Fadista Marylou Lawrence to join us for An Evening in Portugal!

Fadista Marylou Lawrence to join us for An Evening in Portugal!

Photo courtesy of Marylou Lawrence

As per tradition, this coming week we will host our Saturday evening Symposium champagne reception, rider exhibition, and dinner in the barn catered by Dancing Horse Events! Saturday, March 23, Marylou Lawrence will join us for a live fado performance.

Marylou was born in Manteca California, the daughter of immigrant parents from Terceira Azores. After seven years of living in the states, her parents started their own dairy farm, keeping their culture alive through Marylou by speaking Portuguese and listening to Portuguese music, as was common among the Luso-American kids of her generation.

While she always had an interest in music, her true love for fado came through records of Amalia Rodrigues and other famous fadistas played by her mother throughout her childhood and she enrolled in choir at the age of 12. As she sang for various city and social events throughout junior high and high school, her passion for singing fado never left her mind.

Her dreams of singing were placed on hold after her marriage at the age of 18 and subsequently raising a family. With encouragement from her husband, Steve Lawrence, she decided to begin singing again at the age of 45 and has since been invited to sing in several fado events among well-known fadistas such as David S. Garcia, Zelia Freitas, Isalino Santos, and most well known Sara Pacheco.

Whether you are a devoted fado fanatic, or have never heard of the genre, we are all in for a treat.

Photo courtesy of David Grulke

Exquisite Lusitanos, fine food and wine, live entertainment, and good company…Needless to say, it is a night to be remembered.  Whisk yourself away to the best Portugal has to offer…right in our backyard!

Join us! And claim your seat at the table here. 

 

 

2018 Schedule

If you are interested in sponsoring a clinic, Dominique works by private treaty with all clinic sponsors.  Please contact us for details at (707) 480~5598 or (707) 696~2828 or email barbierfarm@aol.com

NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED EACH MONTH. Please contact Debra if you are interested in sponsoring a clinic.  There are limited dates available for 2016. Call (707) 696-2828 or email barbierfarm@aol.com

2016 Dates

NEW CLINIC!!!! May 20, 21, & 22, Leatherdale Equestrian Center at the University of MN, Falcon Heights, Contact: Theresa Accurso, 847-814-4009, tqaccurso@gmail.com or Kelly Vallandingham at the Equestrian Center:  valla020@umn.edu612-624-1542

BRASIL!  May 25…June 5….Click on this link for all the information!

July 8, 9, & 10, Barrington Hills, IL, contact Laura Alter: (630)651-4334 laurazoo@comcast.net

July 15, 16, & 17, Springfield, IL, Contact Sarah Scheerer, (217) 320-1807 dancinghoofbeats12@gmail.com

July 22, 23, & 24, Toppenstedt, GERMANY, Mr. Heiner Putensen contact: phone +494173500144, email: deegenhoff-lehrgang@web.de, location: www.deegen-hoff.de, Deegen-Hoff Toppenstedt, Quarrendorfer Weg 7-9, D-21442 Toppenstedt. Please use contact above for lodging information or contact Debra and Dominique ( barbierfarm @ aol.com )

October 7, 8, & 9, The 13th Classical Series Symposium, Barbier Farms, Healdsburg, CA. click this link to sign up! Reserve your spot now as it promises to be a very busy weekend. Lectures, demonstrations, riding lessons, a champagne reception, and a catered dinner in the stable (which is legendary!) await. Join us!


A few locations from 2015. Contact them if you are interested in attending a Barbier Clinic in 2016!

Brainerd, MN, contact Staci Grattan: Stacy Grattan (218) 825-4944,
info@spirithorsecenter.com

Half Moon Bay, CA, contact Joell Dunlap, joell@everyonefits.org

Barrington Hills, IL, contact Laura Alter: (630)651-4334 laurazoo@comcast.net

Grayslake, IL, Contact Jill  McCrae: (847)546-5164 jem60030@aol.com

Springfield, IL, Contact Sarah Scheerer, (217) 320-1807 dancinghoofbeats12@gmail.com

Calgary, CA, contact Deb Erickson: (403)932-7797, deb@highlandstable.ca

Winnipeg/Carberry, contact Brenda McCann,  (204)834-3998 bmccann1@mymts.net

Private Clinic and Symposium in Central Germany, contact Markus Brust, Markus.Brust@wuerth.com

Barrington Hills, IL, contact Laura Alter: (630)651-4334 laurazoo@comcast.net

Sunflower Equestrian, Granby, Ct. 06035, 203-213-6701 or 860-413-9011 jrhprop@aol.com

Flemington, NJ, contact Gary Maholic: (215) 489-1557, gmaholic@gmail.com

March 22 – 24, 2019

March 22 – 24, 2019

THE NEXT SYMPOSIUM will be MARCH 22, 23, & 24!  Make plans to join us as we continue to create and expand the teachings of compassionate, sustainable, honorable and enlightened training practices. Our 18th Symposium in October was another marvelous success….come join the fun! More information to come, including topics for discussion during the lectures. But make your plans now to join us! Don’t forget, on Saturday night there will be our famous champagne reception followed by dinner in the barn with entertainment… weather permitting… catered memorably by Dancing Horse Events with Tianna Barbier! Call DRY CREEK INN for a great rate for Barbier Farm. Our room block sells out quickly, be sure to call as soon as possible. 707-433-0300.