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April 3, 2014

A lucky day for young equestrians

Six local girls claim ribbons at Ironstone Farm show

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Maya Schwinn-Clanton, who rode Wenzel in the “Shamrocks” group, placed second in trail course and third in equitation over poles and fences and in equitation on the flat. A fifth-grader at West Elementary School, she has been riding at Ironstone for five years.

The show was coordinated by Ironstone riding instructor Emily Hutson, an Andover High School graduate who learned to ride at Ironstone as a girl and volunteered at the farm as a teenager.

Ironstone offers recreational riding for people of all abilities. It is also home to two nonprofit organizations, Challenge Unlimited and Ironstone Therapy, which use horses to provide effective therapy helping children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.

Registration is now taking place for a nine-week, spring recreational riding block at Ironstone that runs from April 21 to June 21. Learn more about recreational and therapy programs at Ironstone at www.ironstonefarm.org.

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