The Islip Horsemen's Association Mounted Drill Team "The Spirit of Long Island" has been performing their precision drill throughout New York and New Jersey since 1978. Members of the drill team have changed over the years, but the enthusiasm and dedication to perfection has remained constant.
To entertain and demonstrate sportsmanship, horsemanship, team work and dedication.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ― Phil Jackson
“The Spirit of Long Island” was formed in 1978 by IHA member, John Jorgensen who was a member of the New York City Mounted Police Unit.
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Spirit of Long Island or would like to learn more about us, please contact Loretta Hall at RettHall@aol.com.
*All dates are subject to change*
Weekly practice at The Bohemia Equestrian Center from 5:45PM - 7:15PM.
2020 Spirit of Long Island Drill Team Calendar
*Due to Covid-19 ALL dates are tentative*
TBD - Desensitizing clinic with Kim Bryson.
TBD - Trail Ride Fundraiser at Parkview Riding Center
TBD - Floral Park Belmont Stakes Street Festival at Tulip Avenue in Floral Park.
TBD - Belmont Stakes Festival at Belmont Park.
TBD - Warrior Ranch Foundation Opening ceremony in Calverton.
August 22 - LIFair at Old Bethpage Restoration Village. 2 Performances @11:30 & 3:00
August 30 - Hallockville Farm Museum Country Fair and Craft Show. Opening Flag Ceremony and performance. Times TBD
Sept. 7 - VA Hospital at Northport. Performance time approx. 1:00.
Sept. 12 - Muttontown Horsemen's Association Festival of Horses at Muttontown Preserve. Performance time approximately 12:00.
October 4 - PumpkinFest at Suffolk County Farm. 2 Performances, at 12:00 & 2:30