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February 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

10/22 Rally Results, 2018 USPC Membership

Congratulations to the Ghost Riders and the Flintstones on their team sportsmanship at the SVPC Eventing Rally held within the SECT Schooling Horse Trials at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club on 10/22!
There were many firsts for the CVPC riders: For most of our members it was their first Eventing rally and many the first time out Cross Country at a Horse Trials with their current partners. For many it was the first time they were eliminated in a competition and those who received Horse Management points off will not make those same mistakes again! Team Spirits prevailed! Thank you to the parents for their patience in rally prep and help throughout the day.
There were 4 teams at the rally. Clubs represented were Shetucket Valley, CT Valley, Granby and Glastonbury. SVPC and CVPC each had one full team and one scramble team. SVPC won both Horse Management and overall.
The CVPC Ghost Riders, Mason Harrison Captain, Phoebe Evans, Constance Sharp, Helen Sharp and Grace Perkins Stable Manager, placed 2nd in Horse Management and 4th overall.
The CVPC/SVPC Flintstones, Corrina McKelvey SVPC Captain, Cailey Fay, Fiona Lorenzen, Nick Iarusso and Natalia Shields Stable manager, placed 3rd overall and 4th in Horse Management.
Kudos to the Stable Managers for their hard work behind the scenes !
Congratulations to Fiona Lorenzen for placing 1st in the Advanced Elementary Horse Trials Division and Nick Iarusso for placing 2nd in the Beginner Novice Horse Trials Division B.
Congratulations to CVPC member Maya Norris who rode in the open SECT Two phase to second place!
Thank you to the Gourlay & Norris families who as members of the SECT family volunteered at the event.
Reminder to all families who did not renew their USPC/CVPC /NYUC membership at the CVPC Annual meeting on 10/20 that USPC membership is due in the national office by 11/15. Members can renew their USPC membership online at any time but will pay a late fee if renewing after 11/15.
Local CVPC and Regional NYUC dues still have to be paper processed and we need to have the information to both NYUC and USPC by 11/15, which means we’d need it in hand before that. The CVPC officers would like to meet soon to process the paperwork that needs to be sent in, there are multiple annual Uspc forms for the club.
For those families with graduating members who are interested in the USPC Alumni Life membership please approach the board to set that up and CVPC will pay 50% of that one time fee as the treasury permits for members in good standing. This gives the members ages 18-25 USPC Life Membership at a greatly discounted rate.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
We plan to host a broad based educational clinic in the spring of 2018 and will have that information to you soon.
Ann Guptill
Some photos of the Rally:

October 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

FUN Mounted Games Day at Lord Creek Farm!

Saturday, September 30, Rain date Sunday, October 1

1:00 start time
Lord Creek Farm, Lyme, CT


The Fun Games Day will offer lessons in how to play Mounted Games or improve the skill sets you already have, followed by a Fun Pairs competition.

Sessions will be set up for Pairs play to allow the most participation. Lesson and Competition start times will be sent prior to the day.

Coaches Elizabeth and Amanda Brown will officiate.

Fees: Make checks payable to CVPC.
Lessons $30/session USPC member, $35 non-member
Competition $30/session, USPC member, $35 non-member
Combined fee of $50 USPC member, $60 non-member, to ride in both the clinic and competition.

Required with entry: Negative Coggins, Proof of Rabies vaccination within 12 months and a Signed release (attached below).

DIRECTIONS From I-95 South – Exit 70, at the end of ramp, go straight 1⁄4 mile to Tee; turn right on Rte. 156 North; go 2.6 miles; Lord Creek Farm is on left. From I-95 North – Exit 70; at end of ramp go left onto Rte. 156N; go 2.6 miles; Lord Creek Farm is on the left. From Rte. 11 South to Rte. 82 West – go south on Rte. 156 for 6 miles, farm on right.

1. Horses must be sound; all equipment must be in good repair.
2. ASTM Safety helmet and shoes with heel required for all participants.
3. A safety check will be made prior to the ride. If helmet, tack or mount are considered unsafe, entry fee will be refunded.
4. No minor child may be left on the grounds unattended.
5. Please do not bring pets


August 18, 2017 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

USPC Festival begins!

