Gosh where to start, the last few months have been SO busy! Our main big news is that New Beginnings is moving to a new yard! While only 8 miles away, it might not sound like a big transition, but with 20 horses and all of our equipment and belongings to move, it’s a huge undertaking!
Since transitioning to become a charity in January 2016, New Beginnings has flourished, and we have outgrown our base in Hanging Grimstone on the Garrowby Estate.
However, with the tremendous support of our landlords, the Earl and Countess of Halifax, we are looking forward to settling in (along with horses, cats, volunteers and staff) to a new part of the estate at The Grange in Bishop Wilton.
While we are very sad to leave Low House Stud, there are many benefits to the move, not only with increased space and facilities on the new yard, but also lots more off-road hacking, which will be great for the horses coming through our care.
As well as the big move, we’ve also been out and about promoting New Beginnings! In February we had a charity ball at York Racecourse, which was very well attended, and we added to our much-needed funds through a charity auction. We’re now making the ball an annual event on the last weekend of February, so get the date in your diaries for 2018!