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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Third Annual Summer Camp Fair at La Tienda

 The third annual Summer Camp Fair sponsored by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding will be held on  Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00 pm at La Tienda shopping center in Eldorado Santa Fe.
For more information and to see which camps are registered for the Summer Camp Fair please visit www.summercampfair2014.com.  We expect to have a lot of fun and we hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2nd Annual Summer Camp Fair at La Tienda


Welcome to the Summer Camp Fair!
 On April 13, 2013 Barn Dogs and Eclectics Art Gallery will once again join forces to host the second annual Santa Fe Summer Camp Fair at La Tienda shopping center.  Santa Fe children's summer camps will assemble to provide displays, information and registration opportunities to Santa Fe families.  The fair will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Families will receive welcome packets which include names and contact information for each camp represented.

     The Summer Camp Fair is sponsored by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding, a non-profit organization which provides free therapeutic horseback riding to wounded military personnel, their spouses and children, and at risk youth.  For more information about Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding and it's programs, please visit www.listeninghorse.org.
    
     This site will list all camps registered for the fair with updates added up to the day of the fair.  For information about the fair please contact:

                            Holly (505) 466-1059
                            barndogs@barndogs.net
                                          or
                            Mekah (505) 603-8811
                            EclecticsSF@aol.com

To see pictures from last year's summer camp fair please click on the caption to the picture above.

Camps registered for the Summer Camp Fair:


Arrowhead Ranch
1373 Arrowhead Ranch Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Sandy Benson
Phone: (505) 424-7592
sandybenson@earthlink.net






"Arts Alive" Summer Camp for Kids
Santa Fe Arts Institute
Santa Fe Place Mall
Contact: Nicole Davis
Phone: (505) 424-5050
ndavis@sfai.org





Assistance Dogs of the West
730 St. Michaels Drive                                               
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 989-9640
info@assistancedogsofthewest.org





1114 Hickox Street Unit G                            
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Franki Williams
Phone: (505) 428-7575
infobigsky@gmail.com


Catron Community Learning Center
306 Catron Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Adrianna Duncan
Phone: (505) 983-8102
director@catroncommunitylearning.com






Golden Acorns Summer Camp
Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Contact: Caren Gala
Phone: (505) 795-9079
goldenacornscamp@gmail.com






321 W. Zia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Ellen Souberman
Phone: (505) 988-1968
ellen@littleearthschool.org







3603 State Highway 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Contact: Visuddhi
Phone: (505) 930-1838                                            
cowgirlbrenda108@yahoo.com





New Mexico All Starz
2520 Camino Entrada                            
Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Nathaniel Batista
Phone: (505) 515-9774
newmexicoallstarz@yahoo.com



New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding
PO Box 32505
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Contact: Devin Peterson
Phone: (505) 795-7899
info@nmctr.org



Randall Davey Audubon Center
1800 Upper Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Cara Goodwin
Phone: (505) 983-9609 Ext. 26
cgoodwin@audubon.org





1755 Camino Corrales
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Victor Avila
Phone: (505) 795-3049
jecolevic@gmail.com



Santa Fe Children's Museum Explorers
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Rachael Kissling Gilman
Phone: (505) 989-8359 X 112
summercamp@santafechildrensmuseum.org




Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences        
5912 Jaguar Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Contact: Ellie Herrera
(505) 438-8585
sfschool@aol.com




Santa Fe Secondary School Summer Camp
1549 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Zara Southard
Phone: (505) 310-1836
dana.rodda@yahoo.com
         





26 Puesta del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Contact: Cita Riley
Phone: (505) 467-6431
criley@santafewaldorf.org




Soar - Summer of Awareness Riding
14 Goose Downs Rd.
Galisteo, NM 87540
Contact: Emmi Adler
Phone (505) 506-3657
emmi@spanishmustangfoundation.org






Summer Spanish Camp
Contact: Barbara Deswood
Phone: (505) 716-3946
bdeswood@sfps.info





Talking Hands Talking Feet
Kaleidoscope Camp/Preschool Camp            
6A Sandy Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Melanie Zeir
Phone: (505) 231-5869
melanie@songstoeducate.com



