September Shallowbrook Equestrian Center Update


SEC Events Calendar

  • Dog Agility Competition: October 2nd and 3rd starting at 8am (if you missed it last year, you won’t want to miss this year)
  • ***STUDENT HORSE SHOW***: October 17th
  • Laury Persano Memorial Polo Tournament: October 24th
  • Halloween Week (October 25th-30th): bring in a treat for your horse and receive a treat from your instructor
  • SEC Rated Show: October 30th
  • SEC Rated Show: November 14th
  • SEC Rated Show: November 21st
  • Thanksgiving Week (November 22nd-27th): share a note of thanks for your favorite horse and we will display it in our lounge, all cards will be entered to receive a raffle prize drawing
  • Holiday Week (December 20th-25th ): make a holiday card to be displayed in our lounge, all cards will be entered to receive a raffle prize drawing
  • Holiday Horse Lease: horse leases available during school vacation

Welcome Rachel

We would like to welcome Rachel Foster to SEC’s team of instructors.  Rachel’s vast horse experience in and out of the show ring, contagious smile, and positive energy makes her an amazing addition to the Shallowbrook team.  Welcome Rachel!

Dog Agility Event at Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

For the second year in row Talcott Mountian Agility Club will be hosting their impressive dog agility event with over 200 dogs of all breeds and sizes at Shallowbrook. The action packed event will be held on Saturday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 3rd, starting at 8am each day.  There is no admission fee to watch the amazing competitors.  NOTE, Saturday 10/2 lessons will be held outdoors with a rain date of Sunday, 10/3.

Student Horse Show – Sunday, October 17th

Horse Show entry forms available NOW and due by Saturday, October 9th.

Laury Persano Memorial Polo Tournament

A benefit Polo match will be held at Shallowbrook on Sunday, October 24 from 1pm to 4pm in memory of Laury Persano who recently lost her battle with breast cancer. 100% of all proceeds will be directed to the Evergreen Hospice, Stafford, CT. The social hour will commence at 1pm and the polo match will begin at 2pm.  For ticket information, call 860-306-4363 or .

Holiday and Fall Horse Leases

Experience a week lease this Fall or during school vacation (makes for a great birthday or holiday present). 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.

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.

Team Y Ride

Team Y Ride continues to grow due to the success of our professional and volunteer teamwork.  We look forward to celebrating our one-year anniversary this Fall.  If you are interested in volunteering for the program, please contact your instructor.


CHSA Finals

Congratulations to Julie Costello, Hannah Kenny, and Allyson Quirk on your amazing riding and ribbons at the Connecticut Horse Show Association Finals held last month.  Good luck in the remaining months of the 2010 show season.

Julie Costello riding The Original

  • 1st place: Adult English Pleasure
  • 4th place: CHSA English Pleasure
  • 7th place: Hunter Pleasure

Hannah Kenny riding Cute Cousin Andy

  • 9th place: Children’s Pleasure Pony
  • 10th place: CHSA English Pleasure

Allyson Quirk riding Cute Cousin Andy

  • 2nd place: 11 & Over Walk Trot Equitation
  • 4th place: 11 & Over Walk Trot Pleasure

Summer Horsemanship Program

Great riding and great fun was had by all during our summer program.  Thanks to all who enjoyed the sunny days with us.

Best wishes,

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center


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