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These forms my be filled out and submitted online. You may using PayPal These forms are pdfs. Download, print, fill out and bring to event or send to DBH Horsemanship.

Versatility Clinic Entry Form

Versatility Clinic Entry Form

Versatility Competition Entry Form

Versatility Competition Entry Form

2019 Camp Form

Summer Horse Camp Form

Halloween Fun Ride Entry Form

Halloween Fun Ride Entry Form

Riding Application and Waiver Form

Riding Application and Waiver Form

 

Special Fall Events during COVID 19!

Halloween at the Barn – 2020 Best Halloween Costume Contest
October 20th through November 1st

Winners will be announced November 3rd

Best Halloween costume wins a free lesson. Two categories for the win:


Group 1:       16 years and younger
Group 2:       17 years and older


 To Enter:
·      1.  Must wear your Halloween costume to the barn and be photographed with a horse on the farm
·     2.   Photograph may be either on the ground and/or in the saddle
·      3.  Send photo through text to Kristine Mika at 860 798 7588 with your full name and what you have dressed up as
·        4.You may take up to 2 photographs and submit (Photo may be posted on website)


 Rules:
·        You may wear your costume riding; however, you must wear your helmet and your riding boots/shoes while riding 
OR you may remove your costume before your ride

·        Instructors have the right to ask you to remove anything that is unsafe

·        If your costume includes a skirt; wear riding pants or jeans underneath

·        If you dress up your horse in any way; before you leave, you must remove all paints, braids, etc. that you applied to the horse
and your horse must be dry when returned to the paddock
.
·        Just have fun with it!
 Judging will be an independent person

Contact Kristine for more information
860-798-7588
kristinemika@yahoo.com

Winners will be announced November 3rd  through the website


Hosted by Mary Jeanne Cyr 
Come join us on Sunday mornings for yoga on the farm starting at 10am.  Cost is $20.  
Followed by a trail lesson at 11:15am.  Cost is $35/own horse, $45/lesson horse. 
If you would like to do both it is discounted at $45/own horse and $55/lesson horse.

You must wear a mask while setting up, but may remove during yoga and while mounted, maintaining 6' social distance.  Truck ins welcome. 
There will be time to tack up after yoga.  If you do not have your own horse, you must be an intermediate + rider and be a current student. 
These lessons are weather dependent, access to barns is not allowed.  Please call ahead if you are uncertain. 
Currently we are limiting participation to 5 people, you must pre-register!  Please contact Mary Jean to sign up theloveofpearl@gmail.com or 860-245-9922

 


March

Postponed - Third Annual St. Patrick Day's Games!

This even will now take place on Sunday, May 3 as the Cinco de Mayo Games

Sunday 3/22

1:00 to 2:30ish  (Ready to ride at 1:00) for games
2:45-3:45ish for Awards and Treats

Where:
Indoor Arena and Treats/Awards in Break Room after Games

Who:
Riders of all levels who can tack up on their own

What:
5-6 games at w/t/c

Cost:
$40.00, plus $10.00 for horse rental

These are always so fun!  Friends are welcome to truck in for this event as well.  If you don't want to do the games, but want to participate, we will need help for time keeping, score keeping, etc.  Let Kristine know.  Will post more info soon. 860-798-7588 or kristinemika@yahoo.com

Postponed - New date TBA - Yoga with Horses
Sunday March 29, 10am-3pm

Yoga gives the rider a sense of peace and balance – allowing for a stronger bond and improved communication with your horse. Yoga will also give you a better seat and a more enjoyable ride for you and your horse. I encourage an innovative, personalized style of yoga to fit your needs and that of your horse. Whether you currently practice yoga or never have taken a class, if you love horses and riding you owe it to yourself to try this class.

We would like to welcome Mary-Jeanne Cyr to teach Yoga on Horseback. All levels and disciplines welcome. Although we ask you be confident at walk and trot OR have a lead line helper available to help. Cost is $60 for the day and free to audit ($10 if you would like lunch). $10 to rent a horse, by availability. These will be semi private sessions and you will be paired  

May

All May Events - POSTPONED

Sunday, May 31 - Versatility Clinic - 12-3pm

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

June

 

All June events -POSTPONED

Saturday, June 6 - Versatility Competition - starts at 10am

Something for all levels. Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 6/9)* This will be a judged 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. Spectators welcome!

Sign up here:
https://forms.dawnbonin.com/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)

*NEW EVENT SPECIAL* If doing both the Versatility and the Trail Challenge cost is $60 ($50 if preregistered by 6/9)

NEW THIS YEAR! TRAIL CHALLENGE!
Cost:$40 ($30 if preregistered by 6/9)*
Start: registration opens 8am, first team out 9am last team out at 1pm
Test your skills out on the trail with natural obstacles. This will be a short (under 2 miles) ride, that will be timed (based on level). You will need a digital camera or smart phone to take pictures of 10 check points along trail. Teams of 2 are encouraged. Placed by most check points, then quickest time.
NOVICE- Open to Riders or horses at novice level. This is a leisurely pace (mostly walk)
INTERMEDIATE- Open to riders at Intermediate level. This is a Moderate pace (mostly trotting, walk where appropriate)
ADVANCED- Open to riders at an advanced level. This is a quick pace (trot and canter, walking where appropriate)


Entry form available here:
https://www.dawnbonin.com/pdfs/Versatility+Competition+Entry+Form.pdf

 



July

Summer Camp - 2020
Session 1 June 30 - July 3
Session 2 July 14 - July 17

Each camp is Tuesday through Friday 9am-2pm - $240 per session

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. 

 


August

September

Sunday, September 27 -Versatility Clinic - 12-3pm

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

October

Saturday, October 3 - Versatility Competition - starts at 10am

Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregistered by 10/7)  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)

 

November

Sunday, November 1 - Halloween Fun Ride - starts at 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.

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather this past Sunday.  Tara Farm Rescue's Hunter Pace was cancelled.  So we have decided to team up for this event.  There will be a 10k or 15k option.  50% of proceeds will go to the rescue.  Hope you can make it. 

Sunday, November 8 - Versatility Clinic - 12-3pm

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 12th-15th Equine Affaire

Saturday, November 21 - Versatility Competition - starts at 10am

Something for all levels.    Entry fee $40. ($30 if preregister by 11/11)  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)

December