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Back by Popular Demand .... CHRISLAR FARM'S ADULT CAMP!!!

This event was held on two evenings, April 10 & 11th and was headed up by Chrislar's Jackie Medico. It was a large group of adult clients who enjoyed two evenings of socializing, education and hands-on experience. Photos taken by Kevin H (who should have been in some of them).


two students long lining
horse camp group watching a demo
students longlining
students practicing longlining
adult horse camp group
learning how to harness a horse

Chrislar's Open Barn

Chrislar Farm's Open Barn evening was lots of fun!! Met many wonderful people, enjoyed refreshments and demonstrations too! Of course, Chrislar has an OPEN BARN EVERY DAY!!! If you, or someone you know is interested in horses, lessons, training, showing or just having FUN ... please stop in anytime!!!



Congratulations to Katelyn Jenkins on her new horse "CBMF Solo Act"

Katelyn Jenkins’ new horse CONGRATULATIONS to Katelyn Jenkins, Rockport, MA on her purchase of "CBMF Solo Act". Training will continue under the direction of Chrislar Farm.

Congratulations to Melanie Bennet on her new horse "Cedar Creek Dubonnet"

Melanie Bennett’s and her new horse CONGRATULATIONS to Melanie Bennett, Stoneham, MA on her purcase of "Cedar Creek Dubonnet". This team will continue training/instruction under the Chrislar banner.

Congratulations to Marlena Froehlich on her new horse "Harley's Holiday"

Marlena Froehlich’s new horse  CONGRATULATIONS TO Marlena Froehlich, Northampton, MA on her purchase of "Harley's Holiday" as her over fences horse for 2014. They will be competing under the direction of Kelly Breck, King Oak Stable.


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Chrislar's Ellen Atkinson & "Dantree Answer The Call" Horse of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS to Chrislar's Ellen Atkinson & "Dantree Answer The Call" on their USEF HOTY (Horse Of The Year) Awards, Champion Region 1 Open English Pleasure and Res. Champion Amateur English Pleasure.

Ellen Atkinson & "Dantree Answer The Call" 2013 Horse of the Year Award

Rowley Riding & Driving Club (RRDC) Annual Awards Banquet

We all enjoyed a nice evening out at the RRDC Annual Awards Banquet held Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at Angelica's, Middleton, MA. Nice Awards, Raffle Items and Silent Auction Items as well. Congratulations to TEAM CHRISLAR!!!!!!!

Great show at the Morgan Grand National & World Championships in OKC!!!

A few of our blue ribbons from OKC

TEAM CHRISLAR enjoyed a great show at the Morgan Grand National & World Championships in OKC!!! Ellen Atkinson competed with "Dantree Answer The Call" and took home the BLUE in the GN Hunter Pleasure mares class with first timer "Pondview Auaora"!! Olivia Bingham make her first trip to OKC aboard "MEM Virtual Insanity" in the 13 & Under Hunter Pleasure World Championship Class, taking home THIRD in the WORLD!!! Lauren Booth also competed with "MEM Virtual Insanity" in the Western Pleasure Division, again taking home thirds in some huge classes!!!

We found Miss Kitty at OKC Kitty resting on saddle pad

One of the Best stories out of OKC 2013 was the stow-away kitting on the CHRISLAR FARM trailer. Yes...we found "MISS KITTY" onboard when we were unloading at OKC!! "Miss Kitty" enjoyed a celebrity status on FB the entire week while she make her rounds visiting the show office, restaurants, watching classes and getting fit for her "pink" harness & matching leash at PetSmart!!! "Miss Kitty's" adventures are chronicled on Chris Cassenti's FB page with photos taken each day!!! Yes....."Miss Kitty" came East to reside at Chrislar Farm!!!

We found Miss Kitty at OKC

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MSPCA/Nevins Farm Beach Ride

Group shot at beach of Team Chrislar

TEAM CHRISLAR participated in the MSPCA/Nevins Farm Beach Ride on Sunday, October 26, 2013 at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation. What a turnout!!! Over 150 horses on that beach all day!!! Great weather and great day to be out riding!!!

