Autumn certainly did cooperate for our Fall Fun Day in more ways than one. Beginning as a cool but pleasant fall morning, the annual riding event held here at Pompositticut Farm had parents and riders cheerfully assembling at the various riding rings to watch our fall riding participants engage in a small equestrian show.
Now at approximately the mid-way point in our 10-week lesson program, these riders were able to decide if they wanted to share their skills with family members by competing in both dressage and jumping categories. Beginners, intermediates and more advanced riders alike completed their specific mounted tests upon a chosen pony.
What makes this Fall Fun Day special though is not so much the competition, but the camaraderie that develops during this event. To make it all work efficiently, riders must cooperate with each other in preparing their pony as well as in sharing their mounts. It is during this time that friendships are strengthened and the real focus becomes the social aspect of the day. One parent even commented that she had not been able to speak with her daughter very much during the entire day because her daughter was so happily engaged with friends!
It was the friends of Pompositticut as well who set aside their personal time to be our judges for this event. Our sincere appreciation goes out to Lauren Surowiec and Christina Lombardi who were our jumping judges; Bob and Diane Koopman, our dressage judges and Cindie Bryan who was our Walk-Trot judge. All of these people, along with our barn support team, made this event a successful day: Nikki W., Allison C., Shelbee M., Lindsey G., Caitlin M., Shannon M., and Nancy G. A very special thank you to Dawn from Linguine’s for always providing us with spectacular lunches! And we cannot forget all of you parents who helped us not only yesterday but throughout the year in so many different capacities but mostly for sharing your children with us! Thank you!
Be sure to check out or have as a keepsake the beautiful photos from this Fall Fun Day at: