Sad­dle up for fun at horse day

Valley Journal Advertiser - - COVER STORY -

Hobby Horse Farm in Cold­brook is sad­dling up for an an­nual event held across Canada that’s de­signed to give rid­ers, par­ents, coaches and peo­ple of all ages the op­por­tu­nity to meet horses and learn about eques­trian sport and recre­ation.

On June 3 and 4, ac­tiv­i­ties are planned at the farm, in­clud­ing cross coun­try jump­ing lessons for all lev­els from be­gin­ner to ac­com­plished rid­ers on Satur­day and a day of friendly, fun com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day.

Dr. Rob Stevenson, a NCCP level II coach, will be on hand to run an event­ing clinic for rid­ers on June 3. Stevenson rep­re­sented Canada at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 with his horse Risky Busi­ness and cur­rently op­er­ates a multi-dis­ci­pline sta­ble with an event­ing theme. Rid­ers can sign up to par­tic­i­pate in the clinic for $100 by con­tact­ing Kim El­liott-Foster at 902-866-3889 or email­ing sha­lasta­bles@east­link.ca

Now in its ninth year, Horse Day is a na­tional ini­tia­tive cre­ated to in­tro­duce the pub­lic to horses in a safe, fun en­vi­ron­ment. For many Cana­di­ans, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and per­sonal with a horse for the first time, and the op­por­tu­nity to find out how peo­ple of all ages and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els can en­joy horses in sport and leisure.

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