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Demo Day Review – looking back two months later

Is it really two months since that wonderful wet Demo Day in Wales? Thank you for coming to Trealy Farm and making it a very special day. Despite the rain, it was fun & informative with Peggy Cummings and Jim Masterson covering:

  • Basic principles of Connected Riding® and finding Neutral Pelvis
  • Balancing a rider in the saddle
  • Overview & demonstration of the Masterson Method®
  • Effects of the Masterson Method® on a horse’s movement
  • Connected Riding® from the saddle

Here’s a slideshow of the day … you may need to wait a little while for the music to start (depending on the speed of your internet). The password is trealymay2018.

If you want any more information about:

Peggy Cummings & Connected Riding® – keep in touch.

Jim Masterson & the Masterson Method® – sign up for the newsletter.

Trade Stands at the Demo Day … Scroll down through the posts and you will find contact details and links.

 

Feedback

Peggy & Jim were excellent, and on a personal note, information I’d had previously of their methods simply fell into place and made the whole day so worthwhile.

We also enjoyed the stallholders. The refreshments were excellent, especially the vegan lunch – the antipasti was amazing! All the helpers we met were really lovely and made the day more enjoyable.

So please pass on our thanks and congratulations on putting on such a lovely day – despite the weather!

Amanda

I found the day extremely well organised and the venue excellent. Peggy has changed the way I look at how I affect my horse’s ability to move freely and the bracing patterns we fall into unknowingly. I now feel I have some tools in my bag to help me and my horses. Big lesson is neutral pelvis and rotate!!!

Jim Masterson was so lovely and funny he was really approachable and showed me easily how I can find tension in my horse and gently release the areas to make him more comfortable. This was extremely valuable. As an audience we were close to Jim and we could really see the horse releasing and Jim’s lightness of touch. Love his levels of touch “egg yoke”.

Over all this was an enjoyable and memorable day with a huge amount gained for me personally. I am looking forward to the next one.

Sara

Hi Peggy! It was indeed wonderful to meet you AND to participate in your Demo Day!  What you teach fits in so well with what we’re doing with Masterson— it’s like taking the principles into ground work and the saddle!

Nikki

I was fortunate enough to attend both the demo and the clinic as a rider. It was awesome … so much to be learnt and lovely people who really want to help,you. The long weekend really inspired me. Peggy is a very generous clinician and gives much of herself and really makes everyone welcome and supported, it’s definitely the way I want to ride, train and help horses. I can’t wait for the next one.

Julie

 

 

25th May – a few other points

A few other points I forgot to mention before:

– please do not bring any dogs / pets to Trealy.

– NO videoing / recording is permitted

– authorised access only into the farmyard / barn (you are authorised to use the loos which are signposted … two off the yard and one inside the front door of the house)

– on Friday the Pavilion is reserved for Masterson Method practitioners (sorry but there’s no breakfast in the Pavilion on Friday)

NEW Menu for Friday 25th May at Trealy Farm

Maryam of Harmony Farm Catering …

 …will provide nourishing and tasty snacks & soups on the Demo Day and gourmet lunches during Peggy’s Clinic

IT IS GOING TO BE HOT!!!! Here are details of Maryam’s revised menu for 25th May.

Friday 25th May 2018 in Trealy Farm covered arena

SALADS £3.50 a salad bowl.

Pasta and Red and Green Pepper Salad

Bean Sweetcorn and Coriander Salad

Roasted Vegetable and Basil Salad

CAKE (including gluten free cakes)

Lemon drizzle cake £1 per serving

Gluten Free Option:

Basbousa (semolina, coconut and almond biscuits) £0.50 per serving

DRINKS  (including gluten free cakes)
Tea and Coffee AND Homemade Lemonade with Mint

Cheeses at Trealy

EVERYONE COMING TO PEGGY’S CLINIC 26th-28th May  … book your LUNCHES with Maryam (there are only 12 places each day)

A Clinic lunch costs £10 per person and needs to be booked in advance (email maryhass786@gmail.com). All food is vegetarian. All Clinic lunches are served with green salad and then there is stewed fruit for dessert.

