Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Horse Activities and Events This Weekend, May 6 - 8, 2011

Holy Smokes!  What a great weekend for horse activities!  Sorry, horse peeps -- you won't be able to go to all of them.  But pick out one or two and go have fun!


May 7-8: NYSMHS Dressage Clinic with Michelle LaBarre

Finger Lakes Morgans, 6075 County Route 1, Bath, NY 

Michelle studied in Karlsruhe, Germany with Herr Egon von Neindorff.  She learned the importance of having a correct riding position, the dynamic nature of contact and how critical swift and well-timed aids are.  Overall, she works with the horse and rider to develop a better understanding of the Training Scale. Michelle is known for her consistent and knowledgeable training, so take advantage of this unique, pre-show season opportunity to fine tune all your leg-yields, twenty meter circles, and half-halts. (

This clinic is open to all breeds and levels. Contact Nick Pelham 607-329-6356;  email
Contact Nick Pelham 607-329-6356;

May 7:Twin Tier Trail Riders Connecitut Hill Ride
·         Parking at the Old Archery Grounds off Carter Creek Rd.
·         All Rides start at 10:00 a.m.
·         All Rides will be a saddle bag lunch.  

For information, call Jeanne Root 570-596-3653, JoAnn Schwab 607-739-2554 or, Linda Hendricks 607-342-3534 or Steve Root , 570-596-3653

May 7-8: Bill McMullin Dressage Clinic
Leysabach Farm, East Syracuse. 
Central NY Dressage and Combined Training Association is pleased to present periodic Dressage clinics with Bill McMullin in 2011(another will be held June 18-19).  A USDF Instructor through 4th level, Bill is an articulate instructor who melds exercises into all levels to produce great rider/horse improvement. He has been involved in the USDF Instructor Certification program for 15 years and is a USEF “r” Dressage Judge and USDF Silver Medalist. Based at Cutler Farm, Medfield, MA. Bill and his partner, Bill Warren (Warren-McMullin Dressage) divide their busy training, clinic and showing schedule between MA and Wellington, FL. They compete on a regular basis at all levels for their clients and work regularly with top international clinicians like George Williams and Conrad Schumacher.
Contact: Dawn Foster, 315-673-2734,

May 7-8: New York State Pinto Association PtHA/APHA Show
NYS Fairgrounds, 4-H Ring, Syracuse, NY - 2 Judges PtHA/APHA.
Information for the 2011 Show Season is now posted. Please visit the 2011 Show Season page for
programs and entry forms.
  For program and more information: or Craig Obermiller (570) 685-7521

May 7: Houghton College Spring Hunter/Jumper Show
Houghton, NY.  Contact Jo-Anne Young at (585) 567-8142 or

May 7: Rolelu Show Series
Rolelu Stables, 4583 Lima Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454
·         Dressage Show (2011 Intro A thru 4th Level, Test 3 plus 2010 Beginner Novice A thru Advanced B)
·         Jumper Derby (introductory thru prelimninary)
·         Combined Test (dressage and stadium).

Weather permitting, the July thru October shows will include XC schooling. New this year are special prizes for completing at least 3 shows.

For more information and entry forms go to: or contact Chandra Wong at (585) 243-0916 or

May 7: DRESSAGE CLINIC & FIX-A-TEST with Patricia Brosious
Sweet Water Farm Route 492, Jackson, PA 18847; ph: (570) 756-3268;

About the event - Day begins with morning mounted clinic sessions with the judge.  You will school and discuss the in’s & out’s of the new 2011 USEF dressage tests.  Groups will be level based, hour sessions.  Fix-a-Test rides will begin after the clinic sessions.

What is a Fix-a-Test?  You will ride your dressage test of choice in front of the judge, and receive a score and feedback from the judge.  Then you work through difficult areas of the test with some instructions and re-ride the test.  Rider will receive a scored test sheet with the “Before” and “After” scores and comments.  Each session is approximately 30 minutes (tests may be called).

Fees - Cost for members is $20 for clinic session, $30 for fix-a-test or $45 for both.  Non-members $30 clinic, $40 fix-a-test or $55 for both.  The fees for “both” include your clinic session, test ride with instruction and test re-ride.  We also encourage you to audit the sessions and all the day’s rides.  $10 fee for non-riding auditors (bring a chair!).  Auditors under 12 are free. 

A NTCTA Pecos Bill Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Will be held from 11-1 during the clinic (no participation necessary). Ticket cost $9.00 per meal.  We encourage you to reserve tickets in advance. 
Contact Alison Kropff @ (610)223-8158 for more info or to reserve tickets.

May 6-8: 39th Empire State Arabian Horse Association All Arabian Spring Show
All Arabian, Half-Arabian Horse Show - Free admission, free parking - Family friendly - Classes for all ages. Featuring - Hunter, Pleasure, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Sport Horse, Dressage, Halter, Trail, Driving and Leadline. The general public is always welcome!
Coliseum Fri. & Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun. 8:30am-4pm Free admission 315-626-6790

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