Thursday, March 20, 2014

Twin Tiers Horse Activties, March 22-23, 2014

We have several interesting activities this Spring weekend.  Yes, it really is now officially Spring, so will someone please tell the weather?

I recommend you get out there and have fun with your horse!

Ann Guptill Musical Freestyle Clinic
When:  Mar 22-23, 2014
Where: Moravia, NY, United States (map)
Description: Ann Guptill Musical Freestyle Clinic March 22-23:
Brookside Farm 4198 Drydan Road, Moravia, NY

Ann Guptill is a professional dressage rider, trainer and instructor with her home base of operation at Fox Ledge Farm. Ann competes a variety of breeds and types of horses in dressage. Her career highlights include placing 5th individually at the 1987 Pan American Games and helping secure the Team Silver Medal. In 1992 she competed in the final Dressage Selection Trials for the Olympic Games. In 1991 and 1992 she placed 4th at the US League Finals for the Dressage World Cup.  

Ann is a US Dressage Federation Certified Instructor and serves as a faculty member for USDF Instructor Certification, conducting workshops throughout the US. As a committee member of the USDF, Ann has served as chair of the Certified Instructors Committee, the Test Writing Committee, and currently is chair of the Musical Freestyle Committee. She is also an "A" graduate of the US Pony Club, and has mentored many young riders in their progress through the Pony Club ratings.

Ann is best known for her partnership with Maple Magnum, her partner for the 1987 Pan American Games. The pair was on the United States Equestrian Team Training and Long Lists consistently from 1988 to 1993.

Price for riding participants will be $160 per day or $300 for both days. Whether you plan to ride one or both days you need to attend the lecture part of the clinic on the first day. If you have music that you think will work for you and your horse bring it with you.  If a participant requests a video preview prior to the clinic, they must contact Ann directly and pay a separate fee for that service. If a participant would like Ann to work with them after the clinic to develop a freestyle, she will give a 10% discount.

Auditing will be $15/day for nonmembers of the club, and free for club members. Please use the application form available in our newsletter or website. Send application and check made out to CDCT to: Dinah Guarino, 4250 Duryea St., Moravia, NY. 13118. Applicants should include their email address so the schedule can be sent when it is developed. For more information, contact Dinah Guarino at or 315-702-3973. Sponsored by the Cayuga Dressage and Combined Training Club.

Call For Volunteers: Reins of Hope
When:  Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
Where: Big Flats Community Center, Maple Street, Big Flats, NY, United States (map)
Description: Another sure sign of Spring other than robins is the annual call for volunteers for Reins of Hope. We will be having a training day on Saturday, March 22 at the Big Flats Community Center, 476 Maple St., Big Flats. Registration will begin at 9am with a program to follow until noon. We will then have a light lunch. As usual, we are in need of volunteers – either with or without horse experience and 16 yrs. or older. We do consider volunteers that are 15 or so if they prove to be mature enough for the program. So even if you are not available please pass on this information to any friends, coworkers, neighbors, relatives or strangers on the street .... well, you know.

Please either reply to or call 607-732-3653 to register for the training so we have an idea how many are coming. We can take care of the required training during the program if anyone is interested in volunteering but unable to make the training day.

Tack Sale to Benefit 4H
When:  Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
Where: Elbridge, NY, United States (map)
Description: Tack Sale to benefit 4-H - $1 (Elbridge) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) Blazing Stars 4-H Club Tack Sale Saturday, March 22, 2014 10am- 1pm At Big Rock Stable 4876 Vinegar Hill Road Elbridge, NY 13060

Consignments taken 3/21 3- 7pm & 3/22 8am-9am 15% Consignment fee on items or buy a table space for only $25 For more info: All proceeds to benefit the Blazing Stars 4-H club

Directions from Rt 321: Turn North onto Stump Rd. Turn Right onto Vinegar Hill Road at the first stop sign. Farm is at the bottom of the hill, on right. Look for yellow barn. Directions from Rt 5: Turn South onto South St at the light in Elbridge. South St turns into Vinegar Hill Rd. Follow 2 miles farm is on Left. Look for yellow barn.

PCRA Rodeo
When:  Sunday, Mar 23, 2014
Where: Rush, NY, United States (map)
Description:PCRA Rodeo! February 23rd. Rush NY. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 1:00pm Stony Brook Stables.

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