Saturday 26th May 2018 – Clinic Day 1 – lunch served in the Pavilion

Sweet potato and coconut soup served with sourdough bread

Afghani Aubergine and carrot dish served with rice

Maqlooba (Palestinian risotto with cabbage and carrots)

Hummus

Sunday 27th May 2018 – Clinic Day 2 – lunch served in the Pavilion

Leek and Potato Soup served with sourdough bread

Chickpea and Potato Tagine served with rice

Gluten Free Pasta with Homemade Pesto

Fire Salad (grated carrots and beetroot with mint and red onion)

Monday 28th May 2018 – Clinic Day 3 – lunch served in the Pavilion

Turkish Shurba (Lentil Soup) served with sourdough bread

Courgette and Potato Stew served with rice

Qaabali Iranian Rice Dish seasoned with caramelized onions with raisins and carrots

Chickpea and Beetroot Salad

Maryam serving soup

Trade Stand 25th May – ArcEquine & etc.

Gail is going to wear many hats at her Trade Stand on Friday …

She is offering her lotion at £7.50 per jar. It is Vegan with no chemicals made from Organic hemp Oil and Lavender Essential oil from Provence. Food for the skin and for use over the entire body.
Gail will also talk to you about ArcEquine microcurrent technology. Katherine is an ArcEquine Agent and using her Agent’s Code you can get a 10% discount and, for the next two weeks, a special demo-day offer of a bottle of gel with each purchase. Come and pick up a leaflet.
The Trade Stand will have a number of other items for sale … hi-viz reflective vests, work gloves. Also some Pre-Vent Feeders imported from the US. PRE-VENT Feeder’s® patent pending design was specifically created to increase feed time by slowing down the rate at which a horse ingests its feed. The “compartments” or “cups” at the bottom of the feeder help prevent your horse from bolting pellet type feeds, this reduces the risk of choke.   An unusual selection of goodies from Gail & Katherine. Come to the stand for an interesting chat or a little shopping!

Trade Stand on 25th May – HossBox

HossBox will be in attendance on Friday, with a select range of their goods, with brands such as LeMieux, Premier Equine and Equus Health.
There will also be a special Event Offer on Equilibrium massage pads and massage mitts, and we can now take card payments at our trade events!!!
HossBox is a new business, owned by Rachael Nash. A shop will be opening in Crickhowell on 26th May – do plan a visit, and follow HossBox on Facebook for more updates and special offers!!!

Directions to Trealy Farm, Mitchel Troy, Near Monmouth NP25 4BL

Finding Trealy Farm

Finding Trealy Farm is EASY if you follow the written directions (see below). Please do NOT follow SatNav which WILL lead you astray! Allow extra time for your journey and parking on the day.

On 25th May we will put a sign (BEWARE … it may be removed) to Trealy Farm on the B4293, opposite the driveway to the farm. When you turn into the driveway at Red House Farm drive STRAIGHT (do NOT turn, do NOT ask for directions at Red House Farm or at any house near the road). It is ½ a mile to Trealy Farm and everything will be clearly sign-posted on arrival.

Most of the parking at Trealy Farm is “Field Parking” which is a 6-minute walk from covered arena. This “Field Parking” is immediately to your right after you cross the cattle-grid into Trealy Farm. Parking in the farmyard and along the orchard / drive is pre-allocated (let me know if you need to park near the arena).

The driveway to Trealy Farm has deteriorated over the winter and you need to drive VERY slowly. Low-slung vehicles are not best suited to the driveway or parking in the field. There are car-sharing / car-pooling apps like liftshare.com and https://www.blablacar.co.uk that could help you to link up with other participants, share the journey and reduce the numbers of vehicles. Some of you could park at the church in Mitchel Troy and share a car from there. You could also share lifts via the local Connected Riding Facebook Group: “Connected Riding training uk south”.

If you are coming along the B4293 from the west (i.e. Raglan / Abergavenny / Newport etc), the Trealy Farm driveway is to your right. If you are travelling from the east (ie Monmouth) you will turn left into Red House Farm / Trealy Farm driveway. Hanging on the fence, to the left side of the driveway entrance, is a poster for “First Milk”.

