If you are like us – things are a bit crazy at the moment.
Shelly and Ryan are on their way back form a week at her parents. Her grandmother passed (at 101!) and she needed to help her Dad while her Mom flew to NJ for the funeral.
And of course with Christmas less than a week away – and it rainy and cold – yuk. The horse are sliding around in the mud and business has come to a standstill.
But – we do have a Fun Day scheduled for the day after Christmas on December 26th and there are still a few places open. Sign up on the website on the right. 9am-1pm for less than the price of a lesson – can’t beat it!
Christmas Trees still available – if you have yet to pick up your tree, or if you know someone who would like one but can’t afford it – call us. We have 4 left and I hate to burn them… We have from 6ft to 8ft and they are beautiful Fraser Firs that have been in water since they were cut!
And finally -
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (if we make it past The 21st!)
From all of us at high Country Stables…
We just put our 8′ tree up! It smells great in our house!
We bring back trees every year when we visit the inlaws for Thanksgiving. These were cut Saturday 11/24. They are Fraser Firs from Spruce Pine NC.
There are only 7 left.
1@6ft -$35 4@7ft $40 and 2@8ft $50
Less than anyone else and fresh cut!
Lot’s happening around the barn in December!
December 7th is our annual HCS Holiday party! I just hope the conference room can hold all our riders and families. We have grown so much in the last few years and we are very thankful for everyone who is apart of farm.
December 26th – Fun Day – 9:00 to 1:00 – $45.00 a rider – games, riding, crafts and snacks! Don’t miss the fun. Limited to 15 riders.
December 29th - Horse Show at the farm – Western and English classes for our beginners, jumping and dressage for our advanced English riders and Ranch horse classes for our advanced Western Riders. Show starts at 11:00. Please feel free to come out and watch.
We would like to welcome the Saunders and their new horse Montana!
Congratulations to all our RIFNA riders. We had a show November 18th at In Your Dreams Farm and came home with lots of blue ribbons!
All the horses had a Spa day last week. They were bathed, braided and clipped and all looked fabulous.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hard to believe my little guy is turning 21 this week. Happy Birthday, Ian!!
The geese and ducks are finally heading out for the winter! The horses are starting to get fluffy with their winter coats and show season is up and running. Congratulations to all our RIFNA riders. We brought home a lot of blue ribbons.Our next RIFNA show is November 17th at In Your Dreams Farm.
Shelly has been working Cowgirl, getting her ready for whatever discipline is called for that day – that pony can do it all from reining, to jumping to English Pleasure and she is joy to ride.
October 27th is the Paulding County Saddle Club Charity Show. We have 15 riders going to compete. We would love to have everyone out cheering us on. Taking several new riders and this will be their first time ever showing. We know they will do awesome.
The Phillips Gang
Join us September 28th for a Fall Fun Day 9:00 to 3:00 – $50.00 – bring a sack lunch. We will have horse rides, trail rides, games, crafts, and a special fall scavenger hunt! You can sign up on the web or shoot Shelly an email at email@example.com
Still have baby chickens popping up at the farm! At least some of the geese and ducks have gone South for the winter. Although, I do believe Buddy and two of the mallards will remain behind. They were maimed by turtles and have taken up residence with Peanut the Pig.
Goose and Miami are headed to their first paws4people event on Tuesday in Augusta. Goose is doing great in his training. We visited Barnes and Noble last week and kept the kids in the children section amused with all his tricks and ability to read!
September 29th kicks off our RIFNA year. We will be at In Your Dreams Farm, with 15 riders competing this year. And they have added reining! Excited for all the girls.
We had an awesome time at the State Show in Perry, Ga. this weekend. Of course, Midnight and Kylie came home with another racking trophy. Emily and Dallas were called back in their English class. Kylie, Savannah, Olivia and Lindsay rocked it in their reining class! Kylie, Savannah and Miranda looked great at halter. All the girls did really well and the horses were on their best behavior! Couldn’t ask for anything more!
RIFNA – Riders Interscholastic Ferderation of North America – is just around the corner. RIFNA is a national organization that promotes equestrian sports at the interscholastic level by providing assistance with setting up school clubs, locating farms for lessons and shows, establishing rules and standards common to all RIFNA teams, and maintaining team and individual points for determining eligibility for Regional Finals and the annual Championship. RIFNA’s mission is to provide students of all riding levels and economic backgrounds the opportunity to learn to ride and compete locally and nationally for their teams in a safe and educational environment thereby giving them access to college riding scholarships and the ability to have their equestrian club/sport recognized in their educational institution either through lettering or as a sport. If you would like to be apart of RIFNA please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids on Saturday August 18th? Come on out to High Country Stables! 5508 Dallas Acworth Highway. 11 am – 3pm. $5 dollars a person includes Pony Rides, Face Painting, Horseshoe Scavernger Hunt, Live Music and riding demonstrations from our State Riders! We will be serving lunch plates in the conference room and have a photographer on hand taking pictures of the kids with the best horse in town – the one and only Midnight! All proceeds help the High Country Stables Riders who are competing at the state show in Perry, GA Labor Day Weekend.
The last camp of the 2012 summer season ended last Friday with a well performed exhibition of riding skills and the drill team.
Thanks to all who attended for their hard work in very hot and very dusty conditions!