Halloween Fun Ride
Oct
29
9:00am 9:00am

Halloween Fun Ride

Halloween Fun Ride

Sunday 10/29

Starts at 9am Last ride out at 12pm.

All levels and disciplines welcome! Enjoy this 10k ride at your own pace. All jumps are optional. Prizes for best costume and also for finding haunted houses in woods!  Cost is $35. Will be held rain or shine.  You can sign up day of event but we ask that you preregister by 10/22.  Lunch is included with preregistration ($8 if you sign up after preregistration date, by availability).  Please bring lunch and water for your horse though.  All levels and disciplines welcome.  

Contact Kristine Mika 860-798-7588 (cell) or kristinemika@yahoo.com with any questions or to preregister.

Entry Form

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Clinic: Practice Your Versatility
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Clinic: Practice Your Versatility

Versatility Clinic with Dawn Bonin
 

See why this sport is so popular and fun and really helps to build your relationship with your horse.  Something for everyone.  It is recommended to bring your own horse, but we do have lesson horses available upon request.

12pm Beginner- New to riding or horse newly started under saddle

1pm Intermediate - Confident with basic riding skills, horse and/or rider new to versatility

2pm Advanced - Very confident with riding skills and have ridden obstacles or done trail classes previously

Clinic is limited to 5 riders per session, so if you are interested, please contact me to sign up early.  Cost is $30

download entry form


2014 Dates: February 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6 (9-12), October 19, November 9

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Versatility Competition
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

Versatility Competition

Starts at 10am.  Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 11/12) 

This will be a judged event with in-hand, beginner, intermediate, and advanced entries. An obstacle course is created to test communication between horse and rider as well as each competitor's horsemanship skills and athletic ability.

If you don't have your own horse but still want to participate, most of the lesson horses are available by request and availability. 

(Click here for printable ENTRY FORM)

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Versatility Competition
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Versatility Competition

Something for all levels. Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 10/01) This will be a judged and timed event with in-hand, beginner, novice, intermediate, and advanced entries. An obstacle course is created to test communication between horse and rider as well as each competitor's horsemanship skills and athletic ability. If you don't have your own horse but still want to participate, most of the lesson horses are available by request and availability.

Levels available to compete:
In Hand: Open to all levels and breeds to compete unmounted.

Beginner: Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle. Lead line helpers or coaches welcome. 

Novice: Open to horses and riders at a novice skill level, and looking to improve versatility skills. 

Intermediate: Open to horses and riders at a intermediate skill level and are confident in their abilities.
Must have some trail or obstacle experience

Advanced: Open to horses and riders at an advanced skill level, and have experience with trail and obstacles. Competing for cash prize (1/2 of every advanced entry goes to winner, prize money depends on amount of entries)

(Click here for printable ENTRY FORM)

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Clinic: Practice Your Versatility
Oct
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Clinic: Practice Your Versatility

 

Versatility Clinic with Dawn Bonin

Learn to ride obstacles with ease.  Lesson horses can be available if you do not have a horse. Limited to 5 horse/rider combos per level.  Sign up early. Cost is $30.
 

12:00-Beginner Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle.  This is also open to horses in hand.  Lead line helpers welcome. 
1:00-Intermediate Open to horses and riders at an intermediate skill level, and looking to improve or learn versatility skills. 
2:00-Advanced Open to horses and riders that  are confident in their abilities and have some trail or obstacle experience

download entry form

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Horsemanship Camp
Aug
7
to Aug 11

Horsemanship Camp

Horsemanship Camp

Great opportunity for kids to learn more about natural horsemanship, spend the day with horses, build a relationship with them and meet new friends.  Just being around horses does wonders to boost the natural health of the human body, mind and spirit. There will be mounted and unmounted activities.  Open to ages 5-12yo. All levels and disciplines are welcome.  If you are older than 12yo and want to participate, please contact us about counselor in training opportunities.  There will be a game day on Friday to show off all you have accomplished with your horse, parents and friends are encouraged to come.  Each week we will focus on something different.  So if you wanted to do multiple weeks, it will be a great experience. 