Ellen and Taylor in the ocean on horses

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"Aljacks Times Square" (aka: Zeke) will be Dearly Missed

Zeke our lesson horse will be missed

We are sorry to report that one of our "Favorite" Lesson horses, "Aljacks Times Square" (aka: Zeke) has passed away. "Zeke" arrived at Chrislar Farm at the age of 5 yrs and was 23 yrs at his passing. There is a hole in our program and in our hearts. Michele had these wonderful portraits done of "Zeke" last year, she half-leased him for many years and she loved him very much.

NEW Book - A Mystery, Horse Story, and Chris

Ritzforg 127 - mystery - horse story - and Chris

Who doesn't love a good mystery with horses included and this one includes Chris Cassenti as one of the characters.

"Ritzforg 127 (A Marla Mesconti Mystery)

Marla Mesconti is a fair-haired horse trainer for her Reach For The Stars Stables in Andover, NH. She finds her mentor and best friend dead in his tack room at Brandywine Farm. The same farm that had a prized Friesian stallion stolen from a local horse show. The local PD is not helpful at all in …"


The Kindle edition of this book can be purchased on Amazon, or the print edtion can be purchased on Griffinbrook.com

MSPCA-Nevins Farm Trail Ride

"Team Chrislar" proudly wore their T-shirts at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm Trail Ride in Carlisle, MA on Sunday, 6/9/13. Chrislar's Colleen D'alessandro rode "Rum Brook Immortal Vision" (aka: "Tigger"); Kevin Hios rode "Tardy's Little Peppy"; and Donna Jarvis rode "HVK Sweet Dreams" (aka: Dreamer). The Chrislar Team won the prize for the largest amount of pledge money. Colleen's sister, Maureen did the event on foot walking the dog!!!

MSPCA trail ride
MSPCA trail ride

Great Week at Greater Boston Charity Horse Show

CHRISLAR FARM enjoyed a great week at Greater Boston Charity Horse Show, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield, MA. Seventeen stalls and many riders later, the new horse/rider combinations, and upcoming students were bringing home top awards in each of their divisions.

Ally Kennedy-Spencer riding Renaissance Espionage
Ally Kennedy-Spencer riding "Renaissance Espionage"

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TEAM CHRISLAR "kicks-off" show season at the UPHA-14 Spring Premiere Horse Show

TEAM CHRISLAR just returned home from a week at the UPHA-14 Spring Premiere Horse Show. It was a great first show of the season for everyone who competed.

Chrislar's Tori Travers riding "Primera Danger-Field" made their debut in the Classic Pleasure Division; Taylor Welch rode in the Jr. Ex. Hunter Pleasure Division aboard "Reinassance Espionage".

Congratulations to Chrislar's headline Lloyd who is the UPHA Chapter 14 Scholarship recipient. Emily attends Endicott College, majoring in Event Planning. Emily also shows her gorgeous Western Pleasure Morgan "MSV Sein' Double"!!

It was a great "kick-off" horse show for the season!!!

Tori Travers and Primera Danger-Field
Tori Travers & Primera Danger-Field

Emily Lloyd and MSV Sein Double
Emily Lloyd & MSV Sein’ Double

Taylor Welch & Reinaissance Espionage
Taylor Welch & Reinaissance Espionage

CHRISLAR FARM IS THRILLED to announce the arrival of our new staff member NICOLE GRAINGER!!!

Riding instructor Nicloe Grainger

We have known Nicole since she was a young girl showing her own Morgans. She holds a Degree from University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Nicole has been employed in the horse world and in the business world as well. She was employed at UVM Horse Farm for 4 years where she did everything from breeding, foaling out, starting foals, harness breaking, saddle breaking and then into the show ring. She also taught the Apprentice Students at UVM. Nicole has experience teaching and training in Hunt Seat, Saddleseat, Western and more!!! Stop in to meet her and schedule a lesson with her...you will be glad you did!!!!

