Whether you like to compete, or simply enjoy watching, when it comes to horse shows Metamora has it all. And it’s all just a short hack from Crooked House Farm (that’s horse speak for ‘a stone’s throw away’).
From A Shows to C Shows, from Hunter/Jumper to Dressage, from Team Penning and Western Gaming to Eventing, Combined Driving, Pleasure Driving, and Foxhunting, there won’t be a weekend you won’t find several things going on just up the road, at one of the wonderful facilities listed here.
In between classes, you’ll also enjoy the sunroom at Crooked House Farm, from which you’ll see everything from the Huntsman and staff in formal attire and the Metamora Hounds, to Horse Drawn Carriages going by. And evenings on the porch or on the grounds are great for a barbeque, or just gathering with friends to share the excitement of the day. (They’re also great places to get a little work done, if you must – and Crooked House offers wireless internet and copying and faxing capabilities just in case the need arises.)
So plan your trip around your show season. And come back again and again. Special Group Rates and Multiple Weekend Discounts are available to those who do. And breakfasts can be tailored to your needs. With special ‘Go-Breakfasts’ for those who need to be out the door super early, and an assortment of wonderful hot breakfast options and fresh baked delights for those with more time.
And bring your horse. (After all, at the end of a long day of showing he could use and little R&R too. And some grass.) Or consider bringing along an extra mount to trail ride later on. After all, with 9 square miles of Metamora hunt country all around you, it will be a little hard to resist.
So why drive back and forth to some characterless motel, when you can stay just up the road, at one of Metamora’s original Hunt Boxes, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders, and all the charms of the area.
And come back come winter, when there’s nothing like gathering around the fireplace with a hot cider – after a great ride thru the snow. Or like snuggling over a movie the two Crooked House mascots: Fred and Junior (the resident Basset Hound and Saint Bernard respectively).