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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Fall Show Previews & Trainers 2020

Learn all about foxhunting at Radnor Foxhunting 101

MALVERN, Pa--Have you always been curious about foxhunting?

Radnor Hunt 4 Debra Taylor in cream colored coat on the grayDebra Taylor in cream colored coat on the grayHave you often wondered about trying it out?

Well, now is your chance.

Come, be part of Foxhunting 101!

Radnor Hunt is once again holding two Saturday sessions on Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.

Radnor Hunt 3 right middleLearn the basics from longtime foxhunter, and Radnor member, Debra Taylor.

Get the chance to go out with the hunt and watch Radnor’s veteran Huntsman John Dean work his magic with his hounds.

YOU WILL hunt the Radnor country and gain insight into this age-old sport.

Radnor Hunt 2Debra will explain all the terminology, the strategies employed to find Mr. Fox.

She will detail what the jobs of the Hunt Staff entail and explain the nuances of a hunting day.

There will be tailgates after hunting on both sessions - Sept. 12 and 26.

The second day will also feature a tour of the Radnor Kennels.

Call Alex Warzecha, the Hunt Secretary, with questions at 610-935-8255. Price: $50.

A fun day of competition at Amwell Valley Hounds Hunter Derby horse show

ASBURY, N.J.--It’s that time again for the Amwell Valley Hounds 8th Annual Hunter Derby Horse Show on Sept. 26, to benefit the Friends of AVH, a 501c3 organization.

Come join us for a fun day of competition with something for everyone, at the Ridge at Riverview in Asbury, NJ.

Plus you will help support the tradition of fox hunting in N.J., with your participation in this charitable event.

The highlight classes are the Low, Medium and High Hunter Derbies to be run on the exceptional Hunter Derby Course at The Ridge (depending on ground conditions).

The Derby classes are open to everyone, with friendly heights and cash prizes, dress sheet for first and ribbons to eighth place.

It’s a great chance to ride the Ridge Hunter Derby field ahead of the Asbury Classic Shows, just 2 weeks later.

AVH has added a Beginner Hunter Division to give beginners a chance to show in this top class showgrounds, in W/T, W/T/C and over X’s.

In addition to a good selection of U/S and O/F classes, there is Leadline, Hunt Teams, ringside tailgating and Fox Hound Parade!

A fox hunter class offers a discounted entry fee for hunt club members.

Compete to win the Wendy Hopper Memorial Trophy for excellent horsemanship!

Plus many other perpetual trophies!

For information, jump sponsorships, tailgate reservations, call Susan DeHaven, 908-338-1983 or visit amwellvalleyhounds.org.

The Stables at Fox Crossing monthly schooling shows are back, with a big expansion planned

COCHANVILLE, Pa.--The Stables At Fox Crossing (SFC) offers excellent training opportunities at its monthly jumper shows.

SFC 1SFC’s mission is to provide an exceptional and fun learning experience for every competitor, whether it be over 2’ fences at a first ever competition or a 3’6 tune-up for the seasoned competitor.

SFC is known for inviting, educational jump courses, rider-friendly management and beautifully decorated jumps.

An electronic timer system and timer board add to the ambience of the shows and spectator enjoyment.

Regular divisions include two-phase, time first round, and jump-off classes, with ribbons for first through sixth plus Division Champion and Reserve.

SFC’s summer shows run in the outdoor ring.

Currently, shows are run to comply with covid restrictions and to preclude all person to person interface, so you can relax and compete.

Pre-entry and pre-payment are mandatory for covid shows.

Closing dates for pre-entries are in effect.

Division size is limited, and time is scheduled between divisions so no crowding in the trailer park.

Efficiency, safety and rider enjoyment are top priorities.

SFC 2Upcoming show dates: Thursday, Aug. 13, Sunday, Sept. 13, Sundat, Oct. 18, Sunday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Dec 20.

For the future, in May ,SFC beganconstruction of anew show ring, called "Moore Stadium" in appreciation of Mr. Walter Moore for the donation of land.

The new show ring will be SFC's largest yet, with well over 30,000 square feet and when combined with the existing indoor arena and two outside rings, SFC anticipates hosting recognized shows upon completion of the Moore Stadium.

With larger shows comes greater demand fo rparking, so SFC has expanded both the lower and upper parking lots for cars and trailers.

SFC also upgraded the cross country/derby field.

After removing old fence lines and a few trees, SFC has dedicated seven acres for x-country schooling and show.

With the new water complex with banks and steps, three new ditches and multiple new portble obstacles, it’s a safe bet there will be many happy riders in SFC's future.

With so many wonderful additions and upgrades, it's no wonder that the cost of completion is straining the finances of this local boarding and show barn, so SFC is asking its ever-growing equestrian family to help with donations small and large.

When someone donates $100 or more, SFC will engrave a brick paver with your family or horse name to be displayed on the walkway around the new Stadium, a wonderful way to create a lasting memorial to a beloved horse.

For details, visit www.thestablesatfoxcrossing.com or call 443-866-5375.

Persimmon Farm to host clinic with George Morris

WESTMINSTER, Md.--Persimmon Tree Farm is hosting a 3 day clinic with George on Sept. 4th, 5th, and 6th.

Geroge Morris Persimmon 1We feel so fortunate to offer this clinic.

For 20+ years we have had this event and it has been a great offering.

George Morris Persimmon 2George will be teaching all levels of riding from 2’6” – to 3’+, to 3’6 and over.

For teachers, this experience is invaluable.

Three days of riding, teaching, and horsemanship.

We hope to have a great response from riders and auditors.

For information reach us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Carolyn at 410-876-8645, or www.persimmontreefarm.com

Thumbs up for Devon 2021

As a finale to the 2020 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Virtual Horse Show, a mix of Brightview and Devon Chairmen dressedi n Devon Horse Show garb join in for Two thumbs Up for Devon!

Here’s to our 125th anniversary- where champions will meet again!


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