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November Newsletter

It looks like fall has finally arrived!  We welcomed in the cooler weather with a fantastic outing for Headless Horseman and the North Campus's Spooktacular!  We have had so much fun incorporating our equine friends into all of the fall festivities!  Coming up next for us we have our second IEA home show, the North Campus's first Academy School Show of the season, new partnerships forming at the South Campus, some exciting results from Harrisburg, registration opening for winter camp and week leasing at the North Campus, and the much anticipated dates for the Winter Adult Camp!  Check out everything below for all the information and we hope to see you in the saddle soon!  

Twin Lakes Farm Academy School Show
Saturday November 11th
Class List & Entry Form

Interested in a friendly and encouraging environment to gain valuable show experience?  Fun prizes, ribbons, and learning opportunity with feedback directly from our USEF rated Judge.  Than join us Saturday 11/11 for our first school show in our Academy School Show Series!

There is a class for every academy rider!  We offer a lead line division for our beginner private students and then a division for every group class level within our academy!  For our adults, we have a wide variety of flat and jumping levels so everyone can participate!  Each division is comprised of three classes.  All flat students will have three flat classes judged separately!  All jumping students will compete in one flat round and two jumping rounds.  Riders are judged on their equitation, or position in the saddle and correctness in riding their horse for our non-horsey friends and parents.

*New* this year we are offering a few different division/classes to our day!  
- Advanced Flat Class (Kids): This class is open to riders Level 1-3, Advanced Flat Class riders, or ABJ with permission from Kirsten.  This division will be three flat classes with focus on equitation on the flat.  This class will take place prior to the Level 3 division and is a wonderful way for our jumping riders to get extra time in the ring, extra practice, and feedback from the judge on showing in their flat classes.  This can help them better prepare not only for their later division, but for future competitions.    
- Team Fun Class: Open to all riders Level 1-3.  Riders will form a scramble team and compete against each other in a fun class to be announced day of!
- Show Prep Class: Open to all level riders, but geared towards our trot/canter/BJ riders to arrive to the show earlier and help get their horses and ponies ready for the show ring!
- Quiz Bowl Class: Horsemanship questions for all levels of riders with fun ribbons, prizes, and free for all participants! 

So whether you or your rider are still mastering your posting diagonals, working on your leads, or putting the finishing touches on their jumping rounds, this is a great opportunity for a fun experience in the saddle and of course continued learning!  

Class List & Entry Form

Please e-mail Kirsten with any questions!

Remember, if you compete in three of the four Academy School Shows rider qualifies for season end awards handed out at our famous School's Out BBQ & Drill Team performance in June!
IEA Home Show
Sunday November 5th 
Come out and cheer on our Twin Lakes Farm IEA Team at our second and final home show of the season!  These girls have been working hard in their lessons and team practices and would love to have your support!
Fall Drill Team Performance Date!
Saturday December 16th
Save the date!  Throughout the fall semester our Drill Team has been working hard to put together a special performance for all of you!  Please come out for an amazing performance and reception to follow! 
Spring 2017   ~~  Fall 2016 
South Campus Show Team Updates

Congratulations to Madyson D who had both of her ponies qualify for Zone II Hunter Finals held in Harrisburg VA.  Both Cherrybrook Bally Blue and Yoko had great trips and ribbons.  If you are looking for the perfect first pony Yoko is currently available for lease!  Just back from finals at Harrisburg she is ready to start teaching her next young rider the ropes!  You could not ask for a better pony to begin traveling and competing with.  Has seen it all and will happily take your young rider right back to Finals this upcoming season!      

We would like to congratulate Laura H on her purchase of Carino (Tony).  These two already have a fantastic partnership and had a wonderful season this year!  We can't wait to see what they accomplish next!

Congratulations to Isabel M on her purchase of Gold Digger (Diggy) we cannot wait for what the future has in store for them as they develop their partnership!

We would also like to congratulate Linda H on her lease of Fund The Minister (Finn)!  Best of luck accomplishing your goals this winter! 
Winter Camp & Week Leasing
December 26th - December 29th 
TLF Camp Video
Although the weather is starting to turn a bit cooler we know no one wants to think about winter quite yet.  However, the weeks are flying by!  Be sure to keep the TLF Winter Camp and Week Leasing programs in mind as you begin to look ahead in your calendars!   It's a fantastic way for the kids to spend winter break and makes for a perfect Christmas or Hanukkah gift!
Winter Camp
Winter Leasing

Contact Carol for more information and to sign up!!
Adult Winter Camp
December 29th - December 31st 
Back by popular demand!  TLF Adult Camp!  Another long weekend from the night class Friday the 29th and running through Sunday the 31st.  Don't worry, we will let you out with plenty of time for new years eve plans!  

In addition to twice a day lessons, lectures/labs in barn management, health, fitness, nutrition, and basic first aid we will be adding guest lectures from equine professionals in our community!  Of course, bareback, dressage, and western will all be back as well!  

Contact Kirsten for more information and to sign up!  
South Campus Show Team & Leasing

Whether you are looking for a horse for yourself to help accomplish your own riding desires or a horse/pony for your horse crazy child, we can help you out!

Leasing is a fabulous way for a rider to grow a strong partnership with just one horse that best suits them and their personal goals.   As riders progress there is opportunity for traveling the show circuit, achieving greater challenges at more extensive heights, and fulfilling that childhood dream for riders of all ages.

If you are wondering if this might be a good transition for you or your rider please contact Kirsten for more information!
Upcoming Events

As many of you know we are always on the go and always have things going on at the barn!  Please see our Fall 2017 Calendar and stay tuned for upcoming events such as:

- Adult Yoga Class for horseback riding (TBA)
- Kids Yoga Class for horseback riding (TBA)
- Barn Management Classes
- Drill Team Performance (12/16)
- Hubbies & Horses (Mid Nov ~ Stay tuned for more information)

As always, if you would like a tour or more information about our program or anything we offer please just reach out to Kirsten with any questions!
Makeup Week & Holidays at the North Campus

Fall Semester Makeup Week is 12/4-12/10

Winter Semester begins 12/11/17

Instructors are working on progress reports over the next week, discussions about riding levels for winter will begin, and we will let you know when winter signups will begin just as soon as we get everything sorted.

North Campus is closed Thanksgiving Day but will be open and running lessons as normal every other day that week so if you or your rider are traveling for the holiday please remember to cancel the lesson with Carol in the office!
Twin Lakes Farm North Campus is home to the TLF Riding Academy.  With over 45 school horses calling North home, we have just the right partner for you to learn on, no matter your riding level!  We are proud to offer a wide variety of activities outside of our private and group lessons.  Including an IEA Team, Fall & Spring Drill Team, Adult Group Classes, Academy School Show Series, Barn Management Classes, Summer Camp, and the ever popular School Break & Summer Lease options. Additionally, we are thrilled to host Access Equestrian’s second location for their ever growing adaptive riding program.
Whether you are looking for a fun new activity for you child, looking to get back into riding yourself, are currently riding, or have just always wanted to learn how to ride… What are you waiting for? 

Be sure to check out our South Campus if you are interesting in boarding or long term leasing; and don’t miss our Bronx campus, Riverdale Stables, if you are interested in riding a bit closer to the city!

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