8th September 2013 : An amazing day at Danaway

Matt holding the Prince of Wales Cup. Nearly four hundred photos from the Danaway Open Day on 8 September 2013, are in the Photo Archive. It seems only like yesterday when the Attrell family held an Open Day in 2009 and we were lost for words to describe the number, quality and extravagant action of the cobs and the extent of the work required to organise the event. On 8 September 2013 the Open Day was even bigger and better in every way except for the one thing outside the Attrells control, the weather, which was chilly with just one very short shower. There was no time to think about the weather as a stunning display of over seventy cobs culminated in the appearance of three Prince of Wales Cup winners in the ring together. The sound of Queen playing We are the Champions only heightened the excitement. The scale of the organisation was beyond belief, the temporary stables, a new show ring, the catering, the brochure, an army of fleet footed handlers and the cobs, all prepared as if for a show. You would have to go to the Royal Welsh to see as many foals, youngstock, mares and stallions of such quality storming around the ring and in addition to the Dr Wynne commentary there was fantastic and appropriate music. It is no wonder that so many made the long trek from Wales to Kent to share in such an amazing day. We just cannot thank the Attrell family enough for a truly wonderful and memorable display. All but two of the cobs are pictured in the Photo Archive, I was running for an umbrella when Trevallion Lady Grace and her foal were in the ring.