2012 Equine Events at Tyrone Farm
2013 Equine Events
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Cross Country Schooling
The cross country course will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:30AM to 4:30PM for schooling. All riders must be accompanied by an insured instructor and must be scheduled by appointment. Call Susan at (860) 928-3647 to schedule a time.
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|May 4||April 30|
Prepare for the 2013 eventing season. Courses available at the Elementary (2' 3") Beginner Novice (2' 6") and Novice (2' 11") levels. Trainers can call Susan at (860) 928-3647 to schedule a block of time for their students.
Riding & Jumping in the Open
Athene von Hirschberg
Cross Country Jumping & Trail Obstacles
Cross Country Jumping
These comprehensive clinics focus on the skills needed to jump successfully both in and outside the ring. Our instructors have an extensive background in both jumping and cross country riding and will address the needs of each group. Visit the Calendar of Events for information about each instructor. The divisions offered are: Introductory ( for horses or riders who have never jumped in the open) Elementery (for those with limited cross country experience) Beginner Novice (for those with moderate cross country experience) and Novice (for those seeking to improve their skills). Our June 15 clinic will also include a division for those who want to learn how to approach trail obstacles. Classes are limited, so sign up early. Ride times will be announced after the closing date.
Ride through the scenic countryside and be judged on your horse's manners and suitability as you encounter four judged obstacles. The courses range from seven to nine miles long. The tasks include mounting and dismounting, opening and closing a gate, backing up, halting and negotiating ditches, bridges, and fallen logs. Ride alone or with friends at your own pace. There are no assigned start times. All riders will receive a ticket for a basket raffle generously provided by Pace for a Purpose. A buffet lunch is included in the entry fee.
8:00 AM: Check-in opens
8:30 AM: Course opens
11:00 AM: Course closes
11:30-2:00 Lunch served
2:00 PM: Awards
An early morning trail ride will be followed by a sumptuous country breakfast. It's a leisurely way to enjoy a summer day. Come for the ride or just enjoy the brunch in the beautiful setting of Tyrone Farm.
Entry fee: $40.00
Brunch only: $20.00
7:30 AM: Check-in opens
10:00-12:30 : Brunch served
|September 14||September 10|
Learn about hunting attire, rules of etiquette and what to expect in the hunt field with Tanheath Hunt Club. This mounted clinic teaches both jumpers and hilltoppers to control their horses in the company of others and experience the thrill of riding to hounds. The day ends with a delicious "tea" and a discussion period with hunt members. Auditors are welcome.
Entry fee mounted: $40.00
Audit only: $20.00
8:30 AM: Check-in opens
9:00 AM: Clinic begins
12:00 PM: Lunch
7:30 AM Check-in opens
8:00 AM Course opens
11:00 AM Check-in closes
12:00 PM Course closes
12:00-2:30 PM Lunch served
3:00 PM Awards and prizes
The 8 mile course includes almost 40 cross country jumps and attracts riders from all over New England. The jumping division is for those who wish to proceed at a fast pace and jump all the jumps. Hilltoppers travel at a moderate pace and pick and choose fences. The Junior division must have at least one rider under the age of 18 and will be scored at the hilltopping pace. The trailblazers ride at a leisurely pace- perfect for the green horse or rider. Ride out between 8:00AM and noon. There are no assigned start times.
Our barbequed chicken dinner is prepared and served by the Pomfret Lions Club and is included with the entry fee. Extra lunches can also be purchased in advance or at the pace.
Entry fee: $60.00 Extra lunches: $10.00
This year’s Pomfret Hunter Pace is offering the opportunity to help those in our community who are battling cancer. Registered Pomfret Hunter Pace riders can also choose to participate in the 3rd annual Pace for a Purpose to benefit Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Cancer Fund. With the addition of Pace for a Purpose, riders are now offered an element to make this event even better: the knowledge that they are helping local cancer patients who are in need of treatment such as mammograms, chemotherapy, medications, and other services and don’t have the resources to obtain them. Let your donation support your community. Riders who raise a minimum of $50.00 in donations will receive a special thank you gift. A special benefit drawing open to all riders and attendees will be held on the day of the event for a portrait of their horse by equine artist Helen Scanlon. Helen will be there with her art work and and will hold a book signing. Book title "My Horse, My Heart , The Morgan Horses of the University of Connecticut".
You may Register On-line for any of our events.
All events are held rain or shine.
Contact Tyrone Farm:
For more information contact Tyrone Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 860.928.3647
Please be sure to review our Safety Information page before riding at Tyrone Farm.