RTF to Host Mane Stream's Triple Threat Clinic

Red Tail Farm is pleased to once again be host to the Triple Threat Clinic which will benefit Mane Stream, an adaptive riding and equine assisted therapy facility located in Oldwick, NJ. This years clinic will be held from November 5th to November 7th and will feature Olympic Dressage rider Michael Barisone on Thursday, International 3-Day Event rider Sinead Halpin on Friday, and World Champion Hunter rider Sandy Ferrell on Saturday. Riders who participate on multiple days will have their session fee discounted. Registered auditors are welcome with a multi-day discount as well! We are looking forward to another exciting weekend to benefit a great organization! 

For more information, please contact Jen Dermody at jen@manestreamnj.org

Triple Threat Clinic Beneficiary featured on NJ.com

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.
    

Results For Dressage at RTF July I & II Shows Now Available

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:

Entries Closed for August Dressage at RTF

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!

Ride Times Posted for Dressage at Red Tail July I & II

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!

RTF Competitor Becomes Member of Century Club

Photo Credit: Erika Olijslager Photography

Photo Credit: Erika Olijslager Photography

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! 

 

August Prize Lists Now Available Online

Photo Credit: Erika Olijslager Photography

Photo Credit: Erika Olijslager Photography

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.

August 11th 

August 12th 

Prize lists are subject to change. Please check our Facebook page and website for updates. 

Results from Combined Test-Schooling Show Now Available Online

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!

Ride Times Now Available for Dressage at Red Tail June I & II

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!

Revised Prize Lists for July Rated Shows Now Available

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: 

July 14th

July 15th 

New Ring Christened with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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!


Important Information Regarding RTF June Show Dates

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!