Friday, 29 May 2015

Thursday Night Chase, Hawick Common Riding 2015

Thursday night and The Acting Father heads the cavacade up The Nipknowes and to The Hut to order the 'curds and cream' for next weeks big celebrations!

Order of riders are....

Acting Father
Ex cornets
Married Men

The Cornet
Unmarried Men
Young Men and Boys

It was bitterly cold but again the townsfolk came out in droves to watch and support the riders....









After the emotion filled speeches and toasts in 'The Hut', The Cornet led the riders back down and around the town...









Thursday, 28 May 2015

Off to The Tower....

For those of you who would like to see my quilted wallhanging '1514 aka The Horse' again, it's on display along with 'Inner Circle - Flower of Scotland in 'The Tower', The Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick, here in the Scottish Borders for the next 3 months.... 

 http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk/info/1/about_us/13/borders_textile_towerhouse




Mosspaul, Saturday and Tuesday, Hawick Common Riding 2015

The 'rideout' leaves for Mosspaul on both Saturday and Tuesday, it's 'ay been'!

Kyle was riding Willow, he had a tough ride as Willow was a bit strong...14 miles each way....


Horses and Riders Arriving at Mosspaul on Saturday


Horses and Riders Arriving back in Hawick, accompanied back into town by  by the Drums and Fifes. Fieron joined in at the Allan Water....

Aren't horses great, they can find each other in a herd or 160, it's great to hear them winny a greating to each other....










Thursday, 21 May 2015

Roberton and Northhouse Rideouts

I don't know where the time in disappearing to just now, I am quilting away and getting a lot done but have to intersperse with 'rideouts'.

Last Saturday the ride was to Roberton, that's really coming home to our own valley, it was really cold but mostly fine. Tuesdays ride went to Northhouse, that's the home of this years Cornet. There was thunder rumbling around when we left home and hail bouncing off the bonnet of the truck on the way down the road but after a heavy shower while we sat in the truck the clouds cleared and it was a sunny day, alot warmer than we have had of late. Here are a few photos from the week, pleased to say our riders and horses came home safe and sound but probably a bit sore and bruised...phew!


Off to Roberton....




























Off to Northhouse...