It’s the end of term at the Pony Club and it was celebrated by the younger riders with their Spectacular. For weeks they had been practising their skills in voltige, a mixture of riding and acrobatics. With the help of Joëlle, Fannie and Caroline they put on a show for parents and friends.
And spectacular it was. I’m glad it was not my thirteen-year-old that was hanging upside down from a galloping horse! Actually it was the son of Fannie, my monitrice. Even the little ones jumped under and over the Shetland pony and skipped around the ring.
After the show we went to see the horses being released from the stables into the fields. They all know where to go, the little ones are let out first to go up the lane and the bigger ones go to a different field. It can be quite a stampede.
The evening continued with a meal. Everyone had taken a dish to share and there was quite a banquet. It was a good end to a very busy year at the Pony Club.