Many people had so much fun at our Fall Festival, they requested that we do it again soon. Well, we listened!
LCEC Spring Fling Schooling Show
May 6th, 2018
Amanda Berges, who did a phenomenal job of providing feedback to all of our participants, has agreed to return to judge our Spring show. Please note some other changes, however, like an increase in contesting classes, and the addition of a grounds fee. We are still offering reduced class fees for early registration.
We can't wait to see you!
We got a call yesterday morning around 7:30 from the sheriff's office, the kind of call you never want to get. Fast-forward an hour, and we tearfully said good-bye to our once-in-a-lifetime pony.
Scooby came to us from a small hunter/jumper schooling barn in Indiana. It was January of 2011, and the kids were just starting to foster an interest in horses. Over the next 6 years, Scooby would become one of the most beloved members of the LCEC family. He was the go-to lesson horse for new or timid riders. He served in Goodwill's Pony Express program, LCEC summer camps, and High 5's on Horseback . He enjoyed being loved on at the Hartford Fair as a 4-H horse two years in a row. He took the owners' granddaughter, Anika, from a new rider to a competitor at the Kentucky Horse Park for the Dressage Pony Cup. At 18 years old, Scooby was preparing to change careers, from dressage to barrels, for the youngest of the Francis kids.
We watched our kids grow up with Scooby. We also know that countless other children were touched by this amazing Welsh cross. He will certainly be missed, but we know that Scooby had a wonderful home with us over the last several years, and he will always be at home in our hearts.
Our first public show in 20 years turned out to be a success. We very much appreciated everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to join us on such a gorgeous Fall day. Even though our speaker system took a dive, the rest of the day went quite smoothly. Judge Amanda Berges gave individualized feedback in each class, and competitors cheered each other on. We will add additional photos from the show as they are sent to us.
By popular request, we do plan to hold another Schooling Show in Spring, with more Contesting classes. See you then!
We are so excited to show you all of the improvements around the farm that we have decided to host a schooling and fun show! On Saturday, October 21st, renowned trainer, saddle-fitter, author, and show judge Amanda Berges will be here. Showcase your skills, get one last schooling show in before the end of the season, and have some fun with us at LCEC. We will have food for purchase from our resident 4-H Club. An up-and-coming photographer will be here to take your picture orders. We will even have some show shirts available for purchase, as well as a few other vendors. Check out the show bill, and we look forward to seeing you on Show Day!
It has been a long road, but we can finally say that our arena footing is ALL being replaced! The new sand for the outdoor arena has already been delivered, and is in the process of being spread. Once that is completed, we will schedule delivery of more sand footing for the indoor arena! Come check it out soon!
Another successful year of camp has come and gone. Our 4-H members did a great job of teaching horse husbandry and basic riding skills. If you missed it this year, don't worry! We will be back again next summer with another fabulous week!
Our three-day camp for elementary students was a huge success. Check out some of the photos here. Even though the weather was terribly hot, the kids all came to us excited to learn and thrilled to ride. We had a great time getting to know each and every one of them, and hope that they will take the opportunity to join us again, either by scheduling lessons with one of our instructors, or by returning to camp next year. Keep checking back, as dates for next year's camp will likely be in June to avoid the heat we endured this year! Thanks again everyone!
Romona and her family purchased a second horse, who has also joined the LCEC family. We are happy to introduce you to Fancy Pants! She is quite the character, as you can see.
LCEC is a living stable, powered by our clients. Updates are provided by Barn Manager Chelsea Francis