Sunday, 31 January 2016

MHL Live 2016

The show season is now in full swing and what a great way to start it off.

Clare did an amazing job (as always) and it was a really great show. So nice to see everyone again after the Christmas break!

The link to all of my pictures is here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153770768050155.1073741982.689360154&type=1&l=9ba9218717

But here are some highlights of the day:

A very cute little Equorum


Nice CollectA


Zeus finds live showing very tiring


CTF Reserve Champion


CTF Champion


The winning Valegro!


Judging the Other Pony class


Llama Drama strutting her stuff


OF Champion


Icicle


CM Copperfox Welsh D


CM Champion


CM Reserve Champion


An AR Copperfox Welsh D


Nitro Resin (with friend)


One of my all time favourite resins


AR Champion


AR Reserve Champion


Supreme Champion


Supreme Reserve (joint)


Supreme Reserve (joint)

Better Pics of Abdul

Better pictures of Abdul have been made available along with the chance to pay for the deposit. Can't wait to get mine!




Wednesday, 27 January 2016

New Website is Now Live

Hey guys!

So I have been really absent the last few days. We have been going around trade fairs trying to find you the very best products we can, and boy have we found some awesome stuff! As usual I can't wait to share it with you but we'll be filtering it through in stages, so keep checking back!

American Pharoah StablemateBut the really important news is our new website is now live!

To view it simply visit: www.chestnutridge.co.uk

The new site is still very much in development, you may notice odd errors, broken links or pages that definitely need proof reading. If you do please drop me an email and let me know.

I'd also like to send a massive thank you to all those who helped Beta test the site. You guys are awesome and I really appreciated it, we worked through a lot of glitches together!

So let's move on to the fun stuff...

Gypsy FoalThe New Website

The new site can be found at: www.chestnutridge.co.uk

It has a completely new layout and tonnes of new products, including the new Breyer 2016 range, but also lots of new hobby supplies.

FREE STUFF!!!!!

I love free stuff! So we are running two promotions from now until the end of February:

For every £10.00 you spend get a FREE STICKER*

Get a free Stablemate with all orders over £50.00*

*excludes shipping cost, whilst stock lasts, t&cs apply.

Just don't let your Julips near those stickers...



Our New Ranges

We have loads of new ranges available or coming very soon. These include:

  • CollectA Models
  • Schleich Models
  • Crafty Ponies
  • Some beautiful Commercial Bronzes
  • New Leather Supplies

Breyer 2016 Range

The Breyer 2016 range will be joining us in three different batches. The first is due this week and will comprise of models such as the Stablemate Valegro, Harper and the Classic and Stablemate scale American Pharoahs.

The second batch is due in March. This should include items such as the Traditional scale American Pharoah, more Mini Whinnie Surprise bags and Scribbles.

The third batch is due in April. This should include items we have specially ordered in including Cortes C, Babyflo and Butterscotch.
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You can pre-order the entire range (excluding the new Shipping set) now. Just make sure to check the listing (written in bold at the bottom) to find out when they ship.


Which neatly brings me on to questions (this is a ridiculously long email), I hope this answers some you may have:


I pre-ordered Valegro/Banks Vanilla/Carltonlima Emma, when will these arrive?

    These are due this week, probably Friday. They will then ship next week or can be collected from Model Horse Love Live.

     If you would like to upgrade your shipping option (for example to tracked & insured) please just get in touch. I highly recommend paying for tracking and insurance with all orders, particularly those of high value. Royal Mail has been driving me nuts recently! If you live internationally you could have your item within 5 days through our courier service.

I had an order with the old website, can I still view it?

     As long as you had an account then yes. The old website will continue to exist in a dormant state at: www.chestnutridge.netdirector.co.uk

Are my account details the same?
Black Forest Stallion
    All accounts have now been transferred so you should be able to login with the same details as you had before.

I'm a club member, will I still get my discount?

