Less than a week ago, R.E.C. happily welcomed new boarder, Katie and her horse–Jackson. Katie has owned this 12-year old thoroughbred gelding for almost eleven months now. She wants to continue to build her relationship with Jackson as well as grow stronger in her jumping abilities. Currently, her main goal is to work up to a full course out in our cross country field. The R.E.C. staff looks forward to watching these two progress together and helping them along the way!
Rockleigh Equestrian Centre News
Thus far, it has been a very busy summer here at R.E.C.! Recently, long-time boarder, Cathy Disoteo took some time out of her day to take some wonderful photos of our staff, clientele and horses. We want to send out a big thank you to her for taking such lovely photos. As you can see, they do a great job of capturing this beautiful facility and why we are so passionate about what we do here every day.
Rockleigh Equestrian Centre held a clinic on Monday, July 7th with trainer – Debra Rubenstein. During the clinic, participants started with flatwork where Debra analyzed each individual. From this she focused on main points that each horse and rider should work on to get one step closer to their goals. Participants were also challenged with some ground pole work as well as a course containing gymnastics. R.E.C. looks forward to inviting Debra back for another clinic in the near future.
Memorial Day was a busy day for Rockleigh Equestrian Centre. Some of our staff and clients headed to Bedford, NY to take part in a Bedford Riding Lanes Association hunter pace while others were off to Kinnelon, NJ to attend a horse show at Smoke Rise Farms. The weather was perfect for both events!
The Bedford pace is hard to forget because of it’s beautiful scenery along the way. The teams encountered ten miles of trails which included downhill terrain, lush fields, multiple water crossings and plenty of natural jumps!
Meanwhile, at Smoke Rise Farms, we had a long, yet fulfilling day. Our horses and riders did exceptionally well at the first horse show of the season. Two of our horses that attended were new to the hunter/jumper show scene, yet they took it all in stride…we couldn’t be happier with them!
R.E.C. wishes Nicole Kovolenko all the best with her recent purchase of ‘Winky’, a gelding whom was imported from England. He is a solid 3’6″ horse with room to go bigger. Nicole has already started to develop a wonderful relationship with this gorgeous horse. She plans on attending horse shows this year, with a specific interest in taking Winky to the jumper and equitation rings.
Rockleigh Equestrian Centre would like to congratulate the Rabinowitz family on their purchase of “Ace”. Nicole Rabinowitz will be the primary caretaker of this special guy. The eight-year old, thoroughbred gelding was brought into the barn by R.E.C. staff whom are confident that he is a great fit based on Nicole’s specific needs and goals. Nicole is excited to take part in hunter paces and possibly some local horse shows. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to helping her along this thrilling journey!
We are pleased to announce that we are currently in the planning stages for construction of a spacious, 200′ x 100′ indoor riding arena. The beautiful structure will have superb footing and is the perfect addition to our facility. It will be strategically placed, which will allow us to increase turnout space that will be revamped with crusher dust for excellent footing. We are extremely excited for the expected completion date of January 2015!
Since September 2013, Rockleigh Equestrian Centre has been going through major changes. Lucia and Oswaldo Montes were brought on board to bring new life into the facility. Together with long-time employee, Casey Huber and new hire, Jenna Breitinger, the centre has developed greatly. This new team works not only efficiently but also effectively together, which benefits our horses and clientele.
The members of our staff complement each other very well; sharing the same passion for equines and the same philosophy when it comes to horsemanship. Significant improvements have been and continue to be made by our hard-working team. We are eager for the 2014 horse shows and hunter paces to begin. Please read more about our team here.