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WNRDC Club Contacts

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President
KATHY  FEEHERY
978-510-1587

978-363-5424

Vice President
JOAN CARLSON

978-510-1587

Secretary
DEB HAMILTON
978-363-5793

Teasurer
HEATHER HULL-COLBY
978-265-1043


Board of Directors

DENISE ATHERTON
978-502-9699


SUSAN BELIVEAU
978-985-5355

AMY BRESKY
978-270-3880

PETER CLARK
508-633-3606


CLAUDE MAINA
978-463-8205

Newsletter
(off Board position)
NADY PETERS
Nady - 978-363-1589

Membership Secretary
(off Board position)
KIM DWIGHT

Horse Trials Secretary
(off Board position)
MELISSA MAINA

Facebook Administrator
(off Board position)
SOPHIEA BITEL


 

Honorary President Ex Officio
MARY LEE MAHONEY 
802-234-9463

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THE OCTOBER 12th PIPESTAVE HILL HORSE TRIALS WILL OFFER ADDITIONAL DIVISIONS!
More info coming soon.
 

PIPESTAVE HILL EQUESTRIAN AREA:

SPRING/SUMMER UPDATE & CROSS COUNTRY COURSE INFO:

The Cross Country Course and most of the jumps are now OPEN, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers.  It will remain open for the rest of the summer, as long as the footing is safe.  There are a few jumps that are still closed and tied off because they have been damaged and are under repair.  All the jumps will be closed prior to both of our Horse Trials from July 8th - 13th, and October 6th - 12th.  Please check here for any updates and thanks for your co-operation.

THE RINGS ARE FOR MOUNTED RIDING & 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: All is quiet right now for baseball, soccer, lacrosse and rugby on the 4 athletic fields at Pipestave HIll.  The WNRDC has created a calendar/chart (CLICK HERE for 2013 calendar as an example, 2014 calendar to be posted as soon as available) of these activities to help you determine when activities are occurring. 

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!

THE MISSION OF THE WEST NEWBURY RIDING & DRIVING CLUB

The West Newbury Riding & Driving Club (WNRDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization composed of a group of horse enthusiasts (actively riding/driving and non-riding/driving as well) who seek to preserve and improve riding opportunities in West Newbury, organize riding activities with other members and the general public, and just enjoy relaxed horse-related friendships and social activities.

The town of West Newbury is also now part of the Essex County Trail Association (ECTA). Like WNRDC, ECTA is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of open trails in its local communities for the purpose of passive recreation and the benefit of the environment.

Activities during the year usually include:

  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Regular meetings, often with a speaker or activity
  • Trail and beach rides
  • Maintenance and improvement of the Pipestave Hill Equestrian area
  • West Newbury trail network maintenance, improvement and observation
  • Organizing and running the Pipestave Hill Horse Trials Series - two low-level horse trials (combined training) events open to the public
  • Stadium Jumping/DerbyCross Day and Adventure Trail discounted to members and volunteers
  • Shot Clinic (at reduced rates for W. Newbury horse residents only)
  • Compilation and posting of the Local Equine Activities Calendar (a free publication listing all local equestrian activities, all disciplines included)
  • Annual winter pot luck dinner, summer BBQ, holiday Yankee Swap, and other social gatherings
  • Mounted and/or unmounted clinics for members only
  • Substantial donations to W. Newbury service organizations (Police, Fire, Library, Emergency Management, Open Space Committee, etc.) and other local equine organizations (Windrush Theraputic Riding, MSPCA Nevins Farm, etc.)

We always welcome new members, both from West Newbury and other towns. Though we run horse competitions, most of our members are not competition-oriented. We organize the two horse trials eventing competitions to keep our exceptional facility active and as our only source of income to be able to continue to improve it and do the other activities listed above. We are both lucky and unique to have both riding rings and a small cross-country course on town-owned land so we work very hard to preserve and continually improve the facility. Times change and West Newbury is growing as well. We want to keep West Newbury horse-friendly and fun, and have a great time enjoying each other's company.


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.

 

 

WNRDC Calendar
Sep 14, 2014 9:00 AM
ADVENTURE TRAIL DAY

Oct 12, 2014 8:00 AM
PIPESTAVE HILL HORSE TRIALS

Equine Activities

2014 LOCAL EQUINE ACTIVITIES LISTING/CALENDAR
THE 2014 LISTING & CALENDAR ARE BOTH NOW POSTED & UPDATED 3/16!!

2014 DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOWS CALENDAR
The 2014 Calendar will be posted soon.  Thank you to Sue Edelen for compiling it.

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Click HERE to link to EquineSite.com for all things equestrian in the New England area.

The West Newbury Riding and Driving Club is an EquineSite.com affiliate.

 
 

 

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