Friday, January 7, 2011

Currier and Ives Sleigh Rally

Here's a press release about an upcoming event that sounds interesting

Sunday, January 16, 2010

Classes begin at 11 am in the Parking Lot adjacent to the Welcome Center on Rt. 394.
“Currier & Ives” parade through the grounds at 1 pm; bobsled rides by the Stateline
Draft Horse Club from 1-3 pm (tickets required).

Sleigh bells ring – horses of all sizes (Mini to Draft) put to Portland Cutters, “teacup” sleighs,
bobsleds strut their stuff in pleasure classes, an obstacle course, timed trotting race, and
drive through the historic Chautauqua Institution – a unique bit of Americana and great
family fun! Free parking & free admission to the Sleigh Rally.

Re-positioned to this three day weekend (Martin Luther King holiday) to be featured along with

* Bare the Barrels" at all the Wine Trail Wineries (great discounts; free tastings) on Sat-Sun-Mon

* Mardi Gras Party at Zebro's Harbor House in Barcelona -- jambalaya, crawfish, frog legs & other New
Orleans favs -- great food & hot time on Lake Erie! (Sat & Sun)

* Bobsled rides through the Institution by Stateline Draft Horse Club (Sat & Sun). Tickets $4 adults &
$2 children available at the Chautauqua Bookstore.

* OPEN DOORS JAMESTOWN on Sat., 10 am – 4pm: free admission to Lucy-Desi Museum (including the re-creation of the sound stages for the I Love Lucy shows, nightclub, etc.), Fenton Historical Society (including the Festival of the Trees in the 1863 Mansion -- 4 floors of history from the underground railroad to steamers on Chautauqua Lake in the former home of Gov. Fenton), Jamestown Audubon Society (walking/snowshoeing trails; eagle exhibit; nature discovery room), Roger Tory Peterson Institute (including Charlie Harper Art Exhibit, Peterson's collection); Robert Jackson Center (honoring the Chief Justice who presided over the Nuremburg Trials after WWII).

Package options include:

BELLINGER HALL on the grounds of historic Chautauqua Institution -- absolutely beautiful in the snow with many homes still decorated for the holidays. Dormitory style rooms (double occupancy) with private baths and a lovely fireplace lounge common area. $69.99 plus taxes ($78.74 per room, dbl. occupancy, per night) includes continental breakfast and use of Turner REc facilities which is only a block away (pool, gym, fitness center) -- bring crosscountry skiis or snowshoes to hike around the grounds or golf course. Bookstore, diner, & some shops open on grounds. Horse-drawn bobsleds rides on Sat. & Sun. ($4 adults; $2 children).
For reservations: Christine Hawkins 357-6389

MAPLE SPRINGS LAKESIDE INN on Chautauqua Lake, near Bemus Point, is offering two nights lodging (dbl. occupancy) in their gracious inn plus two sleigh ride tickets for $179 per couple (includes taxes; coffee available but no other food service during the winter).
For reservations: Rose Stage, 386-2500

GREAT TREE INN & STABLES -- luxurious accommodations for people & their horses in Mayville, just up the road from Chautauqua Institution. Special Sleigh Rally rates: $90 per room (single or double occupancy) plus taxes ($11.25) includes a hearty country -style breakfast. $20 stabling (large box stalls, includes bedding).
For reservations: Samantha Alexander, 1 800-421-0082

CHAUTAUQUA SUITES -- new hotel near the Institution with lovely rooms, Olive's Restaurant and Bellini Lounge. Sleigh Rally Getaway Package for Two includes one night lodging (dbl. occupancy), two prime rib dinners, continental breakfast, two horse-drawn bobsled ride tickets for $143 per couple (taxes & tips included).
For reservations: 269-7829

SUNDAY, January 16, 2011
Rt. 394, Chautauqua, New York
Registration begins at 9:30 am -- $5 per class
Classes begin at 11 am
Please join us for a day of friendly driving competition!
Supported by the Lou Eibl Corral & Catt-Chaut. Chapter of the NYS Horse Council
Proceeds toward Horse Trail Development
Secretary/Info: Carol Lorenc (716) 962-3412
DIVISIONS: Draft Horses, Light Horses, Ponies and Very Small Equines, Junior
(Mules & Donkeys included in division by their size; Juniors pinned separately)
Pleasure Driving – To be shown at the walk, collected trot, working trot, trot on (footing permitting; gaited horses welcome to show at their respective gaits). To be judged on way of going, apparent ability to give a pleasant drive & manners, including ability to stand quietly in line up. Sleigh & harness to be safe and well fitted.
1. Single Draft Horse
2. Single Light Horse
3. Single Pony/VSE
4. Team Draft Horse Hitch
5. Multiples Light Horses/Ponies
Obstacles - To be judged as a timed obstacle class; time faults given for knockdowns.
4. Single Draft Horse
5. Single Light Horse
6. Single Pony/VSE
7. Team Draft Horse Hitch
8. Multiples Light Horses/Ponies
Currier & Ives – To be judged on turnout & overall impression, appointments to count. To be shown in ring before departure for approx. 3 mile pleasure drive through the historic Chautauqua Institution grounds. Terrain is hilly. Approximately 1:00 pm.
9. Draft Horses
10. Light Horses
11. Ponies/VSE
Timed Trotting (or equivalent gait) Race
12. Single Draft Horse
13. Single Light Horse
14. Single Pony/VSE
15. Team Draft Horse Hitch
16. Multiples Light Horses/Ponies
Drive & Ride – Single horse to be driven at the walk, collected trot, working trot then unharnessed (headers and other assistance encouraged) & saddled to be ridden at the walk, trot, canter or lope (footing permitting), reinback. To be judged on performance, way of going, manners both in harness & under saddle. Gaited horses welcome (showing at equivalent gaits to trots).


Owner’s name___________________________________ email____________________


______________________________________________ phone____________________

Driver’s Name____________________________________________________________

Horse’s Name_________________________________ Breed______________________

__________________________________ ______________________

Vehicle Information_______________________________________________________

Division: ___Draft ___Light ___Pony or Very Small Equine ___ Junior

Classes: __ Pleasure __Timed Trotting __Currier&Ives __Obstacles __Drive&Ride

Number of classes @ $5.00: ___; total enclosed $_______
(check payable to Lou Eibl Corral)

Mail to: Carol Lorenc, Secretary
1880 Thornton Rd., Cherry Creek, NY 14723

Information: (716) 962-3412

Lodging & Stabling available at The Great Tree Inn, Mayville 800-421-0082.

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