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Owners’ Christmas at Rockliffe

14th December 2019

Our Owners Christmas get together proved a great success on Tuesday as owners joined us at Rockliffe Hall to enjoy a Christmas Lunch Hambleton style.

Once owners had walked the red carpet they ascended the stairs into a warm reception where the distinct smell of Christmas trees and mulled wine filled the air.

As guests enjoyed warming festive drinks a great atmosphere developed as owners caught up with friends and new owners to Hambleton were given a warm welcome.

The atmosphere developed further as owners were entertained by an excellent magician, who mesmerised guests with some of his close-at-hand magic.

As some of us were still trying to fathom how on earth the tricks were done owners sat down for lunch in a beautifully decorated room, decked out with a huge Christmas tree and all manner of beautiful, festive decorations.

Each table was beautifully appointed with some fun favours for guests to enjoy and of course a Christmas party hat for everyone too!

As you’d expect at a five-star venue such as Rockliffe the food was of a high standard and well received by guests. Needless to say, turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding was by far the most popular choice off the menu.

As lunch was digested attention turned to our Christmas quiz, carefully prepared by Lizzy, who tested owners with a selection of Christmas trivia followed by a brief racing round.

Our head racing manager Cosmo took to the microphone to be quiz master for the afternoon and had plenty of fun testing everyone’s grey matter.

In the end the well named Dangerous Balloons (Andrew, Bill and Jackie) took the honours with an impressive winning score and received a lovely array of chocolatey prizes to share for their efforts.

Lizzy then to took to the microphone to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy new year before directing owners to take home an early Christmas present from Hambleton – a 2020 racing calendar.

It was great to see so many owners join us for Christmas lunch on what proved a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for the Hambleton team.

We’ve been inundated with some kind messages since returning to the office and would like to take this chance to say a big thank you to each and every owner that attended and helped make the day the success it was.

Our Christmas lunch looks sure to become another firm favourite in the Hambleton social diary!