When you are on the B4293 driving from the west and are close to the turning it looks like THIS ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the west, if you are car-pooling at Mitchel Troy church, keep on going. If you are going to Trealy Farm, turn to the right, opposite the Red House Farm bus-stop …

 

Opposite this bus stop, turn to Trealy Farm. Go STRAIGHT (pass by Red House farmyard and farmhouse to your left) … straight onto the road through the fields and up the hill …

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO TREALY FARM

 

Getting to Trealy Farm

Post Code NP25 4BL

OS References SO47829 09313

Tel. Ruth Tudor (owner) 07495-645222 or Katherine (organiser) 0780-3720501.

 

PLEASE NOTE – SatNav will NOT get you to Trealy Farm (even if you have been there before and put the location into your favourites!) – you MUST follow these written directions!

 

DIRECTIONS:

Trealy Farm is reached via Red House Farm which is on the Groesonen Road.

 

By Train & Taxi / Bus:

By train go to Abergavenny station and take a taxi to Trealy Farm or a bus to Monmouth getting off before Monmouth at the Red House Farm bus stop. This is 0.8 mile from Trealy Farm and if you make prior arrangements & call us en-route we can collect you from the bus stop. Abergavenny station is about 15 miles away from Trealy Farm.

 

M4 (from South, East and South-East) – Motorway route

Follow M4 to Newport Caldre roundabout then take A449 towards Midlands / Monmouth. Take 2nd exit off signposted Raglan / Abergavenny onto A40.

Cross over immediately in order to take 1st right towards Dingestow. You are now on the B4293 or Groesonen Road.

After about 4 miles pass Dingestow turn on left and Somerset Arms on right & then pass Cwmcarvan turn on right.

Take next right turn into Red House farm on the brow of the hill. See poplar trees lining the driveway & a bridleway sign. There is a little road to the left, opposite the entrance & a bus stop called Red House Stop. There is also a poster for First Milk hanging on the fence just after the turning. If you pass ComeonIn 2nd hand cars on left and Square Farm on right, you have gone too far.

After turning into Red House Farm – Follow the track “straight” through the farm yard (Please do NOT turn left into the house almost immediately (about 80 meters) after the Red House farm yard – no sign for this house exists). Continue “straight” and up through two fields until the track forks. This is a distance of about 0.5 miles – At the end of the second field, where the track forks, take the left fork, over the cattle grid. This has a sign ‘Trealy Farm’ and this is our (tarmac) driveway. This driveway goes up hill and Trealy Farm is at the top.

 

M4 then via Chepstow (if travelling with a trailer from the South East you maybe best to take the M4/A449 route)

Follow M4 to South Wales. Before you come to the Severn River, take M48 to Chepstow taking you over the old, not the new, Severn Bridge. After bridge turn left *immediately* signposted Chepstow (A466).

At the first roundabout follow signs to Chepstow. At the next roundabout *ignore* signs to Chepstow (you are just outside the town now) and follow signs to Monmouth (A466). This will take you around Chepstow and will bring you to a roundabout outside Chepstow race course. Now *ignore* signs to Monmouth (straight on), instead take left turn signposted ‘Trellech, Devauden’ (B4293). Follow road to and through Trellech. Go on for several miles, signposted Monmouth. At bottom of a long downward slope you come to a T junction, with a sharp left turn signposted to Mitchel Troy.

Turn left and follow this road through Mitchel Troy village. After the village, the A40 is ahead but take the left turn off just before you reach it, signposted ‘Dingestow’ (important!). Go past Square Farm on the left and the ‘Comonin’ 2nd hand cars on the right.

Take next left turn into Red House Farm, which is a driveway without any sign that can be seen from the road (other than a public footpath sign and a poster for First Milk hanging on the fence just before the turning). Once you have turned into the driveway, there is a sign saying Red House Farm. (If you get to a B Road on the left, signposted Cwmcarvan, you’ve missed it!). The entrance to Red House Farm is on the crest of a low hill and has a row of poplar trees lining the driveway. There is a little road to the right, opposite the entrance & a bus stop called Red House Stop.

