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April 16, 2024

Rally News

GAMES RALLY PREP MEETING

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm via Zoom (link coming soon!)

Open to all members, parents, and club/center leaders. We’ll cover:

  • What to expect at the rally including LIVE demonstrations!!
  • Expectations for Littles and for those riding in the Novice division
  • An overview of the schedule
  • Question and answer session at the end

You can also schedule a mounted games clinic with Sue. She’ll bring the equipment and she’ll even bring ponies!

Need more info? Contact rally organizer Susan at susan@cneponyclub.org.

QUIZ RALLY WAS AN UNDENIABLE SUCCESS!!

Held on Sunday, April 7, 9am - 5 pm, Chickering School, Dover, MA

What a wonderful first rally of 2024! We had 12 teams with 43 total competitors. The day progressed seamlessly, everyone had fun, and many competitors will be representing CNER in Quiz at the USPC Championships in July. Whoop whoop!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!

Many thanks to our organizers, Susan Hanna, Kirsten Fleming, and Andrea Crespi for putting this together from scratch, and to our parents who were incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the day.

SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK: We are always looking to improve! Please send your suggestions or feedback (positive and negative – be honest, we can take it) to our fabulous VRS, Susan, at susan@cneponyclub.org.

OVERNIGHT STABLING AND CAMPING AT OUR UPCOMING RALLIES

Available at Games, Dressage, and Show Jumping Rallies

Did you know that there is overnight stabling available at the showgrounds for Games Rally, Dressage Rally, and Show Jump Rally? Also camping is available onsite and close by at Games Rally and Show Jump Rally.

For more information, please contact our VRS in charge of Rallies: Susan Hanna at susan@cneponyclub.org.


Rally Entries Open

MOUNTED GAMES RALLY - Entry Deadline May 5

Sunday, May 12, Green Acres Stables, Madbury, NH
Showgrounds open at 9 am; Competitors’ briefing at 10 am

Click here for all the information and entry forms.

DRESSAGE RALLY – Entry Deadline May 13

Sunday, May 26, Apple Knoll Farm, Millis, MA
Showgrounds open at 7 am; Competitors’ briefing at 8 am

Click here for all the information including links to tests and entry forms.


Clinics

EQUINE DENTISTRY DAY

Sunday, April 21, 10am - 3pm, 5 Bay Meadow Rd, Berkley, MA

Cranberry Country Pony Club has graciously opened this unmounted clinic to the region.

Dr Laura Parisio-Wood will be teaching while she floats a horse's teeth. Members will learn about dental floating, get to feel for points on teeth, the tongue, and more! Remember: The teeth are the start point for all Digestion!

For more information, click here.

For questions: Please contact Cranberry Country Pony Club DC Andrea Crespi at ajb209@comcast.net.

MOUNTED GAMES CLINICS

You Choose the Date and Location!

Schedule a mounted games clinic with VRS Sue. She’ll bring the equipment and she’ll even bring ponies! Contact Sue at susan@cneponyclub.org.


Fundraisers

NORFOLK HUNT PONY CLUB TACK SALE

Saturday, May 11, at the Apple Knoll Farm Horse Trials, Millis, MA

Spring cleaning your tack trunks, closets, and barns? Consider donating or shopping at Norfolk Hunt Pony Club’s tack sale. Click here for more info!

GROTON PONY CLUB SCHOOLING HORSE TRIALS

Sunday, May 12, 7 am – 5 pm, Hazel Grove Park, Groton, MA

Join Groton Pony Club for this very fun, low stress, and friendly horse trials.  2-phase and 3-Phase divisions offered for 12" through Novice, or ride your choice of dressage test (20x40m arena) or Stadium Jump rounds. 100% of the proceeds support the equine learning objectives of the Groton Pony Club members. Click here for more information.


Summer Camp Options (yes, summer IS coming!)

FITCH FARM SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP CAMP

June 24 – June 28, 9 am – 2 pm, Fitch Farm, Middleboro, MA
July 15 – July 19, 9 am – 2 pm, Fitch Farm, Middleboro, MA
August 12 – August 16, 9 am – 2 pm, Fitch Farm, Middleboro, MA

Fitch Farm, our newest CNER riding center, is offering three separate weeks of Summer Horsemanship Day Camp.

This camp is for children ages 5 to 12 years old. No riding experience necessary! Camp runs from 9 am – 2 pm and includes riding lessons each day (ride the farm's ponies or bring your own), crafts, games, and lots of farm animal babies to cuddle! What's not to love about that!!

For more information, contact Kara Fitch at: fitchfamilyfarm@gmail.com.

RABT and CARLISLE ACADEMY JUNIOR EVENT CAMP

August 6 – August 8, 8 am – 5 pm, RABT/Carlisle Academy, Lyman, Me

Open to riders of all skill levels and all ages! Confident and more advanced participants bring their own horses and ride at Rest and Be Thankful Farm (RABT). Younger and/or less experienced participants ride at Carlisle Academy and either bring their own horses or ride Carlisle Academy horses.

Includes mounted and unmounted activities. Click here for more information.

NORFOLK HUNT PONY CLUB CAMP

August 12 – August 16, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Apple Knoll Farm, Millis, MA

NHPC’s camp is open to regional members (if space is available). This is a day camp for riders with stalls available for horses to spend the night. Mounted activities, including clinics, and unmounted activities are included.

Click here for more information.


USPC Championships

Rally season has started! Interested in qualifying for Championships? Click here to see the very handy Qualifications Chart with all you need to know!   

Want to learn more about the logistics of preparing for, traveling to, and participating in Championships? VRS Susan Hanna is happy to meet with club/center officers, parents/guardians, and/or members. Please contact Susan at susan@cneponyclub.org or send her a text at: 603-770-6928.


2024 Rally Calendar

The details and entry forms for our Rallies can be access on our website Calendar and under Forms -> Rally Entry Forms

Printable Versions of our 2024 Newsletters

April 16, 2024

March 26, 2024

March 4, 2024

February 20, 2024

Printable Versions of our 2023 Newsletters

June 16, 2023

May 5, 2023

April 20, 2023

April 11, 2023

March 20, 2023

March 9, 2023

March 2, 2023

February 24, 2023

February 16, 2023