Shallowbrook Equestrian Center – May 2010 Update

Hello from Shallowbrook Equestrian Center (SEC).

Student Horse Show
Congratulations to all of our students for riding so well!!!  And a special congrats to Shallowbrook’s 2010 Invitational Champion, Deb Gale and Kramer.  If you have any pictures to share with us for our website, please email them to

SEC Rated Show Schedule
Please see your instructor if you are interested in showing.
SEC: June 11th, 12th, and 13th (USEF, CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S)
1st Company Governor’s Horse Guards: June 20th
Pines Farm: July 18th
Sweetwater Farm: July 24th
End of Hunt: August 1st
SEC: September 25th (CHSA, CHJA, M&S)
End of Hunt: October 24th
SEC: October 30th (CHSA, CHJA, M&S)
SEC: November 14th (CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S)
SEC: November 21st (CHJA, NEHC, M&S)

Summer Horsemanship Clinics – Applications available NOW

Activities include daily riding lessons, horse and stable care, arts and crafts, introduction to polo, games on horseback and an end of the week riding demonstration for family and friends to enjoy! Weekly sessions start July 5th through August 13th.  Pre-School week is July 26th – July 30th.  Clinic day is 9am-1pm (pre-school clinic day is 9am-11:30am).

Mother/Child and Father/Child Rides

To celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we are offering Mother/Child or Father/Child rides.  The one-hour lesson includes and introduction to riding and a fun experience with your child.  Makes for a great gift!

Horse Lease for ALL Occasions

We are now expanding the lease program for summer vacation as well as birthday present weeks. A week lease entitles you or your child to be able to ride 4 times a week.  They would also be allowed to groom the horse everyday as well as feed the horse two times during that week (Shallowbrook provides the feed).  Horses are leased on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact your instructor for more information.

Whoa Shop – GREAT Gifts
We are in the process of displaying the SEC apparel (jackets, saddle pads, hats and much more) available at the Whoa Shop.  All items make for great holiday or birthday gifts.  Please see your instructor to place an order.

Ladies Night
As reining champions, SEC Ladies Night will be meeting again at the Black Horse Tavern on Wednesday, June 23rd at 7pm.  All students, boarders, and mother’s and grandmother’s of students come join us for another fun night out.  Must be 21 years old to attend.
Birthday Party

Many students and non-students have enjoyed the fun birthday parties at SEC in recent months.  Contact Elyse ( for available dates and more information.

SEC’s Riding Apparel Exchange
There are several items listed on the new apparel exchange sign located on SEC’s Information Board located between the two indoor rings.  Reminder if you have a riding item that you would like to sell or donate or are looking for used riding apparel check the list.  Note, SEC recommends receiving your instructor’s approval before making riding apparel purchases to confirm proper fit.

Connecticut Horse Show Association – 2010 Awards Banquet
Congratulations to SEC award winners!
Lead Rein Hunt Seat Medal & Blue Ribbon
Callie Dunbar
11 & Over Equitation
Champion: Lindsey Taft
3rd Place: Kimberly Ouimet
Adult English Pleasure
4th Place: Jet Set, Sharon Aubrey
7th Place: Coosas Array Of Gold, Lara Avery
11+ Pleasure
Reserve Champion: Cute Cousin Andy, Kimberly Ouimet
Quarter Horse Pleasure
4th Place: Coosas Array Of Gold, Lara Avery

Welcome Sherry
SEC welcomes our new Office Manager, Sherry Lynch.  Sherry comes to us with vast business and horse experience.  You have not seen organization until you have met Sherry!

Students continue to excel in the ring and with horse care, go team!

A special congratulations to Torriah who gave a speech to over 900 people regarding her Team Y Ride experience at the YMCA of Greater Springfield Annual Breakfast.

We also want to send a VERY special thank you to our volunteers.  Each lesson, they assist the riders with horse and riding knowledge.  The success of this program is a reflection of their efforts.  We are actively looking for volunteers, if interested please email Elyse at  In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help run the Team Y Ride raffle table during the June Show 6/11-6/13, sign-up on the information board located between the indoor rings or email Elyse

For additional Y Ride program information contact Julie Costello (Executive Director of the Greater Springfield YMCA) at 413-739-6951, ext. 181.

Gatsby Day-Outdoor Season Begins

Congratulations to the Shallowbrook Polo Team on an amazing outdoor polo season opener on Sunday, May 23rd.  It was a wonderful day filled with lots of sun, laughs, great riding and of course food. Looking forward to an outstanding summer season!!!  Reminder weekly polo matches are held every Sunday at 2pm rain or shine.  Open to public to watch and tailgating permitted.

Annual Sweethearts Polo Tournament
It was another exciting and fun Sweethearts tournament.  Congrats to the winners Logan, Chas, Sharon, and Matt.

Interscholastic Team
Congratulations to the Men’s and Women’s teams for a very successful 2009-1010 season.  A special recognition to the Women’s Team, runners-up to the National Championship, and Carly and Audry Persano for their selection to the National Interscholastic All-Star Team.  Also, a special recognition to Drew Gale for selection to the regional All-Star Team.

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

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