Sports

by Carola Lott

The Millbrook Horse Trials, the only three-day event in the Northeast offering competition at the advanced level (the highest level in national eventing), will be held July 31 through August 3 at Coole Park Farm.   MHT attracts   Olympic-level riders, and the best of professional and amateur riders from around the country,  The organizers expect some 500 horses and nearly 4,000...

by Carola Lott

The Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials – one of the high points of the summer for riders and non riders alike – is taking place on July 18, 19 and 20 at Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels’s farm on Mabbettsville Road.

In an event competition the same horse and rider must complete a combination of  dressage, cross country jumping and stadium jumping tests. The 250 riders in the event range...

Millbrook Pony Club’s eventing team proved that hard work and practice are a winning combination. 

They won first place both for horse management and overall among competitors from a region stretching from the Catskills to Rhode Island at the New York/Upper Connecticut Pony Club Regional Eventing Rally on Sunday, June 29 at the Kent School Stables.  Team members Erica Doyle,...

by Carola Lott

The Mashomack International Polo Challenge was played on one of the most beautiful days in a summer of beautiful days.  The event began with a competition between the two teams of Young Guns, all sons of polo-playing fathers.  The boys were talented and the competition fierce.  The result was a tie at 5-5.

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At the MLC Farm Horse Show June 15 and 15, Renee Dougal and Millar won the mini jumper classic.  Renee also won the low jumper classic (2’6”) on Amber Sky.  The Puddle Jumper Classic was won by Becky Howard and Frontier.

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Nigel Pink reports that Rugby Day was thoroughly enjoyed by every child in the school thanks in part to the three coaches from PlayRugbyUS who made each session fun and purposeful. The clinics take place on the remaining Saturdays in June. Their aim is to create a local interest in rugby, with the idea of setting up of a youth rugby club. The clinics provide a wonderful opportunity for kids to...

by Carola Lott

Sydney Collier, whom we wrote about last year, has been chosen as one of the four riders to represent the US in the para-dressage event at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August. It is quite an accomplishment.

Sydney suffers from Wyburn-Mason Syndrome, an extremely rare congenital birth defect. A series of medical treatments, including three brain surgeries, left her blind in...