Corinthian Equestrian Center’s first horse show of the 2018 season got underway on Saturday and Sunday, March 17th to 18th. This schooling show was part of the Hudson Valley Horse Shows (HVHS) series coordinated by Deb Core of Old Field Farms in Goshen, New York. The Course Design was by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Judge and Trainer, Ken Okken. An experienced horseman, Ken also does course design for the Garden State Horse Show in New Jersey.
Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Riders earned double points for the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League and the Princeton Equestrian League. Riders at the show earned points to qualify for Marshall & Sterling’s national finals at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York and Princeton Equestrian League’s national finals at Princeton Show Jumping in Skillman, New Jersey.
The show had a great turn out with 66 Riders and 50 Horses participating. The next HVHS show will be on April 22nd at Saddle Ridge Riding Center in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
To see full-size images of the show, head on over to the Events Gallery!
It was a spooky time at Corinthian Equestrian Center on Friday for boarders, students, and their families. CEC’s first Halloween Party was a great shindig with good eats, games, and costumes. All of the costumes were handmade by the CEC’s students and everyone looked fabulous while having loads of fun. The horses got to bob for apples, while the adults enjoyed the food and facilities. Games of Pass The Hot Gourd and Musical Stalls were a big hit.
When the darkness descended the kids were playing Manhunt in and around the stable while the adults enjoyed the conversation and drinks in the lounge.
CEC’s first annual Halloween Party was a scary success! Check out the Event Gallery for more images!
The Headless Horsman (aka owner Lee Dillon) and Eagle will be terrorizing the Village of Warwick downtown this Friday, October 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, then they’re off to the Haunted House near the Warwick Inn to scare the kids.
Corinthian Equestrian Center is holding a free horse safety and handling clinicwith retired farrier, George A. Thomson of Western New York on Saturday, August 12th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
George A. Thomson has been working with horses since the age of fifteen when he first apprenticed as a Farrier in 1955. He specialized throughout his fifty plus years in corrective shoeing to address diseases of the foot and lameness, such as Founder, Navicular, Club Foot, as well as reconstruction of the foot due to trauma. George is known for his ability to shoe not only American Saddlebreds and Morgan horses, but also the hunter, jumper, and eventing breeds. He’s well versed with knowledge of the appropriate movement needed to show the various horse breeds.
George has never been kicked by a horse in all his years with working with them. Find out how to be a friend to your horse, as well as work safely with them.
To reserve your spot, head over to the CEC Facebook page or call Lee Dillon at (973) 617-7744 for more information.
Corinthian’s Armani and his owner, Lee Dillon had a number of fantastic rides at the Garden State Preview Horse Show on Sunday, April 30th. Armani and Lee were the Champion team in the Puddle Jumper (2’6″) Division!
The Garden State Preview is only their second jumper show together. Lee has been working with Armani for a number of months now and more recently with CEC’s resident hunter/jumper trainer, Ken Okken.
Armani is responsive and very fast (he’s a speed demon), particularly in the power speed round, working the first eight fences clean and quick before hitting fence number nine where his fast button goes to supersonic!
Check out the video of their power speed round below.
Team Corinthian had a fabulous time participating in the Hunter Pace at the Windy Hollow Hunt on Sunday, April 23rd!
A Hunter Pace is a low-key cross-country riding competition evolved from Fox Hunting. The Hunter Pace simulates the Fox Hunt with a set course throughout the countryside and participants have the opportunity to enjoy open fields and woodlands, often on private properties, throughout the day.
Corinthian’s Hunter Pace Team of Kelly Hamling riding Corinthian’s Wildcard (Carder), Julia Roy MacDonald riding Corinthian’s Crimson Hunt (Handsome), and Lee Dillon riding Corinthian’s Armani took first place in the Novice Division.
The next Windy Hollow Hunt, Hunter Pace is scheduled for Sunday, May 14th to start at Corinthian’s Jessup Road Farm. More information about the Pace can be found at Windy Hollow Hunt.
The next upcoming event is the Garden State Preview Horse Show, April 29th to 30th at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey. Ken Okken, Corinthian’s resident Hunter and Jumper Trainer is the assistant manager for the show and has designed all of the courses. Lee Dillon, CEC’s owner will be riding Handsome in the hunter division on Saturday and Armani in the jumper division on Sunday. Come spend the weekend at the show!
Spring is upon us at Corinthian Equestrian Center!
We’re planning a full Season of Lessons, Camp and Horse Shows! First up – Garden State Horse Show! Come learn and Show with us and please feel free to visit us at our beautiful Facility in Warwick, NY. Corinthian features a large Indoor Ring connected to many Stalls, 2 outdoor Rings and acres of turn out.
Lessons and Training by Ken Okken and Lee Dillon. Ken is a USEF “R” Hunter, Equitation and Jumper Judge, “R” Steward and Course Designer. Come learn from the “Judges Eye”.
Accepting Boarders and Sales Horses, we look forward to being of service to you and your horse!
Corinthian Equestrian Center CEC, LLC is pleased to announce two days of Open House! Open to the public on Tuesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 29th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
Come and meet Pro Trainer, Ken Okken and Owner/Trainer, Lee Dillon. It’s sure to be two lovely days to enjoy the outdoors meeting our current horsey residents with tours of the facilities. Keep warm and have a chat and a drink in the lounge with other horse enthusiasts.