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TLF December Newsletter
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December Newsletter

And just like that we are into December and 2018 is almost done!  It has been a fantastic year for us here at TLF and we thank you all for being a part of it!  But, the year is not over yet!  North Campus is in the process of Winter Semester signups, winter camp & leasing is coming up quickly, and who can forget about our famous Drill Team performance?!  Over at the South Campus we had more incredible show results, new partnerships, our winter home show, and the FW-PHA Banquet!!  The winter season is a great time to take the next step in your riding progress by leasing your own horse!  For more information on that and anything else check out the information below!  Have a fantastic Holiday season everyone and we hope to see you in the saddle soon!

South Campus Show Team News & Results

The South Campus Show Team has been hard at work finishing up the 2018 season strong and is already getting a jump start on the 2019 season!  The equestrians sure do clean up well as you can see above at the FW-PHA High Score Awards Banquet!  Congratulations to all riders!!

A massive congratulations to new partnerships!
Congratulations to Shayna K and her lease of Emily Post (Emily)!  These two are already off to a great start by taking Champion of the Children's Hunter and 1st place in the Bit O'Straw Hunter Classic this past weekend at our Twin Lakes Farm home show!

Congratulations to Stella C and her lease of Black Tie Affair (Tux)!  These two saw equally great success as a new partnership this past weened at the home show by taking Reserve Champion of the Short Stirrup Hunter and 2nd place in the FW-PHA Short Stirrup Medal!  Stalla gave sister Serena a chance to take the reins and Serena and Tux took 1st place in the leadline division!

Full South Campus Show Results

Interested in becoming part of our Show Team?  Read below or contact Kirsten for more information about our different show lease options!
 
North Campus Winter Semester Signups
Winter Semester Begins Monday December 10th
Winter Semester Calendar

Tips & Tricks for Winter Riding

This is the last week of the Fall semester!  Starting Monday December 10th the North Campus begins their Winter Semester.  The fist month of winter semester is always a bit confusing with all the holidays so be sure to check out the full calendar above and we will also send out another emails as we get closer reminding everyone of our schedule!

If you have not yet signed up for a class for winter semester be sure to do so now by contacting the office today!!  In addition to regular academy classes be sure to take advantage of other fantastic programs we are offering: 

For the younger rider who wants to spend more time in the barn learning about the horses we have a flexible after-school program that runs Mondays & Wednesdays!  Spend time in the barn (or for the winter months, inside with Kirsten learning about all sorts of fun equine and barn management related things!). 

Then for the riders at Advanced Beginner Jump and above who are looking to improve their riding, gain more confidence, learn to ride the next level horses, move-up to the next jumping level class we offer an Advanced Flat Class on Friday evenings.  This is a great opportunity to work on those important skills on the flat that creates a stronger more skilled and confident rider.  This is also a fantastic opportunity for those riders looking to try out for the IEA Team in the spring to get a jump start on training with Coach Lana.

Contact the office to sign up today!
Fall 2018 Drill Team Performance
Saturday December 15th @ 6pm
Fall 2017 Drill Team Performance
Every fall and spring semester a group of dedicated Twin Lakes Farm riders come together to form the TLF Drill Team. These riders span all levels of riding starting at our Beginner Jump level all the way up to our Level 3 riders! Riders meet once a week as a team and practice all semester long to put together this performance for you!

It is truly a team effort, not only between each of the riders, but between the rider and their equine partner. These horses trust their rider to maneuver them correctly around the ring to perform the choreographed movements timed specifically to the music!

These riders have worked extremely hard and are giving us an excellent example of sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork, and dedication.

While the Drill Team takes a break for the Winter Semester, if your rider might be interested in the Spring 2019 Drill Team please find more information here!
Winter Break Camp
Wednesday 12/26 - Friday 12/28
Winter Camp Flier
 
Back by popular demand we will be running a Winter Break Camp Program!  Camp will run Wednesday the 26th through Friday the 28th!  A great holiday gift and a fantastic way for the kids to spend their time outside of school!  Continue their riding education with significant time spent in the barn learning about the horses on the ground, barn management, equine nutrition, basic first aid, and so much more!  And don't worry, there will be lots of fun indoor activities to make sure everyone stays nice and warm!

Similar to our summer camp full and half day options are available, however space is limited and priority will be given to full day campers!

Future School Break-Week Camp & Leasing Opportunities
We are proud to offer a break-week camp & leasing for the following weeks:

* February 18th - 22nd
April 15th - 19th 

Please sign up with Carol!
Winter Break Week Leasing
Wednesday 12/26 - Friday 12/28 and
Saturday 12/29 - Monday 12/31 
Winter Break Week Leasing Flier

Riders must be at ABJ or above and have a 30x30 Barn Badge

Similar to our winter camp we have been asked to bring back winter break week leasing and we are happy to do so!  This year leasing will run Wednesday the 26th through Friday the 28th!  However, if there is interest leasing can be extended through Monday the 31st! 

Week leasing at the North Campus is a great way to work one on one with your favorite horse or pony each day.  This can not only deepen the bond your rider has with that horse, but can also help your rider grow and improve as a rider.  It is a great holiday gift and a fantastic way for the the older riders to spend their time outside of school. 

Please contact Kirsten for more information and horse availability.
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!
Twin Lakes Farm IEA Updates
Full TLF IEA Team Results
Our IEA Team has had a busy fall season so far!  From hosting our own home shows right here at TLF to traveling all over to other barns!  Everyone is riding fantastic and more importantly supporting their teammates!  It's always so much fun to watch the team really come together as the year progresses! 

Congratulations to our early Regionals Qualifiers
Emily K (Future Novice Flat)
Lily S (JV Novice Flat)
Junko A (VJ Ben Flat)

Congratulations to all of our riders and good luck as you continue on in the season!!

Interested in more information about our IEA Team?  Please find more information here!  
North Campus Winter Break
Saturday 12/22 - Normal Group Lessons
Sunday 12/23 - Normal Group Lessons
Monday 12/24 - Barn Closed
Tuesday 12/25 - Barn Closed
Wednesday 12/26 - Winter Camp, Week Leasing, & Private Lessons
Thursday 12/27 - Winter Camp, Week Leasing, Private Lessons, & 8pm Adult Jump
Friday 12/28 - Winter Camp, Week Leasing, Private Lessons, & 8pm Adult Jump Flex
Saturday 12/29 - Week Leasing, Private Lessons, 9am Adult Jump, 10am Adult Flat
Sunday 12/30 - Week Leasing, Private Lessons, 9am Adult Beginner Jump, 5pm Adult Jump Flex
Monday 12/31 - Week Leasing, Private Lessons, 4:30 Adult Flat
Tuesday 1/1 - Barn Closed
Wednesday 1/2 - Normal Academy Lesson Schedule Resume
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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