Founded in 1970, The Islip Horsemen's Association is open to all horsemen and horsewomen and their families, not just residents of Islip township. The intent of this club is to be involved in community affairs that may affect horse ownership, to educate horse owners and horse lovers, to sponsor horse shows, and just have fun!
Monthly meetings, which are open to all, are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (see the Calendar for all our meetings and events). Each month we try to have a guest speaker on horse related topics. Our great monthly newsletter, IHA NEWS, contains articles, letters, artwork and information on upcoming events and meetings.
The club has its own drill team called "The Spirit of Long Island Mounted Drill Team", which performs for the public several times a year and are the public relations team for our club. There are also many parades on Long Island that our club is invited to ride in.
The club also schedules and organizes special events, clinics, trips, parties and our November Awards Dinner Dance. Anyone who would like to be put on our mailing list for English, Western, Dressage or Gymkhana shows or who would like to become a member can email us or fill out a membership form and mail it to us. Come back often!
Matthew was born in Stamford, Connecticut and spent most of his youth living in Delaware and Pennsylvania before moving to Brooklyn, New York to study at the Prestigious Pratt Institute. He graduated in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Communication Arts. After several years designing logos Matthew dropped everything and moved to South Korea for two years and then packed his bags for Kuwait where he taught photography and worked for Bazaar Magazine as a monthly columnist and photographer traveling throughout the Middle East, East Africa, and the Indian Sub-Continent. After returning to the United States Matthew's work changed dramatically especially after becoming a father, as he now works primarily in Sailing and the Equine field. He has been aboard on offshore races like Block Island, Newport Bermuda Race, and Around Long Island. He lectures a couple times a year on his life in the arts and his body of work. Matthew is also a professor at Miami Ad School in Queens, New York teaching graduate students in Photography and Video Storytelling.
Matthew is available for private sessions of you and your horse. Contact him via his website at http://matthewdonohuephotography.com/