Available weeks:
June 27th-June 30th  
July 11th-14th
July 25th-28th
August 8th-11th

Runs Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm.  Cost is $240 per week.  Please bring a lunch, water, sunscreen and/or anything else you may need.  Helmets, long pants and a boot with a small heel are required to ride.  We do have helmets available here if needed. 

Contact Dawn Bonin 860-985-7611 or naturalhorse80@yahoo.com for more info or to preregister. 

Horsemanship Camp Entry Form

 

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Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

PRESSURE PROOF PLANS & PREPARATIONS

It is Equestrian Mental Fitness month in July here at Babcock Hill.  Riding is 70% mental! This seminar series an excellent way to reach your riding goals and overcome fears. We would like to welcome Liz Piacentini who will be presenting these fun unmounted seminars every Thursday evening in July from 6pm-8pm.  Learn more about Liz and what she does here:  http://betweenourears.com/estimates/  We will have snacks and beverages available.  All ages, disciplines and levels are welcome.  Cost is $25/session or $80 if you signup for all four.  

 

July 6th GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS – You don’t have to show to have Goals! Attendees learn the key elements of successful goal setting, create a positive plan, and receive tips for achieving their goals – not just setting them.  Get on track, stretch your comfort zone, and plan your progress!  

 

July 13th EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS – Whether schooling or showing, what we think can impact how we ride! Understand effective strategies for maintaining a Positive Mindset. Plus, learn various Creative Imagery and Visualization techniques to help riders increase confidence, sharpen skills and perform at their best.

 

July 20th PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION – Mentally prepare for shows, clinics or a stressful ride using music motivation and techniques created by former USEF Coach, Daniel Stewart. Learn strategies for staying focused when the unexpected happens. These fun and effective skills help riders tackle show jitters and increase confidence when riding under pressure.

 

 July 27th PRESSURE PROOF PLANS & PREPARATIONS – Riders learn how to overcome the “what if’s” of worry through greater awareness of their thoughts, body language, breathing and routines. Worry doesn’t show up the day of a big ride, it starts creeping in sooner! Create personal pre-ride plans and rituals to get in the zone of concentration and ride at your best – even if you experience a mistake.

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Horsemanship Camp
Jul
25
to Jul 28

Horsemanship Camp

Horsemanship Camp

Great opportunity for kids to learn more about natural horsemanship, spend the day with horses, build a relationship with them and meet new friends.  Just being around horses does wonders to boost the natural health of the human body, mind and spirit. There will be mounted and unmounted activities.  Open to ages 5-12yo. All levels and disciplines are welcome.  If you are older than 12yo and want to participate, please contact us about counselor in training opportunities.  There will be a game day on Friday to show off all you have accomplished with your horse, parents and friends are encouraged to come.  Each week we will focus on something different.  So if you wanted to do multiple weeks, it will be a great experience. 

Available weeks:
June 27th-June 30th  
July 11th-14th
July 25th-28th
August 8th-11th

Runs Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm.  Cost is $240 per week.  Please bring a lunch, water, sunscreen and/or anything else you may need.  Helmets, long pants and a boot with a small heel are required to ride.  We do have helmets available here if needed. 

Contact Dawn Bonin 860-985-7611 or naturalhorse80@yahoo.com for more info or to preregister. 

Horsemanship Camp Entry Form

 

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PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION
Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION

It is Equestrian Mental Fitness month in July here at Babcock Hill.  Riding is 70% mental! This seminar series an excellent way to reach your riding goals and overcome fears. We would like to welcome Liz Piacentini who will be presenting these fun unmounted seminars every Thursday evening in July from 6pm-8pm.  Learn more about Liz and what she does here:  http://betweenourears.com/estimates/  We will have snacks and beverages available.  All ages, disciplines and levels are welcome.  Cost is $25/session or $80 if you signup for all four.  

 

July 6th GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS – You don’t have to show to have Goals! Attendees learn the key elements of successful goal setting, create a positive plan, and receive tips for achieving their goals – not just setting them.  Get on track, stretch your comfort zone, and plan your progress!  

