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Pictures of our buildings & grounds, updated in 2009

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Welcome to the Barn Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom working on a flower garden in a slow moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


entrance driveway to the barn, main pasture to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


An Overview Map of Longacres - we own about 93 acres. This map is a "work-in-progress"! There is one main trail that the students follow which is parallel to the "Big Creek" to go from the barn, cabins, and community area of the Lodge,Showerhouse, and Restroom Building. There are lots of other trails that are used for horses(marked on map with a letter&#) and to the main office (Tom & Meghan's house) that are used when everyone is usually in a group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Looking down hill to the barn from the main riding area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


a special bareback ride mounted outside the barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the porch side of the barn Our Porch just outside the Main Tack Room at the Barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom giving a riding theory talk on the barn porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


morning horsecare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yep! It's a long barn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the main tack room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Diesel and his buddies on the porch side of the barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


visitors in the barn on "Derby Day" and Awards Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the driveway to the office & Tom and Meghan's house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


horsemanship discussion with the whole group during Lazy Days week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sam all tacked up and ready for lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


impersonating dead mice in a water bucket (hey, farm life is farm life!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


girths of all sizes available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


school saddles in the tack room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


horse care tools ready for early morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the feed room during early morning horse care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


crop wars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan with freshly laundered saddle pads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the office in the barn (NOT always this neat!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan moving jumps during the spring painting week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joel adding fresh gravel to stalls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan working to grade a stall that has just had holes filled in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A view of the trail just before you come to the 2 main cabins (Esseres & Pegasus) You have to cross the small bridge you can see in the picture to get to them. The Lodge, showerhouse, & restroom building are down the hill and behind you back on the trail. The barn is past the main cabins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A view of the main trail just after you have left the Lodge and passed by the guest/alumni cabin ("Pixie-Oakwood" toward the left) and are heading toward the main cabins and barn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Lodge/Dining Hall- An original building but has recently had major renovation work done. The shaded stone patio is also visible with our picnic table for lunch (breakfast & dinner are consumed inside the building!) The showerhouse & restroom building are just down the hill to the left below the lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The View just outside the Lodge/Dining Hall. You are standing on the stone patio overlooking the hill toward the creek (stairwell to the showerhouse and restroom building are directly in front of you)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inside our Lodge/Dining Hall- Winter time storage!!! Notice the screens off the windows and wood shutters covering the windows! But you can see that we sit altogether usually family style for the camp meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inside our Lodge/Dining Hall during the off-season. You are standing inside the kitchen area looking towards the dining room and the game room all the way in the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inside our Lodge/Dining Hall in the off season- this is a view from inside the dish room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


meal time around the family style table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the cook is very popular at dessert time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the dining hall right after fresh paint in 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sam & Kate at dinner in the dining hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Guest/Alumni cabin- "Pixie-Oakwood" Another original building (Tom's baby carriage was in this cabin a feeeeeew decades ago!!!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The stream that runs behind the Pixie-Oakwood cabin and meets up with the main creek that runs throughout our property and follows our main trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The gulley behind Pixie-Oakwood cabin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A view of Maple Lane with the showerhouse & restroom building in the far right (the extra storage cabin "Happy Landings" is to the left - it was used for students many decades ago!) Pixie-Oakwood cabin is just up the hill toward the right and behind you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A view of the privacy fence to block the port-a-potty that is situated between the 2 main cabins. Pegasus (visible) is just to the right and Esseres is just to the left (not visible).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Esseres Cabin - 1 of the main cabins we use for students to stay in while there are at Longacres. There is a port-a-potty kept immediately to the right of the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pegasus Cabin - One of the main cabins we use for students to stay in while they are at Longacres. There is a main horse trail just to the right and behind the cabin. The main trail for people is immediately behind this picture!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inside the Pegasus cabin during 2009:Co. Katie, Emily, Staci, & Rhiannon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inside Pegasus cabin in 2009: Co. Destiny (far left), Kellie, Katie V., Katie L. all doing the "BOG" dance (you had to be there to understand?!?!?!), and Jessica (far right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Galloping Field trees - this is a beautiful field on our trail system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


