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The 2015 year is flying by! –

PLEASE SHARE YOUR memories of Jelly - the good and the funny ones

Poem in Jelly' s Memory:

If the day should come when I'm in pain,
And you know I won't be well again,
Promise you'll do what must be done,
If this is the battle that can't be won.
It'll break your heart, but please be kind,
Don't let your grieving sway your mind.
For this is when you'll let me see
Just how much you do love me.
Together we've had happy years
The future now can hold no fears.
Please don't let me suffer so
When that days comes, please let me go.
For my usual vet please will you send?
But stay with me until the end.
Hold me steady, speak to me
Till my once bright eyes no longer see.
In time I hope you'll come to see
It's the last kindness you'll do for me
One more time please stroke my mane
And know that I'll have no more pain.
And don't be sad that it was you
Who decided this was what to do.
We've been such buddies through the years
Don't let me be the cause of tears.
You'll always see me graze now,
with the sun upon my back
Painful limbs won't tire me now,
however long the hack.

I live now in your heart and mind,
a lovely place to stay.
And what you have in memories,
no one can take away.

Summer Camp

Contry Hill Farm offered 8 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 2016!

Horse Shows

Thank you to all riders that competed in our Winter Gymkhana and Jumper Series. The three shows offered in the spring mad up our Versatile Horse and Rider Series. See below for a list of rider’s placings

Riders got out early in the spring on April 26th to attend the Dressage show at Independence Stables. Riders Leah Forgues riding Good Effort “Gracie”, Hannah Riseman riding Peanut Butter, Rachael Brown riding Cocolate Truffles and Ashley Cauvel riding Equinoxx.  Despite their still being snow on the ground and it being the first outing of the year, all riders did an excellent job. Riders worked towards earning their qualifying scores to attend the Dressage 4 Kids show in Saugerties NY.

Pony Club. Ashley Cauvel earned her D2 and Annika Ormsby earned her D1 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 May 3rd, the farm traveled to Wildaire Farm’s Horse Power Series. Annika Ormsby and Brooklyn Malcolmson both competed on Honey in the walk trot division. It was the first off farm horse show for the two riders. The classes were small and inviting and both gained great experience. Rider Katie Mantenuto also competed on her young horse Winks. Katie rode great, and Winks was a powerhouse over fences and did awesome for his first show of the season!   

Norfolk Hunter Horse Show Rider Katie Mantenuto brought her horse Bullwinkle “Winks” to enter in the green horse classes. The jump courses were fabulous, and there was a great turnout for competitors for the day. Katie rode well and Winks gain experience at a busy event.

Beland farm dressage show. Riders Leah Forgues riding Good Effort “Gracie” and Beth DeCosta riding Peanut Butter both competed in the event on June 14th. The facilities were beautiful, and both riders enjoyed the feedback from the judges.  

Lendon Gray Dressage Festival in Saugerties, NY Riders Leah Forgues riding Good Effort “Gracie”, Hannah Riseman riding Peanut Butter, Rachael Brown riding CH Starbright, and Nicole Kessler riding St. Louis “Louie”. All riders were very competitive and competed against some of the top riders. Hannah Riseman finished 2nd in the written test and 6th overall. Rachel Brown finished first in the dressage test and 6th overall. Nicole Kessler received two 6th place ribbons and one 3rd place! Overall all, riders had a great experience that went beyond just riding!

NH Hunter Jumper Show at Tack Shack Riders Katie Mantenuto, Anna Rose Martel, Madeline Young, Anna Young, Naia, and Georgia Brooks all participated in the show. For many riders it was their first off farm show. The competition was great and all riders did and excellent job.

End of the Summer Horse Shows Contry Hill hosted a fun hunter seat horse show and a combined training and dressage show. Both shows ran smoothly. Thank you to all riders that competed and all those that volunteered and helped. Coming soon…see how riders placed below.

