Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peter Atkins Clinic August 15-16, 2011

Peter will be here at Rest and Be Thankful Farm August 15-16th. Email the farm at if you would like to attend.

About Peter Atkins

Peter was born in Launceston, Tasmania. His father was the Master of Foxhounds and his mother was an amateur jockey, Grand Prix show jumper, and was long-listed for the 1984 Olympics in eventing. Throughout his childhood, Peter was active in pony club, show jumping, fox hunting and eventing, and he began competing at the age of six. At age 16, Peter left Tasmania and joined the Australian Army, for which he competed in uniform for 12 years.

In the mid ‘90’s, Peter relocated to the United States where he began his career as a successful competitor, trainer, and coach.

In the spring of 2010, he completed his first Four-star event, the Rolex Three-Day in Kentucky. In October, Peter and HJ Hampton, known to his legion of fans as “Henny,” represented Australia in the World Equestrian Games. At the “WEG,” Peter and Henny made an astonishing leap from 71st after dressage to place 24th in the world; they eventually finished as the second ranked pair on the Australian team. Peter’s goal is to represent and compete for Australia again in the 2012 Olympic Games.

When he is not competing and training, Peter is a popular clinician among all levels of riders, inspiring confidence in even the most timid rider. Additionally, Peter maintains a reputation of being exceptional with problem horses, always approaching them with kindness and a soft touch. Peter lives with his wife, Amy, and their son Owen in Florida and Vermont.


o Top 25 finishes in two 2010 CCI**** events: the World Equestrian Games (WEG) and Rolex Kentucky

o Placings in CCI*** and CCI** events, including Radnor, Fair Hill, El Camino Real, Luhmuhlen (Germany), Gawler CCI*** (Australia), Melbourne CCI*** and CCI** (Australia), Naracourte CCIY** (Australia), Boekelo (Holland)

o Qualified for the 1996 Olympics 1994 World Championships

o Winner, Area 2 Advanced Championships at Morven Park, the Advanced division at Millbrook, the Open Intermediate division at Sure Fire farm, and the Stuart Horse Trials’ Open Intermediate division.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Farm Fun

I'm posting this becasue all of my fav puns and bad humor are contained here..the best of all the torments my children groan to.:

Not-so-well-known Medical terminology:

Artery -- Study of paintings

Bacteria -- Back door of cafeteria

Barium -- What doctors do when treatment fails

Caesarean section -- District in Rome

Cat scan -- Searching for kitty

Cauterize -- Made eye contact with her

Coma -- A punctuation mark

Congenital -- Friendly

D&C -- Where Washington is

Diarrhea -- Journal of daily events

Dilate -- To live long

Enema -- Not a friend

Fester -- Quicker

Fibula -- A small lie

G.I. Series -- Soldiers' ball game

Outpatient -- Person who has fainted

Pelvis -- Cousin of Elvis

Post operative -- Letter carrier

Protein -- Favoring young people

Rectum -- It almost killed him

Recovery room -- Place to do upholstery

Terminal illness -- Sickness at the airport

Tibia -- Country in North Africa

Urine -- Opposite of you're out

Varicose -- Located nearby

Vein -- Conceited

Bromont Report

Most of the videos and updates we posted on RABT's facebook page. Bouncer did very well and completed his first ever 1 star. Lily very nearly had 5th but for a rail or two in stadium...she ranked 3rd for Young excellent outing. Little Oliver cruised around Training and came in 10th too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Open House & Clinic

Please join us this weekend (Sat & Sun May 29 & 30 from 2-4:30pm) as we welcome back Babette Lenna for a great season of Eventing clinics and look toward sending Babette and our Irish Sport Horse Bouncer to the 2010 Bromont CCI one star in Canada. Tour the farm, see our new enhancements, watch some great riding as Babette works with students in our full sized dressage ring and on our cross country jump course. Refreshments served.

On Sat at 3:30, Babette welcomes questions and will talk in detail about her plans to compete Bouncer at the Bromont one star. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge on what it takes to prepare a horse for their first international event and talk about things you saw at the clinic that day, or any other training questions you need answered.

We will also be offering a raffle to help raise funds to send this promising pair to Canada. Enter to win great prizes including dinner at the Oarweed Restaurant in Ogunquit, Monogrammed Rest & Be Thankful polo shirts, Clinic session with Babette (at RABT June or August), Schooling for 2 at Rest and Be Thankful Farm, Olive Garden Gift Certificate, Hoofpix Sporthorse Photography laminated poster and note card assortment and more! All proceeds from the raffle will help defray Babette and Bouncer's Bromont expenses.

Can't join us but would like to help? Give us a call and we can mail you your raffle tickets!

Telephone: 207-985-1801. Rest and Be Thankful Farm, 74 Old North Berwick Road, Lyman, ME 04002

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring is here!

A few more days of sunny weather and it looks like the water jump will be open for the spring season! We are hard at work making starting some projects that have been long-discussed this winter; adding a deck to the tractor shed that overlooks the sand arena, building some portable cross-country jumps and getting the gardens going once again.

May is just around the corner and so is our first clinic with Babette Lenna. If you are interested in riding, please email. Registrations (and a brand new website!) will be up shortly.