PipeDream Training

Dressage Basics From the Ground Up 
for Fun Practical Horsemanship

Lessons, Training/Boarding, Day Camps, Sales, and More
Welcome to PipeDream Training!

Please wander through our site and feel free to contact 
me with any questions on what we do or if you would 
like to get involved in our family!

Welcome to PipeDream Training!

Please wander through our site and feel free to contact 
me with any questions on what we do or if you would 
like to get involved in our family!

8/27 Congratulations Diane on the purchase of 'AttaBoy' and thank you Crimson Acres for providing us with such a fantastic little man!! The long search was worth it, Diane. Enjoy your new partner!
Pony News and Events
8/21 Fabulous day out with the Brookside Stables crew at the Deerfield Valley Farmers Day Fair Horse Show! Mallory came home Champ on 'Cinder Ella', Shelby and 'Pipedream' took a Reserve, and Kim won both of her under saddle classes with 'Buddy Love'. Hard work and pony love paid off, 
what a day out with family,  
favorite ponies, and friends!


   Check out our photo album from the day's events!
9/2 Thank you to everyone who has pitched in to first evacuate our horses to high ground and then bring them home and get us back on our feet after Irene swept through!! It is incredible how much support we have recieved and although we have a long way to go, the light at the end of the tunnel is definately there. All of our ponies are safe and sound from Irene.  We recieved about 3 ft of water in our main barn, 4-5 feet in our back barn and indoor, we are working hard to get our fencing back up and bring life back to routine for all of our kids. 
9/5     More Pictures of 'Irene vs Brookside Stables'

 Thank you to so so so much to all the volunteers who helped pitch in to get us back on our feet!!!
On a bright note, the barn has never been so clean!
9/16 Welcome back Timothy to Brookside Stables!!  Tim is officially up for sale, the husband horse of all husband horses!!! He's such a sweet boy, we'd love to hold onto him to help us teach beginners but he really needs and deserves his own special person. 
11/28 So very excited for winter, our indoor has been resurfaced !!!! Bring on the cold and the snow because our ponies will be working all year round! Lesson and full training space still available for this winter, contact us to book your space soon!!
12/2 Come join us for horsey festivities at our Brookside Stables holiday party!!! It will be Monday December 12th at 6 pm in West Dover. Please contact me to RSVP and to get directions!!!! Everyone is welcome! Potluck dinner, bring a $20 grab bag gift if you'd like to participate in it!!
2/28 :   2012 Clinic Day at Brookside Stables Details!!! 
Saturday June 23rd, 9 am til the last person leaves!
Join us for a wide variety of clinics, lectures, and demos with top trainers and leading professionals 
Expand your horizons by coming to learn from our trainers picked for their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to all disciplines, regardless of what hat you wear. Auditing fees waived, donations toward flood relief highly appreciated! Call or email for more details!!
3/26:   Our April 22nd clinic with Cathy Drumm is now fully booked! Contact me for info on future events and clinics!
3/26: Thrilled that summer camp is filling up so fast!! We have four sessions we are offering this summer...going to be a whole lotta fun in the sun with ponies!
4/21 Super day out with friends at ColdBrook Stables Poker Ride! Horses were fabulous, weather was good, can't ask for anything more!
5/6 Headed to Heritage Farms for their mock dressage show. Brittany took Lily and Kim took Buddy, both teams did fabulous! For their first time in a dressage arena, they had fun and put on a good show :-) Very proud!
5/13 Great day out at the Western Mass Appy Assoc.'s Open Show in Westfield, MA! I took my PipeDream, Ann brought Myia, and Mal had Cinder Ella. For the first event of the season for all three of them, they did incredibly! Thank you Brittany for working as groom and Suzanne for taking pictures!!
5/19 Constructive criticism, hard work, improved skills, and big smiles...great day at our clinic with Cathy Drumm
10 riders and everyone was thrilled!!
Photos all by 
Suzanne Bauer Photography
5/20 Can we say exhausted???? After the clinic on Saturday, prepping, packing, and braiding for the show on Sunday made for a loooong night. And that made for one early morning when we shuffled into the barn at 4 am!! But the sleepyness vanished quickly for Kim on Buddy Love, Shelby with Pipe Dream, Brittany on Tiger Lily, and Diane with Attaboy. It was Diane and Brittany's first time showing and they blew us away! Hard work payed off with a great day out! Can't wait til next time!
6/1 Welcome to our new boy 'Moshi'! He is an 8 yr old 14.1 hh pinto gelding, sweet as can be and a cute little mover! Moshi has been brought to us as a sale horse to the right home but we are loving this little boy and hoping to find him the right 'special person' from within the barn family. Pictures and more info coming soon! 
6/17 We just keep getting so lucky! What another fanttaaaastic day out for the PipeDream Training crew!!! Kim and Buddy, Brittany and Lily, Shelby and Piper, and Diane and Attaboy. So much fun! Although everyone had a great time, made progress towards their personal goals, and worked hard....gold star of the day goes to Brit, riding TigerLily! She's been working so hard back home focusing on her pony's confidence levels and their partnership...and it paid off! They looked great together, had some fabulous rides, and made me extremely happy! 
6/24 Thank you to everyone...presenters, sponsors, participants, and attendees....who helped make our Benefit Clinic Day at Brookside Stables a success!! The clinicians who taught and contributed their knowledge were incredible...wish I wasn't running around quite so much so I could have focused on learning more! I had a fabulous ride on PipeDream with Claudia Tarlov teaching. My little mare was a rock star and really strutted her stuff :-) Very impressed when Kim on Buddy Love rode early in the morning under Claudia, thrilled to see him swinging through his back and soft in the bridle throughout...Kim I don't think you stopped smiling your entire ride!!!! Very nice to see Kate with Cinnamon, who we sold her last year...she came up and did fabulously in both undersaddle clinics! Just a great day overall, thank you again to everyone!!! Pictures available soon from Suzanne Bauer Photography.
6/28 Unbelievably the first week of summer camp is already over. We had eight girls join us, our youngest group for the summer, mainly 6 and 7 years old. What a fabulous time we and the girls had! The took great care of their horses, learning how to feed and water, groom and tack, learned breeds, colors, and body parts. And the riding just got better every day! Our horses... Honey, LuLu, Moshi, and Lady...seemed to have as much fun as the girls did. And congratulations ladies on putting on such a great demonstration for your parents the last afternoon!
9/8 Where has the summer gone! So much has gone on and I apologize for being so out of touch! So news first... Piper is off to a new home. She and I had a spectacular 
year out, bringing home overall year-end
 champion in both the Green Horse 
Division and the Open English Division
at the Cheshire Horse Show Series.
Good luck to her new owner Amanda, 
we'll have pics of the two of them soon!

