We hear from the 2017 Travel Favourites Competition Winner
Back in January we ran our Travel Favourites competition. One lucky member was given the chance to visit Oliver Sherwood’s Rhonehurst Stables for simply filling out their Travel Favourites. The lucky winner was Darren and here he tells us about his experience.
“We got to Rhonehurst early on Friday morning and were immediately greeted by Lisa Kozak and Josh Apiafi and joined by our host from the previous evening Tom Golding.
We were invited up to the racing office for a quick cuppa before the first lot of horses went out to the gallops. Upon entering we were warmly greeted by Oliver Sherwood, who made us feel right at home.
When the horse's left the yard, we were invited to join Oliver in his Range Rover for our visit up to the gallops. Oliver gave a great explanation of his training routine and how he likes his team to work, even having good banter with his work riders. He was very welcoming and answered any questions asked, we felt very comfortable in his company. We chatted through a whole range of subjects ranging from his experience working for Fred Winter and working in Ireland, through to the history of Lambourn and the composition of the sand gallops that his horses were working up.
Once back, we were shown some of the facilities the yard has to offer and invited back to the office for breakfast. We were joined by some of the staff, who again were very friendly. After watching the second lot leave the yard, we said our goodbyes.
Many thanks to the Rewards4Racing team and Oliver Sherwood for their time and generosity, what a great experience it was to see behind the scenes of a top professional National Hunt yard.”
Want to win a great experience like Darren? To be in with a chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes keep your eyes peeled for our member only competitions throughout the year. In the meantime, you can take part in our weekly competitions for your chance to test your knowledge plus you could win Rewards4Racing points!