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September, 2017

BRLA Fall 2017 Pace Results

HUNT  |  JUNIOR  |  PLEASURE  |  WESTERN

Photos from the Pace taken by Kathy Mathew Photography

 

August, 2017

The BRLA Fall Pace & Luncheon at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, 400 Cantitoe St., Katonah NY 10536.  First team out at 7:30, last team out at 11:30.

The first of 5 stops in the Associated Bridle Trails Fall Pace Series will occur on Sunday, September 10, at John Jay Homestead.  From 7:30 AM until about 2:30 PM, teams will cover a five-to-seven-mile course with about 40 jumps (and companion go-arounds). Ribbon winners can compete for end-of-season awards.

Pre-registration, signed release, payment and negative Coggins required for each horse and rider. Includes a delicious luncheon. Non-riders welcome for lunch and as spectators.  Registration due by September 8th. $10 surcharge for same-day registration if space permits. Questions to carollbancel@gmail.com.

The 2017 Associated Bridle Trails Series Flyer will be mailed out soon!  Compete for Associated Bridle Trail's Association series trophies!


November, 2016

BRLA celebrates 100 years with a Gala!

Saturday, November 12th at John Jay Homestead, Katonah, NY
The BRLA celebrated it's 100th anniversary with a "Blue Jeans Ball".
The night began with a cocktail hour from 5-7 pm, followed by dinner provided by DinnerThyme.  After dinner, we will be treated to a performance by “Lawless."

Visit the Photo Gallery to see photos!  (Photos coutesy Lara Ward)

 

FALL, 2016

AN “Open Barn” Event

Several Bedford barns invite you to visit them on Saturday, October 22, between 10 AM and 2 PM to see what they have to offer. If you’re a beginning rider or advanced, looking for a place to board your horse, lease a horse or just take a few lessons, not a rider but interested in a volunteer opportunity that involves horses, this is a great way to start. Plus, all
these barns are located on the BRLA trail system, and they cater to kids as well as adults.No reservations are required. Just check them out. Walk around. Ask questions. And enjoy seeing some of the great stables that help give Bedford its special character.

CB Walker Stables; 145 Broad Brook Road (opposite black mailbox with #145, driveway with beige house on your left), Bedford Hills; www.cbwalkerstables.com; dressage; beginner-advanced; full care board.

Courtyard Farm; 111 Stone Bridge Road, Bedford Hills; www.thecourtyardfarm.com; hunter/jumper; beginner-advanced; full care board.

Double A Farm at Coker Farm; 69 Stone Hill Road, Bedford (at Coker Farm, turn right at end of driveway and drive to the end – last barn); www.doubleafarm.org; hunter/jumper; beginner-advanced; full care and partial board.

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship; 1 Succabone Road, Bedford; www.endeavorth.org; therapeutic riding for special needs kids and adults; volunteer opportunities. (If using GPS, enter Mount Kisco not Bedford.)

Windsor Farm; 112 West Patent Road, Bedford Hills (drive over cattle grid and small bridge to green barn in back); Windsor Farm on Facebook; all disciplines; beginner-intermediate; full care and partial board.

 

October, 201515

The BRLA Barn Tour

Heather Hays and Alex Hamer
THE BRLA BARN TOUR visited six beautiful equestrian properties in Bedford and North Salem. We finished up with lunch and Hunter Derby demonstration at Buxton Farm NY, presented by Heather Hays. Perfect Fall day! Thanks to all the property owners and 150 guests who turned out to support the BRLA.

One of the beautiful barns on the tour belonged to Martha Stewart and she mentioned the BRLA Barn tour in her blog yesterday. "A Barn Tour at My Cantitoe Corners Farm"

"A lovely autumn day for a Barn Tour through the Bedford, New York area."

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Bedford Police UTV Announcement (pdf)

The Town of Bedford Police Department is proud to announce the recent acquisition of a Polaris Ranger 6x6 Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). The Ranger was purchased by a Town of Bedford resident, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time. This vehicle will enable emergency responders to traverse terrain which would not normally be accessible by traditional emergency vehicles currently in the Police Department.

BRLA's Charlotte Kooyman with Bedford Police & new UTV

BRLA's Charlotte Kooyman with Bedford Police & new UTV

 

JUNE, 2015

"Competing in this Year's Bedford Pace"

The BRLA Pace held on May 25th is featured today in Martha Stewart's Blog. "Time for the annual Bedford Pace! "Twice a year, a horse competition fund-raiser is held in the northern Westchester, New York area called the Bedford Pace. It’s run by the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA), which is a publicly supported, non-profit organization that maintains and develops more than 100-miles of historic equestrian trails running through beautiful private properties near my Bedford home." 

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Bridge in the Beaver Dam Sanctuary

This bridge in the Beaver Dam Sanctuary was recently rebuilt
by Harry Evarts and Sal Mastropolo.

 

May, 2014

BRLA President Monique Schulman and BRLA Board Member Betsy Perreten were featured on Martha Stewart's blog as they competed in Monday's Memorial Day Pace. Martha herself is an equestrian and the owner of beautiful Friesian horses, shown here. We would like to thank Martha for her continuing interest in our trails, and also her generous donation of a basket of cooking products to this year's raffle.

 

 

 

September, 2013

"Hunter Pace"

Written by Nicki Esdorn
United States Icelandic Horse Congress Quarterly

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August, 2013

An article from the current issue of the BEDFORD MAGAZINE.

"The Bedford Riding Lanes Association fall pace kicks off September 8. The venerated BRLA maintains and develops the historic system of trails that extend and connect over 100 linear miles of horse-friendly trails in Bedford, Pound Ridge, and beyond. The organization dates back to the 1920s, and includes the late horsey luminaries Wilhelmine Waller, a lifelong supporter of show horses; Gerald Nielsen, owner of Sunnyfield Farm; and Marilyn Simpson, who transformed the Private Lanes Association into the present day BRLA. ..." - Eve Marx

 

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