View this email in your browser
A Great April Gymnastics Clinic with Barbara Lindberg at Fiddlehead Farm
     The April gymnastics clinic taught by Barbara Lindberg was held this year at Fiddlehead Farm. This is the first CNYD&CTA event held at Fiddlehead, a lovely facility offered by the Torelli family who undertook all of the set up including painting and refurbishing jumps, placing cones and signs, coordinating the parking and supplying refreshments. 
     Thank you to Tracy, A.J. and Cindy for your generosity and hard work. The beautifully designed, private facility with its assortment of attractive jumps made for a pleasant atmosphere for this early spring activity.
     In the Torelli’s large indoor ring, 19 horse/rider combinations, divided into groups of two or three scheduled throughout the day, practiced everything from ground poles to double bounce combinations under the direction of clinician, Barbara Lindberg, program director at Cazenovia College, who offered clear explanations of the various exercises and recommendations for improvement. The participants ranged from riders with limited jumping experience to those actively competing in hunters, show jumping and eventing. The last lesson featured two very young horses just started over fences. 
     Ms. Lindberg has been a very popular clinician for CNYD&CTA, known for furnishing thoughtful recommendations with special sensitivity to the unique dispositions of individual horses (and sometimes their riders as well!).  With her lifetime experience as an equestrienne in many disciplines, (dressage, fox hunting, side saddle, hunters and jumpers) together with her extensive teaching background at several leading college equestrian programs, she offers a safe and constructive learning experience.
     CNYD&CTA thanks Ms. Lindberg for putting in a long day of teaching and looks forward to seeing her back at Fiddlehead Farm on Sunday, May 16, when the next gymnastics clinic will, once again, be held at Fiddlehead Farm. 
     Ms. Lindberg will also be teaching a jumping clinic at Abbey Meadows on Sunday, July 25, when the focus will be jumping on an outside course over mixture of cross country and show ring fences. 
     I hope that all whom participated had a great time and that we will see you back in May. 

Thank you all for participating,
Amy Bittner, clinic manager/secretary 
A Message from Vincent Flores Following His Two-Day Clinic at Canterbury Farm in April
Last year I felt very honored when approached by the GMO CNYD&CTA to be the clinician for their yearly symposium. Due to COVID we had to postpone to this last weekend, but it was very much worth the wait!
I had the chance to teach a variety of riders levels, horses levels (training to Grand Prix) and breeds. We also had a good turnout in terms of auditors and it looks like everyone had a great time!
I’d like to thank Brianna Adams from CNYD&CTA for organizing, the Asher family for generously hosting the symposium at their beautiful facility Canterbury Stables and to all the volunteers who worked to make it a successful
Photo: Kimberly Dougherty riding her Grand Prix mare Hot Tamale.

#vincentfloresdressage #dressagetraining #dressagetrainer #grandprixrider #dressagesymposium #dressageclinic
Gymnastics Clinic with Barb Lindberg
Sunday, May 16 at Fiddlehead Farm in Fabius
Clinic Details
Clinic Entry Form

Start the season off right in this second spring clinic led by Barb Lindberg. Exercises will help you with timing, finding your distance, power, building confidence, balance, systematic training, fitness, accuracy, gaining control, putting some jump in your step, rhythm, footwork, strengthening your position, straightness, striding, engaging the hindquarters, flexibility, jumping technique, Cavalletti, and even basic jumping!

Barb Lindberg, the program director of Equine Business Management at Cazenovia College since 2003, has led this popular clinic for several years.  Read more about Barb's background which goes far beyond her work in academia, and sign up for one of our favorite clinics today!
Spring Dressage Schooling Show 
Sunday, June 6
Tanglewood Riding Center, Lafayette, N.Y.

We are thrilled to announce our schooling shows are approved as part of the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards! Read more about this program.

Closing date is Tuesday, May 25
Prize List
Entry Form
Dressage Clinic with Michelle LaBarre 
Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20
Voltra Farm, Verona, N.Y.

