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SHOW – Christmas Cracker

Posted on December 9, 2006

Our annual holiday party and fun fest: games for kids in the morning, a sumptuous spread at lunch, adult classes in the afternoon. Six adults entered the Dressage Challenge, all with original routines set to holiday music, all executed brilliantly – Krys Schrom was the winner riding her horse Phoebe bareback! Highlights of the ever-popular costume class shown below. The big finish to the jam-packed day was the Jumping Spectacular, a jump-off competition won by Lindsay and Cachez. Cachez, who cleared 4′ to win, thought she deserved the prize peppermints!

Deb & TopperJason & AndyGiulia, Allie & ShakespeareSilver, Gold, Patrick & AnneCachez & Lindsay

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Posted on December 3, 2006

Tasha 12-3-06

Congratulations to Tasha, the sixth rider to pass GoldStar I!

A new rider at Cricket Hill this year, Tasha is looking forward to GoldStar II in the new year! Her primary instructor is Lindsay.

Learn more about the GoldStar Program.

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GOLDSTAR AWARDS to Caitlin and Allegra

Posted on November 12, 2006

Allegra 11-12-06Caitlin 11-12-06Caitlin and Allegra joined the ranks of GoldStar I awardees, receiving their certificates and pins today. Lindsay is their primary instructor.

They enjoyed this early Thanksgiving, and have jumped right into GoldStar II!

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SHOW – Halloween at Outfoxed Farm

Posted on October 30, 2006

Darlene & friendCricket Hill brought three teams to this annual competition, placing 1st, 2nd and 4th. Individual highlights were Palmer – Hi-Point Adult Amateur riding Downtown Brown, Graphike – was Hi-Point Mare with Lindsay aboard, Jane – Hi-Point Trainer. The Pumpkin Patch – Lise Gottwald, Palmer Irving, and Carol Swanson – won the costume class, competing with an original musical ride aggainst. And who can ever forget Darlene and Charlene?!

11 Riders & Coach Jane1st Place TeamHi-Point Trainer2nd Place TeamPumpkin Patch preparesÂ

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GOLDSTAR AWARDS to Giulia and Tess

Posted on September 15, 2006

Tess 9-15-06Giulia 9-15-06Giulia and Tess received their certificates and pins for GoldStar I today. Giulia’s primary instructor was Shannon, and Tess has been working with Mariko. Both these young riders were first time members of Cricket Hill’s Youth Dressage Team this year, working with Jane. Congratulations to you both!

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CRICKET HILL BARBECUE – 20th Anniversary

Posted on September 2, 2006

20th Anniversary Barbecue InvitationThe weather held up its end of the bargain – as it generally does – for a grand day! The 20th anniversary celebration of Cricket Hill’s Labor Day weekend barbeque! The arena was decorated with farm-grown cut flowers and large plants. Special plants garnishing each picnic table were favors to be taken home. Many of the 150 attendees toured the gardens, at their September finest.

The horsey entertainment included a Quadrille to music presented by the Horsemanship campers, a Pas de Trois of three of our young riders, and of course, the highly regarded Pony Rides!

The Awards Ceremony highlighted the passing of the coveted Fork d’Or from Sarah Morgan to Paddy Rossbach.  Four Snyder “children”, visiting from all over the Eastern seaboard, commemorated growing up at Cricket Hill Farm with the original song, “A Boy from Ancramdale”.

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GARDEN TOUR – Garden Conservancy Open Days at Cricket Hill

Posted on August 5, 2006

This day was chosen for the oriental lilies and the meadow perennials and grasses. Everything was in full swing! Visitors came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as Millerton, Copake, and Pine Plains! We had several repeat visitors who were interested in how to manage seasonal change in the garden and so, wanted to compare what they’d seen in July or the previous September. The visitors were quite experienced, knew all the most common plants, and had more questions about garden design and the very unusual specimens.

   Tiger LiliesVisitors from New JerseyStone Terrace

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Posted on July 28, 2006

Willa-7-28-06Congratulations to Willa, the first student to pass GoldStar I ! Great job! Willa’s primary instructor was Lindsay.

In September, Willa, riding Ricky, led one of the lines of riders in the Horsemanship Camp Quadrille, presented to admiring family and friends at the 20th anniversery celebration of Cricket Hill’s annual barbeque.

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GARDEN TOUR – Garden Conservancy Open Days at Cricket Hill

Posted on June 17, 2006

A beautiful sunny day greeted the 70+ visitors. Iris were still glorious, with the daylilies and lilies just starting. The Orchard Meadow was already in full swing as seen in the picture below.

Plants for Sale included the Maxim Strawberries, a special variety from Holland with up to 3″ tasty berries, already well fruited and ripening in their pots. A group from nearby Pine Plains took home some of these and other tempting plants, all grown in the gardens at Cricket Hill. Proceeds benefit the Academy Scholarship Fund.

Orchard MeadowMaxim StrawberryVisitors from Pine Plains

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