Cholsey Grange & Farm
BBC Countryfile visits
Cholsey Farm Riding.
Transmission due 18th April 2021
An episode of the popular BBC TV series Countryfile was recently filmed in the Hambleden Valley. The team visited Cholsey Farm Riding and we discussed with the presenter Sean Fletcher a number of topics including safe off road riding for horse riders and access to the countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The team went on to use the farm as a venue for another segment that looked at the therapeutic value for disabled or disadvantaged children and the effect that being on a horse in the open countryside has on them. A city riding school - Park Lane Stables - brings an Autistic 14 year old boy to ride in the countryside and Sean interviewed him about how it has changed his life.
3 more Barn Owls born
Delighted to report that we have another three Barn Owl Chicks in one of our two boxes. The local chaps (licensed professionals) from the Barn Owl Trust came to weigh, measure and tag them this week.
A few weeks ago, we thought there were just two, but it turned out there were three in total in this new brood
They are about a month old and we hope they will fledge in another 4-6 weeks. That's the second brood this year, bringing our total to 6 chicks in 2019.
A dozen or so riders taking part in a ride raising funds for Friends of O.S.C.A.R, a charity set up to support children with brain and spinal tumours and their families throughout the country.
The ride was organised by the Naphill Riding Club and started around our stubble fields.
We completed 2019 harvest this week with the Triticale (a hybrid of Wheat and Rye) and grown because it is less palatable to the ever-present deer population. Our contractors - Kensham Farms, based in Cadmore End - have done a fabulous job of both improving the yield and the soil, which you may have noticed from the recent manure-spreading.
Supporting Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Star of the show was of course Percy, our Connemara pony who was completely unfazed by his 'injured' rider, camera crew, drone, flashing lights etc.
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Harvest 2019 - Barley
Tractor Run raises £8,533.46 for Air Ambulance
2019 was yet another year of records being broken with the amount of money raised for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
With more tractors and supporters than ever before, the total amount of money raised from this one-day event is an amazing £8,533.46. Through your generosity and sponsorship, this takes the grand total over the 13 years of Chiltern Vintage Tractor runs to a massive £56,967.53.
The day in numbers
11 generous landowners
1 stunning venue
Diary Date; Sunday 17th May 2020 for the next Chiltern Vintage Tractor Run
Cholsey Grange Farm was pleased, once again, to support this fun event in aid of the Air Ambulance and allow the Tractor Run to navigate across the farm.
Three Businesses based here in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
Cholsey Grange CL
a 5-van Certificated Location for members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Book your pitch here
Cholsey Farm Riding
come hacking on your own horse, either for the day, or on holiday. Book your experience here
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