 

July 13th EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS – Whether schooling or showing, what we think can impact how we ride! Understand effective strategies for maintaining a Positive Mindset. Plus, learn various Creative Imagery and Visualization techniques to help riders increase confidence, sharpen skills and perform at their best.

 

July 20th PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION – Mentally prepare for shows, clinics or a stressful ride using music motivation and techniques created by former USEF Coach, Daniel Stewart. Learn strategies for staying focused when the unexpected happens. These fun and effective skills help riders tackle show jitters and increase confidence when riding under pressure.

 

 July 27th PRESSURE PROOF PLANS & PREPARATIONS – Riders learn how to overcome the “what if’s” of worry through greater awareness of their thoughts, body language, breathing and routines. Worry doesn’t show up the day of a big ride, it starts creeping in sooner! Create personal pre-ride plans and rituals to get in the zone of concentration and ride at your best – even if you experience a mistake.

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EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS
Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS

It is Equestrian Mental Fitness month in July here at Babcock Hill.  Riding is 70% mental! This seminar series an excellent way to reach your riding goals and overcome fears. We would like to welcome Liz Piacentini who will be presenting these fun unmounted seminars every Thursday evening in July from 6pm-8pm.  Learn more about Liz and what she does here:  http://betweenourears.com/estimates/  We will have snacks and beverages available.  All ages, disciplines and levels are welcome.  Cost is $25/session or $80 if you signup for all four.  

 

July 6th GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS – You don’t have to show to have Goals! Attendees learn the key elements of successful goal setting, create a positive plan, and receive tips for achieving their goals – not just setting them.  Get on track, stretch your comfort zone, and plan your progress!  

 

July 13th EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS – Whether schooling or showing, what we think can impact how we ride! Understand effective strategies for maintaining a Positive Mindset. Plus, learn various Creative Imagery and Visualization techniques to help riders increase confidence, sharpen skills and perform at their best.

 

July 20th PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION – Mentally prepare for shows, clinics or a stressful ride using music motivation and techniques created by former USEF Coach, Daniel Stewart. Learn strategies for staying focused when the unexpected happens. These fun and effective skills help riders tackle show jitters and increase confidence when riding under pressure.

 

 July 27th PRESSURE PROOF PLANS & PREPARATIONS – Riders learn how to overcome the “what if’s” of worry through greater awareness of their thoughts, body language, breathing and routines. Worry doesn’t show up the day of a big ride, it starts creeping in sooner! Create personal pre-ride plans and rituals to get in the zone of concentration and ride at your best – even if you experience a mistake.

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Horsemanship Camp
Jul
11
to Jul 14

Horsemanship Camp

Horsemanship Camp

Great opportunity for kids to learn more about natural horsemanship, spend the day with horses, build a relationship with them and meet new friends.  Just being around horses does wonders to boost the natural health of the human body, mind and spirit. There will be mounted and unmounted activities.  Open to ages 5-12yo. All levels and disciplines are welcome.  If you are older than 12yo and want to participate, please contact us about counselor in training opportunities.  There will be a game day on Friday to show off all you have accomplished with your horse, parents and friends are encouraged to come.  Each week we will focus on something different.  So if you wanted to do multiple weeks, it will be a great experience. 

Available weeks:
June 27th-June 30th  
July 11th-14th
July 25th-28th
August 8th-11th

Runs Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm.  Cost is $240 per week.  Please bring a lunch, water, sunscreen and/or anything else you may need.  Helmets, long pants and a boot with a small heel are required to ride.  We do have helmets available here if needed. 

Contact Dawn Bonin 860-985-7611 or naturalhorse80@yahoo.com for more info or to preregister. 

Horsemanship Camp Entry Form

 

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GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS
Jul
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS

It is Equestrian Mental Fitness month in July here at Babcock Hill.  Riding is 70% mental! This seminar series an excellent way to reach your riding goals and overcome fears. We would like to welcome Liz Piacentini who will be presenting these fun unmounted seminars every Thursday evening in July from 6pm-8pm.  Learn more about Liz and what she does here:  http://betweenourears.com/estimates/  We will have snacks and beverages available.  All ages, disciplines and levels are welcome.  Cost is $25/session or $80 if you signup for all four.  

