Saturday, June 1st, Our Annual June Review Ceremony and Horse Show is the culminating event of our program year. Troopers will receive honor bars, awards and trophies, and promotions, and of course the announcement of our new Cadet Major. Following the Ceremony, the Drill Team will perform, and our horse show will commence. Sign ups are outside of Hannah's office and click here to download the prize list.
SUMMER CAMP 2013
2012-13 FULL CADET PROGRAM DOCUMENTS
NEW! THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND GROUND PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE!
Please click on the Program Information tab to learn more about our new therapeutic riding and ground programs for children and adults with special needs as well as for veterans.
OVERVIEW OF NCMT
New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc. (“NCMT”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and charitable youth organization. Founded in 1939 by Margaret Cabell Self, NCMT is the last remaining unit of the Junior Cavalry of America. Our mission statement is to build leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship. Children ages 7 & up are enrolled in a 10-month-long program Full Cadet Program that offers a rich curriculum in equine care, hunt-seat riding, and showmanship. Summer Camp and Adult Riding Programs are also offered.
Most horses and ponies are owned by NCMT, and all are shared amongst our riders. What makes NCMT unique is that it relies primarily on donated horses for its instruction program. The majority of our horses and ponies have come to us because either their owners could no longer care for them, or they are retiring from respectable show careers. Our horses and ponies receive a second lease on life, as teachers, to our cadets. Captain Hailey Miller recently described NCMT as “Giving Horses A Second Chance So Kids Can Have A First.”
New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc. (NCMT) is devoted to building leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship. It provides a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that emphasizes teamwork and follows a curriculum focused on horsemanship and equine care instruction. All activities are conducted in a family atmosphere that encourages participation in community service, a feature rooted in the history of the organization.
NCMT has a new, state-of-the-art facility featuring a 140’ x 200’ outdoor ring, a 72’ x160’ indoor ring, 30 stalls (10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 12’), several all-weather turnout paddocks for year-round turnout, grass paddocks, tack room, offices, horse laundry facilities, the Learning Center, and a locker room for our Troopers. As part of our initiative to be as eco-friendly as possible, the facility boasts a geothermal heat pump, which uses natural heat from the earth and groundwater to heat and cool the barn.