dawn bonin

 

September

Wednesday Sept. 20 - Gymkhana Races and Potluck Dinner 6pm

$30 to participate
Races: Arena, Keyhole, Barrel Racing, Flag Race

Walk/Trot only

Bring a dish for after the races.

Contact Kristine to enroll. kristinemika@yahoo.com or 860-798-7588

 

September

Sunday 9/24 - Centered Riding Clinic with Deb Moynihan 8am - 5pm

Cost $100 for the day (pizza lunch included)-limit 12 riders  Audit $25/day (pizza 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. We are very excited to host her here.

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/WDAA "r" Western Dressage Judge 

English and western riders welcome. Please let us know if you would like to focus on western or traditional dressage and have it be included as part of the clinic. Deb is very excited to now be a Western Dressage Judge and would loves to share her knowledge and would be happy to incorporate it. 

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

Note:  I will need everyone interested, to commit to attending by 9/16.  Due to late organization of this clinic, full payment is recommended to hold your spot.  Please contact me 860-985-7611 or naturalhorse80@yahoo.com if you would like to attend.  

October

Sunday 10/1 - Versatility Clinic 12-3

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

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

Versatility Clinic Entry Form

Saturday 10/7 - Versatility Competition- Starts at 10am

Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 10/5)  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.

 Versatility Competition Entry Form

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)

 

Sunday 10/22 -Tara Farm Hunter Pace

For more information contact - http://www.tarafarmrescue.org/events.html

 

Sunday 10/29- Halloween Fun Ride starts - 10am

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.

November

Sunday 11/5 - Versatility Clinic 12-3

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

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

Versatility Clinic Entry Form

 

November 9th-12th Equine Affaire
Come Visit us!

Saturday 11/18 - Versatility Competition - Starts at 10am

Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 10/5)  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.

 Versatility Competition Entry Form

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)