Clinic information
Clinic entry form

FEI coach and trainer Michelle LaBarre has owned and operated LaBarre Dressage, Inc since 2006. In 2016 she relocated her business to Voltra Farm, a Dressage Academy owned by Carin Mei and located in Verona, N.Y.
   Read more about Michelle LaBarre on the clinic information page.

Jumping Clinic with Barb Lindberg
Sunday, July 25 at Abbey Meadows in Syracuse
Clinic details
Clinic entry form

This jumping clinic is for those interested in hunter derbies, eventing, fox hunting, or others wanting to learn to jump in the open over a mixture of cross country and more traditional hunter/jumper style jumps. Footing is a mixture of grass with some use of a sand arena possible should weather necessitate a change. Participants will be grouped with those of similar skill and interest from trot-only (18” fences) up to heights of 3’

Barb Lindberg, the program director of Equine Business Management at Cazenovia College since 2003, has led our popular gymnastics clinics for several years.  Read more about Barb's background which goes far beyond her work in academia, and sign up today!
President's Letter
Dear CNYDCTA members and supporters, 
Happy Spring! 
April was an exciting month for the club and we all learned lots from our two virtual eventing speakers, Tanya Korutz Bevilacqua and Katherine St. Pierre and from our two clinicians this month, Vincent Flores at Canterbury Stables and Barb Lindberg at Fiddlehead Farm. Thank you to the hosts, volunteers, riders and organizers for all of your help in putting on these events! 
We have a lot going on in May as well. On May 9, our informal schooling show will kick off at Tanglewood and on May 16, a second gymnastics clinic with Barb Lindberg will be held at Fiddlehead Farm again. Please see our events page for more information. 
Our May and June schooling shows are now eligible for USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards! Please see our website for more information on this .
Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments, see you out there!

Happy Spring!

A Call for Volunteers from our
Membership Coordinator

Dear CNYDCTA members,

CNYD&CTA activities are off and running for 2021. The CNYD&CTA board has been meeting every month and working behind the scenes in between meetings to keep everything running smoothly.
But your board can't do it all and we need our members to offer their time, too as volunteers to fulfill our scheduled  activities for 2021.
In the near term, we need some help on the Informal Schooling Show on Sunday, May 9 at Tanglewood Riding Center in Jamesville. Specifically we need a volunteer for four hours. If you can help out, please contact the Show Manager Mackenzie Waro ASAP at or 607-287-1292.
We need an AM and PM volunteer to assist at our Gymnastics Clinic on May 16 at Fiddlehead Farm in Fabius — about 4 hours each. Please contact AJ Torelli at 315-469-3787 or if interested.
Shortly thereafter, we need volunteers for the Spring Schooling Show on June 6 at Tanglewood Riding Center, specifically AM and PM scribes, AM and PM ring stewards and AM and PM volunteers. If you can help, please contact  Show Manager Linda Mathews at or 315-886-3557.
And remember, in order to qualify for Year-End Awards, each member needs to invest 10 volunteer hours in an approved activity.
If questions, feel free to contact me.
AJ Torelli
Membership Coordinator

New Vaccination Requirements for CNYD&CTA Clinics and Competitions In effect as of April 21, 2021
To all members past and present, due to the encroaching spread of Equine Influenza and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinoneumonitis), CNYD&CTA will be requiring proof of these vaccinations within six months prior to the event (along with Rabies and Coggins) for those submitting entries to CNYD&CTA clinics and/or competitions. It is recommended that vaccines be administered by a veterinarian and documentation be submitted along with the proof of Rabies vaccine and Coggins test within 1 year. In the case of vaccines administered by a person other than a veterinarian, the exhibitor should provide a receipt of the vaccine purchase signed by the owner which contains the name, serial number, and expiration date of the vaccine; and date of vaccine administration. (For all vaccination proof, paper copies are requested along with the entry form - no scans or text images.)

If questions, please contact the secretary of the event to which you are submitting an entry. Thank you for doing your part to keep our horses safe! -CNYD&CTA Board of Directors
2021 Calendar of Events
Our events are updated regularly on the CNYD&CTA website. To attend our virtual/online meetings and educational series events, please email for the link.

