Not only was I member of Pony Club as a child, I'm now a proud adult member of the Pony Club Horse Masters Program!

Winston Churchill allegedly said it best. I'm paraphrasing here, but in essence, he said, 'There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man.' I may have gotten that all wrong, but I do know having a horsey obsession is cheaper than therapy... at least that's what we tell ourselves around the barn as we plan on eating a gourmet dinner of ramen noodles!

This Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26th, 2017, Gator Bayou Pony Club is hosting their annual hunter/jumper horse show and fundraiser. It's been proven that equestrian sports can teach your child responsibility, empathy, problem solving skills and can even boost learning among other positive attributes. So come on out to Holly Hill Equestrian Center in Benton, LA to check it out. I can't think of a better way to spend a weekend!

Here are the rest of the scheduled equestrian activities for our area for the remainder of the year!

March
March 25-26: Gator Bayou Pony Club Hunter/Jumper Show at Holly Hill Equestrian Center

April
April 8-9: Double Rainbow Spring Hunter/Jumper Show at Double Rainbow Equestrian Center
April 9: Gator Bayou Pony Club Mounted/Unmounted Meeting at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
April 22-23: Holly Hill Spring Horse Trials at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
April 29: School Carriage Driving at Holly Hill Equestrian Center

May
May 6: Tri State Dressage Society Show at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
May 14: Gator Bayou Pony Club Mounted/Unmounted Meeting at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
May 19-21: Karen O'Connor Eventing Clinic at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
May 28: Gator Bayou Pony Club Mounted/Unmounted Meeting at Holly Hill Equestrian Center

June
June 3: Tri State Dressage Society Show at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
June 10-11: NLEA Hunter/Jumper Club Show at Double Rainbow Equestrian Center
June 11: Gator Bayou Pony Club Mounted/Unmounted Meeting at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
June 24: Gator Bayou Pony Club Mounted/Unmounted Meeting at Holly Hill Equestrian Center

July
July 1-2: Hidden Acres Equestrian Center Hunter/Jumper Show at Hidden Acres Equestrian Center

August
August 26-27: Double Rainbow Summer Hunter/Jumper Show at Double Rainbow Equestrian Center

September
September 2-3: K-9 Search and Rescue Benefit Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Show at Holly Hill Equestrian Center
September 23-24: NLEA Hunter/Jumper Club Show at Double Rainbow Equestrian Center

October
October 21-22: Double Rainbow Halloween Hunter/Jumper Show and Finals at Double Rainbow Equestrian Center
October 28-29: Holly Hill Spring Horse Trials at Holly Hill Equestrian Center

Remember that Churchill has also been attributed as saying, 'No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.' Winston sure was one smart dude!