The NYUC Pony Club kids and parents have successfully arrived in Lexington, KY for Pony Club champs competition!   This is a Festival year which means the activities are all at the Kentucky Horse Park which is the home to United States Pony Club.  Best of luck to Nick Iarusso, Cailey Fay, Maya Norris and Fiona Lorenzen from CVPC and Captain Corrina McKelvey from SVPC who are competing as the NYUC Sr. Games team – The Flintstones! Gloria Norris from CVPC is also with the group as the horse manager for a Western Dressage team.  Keep checking in for more updates as the weekend goes on, but we are rooting for them all from afar!



Opening Ceremonies – can you find the regional blue in the stem of the “P”?



NYUC regional kids –



GO CVPC Flintstones!


Nick and Hank are old hands at Champs – they are looking ready!

July 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm 1 comment

Inter-Regional Mounted Games Rally

A big Thank You to the Central New England Region of the USPC and Wentworth Pony Club for hosting an inter-regional Mounted Games Rally on Saturday at Green Acres Stables in Madbury, NH! It was a great day with a great example of sportsmanship when the SR division 5 man teams shared players to allow the Wicked team to continue playing when one of their players had to leave.
The NYUC Region Sr Team “The Flintstones” came in 1st place overall and 2nd in Horse Management! This team impressed me with how well they came together in a short period of time with last minute pony and stabling changes and played thoughtfully and tactfully. Congratulations to Corrina Mckelvey, “Nick” John Iarusso, Fiona Lorenzen, Maya Norris and Cailey Fay. A Special Thank you to coach Elizabeth Brown for her guidance and making the trip to NH.

Pony Club families give in so many ways providing opportunities to our riders. Thank you to Mary Jane Fay for arranging the loan of Elphin Kookabura to Corrina McKelvey for this rally.

Flintstones You ROCK! Looking forward to travelling to the USPC Championships with you!

Ann Guptill



June 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Games Rally 2017

The first NYUC mounted rally of 2017 ran quite successfully today at Mitchell Farm in Salem, CT. under the organization of Connecticut Valley Pony Club.  Parents, members, guests, volunteers, staff and competitors all chipped in to help with everything from scoring to equipment running to sharing horses and equipment to  cheering on those having and overcoming difficulties.


Games Results:

Sr. Division:

*1st in HM & Overall & Qualified for Nationals- The Flintstones (CVPC)-

Fox Ledge Farm Overall Sr. Division Trophy

*2nd in HM & Overall The Scrambled Eggs (CVPC, SVPC, & WNE Pleasant Valley PC)


Jr. Division:

*1st in HM & Overall – Star Struck (Mt.Kearsarge PC-White Mt. Region)

*3rd in HM & 2nd Overall – The GhostRiders (CVPC)-

-Guptill High Score Jr. Platter

*4th in HM & 3rd Overall – The Firecrackers (Mystic PC & WNE’s Pleasant Valley PC)

*2nd in HM & 4th overall– The Golden Girls (SVPC & CVPC)

-Guts, No Glory HM Cup for best NYUC  HM team score at the rally.


Grasshopper Pairs Division:

*1st Riding Scores- TIED at 20 points each-

Pony Power (Mystic PC & WNE’s Pleasant Valley PC) AND

The Blazing A’s (CVPC)

*1st in HM- Pony Power

*2nd in HM – The Blazing A’s


Fossils Division:

1stSwedish Fish (SVPC & Mystic)

2ndMickey & Steph’s Wild Ride (CVPC)

3rdSilver Foxes (CVPC)


It was great to have riders from Western New England and White Mountain Region riding with us!!! Good luck to those teams and riders going on to the rally at CNE and to Nationals!!!

If you have photos of Games Rally and would like me to post them please email them to me! (Dana)

May 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Granby Quiz

CVPC junior D’s had a great day yesterday at the Granby Quiz Rally.

We had success on both individual and team levels and were a delight! Mason killed it as overall high score in our division and highest individual score in mega room. Helen tied for overall highest score on the written test with only one wrong. The team itself prevailed with a first in their division – we were so proud of them.

They had a ball, worked beautifully as a team, had fun with each other, and interacted and enjoyed the camaraderie of hanging out with kids from our regional pony clubs.  A few highlights were the Polocross section of the barn phase (they loved it!!!) and having Phoebe be the pony that they needed to trailer also in barn phase!

They could not have achieved this success without the fantastic help of their older club mentors, Gloria, Maya and Cailey, who ran a great prep session a few weeks ago. And without the support of our fearless leaders of CVPC – we thank you all for your help and support.

March 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

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