81 Ranch road
Lamy, NM 87540
Contact: Cat Parks
Phone: (505) 466-3849
thetrinityranch@gmail.com



United States Pony Club of Santa Fe
64 Goose Downs Rd.
Galisteo, NM 87540
Contact: Jeffray Riding                  Anne Wrinkle
Phone: (505) 466-8771                  (505) 690-2038
mjratgdf@aol.com                         abwrinkle@hotmail.com


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Summer Camp Fair Sponsored by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding


Sugar, a therapy horse, gives her friend a ride
while Gus supervises.
      On March 31, 2012 Barn Dogs and Eclectics Art Gallery will join forces to host the first annual Santa Fe Summer Camp Fair at La Tienda shopping center.  Santa Fe children's summer camps will assemble to provide displays, information and registration opportunities to Santa Fe families.  The fair will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Families will receive welcome packets which will include names and contact information for each camp represented.

     The Summer Camp Fair is sponsored by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding, a non-profit organization which provides free therapeutic horseback riding to wounded military personnel, their spouses and children, and at risk youth.  For more information about Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding and it's programs, please click on the caption under the picture.

     This site will list all camps registered for the fair with updates added up to the day of the fair.  We have a wide variety of camps registered to date with activities for preschool age children through teenagers.  For information about the fair please contact:

                                     Holly (505) 466-1059
                                    barndogs@barndogs.net
                                                      or
                                     Mekah (505) 603-8811
                                      ElecticsSF@aol.com

    Directions to La Tienda

Camps registered for the Summer Camp Fair:


Big Sky Learning
1114 Hickox Street Unit G                            
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Franki Williams
Phone: (505) 428-7575
infobigsky@gmail.com




C-A-M-P
Creative-Arts-Music & Performance
PO Box 484                                                                        
Tesuque, NM 87574
Contact: Eileen Rogosin                                                    
Phone: (505) 946-0488
info@c-a-m-p.net





Camp Shalom
205 East Barcelona Rd.                                                            
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Leah Lewin Gibbons
Phone: (505) 982-6888
preschool@sftbs.org





Children's Garden Montessori
710 Old Las Vegas Highway                                          
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Joan Shankin                                                      
Phone: (505) 466-1251
info@childrensgardensantafe.com





El Rancho de las Golondrinas
334 Los Pinos
Santa Fe, NM 98507
Contact: Joe Maes
Phone: (505) 471-2261
joe.maes@golondrinas.org





Little Earth School
321 W. Zia Road                                                                
Santa Fe, NM 87505                                                                          
Contact: Ellen Souberman                                
Phone: (505) 988-1968
ellen@littleearthschool.org






Mother's Farm School
3603 State Highway 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Contact: Visuddhi
Phone: (505) 930-1838                                            
cowgirlbrenda108@yahoo.com



Sangre de Cristo Raquet Club
1755 Camino Corrales
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: Victor Avila
Phone: (505) 795-3049
jecolevic@gmail.com



Santa Fe Children's Museum
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505                                                          
Contact: Rachael Kissling
Phone: (505) 989-8359 X 104
rkissling@santafechildrensmuseum.org






Southwest Youth Sports of NM
4129 Monte Azul Loop
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Contact: Gary Barela                                        
Phone: (505) 920-6471
mrgreatchef@yahoo.com                                  






Santa Fe Waldorf School
26 Puesta del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508                                                                    
Contact: Cita Riley                                    
Phone: (505) 467-6431
criley@santafewaldorf.org







Talking Hands Talking Feet
Kaleidoscope Camp/Preschool Camp
6A Sandy Lane                                                                      
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Melanie Zeir                                                              
Phone: (505) 231-5869
grow@songstoeducation.com





Tarnoff Art Center
PO Box 365
4 Wildflower Lane
Rowe, NM 87562
Contact: Laura Tarnoff
Phone: (505) 919-8888
info@tarnoffartcenter.org







Tumbledown Gymnastics
3214 Calle Marie, Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Contact: Elisa Dry
Phone: (505) 473-0926
tumbledownstudios@gmail.com






United States Pony Club of Santa Fe
64 Goose Downs Rd.
Galisteo, NM 87540
Contact: Jeffray Riding              Anne Wrinkle
Phone: (505) 466-8771              (505) 690-2038                                
mjratgdf@aol.com                     abwrinkle@hotmail.com

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Philippe Karl Ecole de Légèreté in Santa Fe

Philippe Karl, renowned in Europe as Ecuyer at the prestigious Cadre Noir in Samaur, France and as a modern day French classical dressage master, has granted authority to two US organizations to initiate and manage separate Ecole de Légèreté (School of Lightness) teachers' courses on his behalf.  Located in Santa Fe, NM and Shippensburg, PA the US Ecole de Légèreré are accepting rider applications until August 2012 with a projected launch date of April 2013.

