A Welcoming Place to Ride
Dressage, Jumping, & Cross-Country
Boarding & Training
All Ages & Abilities
Head Instructor Hollie McNeil
When? Lessons available six days a week, including evenings and early mornings.
Who? Our youngest riders are age six. Our olders are senior citizens.
Where? South Cambridge, NY. Convenient to Greenwich NY, Saratoga Springs NY, Bennington VT, Williamstown MA, Albany NY, etc.
The photo in this blog was taken about a week ago, when the temperatures were in the 70′s. What a difference a week can make. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who has felt the bone chilling dampness this week. It’s been several days now of rain with temperatures around 45 degrees. You can bet we’ve been hauling out the rain sheets. Getting 40 or so horses dressed for the elements is a sure sign of the change of weather. How quickly the beauty of October can switch.
It’s official. Betty Osborne is now a member of the exclusive Century Club. Betty rode her Sammie in our show today and became a member of the select group of people who have achieved the goal of competing in a dressage show when their age and their horse’s age is 100 years or more.
What a thrill. What an achievement. Congrats to Betty.
Enjoy this wonderful youtube put together by Leon Barkley. Thanks Leon.
It’s a busy day, with dressage tests, Prix Caprilli’s and group Equitation classes. And don’t forget about Betty Osborne’s Century Club ride. That will be at approximately 11:15. Going to be a chilly but exciting day. Join us!
All summer long I’ve been making a serious effort to really keep up with the lawns, weed wacking and brush-hogging. Oh, the money and time I’ve spent. Just mowing the multitude of lawns around here takes six hours. Then there’s the trimming and hand mowing on top of that. Don’t even ask what my brush hogging bill was this year. But I did miss a few spots. Some things just got by me. I know, I know. I should have done better. I’ve been told in the past that if I just put a little more “elbow grease” into the place it would look so much better.
But there is a sweet side to missing a few spots. Look at the beautiful black-eyed susans that I found growing in a little growth of weeds that I never got to. I am so glad I missed this spot. If I had been as neat and tidy as I was making my effort to be I would have wacked these babies into oblivion. I LOVE black-eyed susans. My favorite flower. How cool is that?
And FYI- entries closed for our show yesterday (October 14th). However, we are still taking late entries. Get them in!
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