After turning into Red House Farm – Follow the track “straight” through the farm yard (Please do NOT turn left into the house almost immediately (about 80 meters) after the Red House farm yard – no sign for this house exists). Continue “straight” and up through two fields until the track forks. This is a distance of about 0.5 miles – At the end of the second field, where the track forks, take the left fork, over the cattle grid. This has a sign ‘Trealy Farm’ and this is our (tarmac) driveway. This driveway goes up hill and Trealy Farm is at the top.

 

From the West – the A40 (from South Wales including Abergavenny)

Pass Raglan village on your right & castle on your left. Take the left turn off the A40 immediately after the castle signposted Dingestow / Mitchel Troy. Pass John Deere tractors, turning to Kingcoed on right etc. After about 4 miles pass Dingestow turn on left and Somerset Arms on right & then pass Cwmcarvan turn on right.

Take next right turn into Red House farm on the brow of the hill. See poplar trees lining the driveway & a bridleway sign. There is a poster for First Milk hanging on the fence just after the turning. There is a little road to the left, opposite the entrance & a bus stop called Red House Stop. If you come to ComeonIn 2nd hand cars on left and Square Farm on right you have gone too far.

After turning into Red House Farm – Follow the track “straight” through the farm yard (Please do NOT turn left into the house almost immediately (about 80 meters) after the Red House farm yard – no sign for this house exists). Continue “straight” and up through two fields until the track forks. This is a distance of about 0.5 miles – At the end of the second field, where the track forks, take the left fork, over the cattle grid. This has a sign ‘Trealy Farm’ and this is our (tarmac) driveway. This driveway goes up hill and Trealy Farm is at the top.

 

From the North, North-East and East (from M50, M5/Midlands Hereford via A49, Ross on Wye A40)

Take the A40 towards Monmouth. As you approach Monmouth you will come to a roundabout with Monmouth signposted right, continue straight on here, signposted Abergavenny. Very soon you come to traffic lights, go straight through signposted to Abergavenny (the bridge over River Wye will be on your left and Monmouth Boys School on your right). Then *very shortly * take the first left off the A40 (important!. Do NOT go through the tunnel that you will see ahead). This turning is signposted ‘Monmouth, Rockfield, Trellech’ (sometimes called Trelleck or even Treleck. The slip road comes to a T-Junction. Turn left, signposted ‘Trellech, Mitchel Troy’. Follow this road through Mitchel Troy village.

After the village, the A40 is ahead but take the left turn off just before you reach it, signposted ‘Dingestow’ (important!). Pass Square Farm on the left and the ‘Comonin’ timber yard and small 2nd hand Car Dealership on the right. Take next left turn into Red House Farm, which is a driveway without any sign that can be seen from the road (other than a public footpath sign and a poster for First Milk hanging on the fence just before the turning). Once you have turned into the driveway, there is a sign saying Red House Farm. (If you get to a B Road on the left, signposted Cwmcarvan, you’ve missed it!). The entrance to Red House Farm is on the crest of a low hill and has a row of poplar trees lining the driveway. There is a little road to the right, opposite the entrance & a bus stop called Red House Stop.

After turning into Red House Farm – Follow the track “straight” through the farm yard (Please do NOT turn left into the house almost immediately (about 80 meters) after the Red House farm yard – no sign for this house exists). Continue “straight” and up through two fields until the track forks. This is a distance of about 0.5 miles – At the end of the second field, where the track forks, take the left fork, over the cattle grid. This has a sign ‘Trealy Farm’ and this is our (tarmac) driveway. This driveway goes up hill and Trealy Farm is at the top.

 

A40 (from London/East)

M40 to Oxford, then A40 west (via Gloucester, NOT Cheltenham – it is quickest to loop south for a while on the A436 sign-posted Gloucester, rejoining the A40 at Gloucester). Then continue on the A40 with signs to Ross-On-Wye until the A4136 turning off to the left, signposted Monmouth.

