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Rowley Riding & Driving Club (RRDC) Annual Awards Banquet

The Rowley Riding & Driving Club (RRDC) Annual Awards Banquet was held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Angelica’s Grand Ballroom in Middleton, MA. CHRISLAR Exhibitors won many year-end awards in many divisions and had a great turnout for a FUN evening! RRDC always has wonderful RAFFLE ITEMS and SILENT AUCTION items as well. Caleb Noble was a great DJ for the evening!!!!

Looking forward to 2017 RRDC One-Day Open Shows!!!

Chrislar group at RRDC Awards banquet

Chrislar group at RRDC Awards Banquet

Chrislar’s Ashley Jaskela awarded the Pat Tataronis-Orcutt Scholarship

Chrislar’s Ashley Jaskela who was awarded the Pat Tataronis-Orcutt Scholarship

Chrislar staff at RRDC Awards banquet

Most of Chrislar staff at RRDC Awards Banquet - without Ann Walker

dancing at RRDC Awards banquet

Congratulations to Sis Bergeron 2016 and Onyx 2016 USEF National Horse of the Year

Congratulations Letter from United States Equestrian Federation to Sis Bergeron 2016 USEF National Horse of the Year

Congratulations to the Marks family on their Christmas horse

 Marks family with their Christmas horse

CONGRATULATIONS to Marissa & Paul Marks, Somers, CT on their selection of HARTLAND MOR THAN EVER (AKA: “Luke”) as their selection (and Christmas Gift) for their Family!!!! Match made in HEAVEN!!! We were thrilled to be part of this FUN surprise!!! Enjoy him for many years to come!!!

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Acadia Trail Riding Trip

Chrislar riders had a great time trail riding at Acadia on Labor Day Weekend.

group with Deb at sign
Chrislar trail riders at Acadia

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Our Beloved “Beams Nighthawk” was laid to rest on Sunday, December 27, 2015

“Beams Nighthawk” was laid to rest on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the age of 33. “Nighthawk” was a LEGEND in the Morgan Horse Show World; he was a very famous Ambassador to the Morgan Breed in general! Purchased as a syndicated stallion, he sired primarily BLACK fillies; He made many victory passes at major Morgan Horse Shows across the country and he made many public appearances during his 30 years of residing at Chrislar Farm!! Many photos have been posted on Facebook of his life and career. We would like to thank everyone for their sympathy during this emotional time. RIP Beams Nighthawk!!!

Nighthawk with Chris and Larry in 2011

TEAM CHRISLAR enjoyed participating at Equine Affaire 2015 as Presenters/Clinicians!!!

We enjoyed visiting with Friends, making new ones, and enjoyed “stories” and Audience Participation!!! A special THANK YOU to Karen Hunter Bobbi, Hunter’s Glen Morgans, Cheshire CT for participating in our sessions on horseback!!! Also THANKS to Chrislar’s very own Katelyn Jenkins & Melanie Klepper for participating and riding in the sessions and sharing THEIR “stories”!!!!

TEAM CHRISLAR enjoyed participating at Equine Affaire 2015 as Presenters/Clinicians!!!

We enjoyed visiting with Friends, making new ones, and enjoyed “stories” and Audience Participation!!! A special THANK YOU to Karen Hunter Bobbi, Hunter’s Glen Morgans, Cheshire CT for participating in our sessions on horseback!!! Also THANKS to Chrislar’s very own Katelyn Jenkins & Melanie Klepper for participating and riding in the sessions and sharing THEIR “stories”!!!!

Chris giving clininc at Equine Affaire Chris with students at Equine Affaire Clinic

TEAM CHRISLAR enjoyed a very competitive and FUN Show Season!!!

Some “Highlights” of the season including Oklahoma!!! Winding down from 2015 and preparing (over the winter months) for 2016!!!! Lots of Farm Activities throughout the year … Trail Rides, Beach, Fun Shows, Winter tournaments, and more!!!!!!!

