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EASTERN NEW YORK DRESSAGE AND COMBINED TRAINING ASSOCIATION:    International level trainers instructing clinics,  schooling and recognized shows................ enydcta.org


Recommended Haulers:
CK's Horse Transport - 603-505-8911 office,  603-548-7563 cell,   
www.ckshorsetransport.com
Cheryl Kelley knows horses, knows hauling, and is caring-- she goes above and beyond.
T CLARK
LINKS TO BREEDERS AND ORGINIZATIONS:     
DRAW THE HORSE
A DRAWING WORKSHOP

WITH MARLA MERANTE
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE WITH PENCIL AND PAPER; AND MERGE YOUR ARTISTIC HAND AND LOVE OF HORSES. WHETHER YOU ARE A TEEN OR EIGHTY, ALREADY PURSUING YOUR ARTISTIC DREAMS, OR ARE A HORSE ENTHUSIAST WHO NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD DRAW…. COME UNWIND, PICK UP A PENCIL, AND ENJOY THE PROCESS AND THE COMPANY OF OTHER HORSE LOVERS. WE WILL LEARN TECHNICAL DRAWING SKILLS PLAYING WITH  LINE AND SHADOW;  AND WILL ALSO HEAD OUTSIDE TO EXPLORE THE HORSE’S BODY LANGUAGE WITHIN THE HERD WITH GESTURE DRAWING (WEATHER PERMITTING). AS WELL AS SCHOOLING  HORSES WITH TECHNIQUES ROOTED IN: NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP, CLASSICAL DRESSAGE, CENTERED RIDING®, AND COMPETITIVE TRAIL; MARLA  IS A GRADUATE OF OBERLIN COLLEGE WHERE HER STUDIES INCLUDED GEOLOGY AND FINE ART. WHILE HER PERSONAL ART HAS FOCUSED ON HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS SINCE CHILDHOOD; WORKING AS A COMMERCIAL ARTIST & SCULPTOR, HER WORK INCLUDES:  MEDALLIC ART COMPANY, WESTRECO/ NESTLE/ CONTADINA...  (THE US GOVT PRINTING OFFICE; THE AUDUBON SOCIETY; YALE, DUKE, GALUDET UNIVERSITIES…). THE COST FOR THE DAY IS $45 AND INCLUDES LUNCH AND SNACKS. ($35 FOR RHF STUDENTS, LEASEES, AND BOARDERS.) LIMIT 6 PARTICIPANTS. WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT, WE WILL SEND YOU A SIMPLE LIST OF MATERIALS YOU MAY WANT TO BRING FOR THE DAY. COME PLAY AND HONE YOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS, SORROUNDED BY HORSES, AND HORSE LOVERS, IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF SHARING &CREATIVITY.  COME WITH YOUR CREATIVITY AND YOUR FAVORITE HORSE TO UPCOMING RHF RETREAT WEEKENDS DURING THE RIDING SEASON!       DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.  
Call the farm for our next drawing workshop

Bring some tack (optional) to clean, a snack to share, and some good stories to tell. We'll have the crock pot waiting with some homemade soup or chili made from our farm raised beef, and coffee and tea of course- Come get out of the cold during the cold off-season, clean a little tack, watch movies, and chat with other horse lovers after schooling or a hack with your favorite mount.                                 Call the farm for dates and times.
POTLUCK TACK CLEAN & A MOVIE
RHF
Accomodations In The Area For RHF Visitors & Students:
Call  Motels and B&B for best rates--  **Call us at the farm for students'/ buyers' feedback on lodging---


House For Rent walking distance from farm
              646-724-5243                                                                                                       Norman Jabut

Mountain Brook Lodge                                               518-946-2262                         800-571-2863                                                        mountainbrooklodge.com
Brookside Motor Inn                                                  518-946-8369
                                                                                                       brooksidemotorinn.com
Lake Placid Rentals                                                     518-523-6082                                                                                                       Scotty Marshall
Treat yourself or a loved one, to a Day or Weekend Of Private Instruction. Whether you are seeking to:  learn to work your horse on long lines or the longe; increase your horse's sensitivity to your aids under saddle; add lateral work to your repertoire; learn basic Natural Horsemanship skills; add cavaletti or low fences to your skills; learn the art of garrocha; get a taste of playing with obstacles for extreme trail challenges. or gain basic trail knowledge, this tailor made day or weekend of intense focus will provide you with an understanding of the training method that will allow you to be capable ultimately of training a horse from the ground up. Take study breaks to play with RHF riders during an informal Drill Session; or enjoy our trails during your stay. Call the farm to start creating your special day or weekend of instruction......                      
JOIN US AND ENJOY THE REDUCED FEES FOR:  CLINICS, WORKSHOPS,
TRAIL TRIALS, DRILL TEAM SESSIONS.......  AVAILABLE TO OUR BOARDERS, LEASING STUDENTS, AND HORSES IN TRAINING AT RHF --  
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Informal Drill Sessions are a fun way to school our horses. RHF riders from all disciplines enjoy our new indoor riding patterns; and spending post ride time sharing stories and laughter over hot drinks in our cozy heated tack room. Our Drill Sessions are open for RHF Boarders, Leasing Students, riders with horses In Training, and occasional guests.  When time and weather permit..... we often head out to play on the trails after Drill Team! Call for more information --
Challenge yourself and your favorite horse with our obstacle course. Two divisions: Leadline Schooling- Introduce and School your horse to our Obstacle Course in hand on a leadline; Advanced- Obstacle Course to be ridden at walk/ trot/ & canter. Enter your horse in one or both divisions. TOP Finalists in Advanced Class will ALSO ride our trail course over varying terrain which offers a series of OPTIONAL obstacles, including rider's choice of some natural fences ranging from logs on the ground to 24" plus jumps (you choose the height) -- all an OPTION to add points to rider's overall score! This series of competition was born out of our training program. It is an Extreme Trail Challenge,  PLUS obstacles on our Trail/ Cross Country Network  for Advanced Division Finalists (we train on this course for balance, strength, and confidence for both horse and rider-  to nurture equine athletes with a strong foundation for any future discipline! Whether you enjoy English or Western riding; are looking for a unique cross training competition; or a positive training experience to help desensitize your horse- please join us with your favorite mounts. Play with:  lateral work, opening and closing gates, walking through dangling objects, fences or ground rails, neat obstacles from the discipline of Working Equitation, "hoop the hula bull", the "rattle snake drag", and more! Bring a treat for our legendary post-ride potluck meal; and enjoy good home cooked food and good conversation, at this wonderful fund raiser for our farm, with a melting pot of horse enthusiasts from a number of disciplines -  Helmets and riding footwear required. Attire based on rider's discipline.                                                                          
Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to visit our farm.  We would love to know how you heard about us--
     COFFEE CLUTCH DRILL TEAM
             call the farm for details


