On Thursday (11/8/16) we held an Open Day for Jane’s Kingsley Napley family law team. As it is prep season Charlotte and I had plenty to do with the horses first thing whilst Jane made the finishing touches to the garden and organised the caterers ready for our guests to arrive at 1pm.
After introductions and drinks in the garden we took a whirlwind tour of the stud showing the stock and outlining exactly what it is we do here. Surprisingly even our youngest foals lapped up the attention and didn’t seem fazed at all by the volume of people. The mares were very impressed by the polos (sugar free!) that were being dished out left, right and centre. The yearlings were beautifully behaved and in particular our Havana Gold filly out of Glee Club was taken with the children.
We then made our way back to the house for a fantastic buffet style lunch provided by Miss T Catering. The food was exquisite and very fitting for a lovely sunny day in the Oxfordshire countryside. The evening was very relaxed with more drinks and a couple of games/quizzes before taxis arrived to make sure our guests made it back into Banbury in time for their train home.
We have a great team here at Elkington and with Jane being such a brilliant host it was no surprise that everything went smoothly. I’d like to thank our whole team for all their help in making it such an enjoyable event. Our thanks also go to Helle Asquith from Kingsley Napley for all the beautiful photos from the day.