Chrislar Farm is proud to be featured in Stable Management Magazine!!!

Chrislar Farm feaatured in StableManagement.com
Chrislar Farm was recently featured in Stable Management Magazine.

Read the article on the Stable Management Magazine website.

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

UPHA-14 Winter Tournament

CHRISLAR hosted the December 2, 2012 UPHA-14 Winter Tournament. Sue Douglass, (Trainer's Loft Boscawen, NH) officiated as Judge for the event; Chrislar's Kevin Hios was Announcer; Sarah Lettre is Show Secretary and she reported that: 13 Stables participated; 90 riders; and Chrislar fed over 400 people!!!! Great Competition, Great food and lots of FUN!!!!!


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Great week at the NY Regional Morgan Horse Show

CHRISLAR FARM enjoyed a great week attending the NY Regional Morgan Horse Show in Syracuse, NY. The weather was wonderful, the hospitality was too, and it's a great show to attend for good competition and seeing old Friends!!! Chris attended the required five-year Judges School at the show.


"Smooch" & Chris, Three Year Old Hunter Pleasure for new owner, Rachel Scott, DE.


Chris & "Cambi" enjoyed good rides in Open & Ladies Hunter Pleasure.


Chris enjoyed a special visit with FRED HERRICK!!


Larry enjoyed a chat with 'OUR' Teresa Rosa!!!


Nice to have THE BOYS together again at NY Regional!!! Tom, Larry & Rob!!

A great time at the RRDC Open Horse Show

A great time, lots of ribbons, and good weather at the Rowley Riding and Driving Open Horse Show.

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New England Regional Morgan Horse Show

CHRISLAR FARM enjoyed a great week at the New England Regional Morgan Horse Show at Northampton, MA. We had many great rides and we had lots of FUN too!


Tori Travers aboard "Primera's Danger-Field" took home the Blue in the Novice Rider English Pleasure Class. What luck....she even got a DOUBLE RAINBOW to top it off!!!


Gaetana D'alesio-Spina aboard "HVK Hot Ember" made a debut in the Hunter Pleasure Division! This great mare does it all!!!
and she's FOR SALE!!! Check out the video clip on the sales page!!!

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Camp Chrislar

Once again many young riders enjoyed Camp Chrislar this summer. We did too. Here are some photos.


Gracie Brenner is in LOVE with "Beau"


Danielle Gomes leases "Slick" and enjoyes him every day!


Isabelle Piscatelli likes to ride "Zeke"

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CONGRATULATIONS TO "TEAM MORGAN" on taking home the "Gold."!!!!

Chrislar's own Gaetana D'Alesio-Spina ("G" is 7th from the left) was again selected to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Team Morgan Competition held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Classic Horse Show in KY. The U.S. team competed against the So. African Team. This years event required participants to be able to ride Saddle Seat, Hunt Set and Drive. GO TEAM MORGAN!!! Congrats to everyone!!!

Equine Economic Impact & Land Use Study



The Equine Economic Impact & Land Use Study is coordinated by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Please support this study.

"UVM OPPORTUNITY" sold to Paige Crowley




CONGRATULATIONS to Paige Crowley, Edmond, OK on her purchase of "UVM Opportunity"!!! Paige will be competing with "The Tune Man" in the 13 yr old western division under the direction of Kelly Kraegel Varner, Cottonwood Creek Ranch, OK. Watch out for them...they are SUPER 'STARS'!!!!!

"UVM OPPORTUNITY" voted "People's Choice Champion" in the Western Pleasure Division




CONGRATULATIONS to Chrislar's "UVM OPPORTUNITY" voted "People's Choice Champion" in the Western Pleasure Division. This quality gelding is also high point Champion for USEF Nationwide and Regionally in the Morgan Open Western Pleasure and Ladies Western Pleasure Divisions at just 5 yrs old!!!

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!



944 Haverhill Street, Rowley MA 01969 · Phone: (978) 948-7674 · Fax: (978) 948-2798 · Email: chris@chrislar.com