Special Events and Receptions

  • 3/26 CT Horse Symposium

    Come join the fun Saturday, March 26 for the annual CT Horse Symposium as a rider, handler or spectator! It will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Horsebarn Hill Arena on the UConn Storrs campus which features heating over the arena seats and a heated foyer!  Rebecca Howard, manager of Sandy Hook Equestrian Center, will teach a Natural Horsemanship Clinic 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m with sessions entitled Equine as a Second Language, The Clarity of a Paycheck and Natural and Positive UnderSaddle. If you have riding experience, you can participate in the clinic using a UConn horse a for an extra $20 for use of the horse or bring your own horse!

    Spaces are going fast so sign up today at http://horsesymposium.uconn.edu/ . You can pay online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C21646_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=905. You must preregister if you want to actively participate in the sessions. You can pay at the door as a spectator or preregister here: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21646_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=906

    Vendor and Camp Fairs are 9 AM-2PM in the Horsebarn Hill Arena. Click here to register as a sponsor https://secure.touchnet.com/C21646_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=909  or vendor https://secure.touchnet.com/C21646_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=907 :

    The afternoon will feature a showcase of UConn Teams including the UConn Morgan Drill Team, Dressage Team, Equestrian Team, Western Team and a UConn polo match!

    12 PM - 12:30 PM UConn Morgan Drill Team Demonstration

    12:30 PM - 1 PM UConn Equestrian Team Demonstration

    1 PM-1:30 PM UConn Western Team Demonstration

    1:30-2:00 PM UConn Dressage Team Demonstration

    2:00 PM UConn Polo Match (TBD)

    Proceeds from the symposium will be used to fund equine extension, equine research and equine teaching.

    For more information, contact: Dr. Jenifer Nadeau at jenifer.nadeau@uconn.edu