NEWS from Chestnut Oak Farm
Riding Lessons at Chestnut Oak Farm
posted on Sep 14, 2012
Are you looking to learn more about horses, gain more confidence around them and learn to ride? If so, Chestnut Oak Farm can help! We teach basic English and Western riding as well as ground work training on how to handle horses. Your lesson will not be limited to just riding, but will include horse care and basic equine knowledge. If you would like to learn more about breeding management we would be happy to work with you.
All lessons will be given on horses that reside at Chestnut Oak Farm and the rider must be at least 5 years of age to participate. As safety comes first, each student/rider regardless of age is required to purchase an ASTM/SEI approved equine riding helmet, bring the helmet to their lesson and wear the helmet at all times while mounted. You will be asked to fill out our "Student Information Sheet", "Agreement and List of Rules for Riding Lessons", and "Horse Riding Agreement and Liability Release Form". The cost of the lesson is $35.00 for a one hour session.
We have three instructors at the farm, each with the knowledge and experience that will help you gain the most out of your lesson. Please contact us with any questions you have and to schedule a lesson at 570-658-2081 or email us from this website.
When you ride Western, you ride in a saddle with a horn. Western Riding deals mainly with Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Reining, Western Pleasure, and Roping. The cowboys used to ride in these saddles. Western riding can be slow paced and calm or very fast paced. Jeans and boots should be worn when riding in a Western saddle. Usually, once advanced, you ride mainly with one hand, called neck reining.
When you ride English, you ride in a saddle that does not have a horn. English riding is more elegant and collected than Western riding. You usually always use two hands. English riding deals mainly with Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Hunter Hack and English Pleasure. You should wear (but not required) riding breeches with half chaps or tall boots when riding English.
Super Sid Wins Grand Champion Halter-1st Show of 2012!
posted on May 08, 2012
We proudly announce that our fabulous Gypsy Horse stallion, Rosewater Cassidy (Sid) won Grand Champion Halter at his first show of the 2012 season on 4/21/12 at Moondust Meadows Open Horse Shows, McClure, PA. This was one of the many accomplishments that he and rider/handler Sarah Varner of McAlisterville, PA achieved during the show. The two also one 1st Place Halter Color Breeds, 1st Place Halter Open, 3rd Place Showmanship Adult, and placed 2nd in Sid's first ever under saddle class, Green Horse Walk-Trot (English or Western), 2nd Place Equitation Novice Rider, and a 5th Place in All Day Pleasure Jackpot (English or Western)!
Many folks enjoyed watching this unique and beautiful boy perform as he charmed them with his handsome looks and gentlemen like demeanor, showing his great versatility and superb athletic ability. Watch for more of Sid in the show ring this year!
It's A Beautiful Black Filly, Chestnut Oak's Gretsch!
posted on May 03, 2012
Introducing our beautiful black Drum Horse filly, Chestnut Oak's Gretsch! This lovely girl was born on April 22, 2012 at 1:00am. There was quite an audience of family and friends as we watched the live birth, some folks for the very first time!
She is out of our Champion black Shire mare, Steege's Zena and by the one and only Super Sid! This fabulous filly is highly athletic and loves to show off. She is proudly offered for sale so please see her ad on the For Sale page for more details!
Introducing Our 1st Tri-Colored Drum Horse Foal!
posted on Apr 12, 2012
We proudly announce the birth of our first Tri-Colored Drum Horse foal, Chestnut Oak's Zildjian! Born on 4/3/12 at 5:30am, this strapping colt is out of Beth by Sid. Weighing in at a whopping 160lbs, he is too tall to fit under his mom! He has lots of character, loves the camera and attention!
Zildjian is offered for sale and has all the qualities that it takes to be a stallion prospect including height, conformation, color, movement, and temperament! We would love to see him used in someone's high quality Drum Horse breeding program. See more of Zildjian on our For Sale page.
COF Makes 2012 PA Farm Show History
posted on Mar 10, 2012
PA Farm Show history was made when Chestnut Oak Farm and their team of Shire geldings, Deighton Panther (Jaguar) and Rusking Charlie (Captain) placed 2nd in Mated Team Halter, January 6th, 2012. This was only the second time in history that the Shire breed competed at the Farm Show, with the first being last year when Chestnut Oak entered their Shire mare, Steegeís Zena, and won 1st place.
Captain placed 2nd in Mated Team Halter with his teammate Jaguar, as well as winning 7th place in the Shire/Clydesdale Gelding class. Jaguar also placed 5th in Shire/Clydesdale Gelding class, 5th in Youth English Riding, 4th in Shire/Clydesdale Menís Cart, and 7th in Shire/Clydesdale Ladies Cart Class.
The two posed for photos afterward and drew quite a crowd as adults and children alike waited in line to meet and lay their hands on these two furry friends.
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