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Meet Authors Carrie Seim and Sarah Maslin Nir at New Canaan Mounted Troop (In Person)

April 30, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: New Canaan Mounted Troop

Are you crazy about horses? Join us at New Canaan Mounted Troop to meet middle-grade author Carrie Seim, author of Horse Girl, and New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir, author of Horse Crazy. Carrie and Sarah will share their journeys as writers and riders. Instructors from New Canaan Mounted Troop will take us on a barn tour and give a horse-grooming demo! This program is ideal for horse enthusiasts of all ages, beginning with late elementary students.

Register here. All children under 12 years must have an adult onsite for the duration of the program.

New Canaan Mounted Troop is located at 22 Carter Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. Adults and children over 2 are strongly encouraged to wear masks for the duration of the program.

Carrie Seim is the creator of The Flying Flamingo Sisters, the best-selling Audible series hailed by The New York Times as a Best Audiobook for Road Trips with Kids. Her acclaimed new novel Horse Girl has been praised in Rolling Stone, Town & Country, The New York Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Bustle, Young Rider, Horse Nation, Breyerfest, and more. She’s served as a staff writer for several Nickelodeon comedy variety shows and has contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, McSweeney’s, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and NPR’s UnFictional.

Sarah Maslin Nir is a staff reporter for The New York Times. Nir was a Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for “Unvarnished,” her more than yearlong investigation into New York City’s nail salon industry that documented the exploitative labor practices and health issues manicurists face. Nir’s career has taken her from covering kidnappings by terrorists in Benin, West Africa, to wildfires in California, and everything in between. Nir is the author of Horse Crazy. She loves horses.


This program is in partnership with New Canaan Mounted Troop and New Canaan Library.
Founded in 1939, New Canaan Mounted Troop (NCMT) is a 501 (c) (3) youth development and therapeutic equestrian center located in New Canaan, CT. NCMT operates a comprehensive horsemanship program for youth ages 7-17 years (“Troopers”) and a therapeutic program (“Super Troopers”) for children and adults with disabilities. Overall, NCMT currently serves nearly 300 individuals.
The mission of NCMT is to build leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship and to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities.
In 2012, NCMT launched “Super Troopers” to offer equine assisted therapeutic programs to serve children and adults at risk with physical, emotional, intellectual and developmental disabilities using its donated horses and ADA compliant facility.


April 30, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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New Canaan Mounted Troop
22 Carter Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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