          A DAY OF LEARNING AT RUNNING HORSE FARM WITH TWO GUEST CLINICIANS

Thank you for a wonderful day Barb & Cailin! Great job riders! Autumn Clinic Date to be posted soon-
We are honored to have 2 Guest Clinicians, Barb Sanford and Cailin Sanford-Rotkowitz sharing their knowledge and passion with us at Running Horse Farm. This will be a unique learning experience to have this mother and daughter team coming from their beautiful home base in Saratoga, Winterwood Farm, to share their wisdom and love for Dressage, and the Baroque Horse.
Barb has studied the art of Dressage for 40 yrs with many international riders. She has studied in Portugal; and has a deep love for the powerful and majestic Spanish Norman Horse. She enjoys and takes pride in her success working: “with all levels of riders and horses”.  After a successful day of teaching at RHF on March 25th; Barb decided to come back up with her gifted daughter, for a second Clinic in April.
Cailin’s riding career began 30 yrs ago, riding with her mother before she learned to walk. Pony Club in conjunction with her mother’s expert guidance, provided Cailin with a strong early foundation in horsemanship that ranged from identifying lameness, to the skills necessary to jump complicated cross country obstacles. At Winterwood, she has spent many years starting young horses using techniques rooted in Natural Horsemanship and Dressage. While her first love is Eventing, her main discipline for training and competing is Dressage. Her days are long and productive, teaching and training at Winterwood and the greater Saratoga area; and her weekends for the most part during show season, are booked for both Winterwood’s clients’ horses as well as her own beloved Spanish Normans. We are fortunate to have her join us before her busy 2017 show schedule begins.

Please contact us at RHF to schedule time with Barb and Cailin, and your favorite horse. Riders must pre-register. Entries must be postmarked by April 14th. All horses must have Current Coggins (within 1 yr).  First come first serve….. Attire specific to your discipline. Riding helmets and boots required.                    Lunch Provided.         Please bring folding chairs.          No dogs please.                                                                           
ONE ON ONE DAY
OR WEEKEND
OF PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Marla Merante will be sharing her love for Dressage and the Artform of Garrocha in Private Lessons. Whether you would like to improve your flat work skills, add lateral movement, add cross training to your repertoire, or are interested in learning more about the artform guaranteed to be an enjoyable way to improve the connection with your horse; students will focus their lessons based on their riding needs and desires. The sport of Garrocha, originally the skill used on the Iberian Peninsula to move cattle, has been gaining popularity globally and has truly become an artform. Working with Garrocha shifts the rider’s focus from hands to seat, and self to dance, increasing skills through play. Introduce this artform into a portion of your lesson, or school entirely with Dressage…...you choose and we tailor the session to the needs of rider and horse; the sky is always the limit when we are with our horses! Marla works with riders of all levels and many disciplines, using skills rooted in Dressage, Centered Riding©, Competitive & Extreme Trail; and from her studies with Lusitano, Andalusian, & Lipizzaner Horses. If you want a happier, more supple, more responsive, and more balanced dance partner; join us for a day of learning & sharing.
Limit 7 Riders.                                                               Rider Entry Fee - $70           Audit Spaces Limited - $15                      Day includes a homemade lunch.           
Current (within 1yr) Coggins Required.                                        Helmet  & Riding Footwear Required.                           Attire based on your riding discipline.
 
RHF CLINIC                 
NOVEMBER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION
A DAY OF LEARNING & SHARING AT YOUR FARM               
CALL TO PLAN & SCHEDULE A CLINIC OR DAY OF PRIVARE LESSONS AT YOUR FACILITY
I enjoy meeting and working with riders working with horses in an array of disciplines. I just had the pleasure of working with riders at Saranac Veterinary Clinic (June 10th photos to left). The variation from lesson to lesson was refreshing and educational for all of the riders attending. Dressage, Bareback & Bitless, Work at Liberty,...... and Introduction to Garrocha!  Availability of an Indoor Arena frees us from Adirondack weather constraints.
EXTREME TRAIL CHALLENGE & SCHOOLING
RIBBONS & CASH AWARDS!
LOOKING FOR TO NEXT SPRING'S CHALLENGE--
CONGRATULATION TO OUR GRAND CHAMPIONS: KERRY ALEXANDER & CINCH !
AND OUR RESERVED CHAMPIONS: EMIE PURICK & SPEAKING OF THE DEVIL!


Barb Sanford is coming from Winterwood Farm
Please call the farm to schedule your Private Lesson with Barb in November!