 

July 6th GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP FOR RIDERS – You don’t have to show to have Goals! Attendees learn the key elements of successful goal setting, create a positive plan, and receive tips for achieving their goals – not just setting them.  Get on track, stretch your comfort zone, and plan your progress!  

 

July 13th EQUESTRIAN MENTAL TOUGHNESS – Whether schooling or showing, what we think can impact how we ride! Understand effective strategies for maintaining a Positive Mindset. Plus, learn various Creative Imagery and Visualization techniques to help riders increase confidence, sharpen skills and perform at their best.

 

July 20th PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDE WITH MUSIC MOTIVATION – Mentally prepare for shows, clinics or a stressful ride using music motivation and techniques created by former USEF Coach, Daniel Stewart. Learn strategies for staying focused when the unexpected happens. These fun and effective skills help riders tackle show jitters and increase confidence when riding under pressure.

 

 July 27th PRESSURE PROOF PLANS & PREPARATIONS – Riders learn how to overcome the “what if’s” of worry through greater awareness of their thoughts, body language, breathing and routines. Worry doesn’t show up the day of a big ride, it starts creeping in sooner! Create personal pre-ride plans and rituals to get in the zone of concentration and ride at your best – even if you experience a mistake.

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Horsemanship Camp
Jun
27
to Jun 30

Horsemanship Camp

 

Horsemanship Camp

Great opportunity for kids to learn more about natural horsemanship, spend the day with horses, build a relationship with them and meet new friends.  Just being around horses does wonders to boost the natural health of the human body, mind and spirit. There will be mounted and unmounted activities.  Open to ages 5-12yo. All levels and disciplines are welcome.  If you are older than 12yo and want to participate, please contact us about counselor in training opportunities.  There will be a game day on Friday to show off all you have accomplished with your horse, parents and friends are encouraged to come.  Each week we will focus on something different.  So if you wanted to do multiple weeks, it will be a great experience. 

Available weeks:
June 27th-June 30th  
July 11th-14th
July 25th-28th
August 8th-11th

Runs Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm.  Cost is $240 per week.  Please bring a lunch, water, sunscreen and/or anything else you may need.  Helmets, long pants and a boot with a small heel are required to ride.  We do have helmets available here if needed. 

Contact Dawn Bonin 860-985-7611 or naturalhorse80@yahoo.com for more info or to preregister. 

Horsemanship Camp Entry Form

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Versatility Competition
Jun
10
9:00am 9:00am

Versatility Competition

Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 6/4)  This will be a judged event with in-hand, beginner, intermediate, and advanced entries. An obstacle course is created to test communication between horse and rider as well as each competitor's horsemanship skills and athletic ability.  If you don't have your own horse but still want to participate, most of the lesson horses are available by request and availability.

In Hand: Open to all levels and breeds to compete unmounted.
Beginner: Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle.  Lead line helpers or coaches welcome. 
Novice: Open to horses and riders at a novice skill level, and looking to improve versatility skills. 
Intermediate: Open to horses and riders at a intermediate skill level and are confident in their abilities.
Must have some trail or obstacle experience
Advanced: Open to horses and riders at an advanced skill level, and have experience with trail and obstacles.  Competing for cash prize (1/2 of every advanced entry goes to winner, prize money depends on amount of entries)

(Click here for printable ENTRY FORM)

 

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Clinic: Practice Your Versatility
Jun
3
9:00am 9:00am

Clinic: Practice Your Versatility

Versatility Clinic with Dawn Bonin

Learn to ride obstacles with ease.  Lesson horses can be available if you do not have a horse. Limited to 5 horse/rider combos per level.  Sign up early. Cost is $30.
 