Eight riding instructors will be accepted into each course, and full-course auditors are invited to participate.  Single-pass spectators are welcome to attend on a per series basis.

At the end of three years, the riders will present their accomplishments during final examinations to Mr. Karl who will, in turn, determine the level of achievement and whether participants may go on to teach as representatives of his Ecole de Légèreré.  Full course auditors will receive a certificate of attendance.

For more information, including application requirements, please visit www.philippe-karl.com , www.santafepk.com or www.pkinpa.com.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Equine Retirement Program

Two Contented Retirees

      How do we care for the horses who have been our companions and partners when they begin to age and have special requirements?  This is a problem for many horse owners.  When a horse is able to be ridden regularly living in a paddock during it's off time is no hardship, but there comes a time when many aging horses can no longer be ridden.  Many have health issues that require special feeding and medication regimens.  How do we explain to them that they have to stand in a paddock all day while their friends go to work or on trail because we have jobs and a limited amount of time and no space for a retirement pasture?

     Goose Downs Farm in Galisteo has an answer.  For 20 years they have provided quality retirement conditions for their aging competition horses (it's an absolutely beautiful property.  I'd love to retire there!).  This past year several of their retired horses, who had reached age 30 and above, passed on.  They have the experience, they have the equipment and they have the space to care for up to 10 horses.  You can find more information on their web site at www.GooseDowns.com or by calling Tom or Jeffray at (505) 466-8771.

     This might just be a dream come true for you and your aging friend.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Carhartt Jackets That Transition Into Spring

     With warmer weather just around the corner we're feeling ready to shed our heavy winter clothes.  Carhartt has items for men and women that will help us ease into the warmer weather.  To see detailed information, including price, on these and other items, please click on the "online store" button at the right.

For women:

WC011 Camden Wool Parka




      The Camden Wool Hooded Parka in winter white is warm enough to keep out the winter chill but with a decidedly "heading into spring" look and feel.  It is made from 16 ounce 50% wool/50% polyester and lined with Carhartt's arctic quilt lining.




WK111 Sherpa Sweat Jacket




     Heavier than a sweatshirt but lighter than a winter jacket, the Sherpa Sweat Jacket has an 80% cotton/20% polyester shell and a 100% cotton lining.  The sherpa lined collar is stylish and snuggly.  It has a metal zipper, drawstring waist for a stylish fit and button flap pockets.  It's just the right weight for those days when there is still a nip in the air but the winter chill is definitely fading.




WK127 Sherpa Hooded Sweatshirt
 

A little lighter than the Sherpa Sweat Jacket, but definitely a heavyweight sweatshirt, the Sherpa Hooded Sweatshirt is made with the same 80% cotton/20% polyester outer and 100% cotton lining with a 100% polyester sherpa lined hood.  It has a metal zipper front and two front pockets.




WK100 French Terry Track Jacket



 


  The lightest of the group is the women's Track Jacket.  Made from 95% cotton/5% spandex french terry it's a midweight sweatshirt with a full length metal zipper, two front pockets and no hood.





For men:

J233 Sandstone Sherpa Lined Jean Jacket
 


 The sherpa lined Denim Jean Jacket combines traditional jean jacket styling made from 11.74 ounce 100% cotton denim with  sherpa lining in the body and quilted nylon lining in the sleeves.  It has a button front and button-adjustable cuffs and waistband.  The Duck Jean Jacket has the same styling but is constructed with a 12 ounce 100% cotton sandstone duck outer layer.

