The second of five small pony premiers to be run throughout the country was hosted by Morris Equestrian Centre, Kilmarnock.
CATHERINE Walton had a day to remember at the West Percy point-to-point at Alnwick, last Sunday, when not only did she ride her 100th career winner but also recorded a treble.
THE weather has been a major talking point so far in 2016, with storms initially causing problems before snow fell thwarting riders plans to travel to shows and also keep their horses fit in between.
CHOOKIE Royale recorded his 10th win from 17 starts on the all-weather when winning at Kempton this month.
I WONDER how many of our equine breeders took note of fellow columnist John Elliott, when he wrote in The SF just before New Year about attending a talk given by doyen Aberdeen-Angus breeder, Willie McLaren.
In this job you get a great sense of perspective on the horse world in Scotland as everything that happens passes over your desk.
With the help of 80 volunteers, the BHS in Scotland has recently completed a multi-use audit of nine of Scotland's Great Trails.
May has been a month of firsts for BHS Scotland with new frontiers and pushed comfort zones where several important firsts have passed without embarrassment.
Whether you keep one horse for pleasure or run a top class livery yard with 150 paying equines, this April (well all year round really) biosecurity must become an obsession.
Business support and negotiating regulations and rules has been our theme recently.