Hello from Shallowbrook Equestrian Center (SEC). Spring is in the air!!!
SEC Rated Horse Show Schedule
· SEC: June 10th, 11th, and 12th (USEF, CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S)
· SEC: August 20th and 21st (CHSA, NEHC, M&S)
· SEC: September 24th (CHSA, CHJA, M&S)
· SEC: October 29th (CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S, USEF)
· SEC: November 13th (CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, M&S)
· SEC: November 20th (CHJA, NEHC, M&S)
Summer Horsemanship Program – 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 11th through August 12th, program day is 9am-1pm. Pre-School only week will be July 25th-July 29th from 9am-11:30am (ages 3-6). NEW this year we are offering a Healthy Horse Course: a three-day program designed to better understand preventative and maintenance horse care, stable management and related riding skills. Important knowledge for all horse enthusiasts to learn. This program will only be offered July 6th through July 8th, 9am-12pm, must be nine or older to attend.
The opening day for outdoor polo is Sunday, May 22nd. Fill your car with family and friends and enjoy the exciting game of polo. Gates open at 12pm, polo starts at 1pm. $20 general admissions carload, $30 VIP (field-side parking) carload. Activities include: polo, halftime longest ball hitting contest, and best tailgate contest. All proceeds to benefit Evergreen Hospice.
Father or Family/Child Rides
To celebrate Father’s Day we are offering father/child or family/child rides. The one-hour lesson includes an introduction to riding and a fun experience with your child. Makes for a great gift!
Gifts for ALL Occasions
Summer Horse Lease: 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 Shallowbrook apparel including jackets, sweatshirts, hats, saddle pads, and much more. Check out our display case in the lounge and place an order through your instructor.
Birthday Parties: Contact Elyse for available dates and more information.
While our horses LOVE their treats, reminder that we ask you to please place horse treats in their feed buckets instead of hand feeding. Thank you.
REMINDER-SEC Lesson and Boarder Referral Program
Incentives for you and your referral check the news board or see your instructor for details!!!
Student Horse Show
Congratulations to all of our SEC riders on an amazing student horse show. And a special congratulations to our 2011 Invitational Champion, Stephanie. Great riding everyone!
Nine girl scouts earned their horse rider badge. Each rider learned horse safety, how to groom, tack-up, and ride. A lot of information was provided in a short period of time and the girls did an amazing job!!! And to top it off they attended the Shallowbrook horse show on March 20th.
Connecticut Horse Shows Association – 2011 Awards Banquet
Congratulations again to our SEC riders who were awarded year-end ribbons at the 2011 CHSA Annual Banquet…Samantha Hansen, Kayla Rodriguez, Allyson Quirk, Autumn Ortiz and Julie Costello. Looking forward to another wonderful show year in 2011.
1st Annual Sweethearts Ball – to Benefit Team Y Ride
The first annual Sweethearts Ball to benefit Team Y Ride was a tremendous success. With over ninety people in attendance, great fun was had by all. The event raised over $4,000 to benefit Team Y Ride. Thank you to all of those that volunteered, attended, and donated auction prizes.
Interscholastic Polo Teams
Congratulations to the Girls and Boys teams for a VERY successful 2010-2011 season. The girls team lost in the semi-finals by just two points against Cornell. It was said that their match was the most impressive match of the season, go girls!!! The boys team were also very impressive in their preliminary matches, go boys!!! Also, special congratulations to Audrey Persano, Carly Persano, and Drew Gale who were all selected to the Interscholastic Polo All Star Team. And lastly a super special thanks to our Seniors…good luck at school next year!!!
Shallowbrook Equestrian Center