BackgroundThe Drill Team not only performs in CANR and Department of Animal Science events, but also other University sponsored events as well. Each year the UConn Morgan Drill Team makes plans to perform in the University of Connecticut Homecoming Parade. This is an exciting experience for the riders as well as the horses. Not only is it an opportunity to participate in an important University event, but it is a chance to promote the UConn Drill Team and the entire Equestrian Program. In addition the UConn Morgan Drill Team has eagerly performed (and is available) as invited guests off campus for parades and various Morgan Horse Shows.
the team performed in campus at the celebration of the 100 years of women
at UConn. (Luckily that year we had all women on the team) The team also
performed in Old Lyme, CT at the Whipperwill Farm to help promote lyme
disease research and celebrate in the towns Bicentennial parade of the
Due to the many activities at the UConn horse barn we have 1 1/2 hours per week to develop our demonstrations and introduce new Morgan’s to the team. The UConn Morgan Drill Team is proud of their coach, Kathy for continuing to volunteer her time and energy to train and support the team. We are honored to represent the University of Connecticut’s Morgan breeding program. Thank you for your encouragement and constant support. We hope you enjoy our website.
(2003) Girls just wanna be girls!
(2000) Connecticut Morgan Horse Show - First place farm family class
(2003) Horse Science Symposium - St. Patrick's Day theme. Those lil leprechauns are hard to find.
(2005) Homecoming Parade UConn
(2008) Graduation for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. UConn Morgan Drill team led the procession to the gampel pavillion.
(2007) Making friends at equine affaire
Drill team anthem
Written by: e. rusti quinto
Felt by the u-conn morgan drill team
I thought we had it all, my horse and I, with schooling shows and pleasant trails to ride. But as the years and miles circled by we felt restless, and a bit unsatisfied.
I longed to find a new sport; one where we could be part of something grander, with a team of riders who enjoyed the company of those shared a bright and special dream.
It wasnít long till I found others who agreed we should commit and take the chance that with work and practice and a little art, we could turn our love of riding into dance.
Thatís how drill teams are born, and why they thrive. As gaily-costumed riders work as one to make the moves and music come alive. To hone our skills, show off and have some fun.
So when you hear the music start to play and the hoofbeats sound as we begin our ride the sparkles on our costumes catch the sun and smiles on our faces shine with pride.
Jill Sweeney, drill member and officer till 2008. Jill thank you for sharing this with me! Your coach and friend.
Message from the Coach
I feel with the help from all drill members, we have developed a very unique, creative and entertaining way to promote the morgan breed and our programs from the University of Connecticut. This team is not the only job in the life of these magnificent horses; they work every day teaching many to ride, drive, train, breed, foalout, and great horsemanship in general.
After many, many years of coaching, I still feel very fortunate to be able to continue this extraordinary team of so many different students and equine in all my capacities at the Animal Science department.
Assistant Manager - UConn Horse Barn
Captain Sarah Towle
Majoring in early childhood education
Over the years there have been many students, fellow employees and good friends that have appreciated where this team was going in the future. We would like to provide a special note of thanks to all of them!
Amy Randall - Designing our first logo
Sarah Brander- Designing our second logo
Julie Hoadley - Third Logo
Sarah Richards - Fourth and final logo, website design and control, pamphlet, cards, and advertising
Denise McDermott - Designing our new uniforms
Monogramit of Brooklyn, CT
Little 'B' Barn of Westchester, CT
Sound of the Bugle Studio
For more information about the UConn Morgan Drill Team
call: (860) 486-2034
write UConn Morgan Drill Team, 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Unit 4040, Storrs, CT 06269-4040
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