PIPESTAVE HILL FALL HORSE TRIALS
Sunday, October 11th Click here for results
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ANNUAL MEETING & SOCIAL
November 13th 7 PM
Elections, donation decisions, volunteer of the year, planning for next year and socializing!
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BIG SOCCER ACTIVITY AT PIPESTAVE HILL ON OCTOBER 18th!
It is recommended to avoid the rings at PIpestave Hill on that day. If you are going up to ride the XC course or trail ride, please park in the LOWER parking area (Mill Pond Entrance).
Look what Knapp's Greenhouse in West Newbury donated that we used for our October 11th Horse Trials!
Huge thank yous to Knapps and they made our course look really special.
TRAIL NOTE: The Ocean Meadow trails are currently closed to equestrians.
EARLY FALL UPDATE & CROSS COUNTRY COURSE INFO:
The cross country course is now open for the rest of the summer and fall. Please remember the footing can be slippery and soft after a heavy rain and use caution to stay safe and not damage the footing. Check here for the course closing date for the winter.
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.