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"The Spirit of Long Island" Mounted Drill Team is a group of dedicated riders who enjoy their horses and also enjoy showing that a little hard work and lots of fun can result in a performance that not only entertains but is also an excellent example of good horsemanship. The Drill Team performs synchronized patterns to music, Incorporating such difficult maneuvers as the Cloverleaf, Echelon and the ever-impressive Pinwheel. The Drill Team, now in its 32nd year, has held the title of Grand Champions for the past five years.
Practices are held Wednesdays, April-October, at the Bohemia Equestrian Center, Sycamore Ave, Bohemia.
Map To Bohemia Equestrian Center
May 10, Saturday – Horseability Spring Horse Show - Pictures on Line
May 17, Saturday - Ridge Memorial Day Parade
May 18, Sunday – North Babylon Street Fair (Parade)
May 26, Monday – Bohemia & Islip Memorial Day Parades
June 8, Sunday - Smithtown Historical Society Spring Farm Festival
July 6, Sunday- IHA Gymkhana Show
July 13, Sunday - Saratoga
Aug 23, Saturday - Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Pet Hero Award Ceremony
Sept. 1, Monday- VA Hospital
Sept. 7, Sunday - IHA Dressage Show
Sept. 20, Saturday - Lynbrook Expo
Sept 21, Sunday - Pal O Mine Fall Show
Sept 28, Sunday - Muttontown NSHA Open House
Oct. 5, Sunday - Yaphank PumpkinFest
TBD Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and Horse Rescue
TBA Saddle Rock Ranch “Night Under the Stars”
Download Sponser and Schedule Book 2014
Download The DT Rider and Horse Check List
Download The DT Trailer Check List
Download The IHA Membership Form
For Information contact Loretta Hall Email Loretta
Come down and try out to join our 2014 riders.
May 2009 Performance at Belmont Track
May 2008 Performance at Belmont Track
May 2007 Performance at Belmont Track
DRILL FEVERPRACTICE is Wednesday 6pm at Bohemia Equestrian Center. If information is needed,
Drill Team Anthem
written by E. Rusti Quinto
I thought we had it all, my horse and I,
with schooling shows and pleasant trails to ride.
But as the years and miles circled by
We felt restless, and a bit unsatisfied.
I longed to find a new sport, one where we
could be part of something grander, with a team
Of riders who enjoyed the company
of those who shared a bright and special dream.
It wasn't long till I found others who
agreed we should commit and take the chance
that with work and practice and a little art
we could turn our love of riding into dance.
That's how Drill Teams are born, and why they thrive.
As gaily costumed riders work as one
to make the moves and music come alive.
To hone our skills, show off and have some fun.
So when you hear the music start to play
and the hoofbeats sound as we begin our ride
the sparkles on our costumes catch the sun
and smiles on our faces shine with pride.
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Fran has assured me this is an authentic photo of the early Drill Team!