By: Cally Hencey
The CDCTA has once again outdone themselves at our annual Awards Luncheon. The day consisted of great people, fantastic awards, a HUGE raffle, and delicious food! The Holiday Inn in East Hartford has taken wonderful care of us the last few years, and continues to provide a lovely destination to celebrate a fun filled year with dedicated horse people.
Our guest speaker was an extraordinary addition to the day. Andrea Waldo is a dynamic woman whose life as an eventer, author, and psychotherapist shape her into a knowledgeable and reputable being. She uses her experiences and training to aid her students and enthusiasts in both the equestrian world as well as in everyday life actions. It is very easy to become engrossed in her wise words that are tickled with humor, as she fills the room with a vibe which is both comforting and stimulating. Waldo’s closing words consisted of an exercise that the crowd participated. We all sat in a banquet hall, yet visualized our favorite moment on our horse. I instantly found myself posting at the trot on my new friend Perkins: feeling the contact in my reigns, watching his head ease nicely into my hand, rising with his back as he engages his hind end, feeling a beautiful warm winter breeze across my face. It was in that moment, all in the room pulled a smile across our faces and agreed with Andrea as she stated, “This is why we do this.”
Ann Bowie has done a marvelous job running the club this past year. With the help of the board and volunteers, the CDCTA successfully ran three shows as well as multiple clinics and events which our members thoroughly enjoyed and learned from! 2017 is already off to an awesome start with events lined up into summer, where show season comes into full motion. To keep up to date with our club’s agenda, check out our website, www.cdctaonline.com or find us on Facebook!
Clinic and Event Participants.