Granite State Horse Show 2015 Onyx, Sis and Chris
Granite State Horse Show Onyx, Sis and Chris

Greater Boston Horse Show 2015 Emily,Felix, Debbie Reserve Champion
Greater Boston Horse Show Felix and Emily, and Debbie

Mass Morgan Horse Show 2015 Taylor Family
Mass Morgan Horse Show Taylor and Family

NE Morgan Horse Show 2015  Melanie Niki
New England Morgan Horse Show Melanie and Niki

NY Morgan Horse Show 2015 Kate and Junior Reserve Champion
New York Morgan Horse Show Kate and Junior

UPHA Horse Show 2015 Rodney Reserve Champion
UPHA Horse Show Rodney

OKC 2015 Ellen, Frankie with Mom and Dad
OKC Ellen, Frankie with Mom and Dad

Chrislar's OKC Program Ad
Chrislar's OKC Program Ad

Equine Expo at Topsfield Fairgrounds

Chrislar Farm's Larry Cassenti manned the MA Farm Bureau Federation booth at the Equine Expo at Topsfield Fairgrounds today. If you are an equestrian or into Farming....take out a membership today!!!

Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 1
Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 2
Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 3

Chrislar’s Ad in Morgan Horse Magazine

See Chrislar’s ad in Morgan Horse Magazine.
Click the image below to view a larger image.

Chrislar’s Morgan Horse Magazine Ad

Equine Expo at Topsfield Fairgrounds

Chrislar Farm's Larry Cassenti manned the MA Farm Bureau Federation booth at the Equine Expo at Topsfield Fairgrounds today. If you are an equestrian or into Farming....take out a membership today!!!

Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 1
Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 2
Equine Expo Topsfield booth - view 3

UPHA-14 Spring Premiere Horse Show

TEAM CHRISLAR enjoyed a nice showing at the UPHA-14 Spring Premiere Horse Show. Everyone had great rides and we all had FUN!!!

UPHA member sign in

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Mass Morgan Banquet - Year End Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to the Morgans and Chrislar Exhibitors who took home Year End Awards from the Mass Morgan Banquet!!! Looking forward to another successful 2015 season! Good job everyone!!!!

Taylor at Mass Morgan Awards banquet
Taylor Welch, "Renaissance Espionage" Jr. Ex. Hunter Pleasure Champion.
Emily at Mass Morgan Awards banquet
Emily Lloyd, "MSV Sein’ Double" Youth Western Pleasure Champion
Ellen at Mass Morgan Awards banquet
Ellen Atkinson, "Dantree Answer The Call" Youth English Pleasure Champion. Chrislar Group at Mass Morgan Awards banquet
Other horses under the Chrislar Banner in 2014 were: "Comoshun’s Legally Blonde" & "MEM Virtual Insanity"


A Great Evening at the Annual RRDC Awards Banquet

Chrislar Group at RRDC Awards banquet

Chrislar Farm enjoyed a great evening at the Annual RRDC Awards Banquet recognizing the achievements of students aboard those Chrislar lesson horses who won high point awards for 2014!!!

Chrislar horses who took students to the RRDC winners circle: "Comoshun's Legally Blonde" (aka: "Classy"); UVM Hightide; Hylee's Pandora; HVK Bold Venture (aka: "Beau"); WWR Rocket Man (aka: "Rocket"); GDT Miss Jubilant (aka: "Missy"); Merriehill So Magnificent (aka: "Maggie").

Current students please check with your instructors to see how YOU can get into the show ring under the Chrislar Banner this year!!!!

Chrislar Staff at RRDC Awards banquet


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Lots of Snow & Lots of FUN!

Busy WINTER with tons of SNOW, but we continue to have lots of FUN!!! Photos Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Onyx plays in the snow
clearing snow from the barn roof
still riding in the indoor
Chris and a student getting ready for a lesson

MSPCA Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride October 26th

CHRISLAR FARM participated in and supported the MSPCA Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride, Sunday, October 26th at the Salisbury Beach Park Reservation, Salisbury, MA. The ride was well attended with over 200 horses riding the beach in the sunshine!!! Lunch was provided by MSPCA following the ride to all participants. We had an opportunity to see many horses that were purchased from Chrislar Farm, and enjoying visiting with many horsey friends who also participated in the event!!

