November remember..... Pie sale orders are due NOV 11th!!!! Happy selling!
November 27th 2-4pm Trailering..... both for horse and human. Dress warm with hats, mitts, and boots:)
October 30th 4pm
Parade starts from 185 Academy Rd, down to the middle school and back. Please dress your pet appropriatly so that no costume is dragging, or such. Barn is open for play time prior to parade, and available to dress or glitter:)
14th May Faire at Cumston Hall
We will be selling aged Manure at the May Faire. Friday 13th meet at barn at 5pm to bag some manure:) We will load it in the truck, and I'll transport on Sat am.
Parelli Professional Pete Rodda Two Star Instructor
Where: Blazing Star Stables When: May 23rd 9-4
Cost: $125 (3hr session) Spots Left: 10 of 12
Auditors welcome: $25 or $10 with 4H or youth club card
Kennebec County 4-H Advanced Riding Clinic
This event is being held to help our 4-H’ers intent on Showing at 4-H shows and those preparing to do so in the future years. It is a brush up on Showmanship, Equitation and Pleasure, for both English/Saddle Seat and Western competitors. We will be limiting the number of participants with horses to 16, as to be able to give each person individual attention, but spectators will be welcome.
This clinic is open to all 4-H’ers intent on showing this year (W/T/C) and in the future. They must be competent and able to safely perform advanced tasks- walk/trot/canter/stop/back- with their horse. This will be a challenging clinic meant to teach 4-Hers the skills they will need to exhibit their horses successfully.
An adult volunteer must accompany all 4-H’ers from their club for safety purposes.
Clinician: Kyle Smith -- 4-H and Open show Judge Date: May 15th 2011 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (arrival at 9am) Cost: $40.00/ participant Where: Shamrock Farm -- Pond Rd. West Gardiner, Maine
Deadline: Kennebec County-- April 30th 2011 Statewide-- May 7th 2011
Balance, freestyle, and finesse. April 2nd 2:30-5PM
This is a mounted meeting so come dressed to ride. We will be starting with our balance points on barrels and moving from there to balance on the horse. Once on we will be going over the difference of freestyle vs finesse.
Manchester, NH The Best Western Executive Court Inn
What: A two-day school of practical, hands-on horse judging training resulting in awarding of a 4-H horse judge’s card.
Who: This judge’s school is for current 4-H horse judges to renew their New England Judge’s card and for first time judges to earn a card. This event is appropriate for 4-H youth, 4-H horse judging teams, and for those who just want to learn more about horse judging.
Fee: Judges and applicants $65.00
I am offering this only to the 12+ over members if they want to go…. Believe me I understand it is expensiveJ
Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Chris LombardWhere: Blazing Star Stables When APRIL 16th 8-4pm
Cost: $0 -$55 it is up to you! (Fundraising) Spots: 10
Chris Lombard is a Natural Horsemanship trainer here in the state of Maine. He travels all over the US to work with people and their horses. Chris has agreed to do this as a 4H/youth clinic only!YAY!!!!
Bloomin’ Stars/ lesson kids will be fundraising for the cost of this event. SO the more tickets you sell the less cost for you to participate! Feb 12th we will begin a quilt raffle, followed by another fundraiser (put your thinking caps on!)
This will be opened to other 4H groups March 15th, if not enough interest here at Blazing Star Stables.
Conformation, Showmanship, and Fashion
March 12th 1030-2pm
We will be playing with our showmanship patterns, learning what conformation is, and checking outfits for showing. Bring with you any show clothes that fit or don’t fit… we will be going over the fashion part starting at 1pm. (Parents might want to be here for that part.)
Bring with you a snack to share, and a bag lunch. Dress in layers for outdoor time, and we will be indoors too. Please bring paper and pencil for notes.
March 20, 2011 4-H Equine Fun Day
Location: Hall Dale High School, GardIner
We will be leaving the barn at 1030 and back by 230
Learn about horse activities offered through 4-H. Come join us for Equine Fun Day. The day is open to leaders, 4-Hers 12 years of age and older, and parents.
As part of the day’s activities, tryouts will be held for the Maine Equine Teams: Hippology, Communication, Quiz Bowl, and Judging. Members trying out for teams must be at least 14 years of age in 4-H years.
Feb 12th 1030 am-1230pm
Bits and Pieces. Bring a bit if you have one, if not don't worry! We will be learning the different types of bits, how they work, why we use them, and the difference between western, english, bosals, hackamores, and rope halters. There are many different places a bit will "pressure" a horse too, be ready to be amazed! Dress for both indoors and outdoor work, bring a snack to share too.
FEB 26th 430-9pm?
Meet at the barn at 4:30pm from there we will be going to OXFORD snow tubing park. Tickets are sold by the hour, and we will be getting a group rate. (Cheaper rate the more people)
12-20 people, $11.50 per person
21-40 people, $10.50 per person
Riders between the ages of 3 and 6 MUST have an adult co-rider and must wear a helmet.
RSVP by Feb 12th meeting for snow tubingJ Bring a bag dinner or we can hit McDonalds/BK on the way. Dress warm and bring hand/foot heaters!!
Meetings JANUARY 2011