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New Vocations Forms Partnership With Student Riding Program Gallop On

Gallop-On-300x289Founded in 2011, Gallop On has seen both students and retired racehorses excel through the program’s efforts. The young riders are trained in all aspects of equine management, horsemanship, and a variety of riding disciplines as well as given the opportunity to compete in equestrian events. The retired Thoroughbreds have received quality training and have competed successfully in eventing, dressage, hunter/jumpers, and foxhunting

“As a Master of Foxhounds and Huntsman of twenty-five years, I have purchased many Thoroughbreds off the track to train as field hunters” explained Heidi Van de Motter, director of the Gallop On program. “Several years ago with my hunter getting up in years I went to New Vocations to adopt his successor. With hunt members dwindling due to age and young horse enthusiasts at my doorstep, I saw the need for a program. Seven adopted New Vocations horses later, Gallop On was launched with amazingly talented horses serving dedicated and talented young riders. We are forever thankful for the support of the New Vocations team.”

Massachusetts Artist Announces New Canine and Equine Fine Art & Portraiture Business


JT HARDINGEast Walpole, MA – Monday, December 10, 2012 – East Walpole Massachusetts resident and artist JT Harding has officially launched the companion animal portraiture component of his fine art business, and he is currently taking commissions.  Harding, originally from a Philadelphia said he has always been a big animal lover and it shows in the soulful likeness he captures in each of his portraits.  “My first oil portrait was of my cat BoBo.  Friends saw the painting and began to commission me to paint their dogs,” commented Harding.  But, it wasn’t until a recent horse commission that he realized how passionate he had become about painting companion animals.  “I just fell in love with portraying the majesty of the equine,” stated Harding.

Join the Andrews Bridge Foxhounds for a Fall Hunter Pace!

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Andrews Bridge Foxhounds is having their first annual Fall Hunter Pace on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the club's home hunting territory in southern Lancaster County, Pa.

Teams may ride on one of four divisions: Open, Family, Juniors or Hunt Teams. Riders signing up as a hunt team are encouraged to wear their hunt's colors or cubbing attire.

An Andrews Bridge Foxhounds perpetual trophy will be awarded to the team coming closest to the ideal time.

More information is available at wwww.andrewsbridgefoxhounds.com or 215-519-0154.

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