Chrislar Riders at MSPCA Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride

Chrislar Riders: Donna Jarvis, HVK Sweet Dreams; Colleen D'alessandro,
"Rum Brook Immortal Vision"; Ellen Atkinson, "Pondview Aurora"; Brianna Conary, "Iron Forge Varsity Blues"; Taylor Welch, "Owlwood Queen of Hearts";
Kevin Hios, "Tardys Little Peppy"

Frankie and Ellen at MSPCA Horses Helping Horses Beach Ride

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Morgan Grand National & World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City

CHRISLAR FARM enjoyed a great show and lots of FUN at the Morgan Grand National & World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City!! In addition to TEAM CHRISLAR, we shared the week with Jane Belleville, Whispering Belles, MA; Childers Show Horses, Curtis Childers, VT; Judy Martin, Vigilmar Stables, Ontario, Canada; Kristina Vine, Wind Wind Stables, CT; and Josh Merritt, Meadowmere Farm, VT. Each and every rider enjoyed a successful 2014 show season qualifying them to compete in OKC. Everyone helped one another and cheered each and every one on!!!

Tori at OKC Horse Show 2014

Tori Travers & Primera Danger-Field Primera Danger-Field made their first trip to OKC where they were "stars" in the Youth, Amateur S&G and Amateur Ladies Divisions

More OKC Grand National & World Championship Horse Show Photos


New York Regional Morgan Horse Show

CHRISLAR FARM returned from a week at New York Regional Morgan Horse Show in Syracuse, NY. "Team Chrislar" enjoyed a great week of competition, chatting with friends, and having FUN!!!

We enjoyed, Trainer Joanne Galvin/Deer Run Farm and her student Jessa Lynn Dandurand and her Family joining us for the week.

Chrislar's Ellen Atkinson made the trip out to compete with "Iron Forge Varsity Blues" and "Ledgefield Leonidas" ... Pam Atkinson joined us too. We had a great time visiting with Judy & Tom Vassie & "Bentley"!!! Our annual dinner at Scotch & Sirloin for steak and lobster tails topped off the trip!!!

Leo championship at NY Resional Morgan Horse Show

With Buster and Jake at New York Regional Morgan Horse Show ready for the class

More NY Regional Morgan Horse Show Photos


Chrislar's Afghan Hounds on Animal Planet!!!!

Chrislar's Afghan Hounds CURRENTLY APPEARING on Animal Planet's TV Show "Dogs 101"!!! Each hour long TV segment of this series previews five different breeds ... watch for the segment with the AFGHAN HOUND!!! The shows will rotate throughout the year with re-runs later in the season as well.

Click here to view the show online

Tasha having Doggie Cam installed
"Tasha" having the Doggie Cam installed

Chrislar's Morgan horses in a Ralph Lauren Advertisement

Chrislar's Morgan horses were models in a Ralph Lauren advertisement for the Fall Collection. at the Crane Estate in Ipswich.

See photos and read more about it.

Chrislarwear - great gift idea!

Gift Certificates and Chrislarwear (Windbreakers, Winter Jackets, Winter Vests, and other apparel t-shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts) make great gifts for Birthdays, Anniversaries and other occasions!!!!



Openings for Private and Group lessons!

Openings have become available for PRIVATE LESSONS due to students graduating into Group Lessons. Group Lessons have openings for riders with some experience!! Great exercise, stress relief, and FUN ACTIVITIES!!!!

Our Staff

Manager: Larry Cassenti. Trainers: Chris Cassenti and Lynne Pomerleau.

Instructor/Assistant Trainer/Caretaker:

Cathy Caruccio, Jackie Medico, Ann Walker, Sarah Keyes, Nicole Grainger.

Farrier: Butch Saunders.

Veterinarian: SRH Veterinary Services.

Dentist: Gary Saccocia.

(Staff biographies)

NEED ADVICE? HAVE QUESTIONS? PLEASE KNOW THAT CHRIS, LARRY & THE ENTIRE STAFF ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!


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Rowley Massachusetts 01969

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