Horse Guard

  • Equestrians Ride For The Cure

    Komen Connecticut and the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard held the first Ride for the Cure, on the Horse Guard’s Fairfield Hills grounds, on October 24. Riders dressed in pink and saddled up to raise funds and awareness for the local fight against breast cancer. Among the participants were members of the Wilton Riding Club. Pictured are, from front to back: Kat Aznaran on Safe Cracker, Kate Hynes on Irish Elegance, Libby Scaperotta on Wile E Coyote, Lily Kepner on Scooby Doo, and Alexis Kaine on Leave Me A Roan.

  • Western CT Police K-9 Challenge Event Benefits Horse Guard

    The horse ring on the grounds of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), at Fairfield Hills, was occupied by dogs on October 3. But not just any dogs. Teams from area Connecticut towns, the MTA K9 unit in New York City, and the 928th Military Police Army National Guard tackled an obstacle course, apprehended suspects, and demonstrated their obedience skills at the inaugural Western CT Police K-9 Challenge.

  • Horse Guard Funding Remains In State Budget

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) unit in Newtown will be spared from state budget cuts, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) told to The Bee Wednesday afternoon in an email confirming the “great news.”

  • Fight Continues To Preserve The Horse Guard

    As state budget cuts threaten to eliminate funding for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, efforts to preserve the more than 200-year-old militia unit continue.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Cyrenius H. Booth Library’s Facebook page shared a number of photos on Monday, April 6, of poetry shared on a magnetic poetry board set up there. My favorite? A cat poem, of course. “I have my face in a pillow & my kitty is mean fat and crazy, she always scratches.”

  • Top of the Mountain

    Little Sophia Lasaro has donated the gifts she received at a recent birthday party to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, and according to Diane Burke of the Network, Sophia hopes her donation brightens the day of the kids who receive them. Sophia’s donation benefits pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital, and helps make the hospital experience a bit less scary for the kids.  In recognition of Sophia’s generosity, she has been inducted into the Danbury Hospital’s Kids Care Club.