     It is no longer possible to apply discounts to accounts. Club members will shortly be receiving an email in which I will detail how we are going to have to do discounts. We were always going to experience down sides to the move, but hopefully there are lots of up sides as well!

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If you have any more questions do not hesitate to email me or give  me a call during normal business hours. I am always happy to help.

We hope you love the new website and are as excited as we are about it.

We hope to have some awesome new products up soon and our 2016 catalogue should be available from around March onwards. So keep checking back.

I hope that helps answer some questions and gives you a good idea of what is going on. I also have lots of new customs and things to share with you guys *yay* so let's hope I get back onto the Blogging!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Meet My Models

I haven't done a meet my models post in a while, so about time I do one.

Here are ten random classics that needed their pictures taken anyway :)

Show Name: CRS Cranford Thistledown
Stable Name: Thistle
Finish: Commercial Resin
Breed: Shetland
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: BMECS Top 10


Show Name: CRS Rainy Days
Stable Name: Poncho
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Australian Stock Horse
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: 6th Place


Show Name: CRS Poseidon
Stable Name: Gem
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Unicorn
Sire: To be added
Dam: CRS A Little Fable
Best Live Show Placing: 5th Place


Show Name: CRS Dawn Symphony
Stable Name: Mozart
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Unicorn
Sire: To be added
Dam: CRS Larissa
Best Live Show Placing: 1st Place


Show Name: CRS na h-Iasgan
Stable Name: Pisces
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Unicorn
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Showing Placing: Reserve Champion


Show Name: CRS Autumn
Stable Name: Autumn
Finish: Commercial Resin
Breed: Hunter
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: 1st Place


Show Name: CRS Tool of the Boss
Stable Name: Nocona
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Decorator
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: 6th Place


Show Name: CRS Fall
Stable Name: Fall
Finish: Commercial Resin
Breed: Hunter
Sire: To be added
Dam: CRS Autumn
Best Live Show Placing: 2nd Place


Show Name: CRS My Star
Stable Name: Star
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Appaloosa
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: 3rd Place


Show Name: CRS It's Magic
Stable Name: Magic
Finish: Original Finish
Breed: Mustang
Sire: To be added
Dam: To be added
Best Live Show Placing: 4th Place


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Diablo DC - Sneak Peak

A sneak peak of one of the BreyerFest store models, Diablo DC.

I'm definitely saying it's a Destado!

sneak

Sunday, 17 January 2016

New Site BETA Testing Now Available

We are allowing people to now BETA test the new site.

We are incredibly grateful to all those who have spotted issues and problems! It is really useful to know what you are experiencing, if we don't know we can't sort it!

Some things to remember before you go have some fun:


  1. Make sure you check pre-order dates, some of the pre-order items aren't due until August
  2. If you experience technical issues please contact us and let us know your browser, screen shots are also helpful
  3. We are still proof reading, there are lots of errors but Brendon is working through it. The same goes for category images, many still need doing!
  4. Feedback is awesome :) I would love to know what you think and what you like and don't. We are still very much in test stage with loads of things still to come but we are getting there!
  5. If you have an account you won't be able to login. When placing an order please set up a new one, we will manually transfer any loyalty points.
  6. If you are a club member please contact me and I'll give you a code so that you can get your discount.
  7. I think that is about it, enjoy :)
The link is thus: http://www.ekmpowershop25.com/ekmps/shops/chestnutridge/index.asp

O one final thing, I'd like to see how the review system works. So if you want to leave a product review that would be awesome!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Crimson Coral CM Live Rosettes

On Thursday I got an awesome package from Liz (thank you :D) with my beautiful rosettes in.

Obviously the live show is 'red' themed so I went for a variety of different reds, they are just so beautiful! And so unique as well.

These dotty ones are my favourites, I'd love to take one of these home:









These look really effective as well:





For the Supreme rosettes I went for gold, silver and bronze with red. This is basically the same theming as I'm going for for all the shows rosettes: