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March 2013 News

Apr 13, 2013

Everyone is beginning to come out of hibernation and breathe again…but where is Spring?! Everyone here at Larkin’ Hill has been dedicated to “keep going” despite the winter temps and unpleasant precipitation. Horses are still mostly furry, but letting hair out at an alarming rate now!

We have a busy season ahead of us (check out the Calendar), and we had our first Dressage Clinic at the barn last Sunday.

Courtesy of ENYDCTA, we met Lisa Pierson and enjoyed a day of good basic Dressage. Everyone who rode with her came away happy and encouraged, feeling like they learned something, the horses improved, and most importantly, I think everyone felt confident that they could get on the next day and get (nearly!) the same results on their own.

Folks are beginning to leave the farm for various activities, be it a hack out on some local trails & roads or to other clinics and Schooling Shows.

Margie is taking her young TB Smitten to the Kathy Rowse Clinic at Three Lessons Farm in Broadalbin on Sunday 3/31 for his first “off the farm outing” in a long time..(hope it isn’t too exciting!)

Eric Horgan is here April 4-7 with many of the Boarders and several outside riders attending…always a fun and productive weekend.

That same weekend, one of our younger Boarders, Julia Roberts, also a member of Old Chatham Pony Club, will be out at Cornell University’s Oxley Equestrian Center as an accepted guest rider in a Dressage Clinic and Exhibition.

This Clinic is being sponsored by the Central New York Dressage and Combined Training Assoc. as well as Cayuga Dressage Association. Young Riders will be able to ride Schoolmaster Dressage horses owned by, and will be under the guidance of Mr. Vitor Silva, who is a well known Classical Dressage Trainer and Instructor. We are so impressed that Julia got accepted as a rider (had to submit a video), and what a treat for her riding education!


Larkin' Hill Farm :: 515 County Route 32 :: North Chatham, NY 12132
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