- Monday, October 20, 2014
Do you have a problem horse? Or do you simply want to better educate yourself and your mount on all things equestrian? Then join Dan James, an internationally renowned horse trainer and clinician, at workshops to be held at The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), November 8-11. The workshops will be held at the Horse Guard’s grounds, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills.
- Monday, October 20, 2014
The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) invites all equestrians to participate in its Annual Fall Trail Ride.
Sponsored by the Friends of 2GHG, the annual ride will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 noon. The ride is on beautiful trails that cover more than 80 acres in Newtown. It begins at the Horse Guard facility, 4 Wildlife Drive within Fairfield Hills. There are no water crossings.
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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.
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
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.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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.
- Thursday, September 26, 2013
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.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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.
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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.
- Friday, August 9, 2013
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.
- Monday, August 5, 2013
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.