Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett is offering three classes in August for the benefit of its children's riding scholarship program.
Each class is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday's topic is "how to be a horseman or horsewoman," covering the basics of riding and training and featuring a surprise special guest alongside Stony Hill's own trainer, Michelle Sharma.
Next Thursday, the lecture will be on "Basic Vet Care, Vital Signs, and First Aid," and will be given by Dr. Devita Wooten and Ashley Lynott, a veterinary technician, of Miller and Associates, an equine sports medicine practice. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Rich Klauber, Stony Hill's longtime farrier, will offer a blacksmithing demonstration.
Each event is $100 per person, including a picnic dinner, or $250 for all three when booked together. Those who register early can receive a swag bag from the Tack Trunk equestrian shop, and each participant will be entered into a raffle for a Hampton Classic prize.
The proceeds will allow the Stony Hill Stables Foundation to continue offering scholarships, as it has done since 2012, for local children to learn hunter/jumper skills, dressage training, horse care, and competitive show techniques. "The goal is to promote equine sports, riding education, and good sportsmanship, providing local children a healthy, enhancing life experience," the nonprofit organization said in a statement.
Scholarship applications and other information can be found online at stonyhillstables.com/foundation.