

The photo is of Julie during warmer times at Philpots!

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