12:00 Beginner Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle.  This is also open to horses in hand.  Lead line helpers welcome. 
1:00 Intermediate Open to horses and riders at an intermediate skill level, and looking to improve or learn versatility skills. 
2:00 Advanced Open to horses and riders that  are confident in their abilities and have some trail or obstacle experience

download entry form

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Clinic: Practice Your Versatility
May
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Clinic: Practice Your Versatility

Versatility Clinic with Dawn Bonin

Learn to ride obstacles with ease.  Lesson horses can be available if you do not have a horse. Limited to 5 horse/rider combos per level.  Sign up early. Cost is $30.
 

Noon - Beginner Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle.  This is also open to horses in hand.  Lead line helpers welcome. 
1:00pm - Intermediate Open to horses and riders at an intermediate skill level, and looking to improve or learn versatility skills. 
2:00pm - Advanced Open to horses and riders that  are confident in their abilities and have some trail or obstacle experience

download entry form

 

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Western Dressage Clinic with Debbie Murphy
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

Western Dressage Clinic with Debbie Murphy

Western Dressage is defined as training and developing the Western rider and horse to improve themselves as individuals and as partners through the use and discipline of dressage. By using classical Dressage principles the Western Dressage rider improves cadence, balance and carriage of the horse.  The Western Dressage horse becomes more supple and flexible as it moves up the levels of Western Dressage working more off its hindquarters allowing for increasing lightness of the forehand and encouraging a natural head carriage.

Debbie Murphy, one of Babcock Hill's instructors, is well versed in Dressage and has more recently become very interested in Western Dressage as some of her students want to participate in this fast growing, fun and friendly, discipline.

The clinic will focus on exploring whatever the participants want to know about Western Dressage, whether it be the various gaits, how to ride the various gaits, equipment, and Dressage figures.  Each participant will also get to practice ride portions of tests to try it out, if desired.  Groups will be made up of participants at the Introductory level, Basic level, and the Level 1.  It is perfectly OK if you do not know what level you and your horse are yet.  Debbie will help you figure it out prior to the clinic. 

The fees for the clinic are $100 for the day.  If you need a school horse it is an additional $35.  Lunch, Pizza, will be provided.

Please contact Debbie at DeborahNMurphy@gmail.com or by phone or text at 860-490-3773  or Dawn at naturalhorse80@yahoo.com or 860-985-7611 for more information or to sign up for the clinic.

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Diverse Schooling Show
Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

Diverse Schooling Show

Babcock Hill and Tara Farm Team together to bring you a fun diverse schooling show. There is something for everyone; English, western, dressage,  jumping, reining and barrel racing! Great show to get out, try new things, and get some show exposure!  We ask that you turn out nicely, but show clothes are not required.    
Babcock Hill Horses Naturally LLC
577 Babcock Hill Rd
Coventry, CT

ALL CLASSES OPEN TO ENGLISH
AND WESTERN RIDERS
1. Leadline Equitation
2. Leadline Pleasure
3. Walk/Trot-Jog Equitation
4. Walk/Trot-Jog Pleasure
5. English and Western Equitation
6. English and Western Pleasure
7. Hunter Under Saddle
8. X-Rail Class*
9. Hunter Equitation Over Fences*
10. Hunter Over Fence*
(LUNCH)
11. Costume
12. Walk/Trot-Jog Bareback
13. Walk/Trot-Jog Canter Bareback
14. Beginning Western Reining
Pattern** (also open to English
Riders)
15. Walk/Trot-Jog Western Riding
Pattern (also open to English Riders)
16. Western Riding Pattern (also open
to English Riders)
GYMKHANA
17. Trot Arena Race
18. Arena Race
19. Trot Cloverleaf
20. Clover Leaf
21. Trot Polebending
22. Polebending
23. Trot Keyhole
24. Keyhole
TRAIL
25. Leadline Trail
26. Walk/Trot-Jog Trail
27. Trail

*Hunter Over Fences- Fence height will not be higher than 2'3", 18" or less
for crossrails
**Reining Pattern-Pattern will not require lead changes, spins or sliding stops
Classes are $10

