Equine Scholarship Program at Amagansett’s Stony Hill Stables Accepting Applications

Pony Drill Team "We Are Family"
Stony Hill Stables Pony Drill Team. Photo credit: Barry Gordin

Scholarship applications are now available for the 2014 competition season at Amagansett’s Stony Hill Stables.

Established in 2012, the Stony Hills Stables Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarship equestrian training for local residents and aims to promote excellence in equine sports for children and young adults on the East End.

Scholarship-funded training includes riding lessons for a four-month or longer semester, which includes hunter/jumper equitation or dressage training, horse care, clinics and competitive shows.

Stony Hill Stables relies on donations to maintain their scholarship program; the nonprofit’s annual benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation was this past Saturday, June 21.

Spectators who attend the event will be treated to a special Dressage Exhibition, Pony Drill Team Presentation performed by young riders from Stony Hill Stables, and a Dressage Pas de Deux finale performed by Grand Prix riders.

Stony Hill Stables will also welcome three new trainers to the stable that evening.

“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,” Wick Hotchkiss, second-generation owner of Stony Hill Stables and United States Dressage Federation gold medalist, said in a statement from the foundation. “The Stony Hill Stables Foundation was created to give back to our community by providing equestrian programs which will facilitate the growth of the sport on the East End.”

Stony Hill Stables is located at 268 Town Lane in Amagansett.

Interested in applying for the foundation’s scholarship program? Check out their application at http://stonyhillstables.com/stonyhillstablesfoundation.html. Donations can also be made on the foundation’s website.

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