Tuesday, September 28, 2010

... always a hint of a hunt club ....

We visited Peller Estates....

Very nice place... and a little hint of the hunt too!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The seasons are changing...

Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.
- Thomas Moore

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
George Santayana

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Enjoying this GREAT club!

The "Caledon Riding Club" was Incorporated April 10,1957, for the following objectives:
To promote the science and art of equitation generally;
To give instruction and training in horsemanship, care of horses and stable management;
To organize and conduct rides and hunts;
To provide a clubhouse and other facilities for the educational, social and sporting activities of its members.

The Club owns a 99 acre farm with a modern Clubhouse and horse facilities in the Town of Caledon and is host of the longest running combined event in Canada.
The Club has a long relationship with the Eglinton Hunt, who lease part of the Land for their Huntsman and Kennels.
Club property is for members personal use only.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Martini Classic

Good weather for the MARTINI CLASSIC.... !

The show was well organized and a good amount of riders per class (~8 - 10).
That made the classes nice for everyone as most people got a ribbon!!
Some points could be improved at the show but overall it was a good time had!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Martini Classic" comin' up

So we are headed this weekend to the MARTINI CLASSIC.... have to see what this brings us.

Nice event at Equus 3D...

Fun time had by all the riders at Hopewell Creek Stables who went to Equus! Well, Ok, there was just one, but it was fun anyway.
... next year... says everyone else!!

It was a well organized show - that is always great. The dressage rings were better than at some of the other events; it was just too bad it rained so much the night before the event, as it made the grass ring for stadium jumping quite slippery without shoes, but still do-able! Cross country was a fun course; nice to have some long runs, and some shorter turns too!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hunter Pace today with the Eglington-Caledon Hunt Club !

Hunter Pace today with the Eglington-Caledon Hunt Club ! Near Hillsburgh... A lot of entries and a really friendly and welcoming club. The pace pathway was really well marked and nicely mowed for some great footing! Lots of open spaces for some nice runs, and a long ride too!!
Really nice day, well organized, and a great lunch afterwards with the club!

We really enjoyed it and would go again !!

... and our ''pony-power' team got a 6th place ribbon!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Looking forward to the LAST long weekend of the summer!

We are almost to the end of the summer...
Where did it go?

We are looking forward to another great Hunter-Pace, this one with the Eglinton and Caledon Hunt club!!
Monday September 6th - 9 am start
Hayven Farm, 6003 10th Line, Erin

Closest to the paced time
Best dressed helmet
Fanciest mane
............ our pony is going for the "Fanciest mane"!! See what she comes up with!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Attended the last Conestoga Cadora show!

Had a nice weather day at the last Cadora show of the season!

"As the blind person touches the object before him very softly and lightly with his fingertips in order not to interfere with the work of the sensitive nerve ends by too much pressure, so it is the rider's first obligation to keep soft and natural those parts of his body with which he feels his horse. If his seat meets this requirement, he will soon feel the movement of the horse's legs and will be able to distinguish each individual one; he will thus have the means at his disposal with which to control them as if they were his own. ~ G.Steinbrecht

A good hand is the one that can resist and yield when necessary and receive with precision the action created by the legs.” ~ Salomon de la Broue

"Some riders don’t realize that a condition- sine qua non- for a successful communication with the horse is on the one hand to apply the aids with increasing intensity, as needed, and on the other hand to cease the aid as soon as it is effective, regardless of whether it is a seat, leg, or rein aid.~ Gustav von Dreyhausen

"The rider must listen into the horse, in order to judge when the moment for an aid has come, which aid is needed and how intense it must be. He must know how to create or wait for the right circumstances, to prepare the horse.~ Gustav von Dreyhausen