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Holiday Open House With Santa

December 9th, 2017 by Steph Molitor in Events | No Comments »
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Get the Holiday Season started with Hidden Hollow Stables at our Free Holiday Open House on December 17, 2017 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm.

  • Santa will be here from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider and Cookies Provided
  • Come enjoy a Horse-Drawn Sled Ride, no snow – we’ll have carriage rides
  • Feed carrots to the horses and learn about our wonderful equine friends
  • Learn about our lesson program and meet the instructors
  • Raffle for free riding lessons
  • Horseback Riding Lessons make Great Christmas Gifts
  • Gift Certificates will be available

All participants will be required to sign a release of liability. Minors must have a parent or guardian present at all times.

Hidden Hollow Stables
9222 W. Brimfield Jubilee Rd.
Dunalp, IL 61525

This is a FREE event.  Please RSVP on facebook HERE,
by email
or call us at 309-243-7979

Trail Riding 101 Class With Tony Troyer

May 7th, 2017 by admin in Events | No Comments »

Hidden Hollow Stables Presents
Trail Riding 101
With Tony Troyer


Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Hidden Hollow Stables
9222 W Brimfield Jubilee Rd.
Dunlap, IL 61525

Cost for the Clinic is $150.2

Lunch will be a potluck lunch, please bring something to share.

From 9:00am-10:00am a light breakfast will be provided and discussion about the day’s events.

Sunday: Tony will be available for private sessions at the rate of $50 per session. These sessions are optional but must be scheduled before you leave Saturday.

This is an outdoor clinic. If it rains a rain date will be scheduled.

If your horse is unavailable please contact Hidden Hollow Stables to discuss the possible use of one of our horses.

Overnight boarding is extra.

3About Tony:
Tony Troyer has been training horses for over 20 years. He has extensive experience with Endurance riding, trail riding and driving, and training. He is a member of the Horseman’s Council of Illinois, Vice President of the Upper Midwest Endurance Competitive Rides Association, Member of the Rock River Trail and Horseman Association, Rock River Charity Ride at Matthiessen State Park, and an Arabian Horse Association Distance Committee Chair.

Come learn the essentials of Trail Riding. Whether you’re a seasoned trail rider or just getting started this 1 day clinic will have something for everyone. All disciplines are welcome!4

Topics covered will include:

  • Safety while trail riding
  • Emergency Preparedness on the Trail
  • Hidden Hazards to look out for
  • Trail Etiquette
  • Riding with Traffic
  • Negotiating obstacles, including water crossings and hills
  • Introducing a green horse to the trails

M.A.H.A. 2012

April 1st, 2012 by Kathy Simpson in Success Stories | No Comments »
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Laura Chastain, Kayla Johnson, Julie Seppa and Keri Simpson attended MAHA in St. Louis in March. A great time was had by all. This was Laura’s first Class A show. She rode Vanessa Fame and came up 11th out of 13 overall. A great start to her show career. Kayla rode both Buck and Ace showing Dressage and Jumping. Keri rode Vanessa in Dressage. The accompanying picture is of Laura on Vanessa Fame.

Keri Simpson Riding Justin

April 1st, 2012 by Kathy Simpson in Success Stories | No Comments »

On March 13th we went to M.A.H.A in St Louis, MO. It was a first time for Laura C to ride in a Class A show. She did great on Venassa in Dressage. She did have a fun time. Kayla J rode Buck to a stunning 3rd place in Dressage. Keri also rode Ace in Dressage. All in all we were excited to be in St. Louis for the show.

N.Y. Racehorse Fatality Database to Open to Public

March 30th, 2012 by RSS News Feeds in News From The Web | No Comments »
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Racing board chairman John Sabini said during a March 28 board meeting that his agency will shortly be making public a “significant database” regarding equine deaths and board rulings against jockeys, trainers, and others in the industry. He did not elaborate.

A state source told The Blood-Horse that the new database is an attempt to bring information now held by the board internally and make it available to the public.

The new database is believed to be one of the only kind like it in the nation where anyone–from bettors to animal rights groups to lawmakers–can research every horse death the past three years in New York, whether occurring on track during a race or off-track during training. The database, expected to be released early next week, can reportedly be searched in any number of ways, including date of death, reason for fatality, and horse name. The database will also include all injuries and incidents involving racehorses.

Sabini said his agency is already working with a new panel charged with investigating the deaths of 21 horses at Aqueduct between Nov. 30, 2011, and March 18. The panel’s members include retired jockey Jerry Bailey; Alan Foreman, chairman of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association; Scott Palmer, DVM, the hospital director and staff surgeon at the New Jersey Equine Clinic and past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners; and Mary Scollay, DVM, equine medical director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

In Happy Trails, veteran horseman and author Les Sellnow uses his firsthand knowledge of training and riding the trail horse to prepare every horse enthusiast for this fast-growing American recreational activity.

“The board has undertaken a comprehensive review of each fatality and circumstance regarding each one, including things like track conditions, trainer, ownership, place on the track, any and all variables,” Sabini said.

The review is not just looking at equine deaths at Aqueduct, but all New York facilities, officials said.

Sabini said the review will also determine if any direct actions are needed by the racing board, or if existing racing rules should be changed. “There is no limit as to what we would consider to make the process better,” he said.

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