Looks like our Prix Caprilli classes that we’re offering at our Fall Dressage Show on Sunday are gathering a whole lot of interest. First question? What it is? The quick answer is that it’s a dressage test with jumps in it. The second question? Where can I find a copy of them? I’ve attached pdf’s of the two tests that we’ll be offering. Any other questions- let us know
Yup- It’s starting to show a change in seasons around here. Soon our Fall Dressage Show will be here and we’ve got something for everyone: standard dressage classes, equitation, western dressage, Prix Caprilli (jumping & dressage) and even a costume class. The date is set for Sunday, October 16th. We’ll be hosting it come sun, rain, or even snow, which we had a bit of last year. Here’s a link for the prize list. fall-show-2016
It’s been a busy summer and now it’s time to move into a busy fall season. A couple of things for the calendar.
1)Adult Riding Camp 2016. This annual (or mostly annual) event is scheduled for Friday September 30 and Saturday/Sunday October 1 and 2. Looking forward to a great weekend of dressage, jumping, trail riding, etc. and with adults only! Give us a call or email if you’re interested in joining us.
2)Fall Dressage Show. Our fall dressage schooling show is on the schedule for Sunday, October 16th. We’re going to spice it up a bit and offer not only our traditional dressage classes, but western dressage, Prix Caprilli and a costume class. Bring your cameras! Show entry form will be out shortly.
Come one! Come all! A symposium with Courtney King-Dye is set for Saturday, July 9th here at the farm. The former Olympian, who subsequently suffered a devastating training accident, will be working with 8 talented Young Riders. Courtney will be taking Q&A during the lunch break. The symposium runs from 10-5. Auditing fee is $35, preregistration discount of $5. Send payment to 334 County Route 59, Buskirk NY 12028. Checks made out to Riding Right Farm.
Snack bar will be open for refreshments and lunch.
All proceeds benefit the Riding Right Farm Youth Dressage Team.
Here are the ride times for Sunday’s Mother’s Day Dressage Show. Hopefully the sprinkles get out of the way early. Any questions- give us a call.
Okay- so it’s snowing this morning. While it doesn’t look like show season upon us, in fact, our Mother’s Day Dressage Show is just about a month away.
Here’s the entry form pdf. Any questions? Give us a call at 518 677 5148. Or email me- Hollie@ridingfarm.com
Spring is officially here. And while it didn’t even feel like winter even came, there’s no denying the singing birds, the shedding hair, the gobs of mud and the intense, bright sunshine. As we look to the new season it’s time to plan some shows and we’ve got our annual Mother’s Day Dressage Show on the calendar. In case you need the date- it’s Sunday May 8th. The show entry form and class list will be out shortly. We’ve got “L” Judge Joy Black on tap.
Any questions give us a ring (518) 677-5148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The coldest weekend of the Autumn season is here and we have our Fall Dressage Show! Bundle up. Don’t worry though. The indoor arena is there for you, the snack bar will be serving piping hot drinks and food, and you might even find some warm goodies in our tag sale of horsey stuff. Here are your ride times:Fall Show Ride Times 2015
There are children’s and adult sizes available. Black and gray are usually our most popular color selections so that’s what most of our offerings are in, with the very bold exception of a very bright pink sports hoodie.
Orders due to us by October 24th. Please don’t miss the deadline if you’re looking for something. Items will be great gifts for the upcoming Holiday season.
Any questions- please email or give the barn a ring (518) 677-5148.
I suppose it sometimes sounds like we are teetering on the exaggerated side of things when we say we teach riders from age 6 to people in their 80’s but it really is true. The best evidence I can offer is this photo I took yesterday when 83 year old Betty was riding in the arena, and 6 year old Annamay came in for her lesson. This really is a sport with no age limit. Begin at an early age and ride for as long as you like. A true activity for all the ages. (And btw- that is Tonka in the picture. He is still carting little riders around the arena as he pushes past his mid 30’s.)
And a reminder to all that our Fall Dressage Show is just around the corner. Young and those just young at heart- join us on October 18th for our last outing of the year. Here’s our entry form. Fall Show 2015
Here’s the proper show form. Any other typos, please alert. Or snicker loudly enough that I hear you!
Hard to believe but the end of the show season is creeping in on us. We’ve got our Fall Schooling Show prize list and entry form ready. The show is October 18th. We’ll hope for wonderful fall weather! Here’s a pdf of the entry form.
Don’t forget your sunscreen! I think this will be our first Mother’s Day Show that hasn’t been in the mud.
Looks like a great show, with great weather, and fabulous food at our snack shack.
Any questions, problems, conflicts, issues, concerns, etc- let us know-
Planning to show in the Mother’s Day Dressage Show? If so, your entries are due today. I know. Hard to believe that the show is on Sunday. But as the saying goes- time waits for no man- and today is our closing date. Unless you want to pay that ugly $10 late fee. And who wants to that, right? Save yourself 10 bucks, and get your paper work to us before midnight tonight.
Riding Right Farm is world famous! Well, at least as far as the logo is concerned. Thanks to my daughter taking a semester abroad and making sure she left no stone unturned in a her adventurous quest, the farm logo on her black jacket has been seen everywhere! Here she’s pictured in St. Petersburg, Russia. I’ve also got pictures of her in her farm jacket in Ireland, England, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Sweden and I can’t think of how many other countries. I wonder if the farm will drum up any extra business from all of this worldwide advertising?
Since it’s show season, I had a bit of a flash back the other day when I was walking by Irish’s stall. I thought about getting ready for the 1994 show season with 6-year-old Irish and Lace. This lovely little TB was in training with me for a friend who had race horses and wanted to give Irish a second career.
The picture was taken at GMHA (Green Mountain Horse Association) at the big summer dressage show in July. The fun of the picture for me is that Irish is still around and even still being ridden. Getting to see this girl everyday in my barn is so rewarding. It just shows you that with good care horses can be a part of our lives for a very long time.
Irish also reminds me of just how quickly time zips by. I had just given birth to my daughter Sean (June 3) when Irish and I headed out to show our stuff. Sean is going to be 21 this year!
BTW- if you’re looking to get into the show spirit, our Mother’s Day Dressage Show is fast approaching. Here’s a pdf of the show entry form. Hope to see you on May 10th.
Any questions let us know- Call (518) 677-5148 or email: Hollie@ridingfarm.com
Oh, the things I could write about from the winter of 2015. Why bother? Did we not experience here at the farm exactly what everyone else experienced? Frankly, I haven’t wanted to blog since our first snow in November. I find blogging about the weather tedious and redundant and yet that’s all that comes to mind to even talk about. Can you imagine what my blog would say day after day: cold, snow, cold, snow, tractor problems, cold, snow, tractor problems, cold snow.
However, my blog does reach many people and there are those who wonder if we have survived. The answer is obvious. Yes, Riding Right Farm is still here. We are even making plans for Spring! I went on-line yesterday and spent gobs of money on fencing materials. Guess I could have blogged about the number of times the horses took down fencing this winter. There’s an impressive number of cob-jobs holding the fencing up at the moment. Thick blankets, deep snow and feisty, bored-to-tears- horses are a lethal combination to our fencing.
We’ve also set our first show of the year. Yes indeed, our annual Mother’s Day Dressage Show is back, and guess what day its on? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s on Mother’s Day! See, even my sarcasm (for which I have received copious amounts of complaints about) is still (much like the farm) firmly intact. I have even hired a judge. Spit shine your show boots now, since you’re still in your winter Sorel’s and get ready for May 10th. With any luck at all, the snow will be gone, the sun will be shining, the fences will be fixed and my sarcasm will still be spewing forth.
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!