        DRESSAGE
Western
28. Intro test 1
29. Intro test 2
30. Intro test 3
31. Intro test 4
32. Basic test 1
33. Basic test 2
34. Basic test 3
35. Basic test 4
36. Level 1 Test 1
37. Level 1 test 2
38. Level 1 test 3
39. Level 1 test 4
http://westerndressageassociation.org/non-watermarked-wdaa-tests/
Traditional
40. Intro test a
41. Intro test b
42. Intro test c
http://www.dressage-academy.com/introductory-dressage.php
43.Training level tests 1
44. Training level test 2
45. Training level test 3
https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/disciplines/dressage/dressage-tests/training-level-effective-december-1-2014
46. Level 1 test 1
47. Level 1 test 2
48. Level 1 test 3
https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/disciplines/dressage/dressage-tests/first-level-effective-december-1-2014

Dressage tests are $20. You will be allowed to have a caller in all tests. Dressage times will be emailed out day before show.  Please preregister as soon as you can, to avoid any last minute complications.  

50% of all proceeds from show go to benefit Tara Farm Rescue.  Preregister by 4/17/17, to avoid $5 post entry fee.  
Contact Kristine Mika for more info or to sign up:
kristinemika@yahoo.com or 860-798-7588 

 

Entry Form

Reining Pattern Western Riding Pattern

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Clinic: Practice Your Versatility
Apr
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Clinic: Practice Your Versatility

Learn to ride obstacles with ease.  Lesson horses can be available if you do not have a horse. Limited to 5 horse/rider combos per level.  Sign up early. Cost is $30.
 

12:00 Beginner Open to riders or horses newly started under saddle.  This is also open to horses in hand.  Lead line helpers welcome. 
1:00 Intermediate Open to horses and riders at an intermediate skill level, and looking to improve or learn versatility skills. 
2:00 Advanced Open to horses and riders that  are confident in their abilities and have some trail or obstacle experience

download entry form

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CT COLOR BREED ASSOCATION: 2016 Queen & King Versatility Challenge
Oct
23
9:00am 9:00am

CT COLOR BREED ASSOCATION: 2016 Queen & King Versatility Challenge

CT COLOR BREED ASSOCATION:
 

2016 Queen & King Versatility Challenge

Date: October 23, 2016
Location: Babcock Hill Horses Naturally LLC
Address: 577 Babcock Hill Rd, Coventry, CT 06238
Judge: Michelle Hunting
Cost: flat day fee of $75
Buffett lunch from Tara Farm Equine Rescue for $6.00 a person
Parking is on the grass field directly across from the facility. Facility has indoor and outdoor rings
Pre-entries close on Thursday October 20 at 7pm
Post entries will be accepted the day of or after Thursday for an additional $10 fee
Ribbons 1-10 for WT division and WTC division (not individual classes but must compete in each individual class)
Person scoring the highest will be crowned CCBA Queen or King 

https://www.facebook.com/connecticut.colorbreed?fref=nf

1. WT Division Showmanship Pattern
2. WTC Division Showmanship Pattern
3. WT Division Halter Class
4. WTC Division Halter Class
5. WT Division Pleasure
6. WTC Division Pleasure
7. WT Division Horsemanship Equitation Pattern
8. WTC Division Horsemanship Equitation Pattern
9. WT Division Discipline Rail
10. WTC Division Discipline Rail
11. WT Division Ground Poles Course
12. WTC Division Ground Poles Course
13. WT Division Trail Course
14. WTC Division Trail Course
15. WT Division Arena Race
16. WTC Division Arena Race

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Tanheath Hunter Pace
Sep
25
9:00am 9:00am

Tanheath Hunter Pace

Tanheath Hunt Club Fall Hunter Pace
Babcock Hill Equestrian Center, Coventry, CT
    September 25, 2016, Sunday
        Start times 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

This is the third Pace in the Tanheath Hunt Club series. Teams of 2-3 riders will compete in four divisions with ten ribbons awarded in each division. Champion and Reserve ribbons will be awarded to the teams that have accumulated the most points in each division at the end of the series of three paces.  RIDERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN 2 OF THE 3 PACES TO QUALITY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RIBBONS. Western riders are encouraged to participate.

