Sports

by Carola Lott

Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited to hold benefit shoot

Saturday, September 28 The Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited Chapter is holding the Great Swamp Shoot, at the Beretta Shooting Grounds at Dover Furnace. This Sporting Clays Invitational Benefit, which runs from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm, includes a round of Sporting Clays, breakfast, lunch, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $350....

by Carola Lott

The weekend of  October 3, 4, and 5 five Millbrook women will head to Indian Wells, California to compete in the USTA Nationals. The five Millbrook women -- co-captain Margaret Coughlan, Claudia Heunis, Julie DeStazio, Renée Mongon, and Andrea Feigelson are part of the Dutchess County 2.5 tennis team. The other members of the team are the other co-captain Jody Popple, Heidi Desiena, ,...

by Arvolyn Hill

The night lights shined bright on the artificial turf Sept. 19 for the first game played on the new athletic fields at Millbrook Central School District.  Although the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the fields won’t take place for another two weeks on Homecoming night, the boy’s varsity soccer team were the ones to christen the fields in a game against the Dover Dragons. Students,...

by Carola Lott

On the last weekend of September, three young Millbrook riders, Alice Roosevelt, Anna Duggan and Tess Lipsky, will compete in the US Eventing Championships at Texas Rose Park in Tyler, Texas. This is a three-day event comprising dressage, cross country and show jumping. 

To qualify for the beginner novice division, in which the girls are competing, they had to win one first through...

Four-legged professors to help women take the reins of leadership and influence

The Horse Institute (Ancramdale, NY) will host a weekend retreat on October 5 and October 6 to help women take the first steps toward assuming a more confident, compassionate and influential role in their lives, be it as an executive, business owner, community activist , spouse or parent. “We will help clarify the steps you need to take to become the true leader of your life,” explains Marie-...

by Carola Lott

There are horsemen and there are riders. They are not always the same thing. The horseman looks after his horse and puts its wellbeing ahead of anything else. A rider gets on his horse after it has been tacked up, and when he is done, hands him to a groom.

Peter Wylde, who recently moved to Winley Stable on Little Rest Road, is not only a champion rider at the pinnacle of his profession...