The 2016 year is
flying by! –
Contry Hill Farm offered 7 weeks of summer camp fun! All sessions varied
from working with beginners, trail riding, gymkhana, dressage, cross
country jumping and adults. Every rider left improving their knowledge
and skills both in and out of the saddle. It was sad to see the summer
end, but we are looking forward to camp in 2017!
Pony Club. Ashley Cauvel earned her C1 and Annika Ormsby
and Lucy Hill earned her D2 rating through Groton Pony Club! Great job
on all your hard work girls, and thank you to all of the organizers and
supporters in the group!
On October 2nd, our pony club riders participated in the GPC D Rally,
One team finished as highpoint and the second finished 5th overall -
Awesome job girls!
Competitive Trail Riding Karen Contryman participated in
GMHA's 80th running of the 100 mile. She finished 4th overall - way to
go Karen and Chispa! Karen and Chispa competed in just about every CTR
at GMHA this year!
Eventing. In the spring, Contry Hill brought riders to
participate in the GPC 3-phase. In the fall, Sonya Trap, Holly Rux, and
Lucy Hill Competed in the 3-phase at Pipestave.
Our farm traveled to a few Hunter seat shows in 2016 including:
Touchstone farm, NHJA Fieldstone, Myopia Schooling show, and Furnace
Anna Young, Maddy Young, Reghan Hunnewell, Jocelyn Hunnewell, Abby
Delory, and Lyla Himmer all competed in the Middlesex county Regal rider
4-H show. All riders placed and rode well.
D4K. Four rider from Contry Hill Farm traveled to
Saugerties NY to compete in the Lendon Gray Dressage for Kids festival.
Ashley Cauvel rode Phoenix, Abby Delory rode Winnie, Jordyn Pallier rode
St. Louis, and Annie Wohlgemuth rode her horse Shillo. All for riders
placed well and are looking forward to qualifying next year.
End of the Summer Horse Shows Contry Hill hosted a fun
hunter seat horse show it was a great success. Thank you to everyone
that helped and participated.
Pleasure Trail Rides
This fall the farm traveled to GMHA to participate in their fall foliage
2 ride. The staff at GMHA was wonderful, and the adults from the farm
had a great time. The trails were beautiful and we had close to perfect
weather all 3 days!
The farm will be hosting a fun Halloween gymkhanna and a 2-phase event -
see our calendar for dates. Contry Hill will be traveling to the equine
affair in November as spectators.
Around the Farm
This spring, the farm had to say goodbye to two special horses Isaac and
Truffles. Isaac suffered from Equine Motor Neuron disease and Truffles
from advanced navicular.
The farm hosted a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog drafting event
in May. The riders and horses enjoyed watching the beautiful breed.
Thanks you to Deanna Barringer-Never for hosting the event.
The farm had two new Instructors join our team, Ashley Cauvel and Rachel
Gagne. We are excited to have their knowledge and expertise passed along
to our riders!
The farm purchased Good Effort "Gracie" from Mary Dickson. She will be a
great addition to our lesson program, and a great horse for our advanced
riders. The farm also took on splash as a new lesson horse.
Splash is a cute Chincoteague pony, owned by our new instructor Rachel.
Our boarder Jennie Hakala is close to completing her dream home and
barn. She brought her two horses home for the winter. We will miss
Sovereign and Desi!
The farm took on two new boarders, Hazel and Amy Greene
with Miracle and Annika and Chris Ormsby with Dallas.
Karen, Emily and Derek have been busy maintaining the facility. You'll
notice many new water spigots and new coats of paint on our fences.
We're getting ready for winter!
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