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 Dates to mark on your equine calendar


Oct. 6 -- New York State Draft Horse Club annual consignment sale. Cortland County Fairgrounds

Oct 7-8 -- Ranch Riding Clinic, Hunter Hack Farm, 7084 Sage Road, Boonville

Oct. 7 --  Trail trial at 3149 Sweet Road, Pompey.  For more information call Margo at 315-492-2682

Oct. 8 -- Eventing at Carriage House Saddlery, 325 Waterburg Road, Trumansburg

Oct. 8 - If Only Farm Autumn Horse Show I. Hunter/Jumper horse show, all ages and levels are

welcome! If Only Farm Equestrian Center, Freeville.  More info:,

Oct. 9 --CNYDCTA monthly board meeting featuring educational series: "Cross Training for the

Equestrian," 6-7:30 p.m. at the Manlius Library. Free, reservation requested.

More info:

Oct. 12-15 -- The Stepping Stone Horse Show, NYS Fairgounds Toyota Coliseum, Syracuse

Oct. 14 -- 89th annual Genesee Valley Hunt Races. Starts at 10 a.m., Nations Road, Geneseo

Oct. 14 - Equine & Wine fundraiser for the Sunshine Horses horse rescue. Greenwood Winery

and Bistro, East Syracuse. Tickets are $50 and include a wine flight, pasta dinner and

dessert. Email: for tickets.

Oct. 14--  Dressage clinic: "The History of Classical Horsemanship: Improving Performance through

Classical Principles." Presented by the Baroque Equestrian Games and Institute at Voltra Farm,

6000 Rock Road, Verona. More info at: or  CNY Dressage & Combined Training


Oct. 20-22 CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic and NEBT Futurity, Toyota Coliseum,

NYS Fairgounds. More info:

Oct. 24  -- 89th annual Genesee Valley Hunt Races, Nations Road, Geneseo. A full day of horse racing with wagon rides, dog events, stick horse races and shopping. More info:

Oct. 27-29 -- Trick or Trot Horse Show, NYS Fairgounds Toyota Coliseum, Syracuse

Oct. 28 -- Ranch riding and reining clinic with NRHA champion Scott Loomis. Morrisville State College Western barn, 7364 Swamp Road, Morrisville. More info:

Oct. 28 -- Fundraiser for The Haven at Skanda at the Jephson Hillcrest Estate, Cazenovia.  More info:

 Oct. 29 --  Tracy Durham Dressage Clinic, If Only Farm, Freeville, NY. More information at

Cold weather pursuits ...

Nov 10-12 --  Olympian Michael Page Jumping Clinic, If Only Farm, Freeville, NY. More information and signup at

Nov. 11 -- CNY Dressage and Combined Training Association year-end banquet and silent auction. More info:

Nov. 19 -- Dressage seminar, "Improve your Feel and Timing of Aids" with Michelle LaBarre  at Voltra Farm, 6000 Rock Road, Verona.  Program starts at 10 a.m. with introduction and theory followed by demonstration and participation. Fee,

which includes lunch, is $45 with RSVP, $55 for walk-ins. To RSVP, go

to, call 315-794-6469 or email

Nov. 23-Feb. 2: The Haven at Skanda’s annual Horses for the Holidays campaign

collects new and used supplies to support horses and owners across Central New

York. For more information on making a donation, or to receive assistance, go to:

Dec.  2, 9 and 16 --  Have lunch with Santa at the Herschell Carrousel Museum and stay for an afternoon of activities, including games, crafts, snacks, merry-go-round rides and the brand new Candy Cane Carnival. Registration is required. For more information, email:

Dec. 2-3 -- Holiday Open House at The Show Trunk II, 2335 Dryden Road (Route 13), Dryden. Refreshments and something for every equestrian on your shopping list. More information:

Dec. 3 -- Begin Again Horse Rescue annual fundraising brunch and silent auction, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Lima Golf and Country Club. More information:

Dec. 3 -- Holiday with the Horses fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program. Baked goods and gift items for sale; take a picture with Santa and an equine elf.  FLTAP Purple Haze Center, Farmington. More information:

Dec 13 -- Celebrate National Day of the Horse! Established to commemorate the contribution of horses to the economy, history and character of the United States, we say it’s also an excuse to give your favorite equine a pat on the neck and an extra peppermint (or two).

Feb. 1-14 -- CNY Reining Horse Association annual stallion auction. Proceeds from this auction are placed in the New England Breeders Trust Fall Futurity held at the CNYRHA Fall Classic in Syracuse. More info: