Join us for our next fun activity...
DERBY CROSS to benefit UNH Cross Country Course Renovation...
Sunday, July 31st at Pipestave Hill
What's a Derby Cross? It's an opportunity to jump a course of a combination of our cross country fences and stadium fences, all set in our middle field. We have done lots of work to our jumps, so they are looking great! It will be a blast with both Elementary (2'0" max) and Beginner Novice (2'7" max) heights. You can do a first judged round for $30, and then as many unjudged rounds (at $15 each) as you want after. Click here for all the info and an entry form. You can enter online as well!
July 10th Horse Trials results are now posted! Click here
TRAIL NOTE: The Ocean Meadow trails are currently closed to equestrians.
SUMMER UPDATE & CROSS COUNTRY COURSE INFO:
The cross country course and all of the jumps are now OPEN for the rest of the summer and fall, except July 5 -10, July 30 - 31, and October 3 - 9. Please remember the footing can be slippery and soft after a heavy rain and use caution to stay safe and not damage the footing. Please note if a jump is tied off, that means it is not useable because it is under construction.
THE RINGS ARE FOR MOUNTED RIDING & HAND GRAZING ONLY
SERIOUS DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE TO THE FOOTING IN THE PAST BY LUNGING AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES.
The rings, trails and fields are open for your hacking pleasure ONLY when the footing is firm enough... please use mowed paths only in every field and be considerate and do not damage the footing. Trailer parking is in the gravel parking area near the rings, accessed through the main entrance. Please remove all your hay and manure when you go, as we share this area with other activities.
ATHLETIC FIELDS ACTIVITIES: Sports will begin again on the 4 athletic fields at Pipestave HIll in the early spring. The equestrian parking area is at the end of the parking lot and is tied off to keep it open for trailers. If you are headed up, feel free to untie the rope and go in to park. Please put the rope back up when you leave.
MILL POND AREA: Please WALK only near the pond and roadways leading to and from the pond. This area is too congested for any other gait and there are many families with young children and dogs there that are not familiar with horses. Horses are no longer allowed to wade near the dock area. There is a separate area beyond the telephone poles.
The West Newbury Open Space Committee (click here) now has their own website. This is a real bonus for equestrians as there are descriptions of all the trails on town-owned and otherwise preserved land, including some maps. Check it out!
Click HERE to link to this website for all things equestrian in the New England area.
The West Newbury Riding and Driving Club is an EquineSite.com affiliate.