Moon Sugar is located in the southwest part of Netherlands, on coastline. We suffer from typical rainy Dutch weather, but at least our beaches are excellent for gallop. The view in inland is also quite traditional - you can spot endless tulip fields, and old windmills everywhere.
From the yard you can find two modern stables for our show jumpers. In the center of the courtyard is a small garden with a horse-shaped fountain. The fountain is the oldest part of the area, probably from 18th or 19th century. Stables are much newer, they were built in the beginning of 2008, after old buildings caught fire. Nowadays the farm is a modern place for horses with an impact of past time.
White stables are near each other, connected by a office. The old fountain is between the office and red indoor arena. Horses have openable windows, so they can smell fresh air, and watch closely what we are currently doing. The first stable has room for 30 mares, the second stable has 10 spots for stallions and geldings. Both stables have their own saddle rooms, but there is a room for beddings in the stallions' stable. We are using hemp as stall bedding, to support local production. Feedroom is also located inside of the smaller stable. Diet of our horses tries to be as natural as it can get.
There are two riding arenas, and one walking machine in the yard. The first one is an outdoor arena for show jumping, and flat working. Indoor arena is smaller (20 x 60 m), but it's also suitable for both sport. The indoor arena is beside the old fountain, the outdoor arena is in turn further away from the stables. The indoor arena is a red building with big windows, and thus it is very bright. The footing is made of white synthetic material.
Horses are outside usually everyday. Stallions are all alone but mares have at least one pack member with them. Paddocks are located all around the area. There is a small traditional dutch manor behind paddocks, and it's always open for guests.
Moon Sugar Ltd is located quite near little village where horses and riders can go. The village is very populated even though the main source of income seems to be agriculture (= cows). There is of course a pub, couple stores, and old stone church. Like in every small village, people will know everything about you. These villagers are very proud of their traditional oasis, especially tulip fields are a sight for sore eyes.
The coastline is a great place for galloping, but we also have inland dunes and some spots of forest. The village used to be much bigger in the past, so that's why you will hear a lot of stories about Dutch pirates, lost treasure chests, and vengeful ghosts.
In the idealistic day we can follow the routine. Usually different events (e.g. competitions) effects to the schedule.
She inherited her parents' fortune, and decided to continue their legacy with equine industry. Jayde can be a divided person - she has a lot of temper, but she has learned her lession. She has a humorous side, but she is also a stresser.
He used to be an eventing rider but nowadays Daan prefers show jumping. Daan is very good with horses - although he is little bit grumpy he can still be patient. In the arena he brings the best quality out of horses with his rational thinking. Daan is not as good with humans as he is with animals. He gets annoyed to people often, and he is sometimes egoistic and too sarcastic.
Joep is the second full-time rider in Moon Sugar. If Daan is a talker Joep is the opposite of that. He likes to be silent, and think before acting. Joep is worshipped by ladies because of his good look but in fact he is gay, and happily married. As a rider Joep is a careful, and he has an ability to calm down any horse.
African American Naomi is originally from the southern United States. She has been living in the Netherlands 20 years now and speaks fluent dutch. She has never been big fan of riding but Naomi loves horses, and she is our trustable stablemaster. She is a big fan of humor and her laugh is quite recognizable. Naomi also loves food with all her heart.
There are usually teenagers spending their time in the stables, especially our rebel Luca. Luca is 16-year-old kid who is always smoking and for some reason our former stallion Ser Duck really liked that boy. Now Luca just need to find a new friend.