Upcoming Events

The Farm will be hosting a Dressage Clinic with Remmy on Sunday, October 4th. We will also be traveling to the Groton Pony Club 3 phase on October 11th. Our Fun Halloween horse show will be on Sunday, October 18th – Don’t miss out on the fun this year! The farm will also be offering a sleep over and Halloween party for their students, friends, and family October 24th-25th!

Stay tuned for our summer camp registration up for 2016!

Around the Farm

The pigs have arrived! The farm is in the process of expanding and clearing land for more cross country trails and jumps. The farm had 3 sows and many little piglets.

One of our long time students and helper Laura Santer has taken a position working for the accomplished Stephen Bradley in Long Branch Estate in White Post, Virginia!

Karen and Emily were both injured this fall. They are both recovering slowly and are very thankful for the large amount of students that have been so helpful and caring. We are lucky to have such a great group of boarders, students, riders, and friends!

Enjoy the fall weather while it lasts!

-          Friends at Contry Hill Farm

Contry Hill Gymkhana 3/1/15

Rider

Horse

Division

Placing

Holly Rux

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

1st

Skye Lambert

Truffles

Junior Walk Trot

2nd

Georgia Brooks

Star

Junior Walk Trot

3rd

Lucy Hill

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

4th

Anika Ormsby

Truffles

Junior Walk Trot

5th

Molly Richards

Star

Junior Walk Trot

6th

Elise Kimball

Ozzy

Adult Open

1st

Kendra Faxon

Bravo

Junior Open

2nd

Beth DeCosta

Truffles

Adult Open

3rd

Mary Dickson

Louie

Adult Open

4th

Emily Brown

Louie

Junior Open

5th

Laura Santer

Phoenix

Junior Open

6th

Contry Hill Jumper Show OVERALL PLACINGS 4/12/15

Rider

Horse

Division

Placing

Ella Fosberry

Honey

Lead line

1st

Skye Lambert

Truffles

Junior Walk Trot

1st

Georgia Brooks

Star

Junior Walk Trot

4th  

Lucy Hill

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

3rd

Anika Ormsby

Truffles

Junior Walk Trot

1st

Anna Young

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

2th

Emily Brown

Peanut

Open

1st

Julianna LeBlanc

Star

Open

2nd

Brooklyn Malcolmson

Honey

Open

3rd

Kendra Brown

China

Open

3rd

Elise Kimball

Ozzie

Open

4th

Holly Rux

Honey

Open

5th

Laura Santer

Phoenix

Open

6th

END OF SEASON VERSATILE HORSE AND RIDER

Rider

Horse

Division

Placing

Ella Fosberry

Honey

Lead line

1st

Skye Lambert

Thunder

Junior Walk Trot

GC

Holly Rux

Star

Junior Walk Trot

RC

Georgia Brooks

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

2nd

Anika Ormsby

Truffles

Junior Walk Trot

1st

Lucy Hill

Peanut

Junior Walk Trot

2nd

Anna Young

Honey

Junior Walk Trot

2nd

Molly Richards

Star

Junior Walk Trot

2nd

Kendra B.

China

Experienced Open

2nd

Juliana L.

Star

Experienced Open

RC

Emily B.

Peanut

Experienced Open

GC

Elise K.

Ozzie

Experienced Open

GC

Rachael B.

Thunder

Experienced Open

2nd

Ashley C.

Valory

Experienced Open

2nd

Kendra F.

Bravo

Experienced Open

2nd

Mary D.

Louie

Experienced Open

2nd

Beth D.

Truffles

Experienced Open

2nd

Laura S.

Phoenix

Experienced Open

2nd

Olivia W.

Star

Experienced Open

1st

Brooklyn M.

Honey

Experienced Open

2nd

         

 

 

 
 

Local Tack and Riding Clothing Stores

  • The Naked Horse, Amherst, NH

  • Cheshire Horse Visit (Swanzy, NH)

  • Dover Saddlery Visit  (Plaistow, NH)

  • Horseman’s Exchange Visit (Littleton, MA)

  • The Stone Pony Visit (Milford, NH)

  • Pelham Saddlery Visit (Pelham, NH)

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