View from Tom's tractor of freshly mowed Galloping Field (trail system is behind and the main office is toward the right - both our of the picture!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan and the girls in the RV on a field trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A view of a group coming out the last lane to get to the hunt course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New jump added in 2009 to the Beginner/Show Ring; Jamie & Quantum showing off for us over the Longacres jump!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jump added in 2009 to the Beginner/Show Ring: Ruby & Ginger showing us the Mini-Lighthouse jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Updated Decor in 2009 for our Green jump in the Beginner/Show Ring - Mini Wheelbarrows!! (psssst!!! don't tell anyone, but they are realllllly fun to wheel around!) Thanks Staci & Star for making the jump look so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Updated Decor in 2009 for our Blue jump in the Beginner/Show Ring: Sailboats - and it looks like Stephanie & Zanee are just sailing over them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jump for 2009: Ofelia & Ginger over the Diamond jump (in conjunction with the Lighthouse jump)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jump for 2009: The Lighthouse jump - Alexa & Quantum preparing for another jumper turn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jump added for 2009: Another view of the Lighthouse - Thanks Emily & Merlin having some fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jump for 2009: The Lighthouse with the extra special decor of the coordinating minis for the Annual Bold Jumper Derby event. Ofelia & Ginger over the Lighthouse before they come to the Diamond jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Riding area added in 2009 - A Sand ring! It is in the foreground. The Hill Top schooling area in the background The Sand Ring is in the process of being expanded for the 2010 season and beyond!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Riding Area added in 2009: The Sand ring (it is in the process of being expanded for the 2010 season)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom teaching one of our Adult Students in the Sand Ring; Renee on Merlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lilacs in bloom @ Longacres!! These are in front of a house we rent to our friend & a local vetenarian (Located on Grover Rd. as a boundry to our trails. This is on a hill just over the Pixie Oakwood Cabin and the parking area for the Lodge/Dining Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


watching video at the main house on a cold night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


riding video during one of the June Clinic weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pixie-Oakwood guest cottage with Ruby and Kellie during mother - daughter week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hi, Ruby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


cookie cake!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Diana, Kay, and Kellie during mother-daughter week in Pixie Oakwood cabin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom and Meghan enjoying a rare quiet moment by the big creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the Cazanovia Creek from the old archery field and picnic bench

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


celebratng smores night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


more marshmellows, PLEASE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the Pegasus bunk crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan entering the dining hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


creek walking on a hot day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"ye old swimmin' hole" at the big creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


cabin party with FOOD in Pegasus bunk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


horse show ribbons are a very popular bunk decoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the Cazanovia creek gorge in the fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan on one of the park benches at one of her favorite spots on the trail system (creekside loop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


one of six different creeks running through the farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


painting jumps in the spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


freshly painted jumps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the small show ring set up for a horse show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the Irish Bank jump on the big show field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


taking turns on smores night with the long sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the concrete stair coming down from the dining hall to the wash room and shower buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


looking down from the dining hall patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom at work mowing the small show ring before the jumps are up for the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the canoing pond and muskrat island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan checking the fresh paint job on our oldest cabin, Esseress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the pasture fence along the barn driveway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


a new sand ring added in 2009. It is being expanded for 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


canoing and bull frog pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


esseress bunk along the trail to the barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kate and Merlin ready for a lesson outside the barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan hosting the adults for "Happy Hour" during an adult week clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Adult rider over the Butterfly jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the Butterfly jump, a trademark feature of the Longacres jump course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan clearing trails in the spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom at work on the trails - good trails through the woods don't "just happen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


creek view along the trails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom mowing next to the Big Water Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meghan at one of the creek crossings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


an autumn view of one of the bridges between the main hosue and the barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


another autumn view of a bigger bridge in the woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


you won't see these autumn views during your stay at Longacres, but you're welcome to visit at this wonderful time of year on the farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tom skipping stones at the big creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the "cave" waterfall along the ridgeview trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the stairway up to the dining hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the main shower house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the toilet house next to the showers with the dining hall on top of the hill in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


shower and wash rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse- this is the view as you first step inside; One set of sinks & a mirror (2 showers are behind the wall the mirror is on and 2 more to the right outside of picture range!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse-the view after you have stepped inside the main door and look to the right. 2nd set of sinks and hooks for towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse- A view of the back right handheld shower (4 showers total, shower curtains seperating them into quadrants)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse- The view as you step out of the sink room and into the 2nd half of the building for the showers(you are looking at the shower curtains for the 2 on the right side) You can also see hangers overhead for the students to use to hang their clothes to change into or towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse-The view as you step out of the shower half of the building and into the sink room (The main outside door is immediately to the right of the picture.) Students usually keep individual baskets of their shower supplies in the cupboards & towels on the hooks (to the left) instead of carrying them back & forth from the cabin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Showerhouse-A view of the front right shower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the flush toilet house with the shower house in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Restroom Building -The view as you are walking toward the outside door from the stalls toward the right and the sink & countertop to the left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


fresh paint in the wash room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the toilet room - simple but kept freshly painted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Restroom building- A view of one of the 3 stalls inside the ladies bathroom