DIVISIONS OFFERED:
JUMPING: For those who intend to jump all the fences and travel at a safe
            hunting pace.
SENIOR HILLTOPPING:  For those who intend to pick and choose fences and
        travel at a moderate pace.
JUNIOR HILLTOPPING: For those teams that have at least one rider under
        the age of 18 and intend to pick and choose fences.
TRAIL BLAZER: For those who intend to pick and choose fences and travel
        at a relaxed pace. This division is designed for the novice
        horse and/or rider.

NOTE: BOOTS AND HARD HATS ARE REQURED.
    BRING YOUR OWN WATER, PACE WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE
    Food will be available for purchase.

Fees: Pre-entry $40 per rider   Post entry $45 per rider
    Entry fees must be received no later than the Friday before the Pace
        to be considered pre-entry
Checks payable to: Tanheath Hunt Club and sent to: Sherri Colby,     
    97 Robinson Hill Rd, N. Franklin, CT 06254
Liability form for each rider must be signed and accompany entry form.
Liability and entry forms can be obtained from website
    www.tanheathhunt.com
Note trainers cannot sign for minors. Parent of guardian must sign.

Coggins and rabies varification must be available to the officers at the registration desk.

Contact Sherri Colby tel: (971) 400-5553 or emailsherri@brushmeadows.com

 Download Entry Form: BabcockEntryForm

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Kids' Day
May
28
9:30pm 9:30pm

Kids' Day

Introducing a fun program for kids who love animals and want to learn about farm life. Babcock Hill features a heated activity room in the barn for arts and crafts, outdoor picnic tables and indoor arena so we'll have plenty to do, rain or shine. A pony ride is always included. Projects and activities will vary depending on the day's theme but may include any of the following:

  • Hands on experience with small animals such as rabbits and chickens
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Pictures with your favorite farm friend
  • Nature walk
  • Tractor/Hay Wagon Ride
  • Horse riding demonstration

Open to all ages.

Price: Join us for the whole event (9am-Noon) - $30

 or call for a pony ride - $10

To sign up or for more info contact:  Michael Abbatemarco 860-803-1002 (call or text) or abbatemarco@gmail.com

 

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Centered Riding Clinic with Deb Moynihan
Apr
2
8:00am 8:00am

Centered Riding Clinic with Deb Moynihan

Centered Riding Clinic with Deb Moynihan
Cost $100 for the day (lunch included)-limit 12 riders
Audit $25/day (lunch included)-unlimited

Deb has been riding for over 50 years and teaching for over 35 years.  She has done Centered Riding clinics and instructor courses throughout the US and Europe.
Deb is a USDF Certified Dressage Instructor/Trainer(Training-2nd)
USEA Certified Eventing Instructor (Level I-Training)
Level IV Centered Riding Instructor/Clinician.
USDF "L" Graduate w/Distinction
USDF Bronze Medal
USEF Western Dressage Judge Candidate

English and western riders welcome. 
 
Schedule:
8am-10am- whole group unmounted work
10am-12pm- first 2 groups ride
12pm-1pm-lunch
1pm-5pm- last 4 groups ride
-maximum 2 riders per group- will be placed in groups based on similar riding level

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Groundwork Clinic with Debbie Murphy
Mar
19
9:00am 9:00am

Groundwork Clinic with Debbie Murphy

Please join us for a groundwork clinic on March 19th from 9:00 AM to noon. Debbie Murphy, Centered Riding Instructor, Level ll, will be teaching Centered Riding Groundwork to demonstrate the 4 Basics of Centered Riding, "soft eyes", "building block" alignment, "centering", and "breathing".  Ground work involves feeling the basics using various exercises off the horse to enhance what you feel on the horse. Riders practice these fun, but super effective groundwork exercises, by feeling different feels practicing with another rider, or "riding" exercise balls or sometimes a small trampoline.

