SUMMER UPDATE & CROSS COUNTRY COURSE INFO:
The cross country course is now open for the rest of the summer and fall. The only times it will be closed is on Sunday, September 13th while we run our Adventure Trail Day and from Oct 5th - 11th for our fall Horse Trials. Please remember the footing can be slippery and soft after a heavy rain and use caution to stay safe and not damage the footing.
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: There are still some sports played on the 4 athletic fields at Pipestave HIll in the summer. The equestrian parking area is at the end of the parking lot and is 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.