North Salem Bridle Trails Association to hold annual barn dance at Stony Creek Horse Farm


Image courtesy of Lydia Sarro

Pull out those dancin’ boots, the North Salem Bridle Trails Association’s annual barn dance is back. The yearly event, which is open to the entire community, has traditionally brought local residents together to raise money for the equestrian nonprofit, which maintains and develops a 100+ mile trail system in North Salem and neighboring Ridgefield, Connecticut. This year the dance, which will take place Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m., will benefit the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Image courtesy of Lydia Sarro

“The NSVAC is made up of such a wonderful group of people,” said Rebecca Bose, trail warden for the NSBTA. “This is a great way to get some exposure for both organizations; their people will learn what we do and vice versa. But the main thing is just to support the Ambulance Corps, because they’re vital.”

This year the dance returns to Stony Creek Farm on Baxter Road, where it was regularly held in years past. Three years ago, Lydia Sarro and her family purchased the farm, but they were unable to host the barn dance due to the pandemic. Now, Sarro and her family are eager to welcome visitors and restore the tradition. “We just want it to be a fun night for everyone to get together, getting the community together for a good cause,” Sarro said.

Guests will enjoy live music by local band Andrea & The Armenian Rug Riders, Mexican food, margaritas and sangria from Brewster restaurant Las Mañanitas, a raffle, and silent auction.

Image courtesy of Lydia Sarro

“There will be a little something for everyone,” Sarro said.

Stony Creek’s covered, open-air riding ring will transform into a lively yet laid-back party venue, including a temporary dance floor that will provide plenty of space for guests to cut loose. “I’m really looking forward to it. I want people to just have a good time,” Sarro said.

For those who have not yet committed or are on the fence about joining, Bose encourages them to go ahead and purchase a ticket.

“This is a fun way to be able to see one of these beautiful farms and to get to know both the Ambulance Corps and the horse community,” Bose said. ”If you're not a horse person and not a member of NSVAC, it’s even more reason to come – get to know your neighbor.”

NSBTA Barn Dance tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 for tables of 8-10. Click here to purchase.

This article has been updated from a previous version.

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