Sunday, May 9
CNYD&CTA Informal Dressage Show
, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville

Monday, May 10
Monthly Board Meeting
7 p.m., virtual

Sunday May 16
Gymnastics Clinic with Barb Lindberg
, Fiddlehead Farm, Fabius
Clinic detailsClinic entry form

Sunday, June 6
CNYD&CTA Spring Dressage Show
, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville
Prize list  •  Entry form

Monday, June 7
Monthly Board Meeting
, 6 p.m., virtual

Sunday, June 13
Carriage House Horse Trial,
Trumansburg, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Saturday, June 19-Sunday, June 20
Dressage Clinic with Michelle LaBarre, Voltra Farm, Verona, N.Y., CNYD&CTA-sponsored
Clinic information • Clinic entry form

Sunday, July 4
Mill Street Stables Dressage and Combined Training Show
, Gilbertsville, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Monday, July 12
Monthly Board Meeting
, 6 p.m., virtual

Sunday, July 18
Carriage House Arena Horse Trial,
Trumansburg, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Sunday, July 25
Jumping Clinic with Barb Lindberg,
Abbey Meadows, Syracuse
Clinic details  •  Clinic entry form

Sunday, Aug. 1
Tanglewood Riding Center Schooling Dressage Show,
  Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville, CNYD&CTA Sponsored

Sunday, Aug. 1
Carriage House Horse Trial
, Trumansburg, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Sunday, Aug. 8
Mill Street Stables Dressage and Combined Training Show
, Gilbertsville, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Monday, Aug. 9
Monthly Board Meeting
, 6 p.m., virtual

Sunday, Aug. 15
Hunter Derby/Eventing Clinic with Barb Lindberg
, Abbey Meadows, Syracuse

Sunday, Aug. 22
Dressage at the New York State Fair
, Fairgrounds, Syracuse, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Sunday, Sept. 12
CNYD&CTA Fall Dressage Show
, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville
Prize list  •  Entry form

Monday, Sept. 14
Monthly Board Meeting
, 6 p.m., virtual

Sunday, Sept. 19
Mill Street Stables Dressage and Combined Training Show
, Gilbertsville, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Thursday, Oct. 1
Year-End Awards Entries Due
(must be received by Thursday, Oct. 1)

Sunday, Oct. 10
Carriage House Arena Horse Trial Trumansburg
, CNYD&CTA-sponsored

Monday, Oct. 11
Annual Planning Meeting for 2022
, 6 p.m., virtual

Monday, Nov. 10
Monthly Board Meeting
, 6 p.m., virtual

Saturday, Nov. 20
Year-End Awards Dinner and Silent Auction
, 5 p.m., Lincklaen House

An important announcement regarding vaccination requirements for CNYD&CTA clinics and competitions
Meeting Minutes from March 2021
Special thanks to our secretary, Candace Yackel, for preparing our meeting agendas and minutes, among other tasks!

CNYD&CTA March 2021 Meeting Minutes
Introducing Board Member Jessica Trefz
Jess Trefz is a life-long native of Cazenovia. She’s a 2010 graduate of Cazenovia College's Equine Business Management Program. Formerly a hunter rider, she has recently taken up dressage and purchased Carma ISF (Sir Sinclair x On the Road) a KWPN mare in the fall of 2020.  She and Carma are excited for their first show season this year in 2021 and are hoping to earn their USDF Bronze Medal together in the future. 
Jess joined CNYD&CTA in 2019 and joined the board as a member at large in 2020. She is also a director on the board of Lorenzo Driving Competition. She loves all aspects of horse shows, from showing to nitty gritty work of hosting and running a show for others. Jess is looking forward to seeing lots of old friends and making new ones during season 2021! 
All members, we would love to feature your story in an upcoming newsletter and on our website. 
Please email "your story" to Brianna Adams and we'll feature it in one of our monthly newsletters! Be sure to include a photo or two (jpeg). 
Tell us your name, your involvement with CNYD&CTA (board or member), style of riding you prefer, and about you and the horses you ride!
Facebook   •   CNYD&CTA Website   •   Instagram   •   Email
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
CNYD&CTA · 3597 Erieville Rd · Erieville, NY 13061 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp