Well I think we can say winter is over … but maybe we should just whisper it in case. What a winter! We all survived and kudos to the hardy riders who rode throughout that miserable season! Now we need to hunker down for mud season! Be sure to wear your rubber boots and no white sneakers! We just have to keep focused on the dry days ahead and perfect riding weather. It will come !
Despite the nasty weather ,we managed to have a busy and educational winter. We had a few dressage clinics with Leslie Kennedy who is a well known dressage judge and trainer.
We are looking forward to a busy and productive spring. Our show team is organized and the Pegasus program is well on its way.
We have 10 riders on our show team this year. We are happy to welcome Cheyenne and Caitlin as our newest members. We always welcome anybody who wants to join us as a show groom. As long as you are turning 12 this year you can come and help. It’s a great day and no experience is necessary. Just be at the barn by 7 or so and spend the day with us at the show grounds. There are 6 shows in total so check with the coaches to confirm the dates. And we always love having a cheering squad so be sure to plan on coming in some capacity!
The Pegasus Program has been going for a month now and we have lots of great enthusiastic riders and volunteers. The program only works because of our wonderful volunteers so many, many thanks to all of you! If you want to come and spend a satisfying Sunday with us we are always happy to have you. Talk to Susan, Nicole or Elaine.
We have 2 new horses in the school. Gemini and Aries are both big Thoroughbred geldings and they have adjusted very well to farm life. A few of you have already met Gemini – such a sweetie! Aries has a little more energy and Francesca and Nicole are working with him to get him on track.
Our home show will be held on June 23rd. It is a lovely day and the riders get to show off what they have learned throughout the year. Mark your calendars!
We are planning some fun clinics this spring. We hope to have a jumping clinic, a dressage test riding clinic and maybe we will have some more animal behaviour training seminars as well. Talk to your coaches and let us know what interests you. We are always open to holding clinics on whatever our students want to learn about. That is why we are here – to learn all about horses!
Easter at the Farm
Stay tuned for an Easter hunt at the barn. The Easter bunny often visits us on the Saturday of Easter weekend so watch the board for details!
Remember to always check the bulletin board at the barn door for any events and news. There is always something happening here at CES. So don’t miss out – Stay Tuned!
I am so looking forward to our 41st year with all of you. It has been an awesome 40 years and I def look forward to many more with my wonderful horses and students! And parents! Thank-you all!!