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Chrislar Farm Hosts Record Breaking Winter Tournament



Chris & Larry Cassenti’s Chrislar Farm in Rowley, Mass., hosted one in a series of UPHA Winter Tournaments held during the winter season on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. The facility was festively decorated inside and out for the upcoming holidays.

According to Tournament Secretary Sarah Lettre, "Chrislar’s location is convenient and welcoming and attracts many UPHA-14 instructors/trainers from the New England area who are always graciously accommodated for a day of winter showing." Lettre continued, "The Chrislar staff and clients go "all out" for everyone who attends, serving attendees a large variety of hot dishes and wonderful foods for all to enjoy."

Horse show photographer, Ted Douglass, Franklin, N.H. took photos during the event that can be ordered on his web site: www.aclassicexpression.com. Richard Bourgault, Amesbury, Mass., donated his services to officiate as the judge for a day, which turned out to be seasonally cold but sunny. Chrislar’s Kevin Solimine donated his announcing services for the event while Deb Nichol and Virginia McMinn acted as Ring Mistresses with Amanda Bagley doing presentations and ribbon-running for the day. The entire Chrislar Staff worked all week preparing for Tournament Day with Ann Walker, Lynne Pomerleau, Jackie Medico, and Jill Moore efficiently moving riders in and out of the ring all day with the help of many students.

Tournament Secretary for the entire Winter Tournament series is Sarah Lettre who keeps everything organized and running well! Lettre reported, "This is the largest Tournament ever held in our program’s history, bringing in 133 exhibitors, 18 professional stables, 53 outside horses, over 160 vehicles parked and feeding well over 400 hungry attendees!"

Participating Stables were: Chrislar, After Thought Farm, Cater Stables, Chase Farm, Deer Run Farm, Denim Ridge, Heron Cove, High Tail Acres, Carrie Layte Stable, Legacy Stable, Not E Nuff Farm, Perry Hill, Phoenix Stable, S&S Stable, Sunshine Stable, Taylor River Farm, Verrill Stable, and Wright Way. The next Tournament will be held at High Tail Acres in Newbury, Mass., on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

For more information about the Winter Tournament Program, contact Sarah Lettre, Wright-Way Stables 207-626-5680 or visit: www.upha-14wintertournament.com. To view proofs and purchase professional photos taken at the Chrislar Tournament, visit: Photographer, Ted Douglass at www.aclassicexpression.com. For more information about Chrislar Farm visit: www.chrislar.com.

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