The ride times page has been changed to reflect the times for this weeks shows. Please verify your ride times before making your plans for the day. We are looking forward to the last two shows of our first series! Thanks to all our competitors, volunteers, and staff for your continued support!
Mane Stream, the beneficiary of the Triple Threat Clinic held at Red Tail, was featured in an article on nj.com. Written by Nancy Jaffer, the article discusses Mane Stream's Camp Cold Brook and what it offers to its participants,
"There are plenty of camps for kids who want to spend time with horses, both in the saddled
learning how to care for the animals. But what about children with special needs? And if a
family has one sibling who is typically developing and another with special needs, do they
have to go to separate destinations? Not if they know about Camp Cold brook in Oldwick,
where the youngsters blend and bond over their life horses..."
To read the full article, click here.
The results for our two July shows are now posted; we would like to thank everyone for attending and making it yet another spectacular success despite the weather!
We would also like to thank the gracious sponsors of our inaugural show season. Be sure to visit their sites, linked below:
Due to over subscription, entires are closed for our August shows. If your entry has already been mailed it will be accepted. Online entries will shut down tomorrow (7/19) at 12:30p. Any entries post marked after July 17th will be placed on the waitlist in the order that they are received. We will be hiring additional judges to accommodate the entries already accepted.
Given the size of these shows, please consider volunteering and earn hours towards ESDCTA awards!
We are very appreciative of the interest in the Dressage at Red Tail Farm series and will do our best to fit as many people in as possible! Thank you all for your support!
The ride times page has been changed to reflect the updates for this weeks show. Please verify your ride times before making your plans for the day. Also be advised that there will be construction on exit 26 off of Route 78 East and West. Use exit 24 (Oldwick) and plan accordingly for the additional travel time. We are looking forward to a great two days!
The rides times have been posted for Dressage at Red Tail July I & II to be held next week. The times are also available in a downloadable PDF for you connivence. Click on the link above to access the ride times page. Be sure to check before the show, as ride times are subject to change and will be corrected on this page accordingly. Information regarding corrected ride times will also be posted on our Facebook page.Also a reminder that no dogs are permitted on the property. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation! Best of luck to all those competing!
Red Tail Farm is looking for volunteers for the 2nd set of shows in our Dressage at Red Tail Farm show series. Volunteers are needed for a range of tasks throughout the day on Tuesday, July 14th and Wednesday, July 15th. If you are interested, please contact Meredith at 908.973.6173. Remember- if you need them, these hours count for ESDCTA hours!
Not only was June 14th the beginning of the Red Tail Farm Show Season, it was also an extra special day for competitor Elaine Taub, as she became a member of The Dressage Foundation's Century Club! Formed in 1996, The Century Club honors horse and rider teams who are actively competing with a combined age totaling 100 years or more. Elaine, who is 79 years young, and Rocky (owned by RTF boarder Sandy Olsen), who is 35 years young, have that beat by almost 15 years! To qualify for The Century Club, riders need only to ride their test in a show, but Elaine did one better and won the class! She was awarded with a blue ribbon for winning the USDF Introductory Test A class as well as the iconic black and gold ribbon of The Century Club. Congratulations Elaine! The RTF family wishes both you and Rocky many more rides!
Please click below on the dates below to access information about our August shows, including judge information, secretary information, prize lists, and more. Online entries will be available shortly!
Please be advised, Dressage at Red Tail Farm tends to fill quickly as we only have one competition ring. We ask that you please send your complete entries in promptly to ensure your spot. We will hire additional judges as needed to accommodate as many entries as possible, but this could mean the show will start as early as 7:00a and run as late as possible.
Prize lists are subject to change. Please check our Facebook page and website for updates.
The results from the combined test/schooling show are now available online! Click here to access our results page. As results from upcoming shows are available, the page will change to reflect those results. However, all results will be available via the results archive. Thanks to all for a great day! We're looking forward to a fun filled summer!
The rides times have been posted for Dressage at Red June Tail I & II to be held this weekend. The times are also available in a downloadable PDF for you connivence. Click on the link above to access the ride times page. Be sure to check before the weekend as ride times are subject to change and will be corrected on the ride times page accordingly. Also a reminder for this weekend that no dogs are permitted on the property. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!
Attention all competitors! Red Tail Farm is pleased to announce that a Second Level Test 3 AA Dover Medal class and a Dressage Seat Equitation class have been added due to popular demand! Please be sure to get your complete entries in early to avoid being wait listed!
Please click on the dates below to download the revised prize lists:
This past weekend, Karen and Lydia, two members of the Red Tail family, organized a ribbon cutting ceremony to christen our new dressage ring and to celebrate all the wonderful things happening at the farm! The afternoon was filled with lots of friends, good food, as well libations, including our signature drink champagne! Linda and Meredith cut the ceremonial red ribbon while Karen popped the bottle of champagne!
The second surprise of the afternoon was when our fantastic boarders presented Meredith with wireless audio headset to assist her with teaching and training in the outdoor arena. To add some more entertainment to the afternoon, Karen rode a wooden hobby horse while Dawn portrayed a German dressage trainer, together giving a hilarious demonstration of proper arena etiquette and use of the headset.
In addition to the festivities, Karen also designed a great t-shirt and had them made up for everyone. In the true embodiment of the character of the Red Tail family, everyone bought one and all the proceeds are being donated to Mane Stream. Everyone had a wonderful time; Red Tail Farm is incredibly lucky to have such a great group of individuals to make such lasting memories with!
We've added a "Ride Times" page to the site, check it out here to see the ride times for upcoming shows, and look at our ride times for the June 14th Show listed below.
(NOTE: this post has been edited as of 6.10.15, 5:01pm to reflect minor schedule changes. Please re-check your ride times!!)
Thank you to all for your interest in showing with us this summer! The number of entries that we have received has astounded us and we cannot be more excited for the season to begin with our combined test/schooling show on June 14th and the start of the Dressage at Red Tail Farm Series, June 20th and June 21st! We are currently in the process of hiring additional judges and we will do our best to accommodate all competitors. The days are expected to start around 7:00a and will finish around 6:00p.
In addition, we are still looking for volunteers to help us make the day run smoothly. This is a great opportunity for those looking to complete hours for their ESDCTA credits! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our show manager Amy.
Looking forward to our July shows, we suggest sending your entries in early! All RTF recognized shows will have a waiting list if entries warrant.
Thank you again for your continued interest and support! We look forward to seeing you all on the centerline!
The June 14th Schooling Show is full as of 8:00 this morning. As noted in the prize list, entries will continue to be accepted through June 6th, however any entries received after this morning will be placed on a waiting list. You can download the prize list here.
Additionally, applicants for our upcoming rated shows (June 20th and 21st) are advised to enter as soon as possible to avoid being wait listed, as we are approaching our limit for entries.
Thank you for understanding, and we would like to thank all applicants for their unprecedented interest and support!
For all the young riders with big dreams and smart ponies, we are hosting a lead line class (test of choice), at our June 14th schooling show. Class Fee is $30.
Please see our prize list for more info, and contact Meredith at MCwhaley@gmail.com.
We can't wait to see the next generation of dressage stars on the center line!