Monday, 1 January 2018



Finn is the 2018 Stablemate club Gambler's Choice model.

Body Transformation Challenge

This month's competition is a little different. We are giving you the chance to get creative and show off your skills.

So How Does it Work?

Ten people will be given a chance to take the challenge (chosen at random from all those who enter).

You will each receive a randomly allocated body quality model horse (see the image below).

You will then have until February 28th 2018 to transform your model.

Once complete send one image of your model to

Fans of Chestnut Ridge on Facebook will then have one week to vote for their favourite.

There will be rosettes from 1st-10th place and a customising goody bag for the champion packed full of awesome customising goodies (including paints, brushes and loads of awesome other things).

You can then do what you like with your model but we recommend you sell it to raise money for charity, donate it to a raffle or give it to someone special.

How to Take Part

To take part please send your:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
To by Monday 8th January 2018 and title your email 'Body Transformation Challenge'

If you do not live in the UK you will be responsible for postage costs for your body.

We will choose 10 people at random next Monday and allocate their bodies. All bodies will be shipped Monday/Tuesday (if you live internationally you must pay for postage promptly).

Completing Your Piece

If you are lucky enough to be chosen it is up to you what you do with the model.

But remember....the deadline is February 28th 2018!!! You MUST have an image submitted by that date or you will forfeit your chance to take part :(

Once complete please send one photo to

The Voting

On the 1st of March for one week fans of the Chestnut Ridge Facebook page will have one week to vote for their favourite.

You cannot vote for your own horse or offer incentives to vote for you.

The winner will be the person with the most votes. In the case of a tie the winner will be chosen by Catriona Harris of Chestnut Ridge.

The Bodies

There are ten bodies available which will be randomly allocated

(1) Running Mare
(2) Shetland
(3) G2 Standardbred
(4) Donkey
(5) Fakey Breyer
(6) Loping Mini Whinnie
(7) G3 Mustang
(8) Schleich Lipizzaner Foal
(9) Morgan Ornament
(10) Stablemate Silky Sullivan

The bodies are all in tact but in varying condition with different brands, materials and finishes. The aim is to transform YOUR body into something amazing. So don't be disheartened if you don't get the one you want! See it as a new challenge.

Terms and Conditions

(1) One entry per person
(2) The 10 competitors will be chosen at random
(3) All bodies will be allocated at random
(4) Initial entry deadline: 8th January 2018
(5) Submission deadline: 28th February 2018
(6) International competitors are responsible for postage on their body (via UK mail) and prize (via Royal Mail)
(7) For full terms and conditions please email

GOOD LUCK! And remember to have fun :D

Updating the Website

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely new years and those of you who did get a day off work today had a lovely day :)

We are hard at work bringing you lots of new and exciting changes for 2018. But the first and most important thing is updating and redoing the website, which lets face it is rather overdue a facelift!

First up is the top bar. I have been brutal and managed to get it down to just seven. Most of the things that were there are still there they have just been tidied up and organised a bit. That should make it a bit easier to find things and makes the website look a LOT neater!

Next up is the home page. Whilst I admit the general images need updating and will do that one of the priorities was to clean it up (and sort out why the bottom bar is on the right AGAIN) Brendon worked hard on this over the last few days and it now looks a LOT cleaner.

Bottom bar hasn't been sorted but Brendon is onto the tech people about this!

Next up is the Paddock Pal category. This is in desperate need of reorganising. When we did the website we didn't stock Schleich and only just introduced CollectA. Obviously now we do huge ranges of these so it needed to look a bit neater.

I'm still contemplating whether I can organise the Schleich in a different way (maybe by type i.e. Horse Club, Farm World etc.) but then there is the issue that not all horses are part of the Horse Club range and that could be confusing and mean people don't see every product they want to. So yea we'll just ignore that problem for a while...

Next up is the Competitions & Shows page. All of these are now combined into one page. It still needs a lot of work but on a basic level it is done.

So that is it for now. Still loads of changes I want to make. If you have any suggestions make a comment below or email me at

Not everything is possible but we are always working to make the site as easy as possible to use.