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  • Horse Guard Open House September 28

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will hold its annual Open House at its headquarters, within Fairfield Hills at 4 Wildlife Drive, from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 28.

    This family fun event is open to all. It will feature a noon meet and greet with the horses, a 1 pm mounted cavalry demonstration and musical ride, and a 2 pm rony ride for anybody who would like to mount up on one of the horses and take a ride around the ring.

  • Pony Rides For A Purpose Brought Smiles To Children In Memory Of Jessica Rekos

    Jessica Rekos had a love for horses. On May 4, less than a week before what would have been her eighth birthday, the community celebrated the way she might have wanted to herself. The Pony Rides For Jessica Team and King’s Bridge Farm joined forces and held the second annual fundraiser, Pony Rides For A Purpose, in honor of Jessica, a riding student at King’s Bridge who was killed on 12/14.

  • Things Have Changed Since 2010

    To the Editor:

    In the January 17 issue of The Bee, there was an article on the Horse and Dog news page entitled, “Saddle Up for Life Program Offered Through Horse Guard.”  It caught my eye because I wrote it. It first appeared in The Bee on May 11, 2007; then on March 18, 2008; March 27, 2009 and March 19, 2010.

    The January 17 article paraphrased my previous articles, but things have changed since I left in 2010, and now this article has many inaccuracies.

  • Horse Guard Military Review Planned

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will hold a Battalion Review on the scenic grounds of the Horse Guard State Military Reservation, 4 Wildlife Drive, on Sunday, October 6, beginning at 11 am. The event is open to the public.

    This formal military review will include all four state militia units and will demonstrate the pageantry and history of Connecticut’s militia under the command of the governor’s office and the Connecticut Army National Guard.

  • Horse Guard Open House Set For September 29

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will host its annual open house on Sunday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the State Military Reservation located at 4 Wildlife Drive in Newtown.

    The day will feature the Second Horse demonstrating cavalry mounted drill and performing in the Musical Ride Salute. The public will have an opportunity to see the historic troop in action and meet the troopers and horses of one of the last remaining, still active, mounted cavalry units in the nation.

  • Horse Guard Is Recipient Of Parade ‘Legends And Pioneers Award’

    The clopping of hooves echoes in the barn as Major Gordon J. Johnson leads Morgan, a latte-colored Rocky Mountain mix gelding, from the pasture to his stall. Morgan, said the major, is most likely to be the lead horse for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard when it steps off in the annual Newtown Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 2.

  • Newtown Labor Day Parade Calls For Celebration And Recognition

    The focus of the 2013 Annual Labor Day Parade will be one on providing the town with “an avenue of celebration,” said Labor Day Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, Monday, August 5, as preparations for the September 2 parade were being finalized.

  • Unity Riders Arriving Today; All Related Events Taking Place At 2GHG HQ

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will welcome The Unity Riders to the 2GHG headquarters today.

    The group is expected to arrive by late morning, and welcoming ceremonies are scheduled to begin right around noon, according to 2LT Ken Fay, public affairs officer for Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard.

  • Public Invited To Join Horse Guard In Welcoming Unity Riders, Monday

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard invites the public to attend the arrival of the Dakota Riders to Newtown, as part of its annual Unity Ride, at noon on Monday, August 5.

    Three years ago a series of events were set in motion within the Dakota and Lakota Native American Nation to have a Unity Ride down the East Coast, from Canada to Washington D.C. The Unity Ride, led by Chief Gus High Eagle, is held to bring a message of peace, unity, and solidarity to all whom they encounter along the way.

  • Historical Society To Host Open House And Horse Guard Demonstration, May 19 At NHS Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, May 19. 

    Master Sergeant Bill Goessinger of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will be joining us along with two of his horses. All are invited to learn about the history of the horse guard, which is headquartered in Newtown, and how it has evolved over the years.

    The public is also invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm.