On Saturday, June 24th, Stony Hill Stables
in Amagansett will open their doors from 6 to 8 p.m. to welcome the community to the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit. Stony Hill Stables has been owned and operated by the Hotchkiss Family for over five decades, however the Stony Hill Stables Foundation was founded six years ago by second-generation owner Wick Hotchkiss
with the help of Maureen Bluedorn
"As both an active member in the equestrian world and local Amagansett resident, it has been my life-long dream to make the equestrian experience more accessible in our community," Hotchkiss, who is a USDF Gold medalist and was named 2016 Long Island Dressage Association Rider of the Year, explained.
Bluedorn is a rider at Stony Hill Stables and has an extensive background in launching nonprofit scholarship programs. "I used to work with the National Symphony Orchestra, we'd give out scholarships," noted Bluedorn, "I thought, Why not here?" The 'aha moment!'"
The Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created to promote equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities in the East End Community. The Stony Hill Stable Foundation
's mission is to create essential opportunities for children and adults to connect with the community, grow physically and emotionally as well as benefit from a life enhancing experience. The Stony Hill Stables Foundation is the only stable on Long Island to offer this type of scholarship program.
Wick Hotchkiss performing Dressage at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit (Photo:SHSF)
During the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit, scholarship students as well as Grand Prix riders will entertain attendees with a special Dressage Exhibition by Wick Hotchkiss as well as a Pony Drill Team performance. This family-friendly event will feature a Horseless Horse Show
for kids 12 and under. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and light fare, as well as have the chance to meet Decano
, who was named the 2016 Horse of the Year.
"The scholarship taught me about responsibility, and hard work, because of Stony Hill and the scholarship program, I put much more effort into everything I do and that's the only reason why I continued riding and working with horses and I was able to get my own horse," shared Renny Murphy, a 2014 scholarship recipient.
Applications for the 2017 scholarships are currently being accepted and five scholarships will be awarded annually. Scholarship applications are available online.
Tickets to the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are $125 for a single ticket and $200 for a couple. Children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the gate.
Stony Hill Stables is located at 268 Town Lane in Amagansett. For more information call 631-267-3203 or visit www.stonyhillstables.com
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
For over 100 years Bridgehampton Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall
Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community
Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience
and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.