CENTAUR CLASS REUNION
Virtual Class Reunion!
Letters from the class
Claire (Rollo) Leclerc writes:
Monday, October 18, 2004
Just wanted to add to your list of riders from the past. I think I would qualify cause I knew Centaur at it's
beginnings when the barn was being transformed and all the work that made Centaur as beautiful as it is now was
My name is Claire (Rollo) Leclerc and I was a summer visitor to Navan since I was ten.
Great horsey memories there..as I would visit my horsey aunt and get to ride and show hackneys for Bill Mcwilliams
then of Navan and show hunter with my aunt's horse Twiggy. It was the Guertins who introduced me to
Dressage and to this day when I am schooling on the flat I hear Claire's and Shirley's voice when I approach
corners and "there are no straight lines in a circle!"
As my aunt and I just visited Centaur at Navan, we couldn't get over where the time had gone for one thing....but
mostly how the facilty had grown!
Now my daughters have ridden as well and my youngest still gets me to give her a flat lesson despite her
being a hunter rider. I repeat to them the basics I learned so well at Centaur Riding School.
Thank you again Claire and Shirley and it was great visiting you both and my lovely Navan!!