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Article by: Brenda Mueller for ChicagoEquestrian.com
Canterbury Farm Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Patty Stovel Clinic
Everyone Invited to Attend Saturday Barbecue
Patty Stovel and Kenya owned by Michelle Durpetti, won two of the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prixs and placed second in a third derby at Hits Ocala in 2013. Photo courtesy of Phelpssports.com and ESI Photography
Hampshire, IL – March 13, 2014
– Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL is celebrating their 30th year in business with a clinic by accomplished trainer and rider Patty Stovel of Chester Springs, PA. The clinic will be held May 24th and 25th and is for riders from beginner through advanced levels. Stovel has competed on both hunters and jumpers successfully with over eight International Hunter Futurity Champions and an American Gold Cup win on her list of accomplishments.
“We’re excited and honored to have a rider like Patty (Stovel) come to our farm to assist us in improving riders in our area,” said Canterbury Farm owner/trainer Greg Franklin. “Patty has a talent for working with young horses and we are happy to celebrate our 30 years in business with this event.”
The facility boasts 40 -12 x 12 stalls, a 125 x 250 outdoor, 72 x 180 heated indoor, wash stalls, tack rooms, all weather paddocks and a grand prix field complete with an open water, bank, grob, slide and ditch.
“The farm is a great place to train horses,” added Franklin. “It has everything you need for both horses and riders. Our customers love to spend time there. After 30 years in the business you have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t.”
Franklin has qualified horses and riders for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International and the National Horse Shows including the Medal and Maclay Finals. He has also shown internationally at Spruce Meadows in the 1.40 and 1.45 divisions and is a certified trainer with USHJA. Additionally, Franklin has his ‘R’ in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation, and Jumpers and judges throughout the country.
Riders and auditors at the clinic will have the chance to observe Stovel’s unique and effective training techniques first hand. The clinic will offer sessions for all levels of riders and auditors are welcome as well. Following the clinic on Saturday the Franklins welcome everyone to a barbeque at the farm for an anniversary celebration.
To reserve a spot in the clinic contact; Greg Franklin at 847-274-1605 or email@example.com. There is no charge for auditing the clinic.
Canterbury Farm is a full service facility offering lessons, training, boarding, sales and showing located at 14N200 Thurnau Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140.
Quick Facts on the Canterbury Farm Patty Stovel Clinic:
When: May 24-25, 2014- First session 9:00am. Barbecue after the last session Saturday.
Canterbury Farm, 14N200 Thurnau Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140
Greg Franklin 847-274-1605 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Stovel Clinic and 30th Anniversary Celebration Barbecue
Beginner through Advanced riders are welcome and should call for a reservation
Auditing and Barbecue is Free – no reservations required
Beval Saddlery, Butet, Samshield, O’Shaughnessey, Tucci Boots
About Greg Franklin:
For over 30 years, Franklin has ridden hunters and jumpers to numerous championships nationally and has brought home many Zone 5 Horse of the Year awards. Franklin has qualified horses and riders for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International and the National Horse Shows including the Medal and Maclay Finals. He has also shown internationally at Spruce Meadows in the 1.40 and 1.45 divisions and is a certified trainer with USHJA. Additionally, Franklin has his ‘R’ in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation, and Jumpers and judges throughout the country.
About Patty Stovel:
Stovel started her career riding with her mother in CT and in her final junior year, was a working student for the legendary George Morris. Stovel was second in the AHSA Medal Finals on a 4-year-old horse that she trained. After her junior years, she worked for Brass Lantern Farms and Otis Brown (Brownie) of Nashville, Tn. She and Brownie trained many successful hunters and jumpers including eight Championships in the International Hunter Futurity over the years.
After starting her own business, with the help of her husband, Ken, Stovel purchased Mont Cenis, who ended up being the highest placed American (13th) in the1994 World Equestrian Games at The Hague in Holland. Stovel also won the prestigious American Gold Cup in 2005 with Shandor 41 and was the only horse to jump a clear round.
Stovel’s specialty is helping students achieve their goals, along with bringing young horses along.