Good luck Piper!
We have a new princess in the barn, 
3 yr old Azteca filly, 'Alejandre'...she is 
doing beautifully with her groundwork and 
plans are to start her under saddle this 
winter. Can't wait!
3 yr old Odin has been started under saddle and been out to a few events...he's been a fabulous baby for us so far. So willing to please! My ugly duckling is turning into an incredible swan, check out the new pics!
3 yr old 'Alejandre'
Congratulations to Kim on the purchase of 'Eire Crest Bella'. Kim has been a superstar this year as a working student with PipeDream Training. I know my horses are well taken care of when she is assisting and she has progressing incredibly as a horsewoman and rider. She and Bella are going to do fabulously together!
8/9/12 Whew.....the last week of camp is over! What an incredible summer we had! And we will definitely be looking for a repeat next year! Good job to all of the kids who giggled and bounced through summer with us...it amazes me how much progress can be made in a week of immersion in the horse world :-)
9/9 Thank you to Cathy Drumm 
for coming to Brookside Stables 
for a clinic. All of the riders had 
a great time and left as more 
educated riders, inspired by your 
encouragement and positive 
teaching style. Can't wait until 
next time!
Our team from Brookside Stables and PipeDream Training...Shelby on Odin, Diane on Attaboy, Brittany on TigerLily, Kim on EireCrest Bella, and Mallory on Cinder Ella
Thank you to Suzanne Bauer Photography for the photo!!
10/7 What a great day out at Xenophon Farm. With five girls showing in the dressage ring for the first time, it kept us hustling! Congrats to Kim, Brittany, Tanya, Gabby, and Alyssa.            Click here for more pictures!
9/29 I just love my Odin!!!! Kim w/ Bella and I w/ Odi had a great time at the annual Massachusetts Horse Benefit Show in Goshen, MA. My Odi was a rockstar, taking Champ in the Green Horse Division, and Kim had a great time with Bella...check out my cleaned up boy pics of Kim & Bella to come!!)
10/6 Thank you to the Vermont Trail Trotters and Trumbull Mtn Farm for hosting such a great hunter pace! The trails were beautiful and we loved the camaraderie and high spirits of everyone! We'll be back for the next one!
11/1 Wow, information overload!! In the midst of Hurricane Sandy, I attended Jane Savoie's 'Art of Instruction' clinic this past week. Four days of incredible information and amazing horses, held at one of my favorite spots on earth, the USET in Gladstone, NJ. Despite the awful weather with the high winds and rains, the show went on!!! Our generator kicked in and classes continued...what an experience. Now I can come home, play with everything I learned and see how I can work all this into making me a stronger, more effective, and more aware trainer and teacher!
11/1 We need to say goodbye to one of our family as she moves onto the next step in her life! TigerLily, our 9 yr old Morgan cross pony mare has been a huge part of our life here at Brookside Stables. She is not happy teaching lessons and very much deserves her own special person. Brittany has done an incredible job working her and showing her this season, but as Brittany has gotten closer and closer to getting to tall for Lily, we have searched for a new home. We found it in Heidi!!! Congrats Heidi on an amazing little mare, enjoy her, keep in touch, and we hope to see you both in the near future!!!
11/11 Equine Affaire is over for another year!!! Who was your favorite clinician?? What a great weekend of education, shopping, and spending time with those people that I only see once a year for this event!!! Can't wait already for next year! 
11/15 Congratulations to Brittany on your very first horse to call your own!!! After working so hard with TigerLily this year, Brittany's mother decided she had earned the opportunity to own her own horse. Welcome 'Angel's Image'!! She is a 9 yr old 14.3 hh chunk QH mare, incredibly smart and sweet, and we can't wait to get started! Congrats Brit!!!!!
12/4 Odi's very first picture in a magazine!!! Found him in a Smartpak promotion in MA Horse, with one of his pictures from the Massachusetts Benefit Show!!! 
So handsome!! :-)
Mark your Calendars!!!

