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Thank you all for coming to the Farmers' Museum Horse Show! - Over 65 horses showed!

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  • Thank you all for coming to the Farmers' Museum Horse Show! - Over 65 horses showed!

    Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 10th

    Judges this year will be Shane George, Timmy Kees and Mason Phelps. David Distler will announce. Leo Conroy is the show manager and course designer...

    Prize list is available on the Farmers' Museum web site...


    Beautiful jumps, manicured grass field...Great trophies and awards again this year.

    Spring is around the corner - looking forward to see everyone again in June!

    Please let me know if there are any questions.

    Last edited by MintHillFarm; Jun. 10, 2012, 07:58 PM. Reason: Update

  • #2
    All that and a good photographer! (sorry, couldn't resist!)

    We're looking forward to seeing everyone again this year! Have a couple of new products which will be on display - make sure you see the Gallery Block - it's AWESOME!!!

    We love this show - and if you're in trailerable distance and haven't attended, you don't know what you're missing. The jumps are gorgeous, the 'outside course' sort of feel is delightful, the footing always seems to be pretty decent (for a grass field), the people are friendly and accommodating.

    Where else do you get WEF personnel at a local, one-day show?

    Equine Photography in the Northeast


    • Original Poster

      Thanks Carol!

      Of course I should have mentioned that the show is fortunate to have a great photographer! Thank you again for your continued support of the horse show...


      • #4
        I went here in like 7th grade for a field trip!!
        Nothing better than an OTTB.... Just Plan Partners,Penny, you have stolen my heart<3



        • Original Poster

          Prize List should be up soon...


          Please let me know if anyone has questions


          • Original Poster

            PRIZE LIST READY

            Prize list is now up on the website:

            If anyone has questions, please let me know!


            • #7
              I know this is a long shot, but I couldn't find anything about it in the rules. Would it be acceptable to ride aside in the hunter and/or pleasure classes?


              • #8
                Oh horsegal, I DO hope so!!! Would LOVE to get some pics of you aside. Last I knew (and not sure these were USEF rules), you had to ride the whole division aside. In other words, you couldn't just ride the under saddle aside to show off, you had to do the fences aside, too.

                Actually, that may have been a stone-age rule, because my trainer wanted me to show a green horse aside at the Garden - then found out that he'd have to be shown aside o.f. Trainer (male) & I were about the same size, so we BRIEFLY considered him showing aside o.f. :-)

                Equine Photography in the Northeast


                • #9
                  I didn't see if they were riding under USEF rules or anything, and it said to check a different site for rules and that site didn't have any information other than division information.

                  I'm definitely up for riding Over Fences (it's my favorite thing to do!) and Under Saddle aside if that is some other rule, I just want to make sure it's okay first. I'd love to do the eq division sidesaddle, but I understand there's obviously some discrepencies on the judging there, so the hunters and pleasures would be more acceptable.

                  This would give me a chance to break out my new habit and actually be able to show in it *Hoping!*


                  • Original Poster

                    That is a good question! I will find out for you...

                    The show rules would revert back to USEF...


                    • #11
                      Thank you - I checked in with my sidesaddle group on facebook and Devon (SSR on here!) said if you're running under USEF rules, then I should be able to ride aside in any division except Equitation. *Fingers crossed*
                      Last edited by horsegal301; Apr. 27, 2012, 03:15 PM.


                      • #12
                        We will be there! It is a permenent fixture on our show schedule! We have a handful of students planning on it and if there is room I'll bring my little green guy to play too.

                        Horsegal I hope they do give you the go ahead! Just the other day one of the students that is planning on showing at Cooperstown was asking me if you can jump sidesaddle and that would be a fabulous way for her (and my other kids) to see it in action!


                        • #13
                          Trinity - Here's a picture of my mare and I from last summer. Nothing spectacular, but I only just started riding aside last July and have been learning as I'm going.


                          But I am a part of a Sidesaddle riders group on Facebook and there are some extremely brave and talented women who love to help, so it's been an amazing journey so far

                          If you can show her some pictures, here's some eye candy of some VERY lady-like women showing everyone whose boss over fences!





                          And the 11 year old on her pony, one of my favorites:


                          • #14
                            MintHillFarm - Any word? I want to make sure it's okay with Show Management before I make plans. - Small barn, limited trailer options, so I'd like to get in a request to actually get out to the show in advance since a few other people have shows in June and I want to make sure I can actually get to it! Thanks!


                            • Original Poster

                              Bumping this thread up! June 10th is just around the corner...

                              Horsegal301 - I just saw your post May 2nd post! I apologize. I'll try to get an answer for you!


                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by horsegal301 View Post
                                MintHillFarm - Any word? I want to make sure it's okay with Show Management before I make plans. - Small barn, limited trailer options, so I'd like to get in a request to actually get out to the show in advance since a few other people have shows in June and I want to make sure I can actually get to it! Thanks!
                                Yes, I heard back from management, you are welcome to show sidesiddle if you would like!


                                • #17
                                  HOORAY!!!! Can't wait!

                                  Equine Photography in the Northeast


                                  • #18
                                    Pulled up the thread to grab the prizelist link for one of my student's families, so just bumping it up. We will be there, only 1 school pony for 2 students, and my green pony project this time though. Don't know how much my little guy will be up for, it will be only his 2nd time jumping off the farm, so I'll put him in the pleasure than depending on how that goes, and schooling goes, maybe do the Specials. But such a beautiful show I have to bring something to play with for the day!


                                    • #19
                                      God, I wish I could be there.

                                      It's a gem of a show. From the lovely grass field, to the high-end judges and course designers they get, to plenty of room to warm up and.... wait for it... great water pressure in the wash racks, the Farmer's Museum Horse Show really does it right. Also, the ring can be seen from the road, so many families cruising by stop and watch.

                                      And all this for schooling show prices in Central NY. I feel very lucky to have been to one of these.

                                      I wish you all a wonderful time.

                                      Oh, and the side saddle rider will be an additional bonus.
                                      The armchair saddler
                                      Politically Pro-Cat


                                      • #20
                                        We'll be there as always!

                                        Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!