Yesterday I went to a party, or gathering (I don't know what to call it) with everyone who used to ride at my old riding school. It was called Roligheten Ridesenter. At some point it had to be shut down. Almost all the same people who were there at the time, and mostly the same horses, started a new riding school called Epona rideklubb. It was at first located in one of the two stables Roligheten used to have, but later moved to a better location. Those two riding schools were pretty much the biggest part of my life for a very long time. I started riding at Roligheten when I was six, as I got older I was there more and more. It was not until Epona came together I started working there properly. The friends I made there are the ones I still consider closest even though I haven't worked there for years. They are the ones I think it's worth running the extra mile for and imagine staying friends with until I'm old. I always feel really fortunate that I got to have such a wonderful experience being part of something great.
As you can imagine it was really exciting to be invited to an event who gathered all the people (who were able to come) that used to ride at Roligheten. Stories from Roligheten are always the best and funniest, even the ones from before I started riding there. Some of the horses are basically legends, haha! New stories about them just keeps coming, everybody has one.
Me working there ended quite suddenly after a small accident where I slipped on the ice, a horse fell on top of me and it broke my leg pretty badly. I needed surgery and it took a while to heal, by the time I was well again I had decided to move to Spain to go to school. I have been abroad for quite a while so I'm always extra excited to see every body. That must be the shortest version of that story ever told. The amount of good times had in that stable are countless.
I decided to show some photos from last nights gathering.
Julie and I
My new pretty dress:)
Name tag time!
As there were several generations of "stable girls" we all had name tags with the horses we used to ride. I of course didn't know my name had to be on it too so I wrote it upside down not managing to fit in my full name, haha! So typical me!
It was a lot of fun, it's was great seeing so many people I haven't seen in forever!
I unfortunately don't have that many photos from Roligheten and Epona, but I'll share some I have:)
Shadow, my favorite pony
Rozz playing in the snow
Rozz and I
My little home made Shadow ornament, haha!
Makrell, the stable cat! I don't think anyone knows how old he actually is, he's just always been there
Felicia and the two goats we had for a few weeks
The goats would run after us, so fun!
Not so glamorous in the cold weather!
Cute and goofy Rozz
The funniest photo I know of! Hope to god it's ok I posted it, haha!
Hope you enjoyed some old photos, haha!
Lots of love xoxo