The practical application of what you discover in a groundwork session is amazing and the groundwork sessions are fun and relaxed.  

860-490-3773 (call or text)

DeborahNMurphy@gmail.com

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Riding in Pairs
Mar
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Riding in Pairs

Riding in Pairs with Kristine

Paired riding pattern will be taught using basic drill team movements including goggles (circles), thread the needle (diagonals), and serpentine (curves and straight lines). Pattern requires two riders. If you do not have a partner, you will be provided with one. Pattern will be completed at walk and trot; however, if the riding pair chooses and has the skill to do so, canter is allowed only in identified areas of the pattern. All level of riders and seat (English or Western) are encouraged to participate. Cost is $45. To sign up for classes, contact:

Kristine Mika  860-798-7588 (cell) or kristinemika@yahoo.com.

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Ground Poles Jumping Pattern
Feb
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Ground Poles Jumping Pattern

 

Ground Poles Jumping Pattern with Kristine

Ground poles will be arranged in a pattern similar to a jumping competition. All level of riders and seat (English or Western) are encouraged to participate. All patterns will be at walk/trot. Limited to walk/trot only. Cost is $30.To sign up for classes, contact:

 Kristine Mika 860-798-7588 (cell) or kristinemika@yahoo.com

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Beginner Horsemanship Patterns with Kristine Mika
Oct
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Beginner Horsemanship Patterns with Kristine Mika

Beginner Horsemanship Patterns with Kristine Mika


Sunday October 11th 12pm-1pm - English and Western Riders Welcome.  Class will focus on skills needed to complete two different horsemanship patterns with ease.  Will go over and distribute competition rules and scoring.  Although a beginner class, you must be able to ride and control your horse at the trot to attend.  Cost is $30.  Contact Kristine for more info or to sign up: kristinemika@yahoo.com or 860-798-7588

 

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Beginner Gymkhana with Kristine Mika
Sep
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Beginner Gymkhana with Kristine Mika

Beginner Gymkhana with Kristine Mika


Saturday September 26th 12pm-1pm - This class will focus on skill building for gymkhana patterns (barrel racing, keyhole, and pole bending).  Competition Rules and scoring will be discussed and distributed.  English and Western Riders welcome.  You must be able to ride and control your horse at the trot.  Contact Kristine for more info or to sign up: kristinemika@yahoo.com or 860-798-7588

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Wendy Murdoch - The Murdoch Method
Aug
8
to Aug 9

Wendy Murdoch - The Murdoch Method

We are pleased to welcome Wendy Murdoch to our barn on Saturday 8/8 and Sunday 8/9 9am-5pm. Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like A Natural® and the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program™ . She is one of the most skillful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline. Wendy’s desire to understand the function of both horse and human, curiosity and love of teaching capitalizes on the most current learning theories in order show riders how to exceed their own expectations. http://www.murdochmethod.com/about-wendy-murdoch/

Participants $350 both days (limit 12)
Auditors welcome $50/day (unlimited)
lunch included

A limited number of stalls will be available for the weekend $50.  Must bring your own buckets, feed, and bedding.  First come first serve.  All horses are required to have Rabies and negative Coggins certificates (within 1 year of clinic).  Some lesson horses (leasees have first option) will also be available to rent for $50/day, upon availability, if you do not have a horse but wish to participate.  Please contact Dawn for more info or if you wish to sign up for this clinic. 

Normally, clinics are structured like this:
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Lecture/Awareness Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Group 1 rides
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Group 2 rides
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Group 3 rides
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Group 4 rides
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wrap-up

 

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Patterns Class with Kristine: More Circles
May
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Patterns Class with Kristine: More Circles

Riding Patterns: More Circles

With Kristine

Building circle skills in this fun class designed to learn better aid management and riding in group setting.  Beginner-Advanced. Class will last 1 hour and is limited to 5 horse/rider combos. Please be ready in the indoor ring with your horse warmed up for the class. Cost is $30. 

To Sign Up or for Questions, contact Kristine Mika:

kristinemika@yahoo.com

860 798-7588 (cell)

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