It’s getting cold outside, but warming up at Pine Plains Equestrian. We’re in the process of adding four new heaters to the indoor riding area.
2020 here we go!
2019 was a very busy year here at the farm. We finished off an incredible year by replacing the footing of our indoor riding area. Lawton Adams did a great job finishing the job in a few short days. The positive feedback from riders has been overwhelming.
Additionally, all overhead lighting has been replaced. The future is looking very bright!
At Pine Plains Equestrian, safety and security are at the forefront of everything we do. Nothing is more important than the safety of our staff, clients and four legged friends. We’ve installed new cameras around the barn and in each of our 30+ stalls. We now have the ability to monitor every horse in real time – 24 hours a day. Hopefully these updates can bring a little peace of mind to our farm family.
Winter Jumper Show
Sunday Dec. 8th
It’s a busy week of competing for Pam! Sunday she headed up to Larkin Hill HT with her own horse Mars as well as The MaCormick’s Families horse Domino. Both horses had solid days and brought home a 3rd place each in their respective divisions. Its so fun to see how theses horses have been progressing throughout the season.
Today Pam headed over to Crosswinds for some show jumping on Sara Runser’s horse Clover. He was a total star and brought home a 1st place, a clear round and a 4th! He really shines as he blazes around the course.
It was so nice to see each of you out at our first horse show! We look forward to holding more in the future, and hope to see everyone back! A big thank you to Kaci Behn for being our photographer on the day, as well as the staff and volenteers for all their hard work!
Millbrook Horse Trials kicked off for Pine Plains Equestrian today. Pam had a lovely dressage on Domino owned by the McCormick family. Thank you to the team for getting everything organized at home and the show, as well as helping to keep our horses always looking top notch! We’re looking forward to seeing how the rest of the show progresses!
It was another beautiful day for riding! Pam ran Cross-Country on Domino, who had a very bold round and only added time to his score. Pam also got to spend the afternoon competing her own horse Mars. After a long period away from eventing, he’s taken back to it, as though he never took a pause! They had a beautiful dressage round, with a 28.5, followed by a fantastic double clear run around the cross country putting them into 5th for the overnight. Were looking forward to seeing how the weekend finishes up tomorrow with Show Jumping.
Great finish to Millbrook HT 2019 for Pine Plains Equestrian. Pam and Domino flew around the show jumping for a beautiful double clear. This was his second ever event and he handled the atmosphere like any other day with a solid relaxed attitude. We look forward to seeing where this horse goes in the future! As for Mars, due to unfortunate weather conditions at the end of Saturday, his divisions show jumping was cancelled. They took the scores as they stood after cross country, therefore he brought home a lovely 5th place ribbon and the positive experience to head into another outing soon.
We were delighted to have to the opportunity to be a part of Millbrook Horse Trials this year as a sponsor. They were such a great group to work with, and really helped create a package that best suited our needs as sponsors. We would highly recommend taking the opportunity to advertise your business with them next year. Pictured we have Alice Roosevelt and Fernhill Zoro flying over the Pine Plains Equestrian finishing fence in the Advanced. Kristen Smith and Trident making light work of our large brush fence in the Prelim, and Pam Lyon with Domino warming up for dressage by our beautiful banner near the entrance of the event.
Congratulations to Pam and her horse Mars on their win today at Crosswinds Arena Derby. A big thank you to @crosswindsequestriancente
A huge thank you to The Southlands Foundation for hosting Eric Horgan this weekend! Pam, Louise, and wonder-groom Karen took a drive over on Saturday afternoon to enjoy sessions with Eric, as rider improvement and progression is key at all levels. The weather was brutal with very high temperatures, but storms broke both north and south of Rhinebeck giving a lot of wind and a bit of rain to cool off mid-lesson. Samba ridden by Louise, and Mars ridden by Pam were both delightful mounts and enjoyed having a day off the farm. They each were able to work on improvement to their paces, and exercises will be brought home to continue with the goals set forward. Pam was fortunate enough to have a second session with Eric, riding Sara Runser’s horse Clover to work both on the flat and over fences. Due to the sky finally letting loose buckets of rain we were unable to get any photos, but nice improvements were seen in both phases!