October always seems like a busy month around the barn. School-aged students are getting back into the swing of early school mornings and homework filled afternoons, while our barn parents are trying to manage these horse crazy kids and maybe trying to get some saddle time of their own in. This October proved to be no different with many Honey Tree Stables' clients and supporter's jumping head first into the 75th Annual Camargo Hunter Trials and Tailgate Competition at Clippinger Field. This year, the team went all out. Boasting three ringside tailgating spots, Honey Tree Stables teamed up with Cincinnati area businesses RM Interiors, Matty's Smokehouse, and Hart & Cru to put on the part of the year!The efforts of all parties paid off in the end with a 1st Place finish in the tailgating competition for Best Bar, Best Party, and Best Main Dish!
October didn't slow down from there, the following weekend, Honey Tree hosted a great "Jump Into Autumn" event that included both outdoor paces, chases, and derbies as well as indoor equitation and jumper challenges. Clients and community members alike brought their A-game and proved that even though the season was starting to pick up, they still meant business while they were in the ring.
We also took a minute to step back and thank our barn moms for all of their hard work toting kids back and forth to lessons, packing snacks for horse shows, and getting up with us on all of those (still dark) horse show mornings. We hosted a Mom's Ride where no kids were allowed! Moms could enjoy a lesson on some of our awesome lesson horses, mingle with one another, and enjoy dinner and wine in the barn...all while the kids had to stay at home! This was a blast and we have to say, we can tell where our students get their talents from! This is an event that we look forward to hosting again in the future.
We're still in full swing finishing the final touches for our two day Fall Festival taking place on November 7th and 8th. There's no rest to be had and we wouldn't have it any other way!