Equestrian Events

I am excited to host a series of equestrian events at my CT tack shop and equestrian center in Cheshire. I reach into my many contacts for all things horses bringing you some really wonderful speakers. Check back on this page often — better yet follow our Facebook page — for the latest updates. You can RSVP on our Facebook page or call me 203-439-8004 or send a Contact Form. Please let me know you can come. Feel free to invite your friends. Please note that space is limited. Therefore please RSVP and please come if you do. If you can, let us know as much as possible ahead of time.

View our upcoming event topics below. I love horses and learning about horses, riding, tack and more. Dressage is one of my favorite topics. By the same token, I realize there are so many more things to learn. Have a topic of interest? Let me know and I’ll investigate. Have something to offer the horse riding community? Let’s talk.

All events are held at my tack shop on South Main Street in Cheshire, Connecticut. Visit my Contact Us page for location, phone, store hours and more.

Pop Up Shop: July 10 at SVF Rated Show.

Visit us at the SVF rated show July 10 for a special Pop Up Shop.


MVHC 2019 Dressage Fall Finale

Friday – Sunday, October 11 – 13, 2019 at Mystic Valley Hunt Club

Come join us for the most fun you can have going down the centerline:

  • Northeast Regional Adult Amateur Team and Individual Dressage Championship
  • Northeast Regional Junior Team and Individual Dressage Championship

The Northeast Regional Adult Amateur Dressage Championship [NRADC] and the Northeast Regional Junior Dressage Championship [NRJDC] have two divisions in the respective championships: Team and Individual.

Riders can compete in both the Team and Individual Championship or just the Team Championship. The difference between the two championships is the Individual Championship includes a freestyle. The Team Championship can have three or four riders, who can be a mix of all the test levels. If your team has four riders, the lowest score is dropped. The top three scores determine the team score. Individual Championship winners are determined by combining their Team dressage test and their Individual freestyle test. The Individual Freestyle Test can be ridden either Friday or Sunday. FEI riders will use the 4th level freestyle for the Individual Championship.

To qualify for either the Northeast Regional Adult Amateur Championship [team of 3 or 4 and/or individual] or the Northeast Regional Junior Championship [team of 3 or 4 and/or individual], a rider has to submit two scores of a minimum of 60% in any test of the level they intend to compete in. The qualifying time period is from October 10, 2018 to October 1, 2019.

In the championship, riders must perform the highest test of their level. The qualifying scores can be earned at either recognized or schooling show, and horse trials. The judge must be at least a USDF “L” graduate for a schooling show to qualify.

The $150.00 entry fee provides entry in both the Team and Individual Championships, which can include three rides: a schooling show ride on Friday, the highest test of the level on Saturday and individual freestyle on Sunday.

Entry into the respective championship is accomplished by simply identifying their team name on the show entry form. Entry questions may be addressed to the show secretary.

Connecticut Dressage & Combined Training Association.

For more information, contact:
Ann Guptill, NRADC Emeritus
Sally Hinkle Russell, Manager
Show Secretary
Keith Parkinson, Sponsorships
Donna Grott, Advertising
Deanna Krammer, Silent Auction
Elizabeth Caron, Advisor

Benefits Wounded Veterans

In the 11 years since the first NRADC Silent Auction, over $20,000 has been raised to benefit wounded veterans. This year the beneficiary will be High Hopes Therapeutic Horsemanship for Veterans Program. Please consider donating to the Silent Auction. Over the years many beautiful gifts and products have been donated to the Silent Auction. Visit the Silent Auction tent and bid on your favorite items.

Cheshire Equestrian Center has contributed gift certificates.

Cheshire Equestrian Center exterior of CT Tack Shop 116 Main Street, Cheshire, Connecticut
rider and horse source for you and your horse at Cheshire Equestrian Center
Source for you and your horse, Cheshire Equestrian Center.