 



J294 Soft Shell Hybrid Jacket



 The Soft Shell Hydrid Jacket is a new style from Carhartt and the perfect weight for going from winter into spring.  The lower garment is made from 8.5 ounce 94% polyester/6% ripstop nylon bonded to a polyester grid-textured fleece.  The upper garment is made from 100% nylon quilt.  It has a durable wind and water resistant finish.  There is a media port in the upper left inside pocket.  It's lightweight but warm and breathable.




J360 Sandstone Active Jac




    The men's mesh lined Sandstone Active Jac has a 100% cotton shell, with 100% polyester body and hood lining and 100% nylon sleeve lining.  It's lightweight but tough.  Just the right weight for spring layering.



J149 Thermal-lined Hooded
Zip-Front Sweatshirt



          The Thermal-Lined Hooded Zip-Front Sweatshirt was our best selling men's jacket/sweatshirt last year and so far this year.  It is made from 12 ounce 50% cotton/50% polyester (no shrinking) with a 100% polyester thermal lining which retains warmth.  It has a full length brass zipper.  It has the same warmth factor as the mesh lined sandstone Active Jac but is softer and more flexible.


K350 Midweight Mock Neck
Zip Front Sweatshirt




     The Midweight Mock Neck Zip Front Sweatshirt is lighter weight and without a hood.  It is made from 50%Cotton/50% polyester, has a mock neck collar, raglan sleeves and a full length antique finish brass zipper with a storm flap.




S296 Canvas Shirt Jac
Flannerl Lined



     Finally, the Flannel Lined Canvas Shirt Jac is one of the most versatile articles of clothing on the market.  Made from 9 ounce 100% cotton canvas with a 4 ounce 100% cotton flannel lining it is both warm and tough.  Some of our customers wear it as a shirt in the winter with a tee shirt under it and a jacket over it.  Others wear it open over a flannel shirt or a long sleeve tee.  Either way it looks good and lasts.


     All of the above styles can be found in our Santa Fe store or at our online store at www.barndogs.com.  Sizes or colors that are not in stock can be special ordered and take approximately 10 days to arrive.
Items can also be drop shipped directly from Carhartt to your home or to a third party.



 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is It Too Early to Think About Fly Control?

    Well, it's probably never too early for that, but if you use fly predators or are thinking of trying them, now is the time when most of the fly predator companies run specials.

     When we moved to Santa Fe from California 6 years ago we had never had the horses on our property but we had seen plenty of stables full of flies.  It was a concern.  The property we bought had the barn set up about 100 feet from the house.  We loved having the horses right there but knew flies would be an issue.  We decided to try fly predators and actually started the program 2 months before the horses arrived.

Cashel Quiet Ride Fly Mask
with ears and extended nose.
     That first summer there were plenty of flies both in the barn and in the house.  To be fair, after the dogs had run through the screen door twice, we just left the back door open when we were home.   We used fly spray, put up fly traps and the horses wore fly masks.  The second summer we wised up and started sprinkling some of the fly predators in the back yard as well as in the barn and paddocks.  We also installed a dog door. That year the fly traps caught about half as many flies.  The third year people who came to the barn started asking "Where are the flies?" and we realized there were virtually none.

     We're still vigilant about picking up the manure in the morning and evening (we spread it on a galloping track and harrow it into the dirt) and we still put up fly traps, but there are very few flies to catch.  We use fly spray when we go out on trail.  With no flies at the barn the horses seem especially bothered by them on trail.  After a few rides where Sunny threw his head around so continuously and vigorously that I was afraid he would fall off the trail I invested in a Cashel Quiet Ride fly mask that fits over the bridle and that solved the problem.

     We started with Arbico Organics and we've never had any reason to change.  They ship out of Arizona, are very pleasant to deal with and are very helpful.  You choose your area of the country and how many horses you have and they suggest a plan or you can make up your own plan.   The predators are shipped every three weeks during fly season with instructions.  We still order the 2-5 horse plan even though with Hans gone our large pony and 2 miniature horses probably only add up to one horse.  It seems better to be safe than sorry.

     This year we are starting over on a new property.  We just ordered for the summer.  Through March 31st Arbico is offering a 10% discount, 3 free boosters (an extra order of larvae for whichever dates you choose) and a $10.00 coupon for other Arbico products.  Our fly control program for this summer will cost $176.00.  We will have to buy another bottle of fly spray for the trail.  It took 2 summers to use up the last one.