Sadly due to the closing of so many host farms . We will not be having a series in 2017. Corner Stone Farm will have a short course in Aug or Sept once the other local shows decide their dates so there wont be a conflict.
The banquet for awards 2016, is also in jeopardy.
With no one supporting the Banquet obligations. We cannot have one. Cathy cannot afford it cover for all costs. Please contact Cathy if you have Suggestions.
Kim Hulley has been brain storming for solutions to try still have the banquet as Cathy has been very busy with Family illnesses.
The Volunteers who stood through : RAIN - SNOW - WINDS - HUMIDITY- BLAZING SUN.
THANK YOU - WITHOUT YOU ALL WE WOULD BE RIDING AT HOME OR NOT AT ALL.
Thank you for your continued support of this sport and program. ( thanks Steve for the donated Pics too )
Comments made by one of the families who participated in past events
" Wonderful supportive shows that are a great place to break into the Eventing World.
For all riders and parents alike to learn the ropes!
My girls have had wonderful experiences through the Kingston Short Course Series!"
As you know, I REALLY enjoyed this summer and all six of the Short Course Events. I feel blessed to have been invited to ride at these four farms and deeply appreciated all the hard work that everyone put into these shows. I found them to be VERY welcoming and forgiving and supportive. EVERYONE was friendly and helpful and truly made me feel that the motto of these shows was “the success of all participants”. Also, the fact that all these shows were quite close made it very convenient and somewhat stress free. The close distance together with the specific ride times, made it very relaxing. We would arrive early enough to walk the course and prepare for dressage and then relax a bit and then get ready for our jumping time. I will probably never move to a higher division than what is offered at the short courses but for young people just starting out who have dreams of riding at a higher level, these shows will instill confidence in an atmosphere of friends and support and camaraderie where there is no other agenda other than success.
The other item I liked was that the Jr. and Sr. Riders are separate. I am a senior rider that enjoys and is comfortable at the 18” level for now. I do not want to be perceived as stealing ribbons from little girls (and usually they kicked my butt). This show series divided the Jr. and Sr. riders so I did not feel out of place competing against the Jr. Riders. Again, a very welcoming and non-judgmental way of allowing everyone (young and old and oldest) to compete, enjoy and not feel bad about succeeding.
I have told all my friends (mostly seniors) and will hope to have an Old Gals club attending next season.
Sincerely, Debbie Givens