Friday December 28th, 6 pm
Dover Town Hall, East Dover

Its time for the 
Brookside Stables Holiday Party !!!

When we say, the more the merrier, 
we mean it!
Potluck dinner, BYOB, Yankee Gift Swap
Plenty of space for everyone, 
can't wait to see our students, friends, 
and family all together!

Please find us on Facebook or email shelbyloo@gmail.com to RSVP 
and get more info!!!
1/15 Chaos!!! There is so much to plan, organize, and look forward to! Clinics, events, shows, camps, trips, so much going on this upcoming season! Are you excited? I am! Keep an eye on the 'Upcoming Events' page for more details! We will be kicking off the year with a clinic at Brookside Stables with Carrie Cranston on February 24th. Come as an auditor or bring your pony to brush off the cold-weather doldrums and start to sparkle for the 2013 season!! More details coming soon! 
1/13   Are you a wanna-be (now you can be!!) 4H member!!! Join us at Brookside Stables on either Thursday January 17th at 5 pm or Sunday January 20th at 2 pm for an informational meeting on our new club! 
1/10   Welcome to the students of Leland and Gray's Middle and High School Winter Sports Program!! We will have nine girls joining us every Wednesday to ride and be immersed in our horsemanship program, what fun! Wish my high school had offered this option!!! 
1/22 4H meeting this Sunday, Feb 10th.
5:30 - 7:00 pm, at North Star Bowling in Wilmington. All welcome!!!

We are having a 'breed night'. Pick your favorite breed and bring some info to share!! Examples...A picture, origins, famous representatives of the breed, foundation sires, uses, and anything else fun you can come up with! 
​ April/May Events

5/12 4H meeting -cancelled :
Enjoy Mother's Day instead!!!

5/26 'Mock Show'
with Carrie Cranston

Click here for more info
Carrie Cranston clinic is full and we will be holding it from 10 am to about 3 pm. Due to the clinic being rescheduled for today and the fact that many of our 4Hers are riding/handling, we will be canceling the 4H meeting for tonight March 3rd. After a long day learning, I think we will all be ready to go home and nap! Can't wait to see you all at Brookside! 2/24

Carrie Cranston clinic at Brookside Stables
Starts at 10 am to about 3 pm
'The View From Center Ring'
First portion of the day will focus on in-hand work, showmanship and halter preparation and presentation
Second portion will be under saddle work, 
focusing on open show english and western presentation
We have beginner through advanced participants, all ages welcome, auditors welcome, no dogs. Food available. 
Contact us for more info! 

3/20 Another busy weekend coming up! This Sunday we are hosting Cathy Drumm for her first clinic with us this year. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for the day. Auditors welcome, $10. Cathy is an inspiring instructor who is incredible at pinpointing exactly how to bring a horse and rider partnership to the next level. 

Sunday evening we have our next 4H meeting, from 4:45-6:15, being held at St Mary's Congregational Church, lower level. Head east from the light in Wilmington and the church is 1/2 block up on the right. New venue, excited to see how it works for us! 
4/1 Congratulations Cindy on the purchase of your new partner!!! Kapri is a beautiful sweet girl and I think you two are going to have alot of fun this year!!