A painted Pirate!
Annie and Gator focus on their jumping skills!
Rannita loves Dress Up Day!
A young camper takes the reins!
Matthew Rice, of Rice’s Forge & Farriery, gives the campers a shoeing demonstration!
Rannita, with her bridesmaids, marries Gator, pictured here with his “groomswomen”
Congrats A Team! On Sunday at Corner Haven Farm Norman won the Open Hunter Saddle and Over Fences classes, and Lily and Pirate placed 2nd in Open Hunter Pleasure, 6th in Open Hunter Under Saddle, and 6th Over Fences! Well done team!
Payton and Tina show off their Championship ribbons won on Ginger!
Congrats to Payton on winning the 10 & Under Walk Trot Pleasure Championship on Ginger, owned by Molly Shea. Tina also competed (for the very first time!) and won the Adult Walk Trot Pleasure Championship, also on Ginger!
Vanessa winning the blue in Leadline!
Congrats to Vanessa on winning two Leadline Classes! Vanessa won the Walk Leadline Class as well as the Walk Trot Leadline Class. This was Vanessa’s first time trotting in the show ring. Congrats!
Michelle and Roani cantering towards a jump!
Michelle also showed her horse, Roani, in the Adult Equitation and Adult Hunter divisions. She came away with three 2nds and three 3rds! Great job Michelle!
Way to go Team Affleck!
Results are in from last week’s Hunter Pace at Hobbit Hollow!
Our 5 Mile Team- Renee Lane on her horse, Harangue, and Haviland Hawkins on Geronimo, owned by Dr.Robert Kiltz, and myself on Fine Behind won the 5 mile pace!
Our 10 Mile Team- Cindy Kowalski on Rosey, Chris Lego on Tango, and Jeff Shingleton on Mason, placed 2nd in the 10 mile pace. Congrats!
Chris on Tango, Jeff on Mason, and Cindy on Rosey
Last weekend Team Affleck (Chris, Jeff, and Cindy) won the Hunter Pace in Cazenovia sponsored by Limestone Creek Hunt. Great job team!
Molly and Ginger, Cindy and Rosey, Claire and Geronimo
On Saturday we enjoyed the Limestone Creek Hunt Club’s trail ride at Hobbit Hollow Stables in Skaneateles, NY. Molly on her horse Ginger, Cindy and her pony Rosey, myself on Geronimo owned by Dr.Robert Kiltz, Chris on her pony Tango and Jeff on his horse Mason all enjoyed the beautiful trails and a lovely lunch afterwards.
Chris and Tango, Jeff and Mason
Harangue and Claire in the Baby Green Hunters
I competed Harangue, owned by Renee and Joe Lane, in the Baby Green Hunters at the NYS Fair. Harangue jumped great and put in a perfect round coming in 3rd behind two nationally ranked horses!
Jamee and Farmer Jo in the Pre-Children’s!
Jamee rode Farmer Jo, also owned by Renee and Joe Lane, in the Pre-Children’s Hunters and ended up being the Reserve Grand Champion! She also won her Pre-Children’s Equitation Over Fences Class! Congrats Jamee and Jo!
Rayden and Claire ready for the Jumpers!
I also competed Rayden in the .85M Jumpers. We had a clear round in the Speed Class, coming in 5th, and in the Power & Speed Class we had a rail and came in 6th. We had a lot of fun and I’m so pleased with how this youngster is coming along!
Pat rode his mare, Suki, in the .95M Jumpers as well as the Marshall & Sterling Medal Class.
More pictures coming soon!
Claire on Cheers, Dr.Kiltz on Geronimo, Cindy on Rosey
On Saturday we participated in the Limestone Creek Hunt ride at Hobbit Hollow Stables in
Skaneateles, NY. I rode Chris’s pony, Cheers, Dr.Kiltz rode his horse, Geronimo, and
Cindy rode her pony, Rosey. We enjoyed perfect weather and a fun ride through the hills
overlooking Skaneateles Lake. When we returned from the ride we were treated to an
amazing gourmet lunch hosted by Hobbit Hollow. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday;
horses, food, and friends!
Lindsay is all smiles!
We just wrapped up another very successful session of the Freedom Riders! This spring we were excited to have a lot of new riders join us. We were also very pleased to see some familar faces return. We had an excellent team of compassionate volunteers that really make it possible for this program to succeed. The children really connect with the volunteers and their horses. It is such an amazing feeling to be able to introduce horses and riding to these children and see them enjoy it as much as I do! We are all looking forward to the fall session in November!
Lynn leads Neil on Geronimo!