Stony Hill Stables, 268 Town Lane, Amagansett, NY) Stony Hill Stables, owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades, is proud to announce the annual Benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the express purpose of promoting excellence in equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End. The Annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit Cocktail Party will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 21, from 6pm – 8pm on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett on bucolic Town Lane. Attendees will enjoy a special Dressage Exhibition with narration, an exciting Pony Drill Team Presentation performed by the impressive young riders of Stony Hill Stables, and a rousing Dressage Pas de Deux finale performed by Grand Prix riders.
Stony Hill Stables is the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program. Launched in the summer of 2012, the success of the Stony Hill Stables Foundation is evident by mounting ribbons. Gifted scholarship recipients have already earned ribbons in very prestigious horse shows, including the Sagaponack Horse Show, The Hampton Classic and the famed Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held annually in Wellington, FL.
To add to the excitement of the evening, Stony Hill Stables will also formally introduce their new trio of talented trainers: Ashley Lynott, (Director of the Camp), Katherine Byrd (Dressage Trainer) and Courtney Miller (Head Hunter/Jumper Trainer). Accomplished, competent and compassionate, this winning team of talented trainers are sure to inspire young Stony Hill Stables equestrians. (Link to more information about Stony Hill Stables trainers: http://stonyhillstables.com/training.html )
The inspiration for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation came from Wick Hotchkiss, second-generation owner of Stony Hill Stables and United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold medalist. “As both an active member in the equestrian world and local Amagansett resident, it has been my life-long dream to make the equestrian experience more accessible in our community. The Stony Hill Stables Foundation was created to give back to our community by providing equestrian programs which will facilitate the growth of the sport on the East End” said Hotchkiss.
The foundation’s goal is to create essential opportunities for children and adults to connect with the community, grow physically and emotionally, while benefiting from a life enhancing experience. Scholarship applications for the 2014 season are currently being accepted. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton and West Hampton are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications are available at www.stonyhillstables.com .
Tickets for the Annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line. Contributions are gratefully welcome: Stony Hill Stables Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Amagansett, NY 11930 or www.stonyhillstables.com. For more information about Stony Hill Stables and the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, please visit the website or call: 631.267.3203.