Follow this all the way through the Forest of Dean. You end up rolling down into the Wye valley until you come to a big bridge over the river with traffic lights at the end. Monmouth is ahead of you and the A40 is in front … to the left and right. Turn left at the traffic lights onto the A40, signposted ‘Abergavenny‘. Then *very shortly* take the first left off the A40 (important!). This turning is signposted ‘Monmouth, Rockfield, Trellech’ (sometimes called Trelleck or even Treleck). The slip road comes to a T-Junction. Turn left, signposted ‘Trellech, Mitchel Troy’. Follow this road through Mitchel Troy village.

After the village, the A40 is ahead but take the left turn off just before you reach it, signposted ‘Dingestow’ (important!). Pass Square Farm on the left and the ‘Comonin’ timber yard and small 2nd hand Car Dealership on the right. Take next left turn into Red House Farm, which is a driveway without any sign that can be seen from the road (other than a public footpath sign and a poster for First Milk hanging on the fence just before the turning). Once you have turned into the driveway, there is a sign saying Red House Farm. (If you get to a B Road on the left, signposted Cwmcarvan, you’ve missed it!). The entrance to Red House Farm is on the crest of a low hill and has a row of poplar trees lining the driveway. There is a little road to the right, opposite the entrance & a bus stop called Red House Stop.

After turning into Red House Farm – Follow the track “straight” through the farm yard (Please do NOT turn left into the house almost immediately (about 80 meters) after the Red House farm yard – no sign for this house exists). Continue “straight” and up through two fields until the track forks. This is a distance of about 0.5 miles – At the end of the second field, where the track forks, take the left fork, over the cattle grid. This has a sign ‘Trealy Farm’ and this is our (tarmac) driveway. This driveway goes up hill and Trealy Farm is at the top.

 

 

Food on 25th May, Breakfasts & Lunches 26th-28th May

Maryam of Harmony Farm Catering …

Demo Day Food & Drinks

Maryam has a stand in the arena where you can buy soup, tea, coffee & cake. Everything will be served in/on disposable cups & plates or you may bring your own mug! 

CLINIC Breakfasts & Lunches

Cheeses at Trealy

Anyone attending Peggy’s clinic may book breakfasts and lunches with Maryam (whether or not you are staying at Trealy Farm). Breakfast costs £2.50 and consists of homemade gluten free granola, eggs, sourdough bread, butter and milk, tea / coffee. Lunch costs £10 per person (the menus are in the earlier blog). Breakfasts and lunches must be booked in advance (email maryhass786@gmail.com). All food is vegetarian. All Clinic lunches are served with green salad and then there is stewed fruit for dessert.

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Stand 25th May – Sally Tottle & Sarah Merriam Pierce

Sally A Tottle MSTAT and Sarah Merriam Pierce, Feldenkrais Wales, have been practicing from Monmouth Natural Health Centre for the past 30 years.

Sally is author of Bodysense, Revolutionize your riding with the Alexander Technique published by Trafalgar Square in 1998, and has run Bodysense Courses throughout Europe, Australia and America.

Sally and Sarah will be offering a limited number of 15 mins taster session bookable on the day for £10 (or book beforehand through Monmouth Natural Health tel 01600 772622).

Horses have played a massive part in Sally’s life since she was a child. She has developed her own unique way of working with them combining her skills as an Alexander teacher and a Reiki Master. She runs courses to help riders develop their own healing reiki powers so they can help their own horses.

Sarah and Sally are happy to chat on 25th May and you can contact them via Monmouth Natural Health. Come to find them at their Trade Stand next Friday before and after the demonstrations (or book your 15 minute taster session).

Trade Stand 25th May – Martin Avery Silverworks

Martin Avery SilverworksMartin is a local silversmith who makes hand crafted Sterling silver jewellery.  One of his main lines is a range of ‘barefoot’ jewellery based on the shape of a horse’s unshod foot.  This range was inspired by his partner’s horses who are all barefoot and so traditional ‘horsey’ jewellery based on the inevitable horse shoe was inappropriate. The range includes earrings, pendants, cufflinks and bracelets.
Barefoot necklace
Silverworks
Martin creates other unique designs which will also be on display and will make bespoke commissioned items. Meet Martin on 25th May and check out his beautiful jewellery. Perhaps commission a special piece just for you or someone special.
Martin’s contact details are
H. 01600750458
M. 07711319505
FB shop. @Martin Avery Silverworks.