WNRDC News and Updates

WNRDC Jumper Series – ENTRIES ARE OPEN!

                                                  Entries are open for the WNRDC Schooling Jumper Series! Classes from ground poles through 3’3″ 3PM Start Time Dates: June 28, 2022, July 12, 2022, July 26, 2022, August 2022, August 2022 More Information Entry form
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Rings/trails

Greetings local equestrians! Rings and trails are usable from a footing perspective.  The XC course traditionally remains closed until after the official cleanup day in June so please avoid XC schooling as jump ground lines are not yet weed-whacked and mowing isn’t fully completed.  Please use judgement riding in the rings; if the grass is long then exercise caution.  We’ve started mowing and are in need of additional volunteers to...
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Exciting 2022 Season Planned!

Greetings Equestrians, We’ve got an amazing 2022 season planned!  The club has added new activities for equestrians who love to get out with their equine partner and for those who enjoy watching horses and riders as well. All of our events and activities are fundraisers for the club which is a local non-profit. WNRDC’s fundraising maintains trails in West Newbury along with upkeep of the equestrian area at Pipestave Hill...
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Western Dressage Demonstration May 1st

WESTERN DRESSAGE DEMONSTRATION MAY 1, 2022 at 11:00AM Riverrun Farm, 540 Main St., West Newbury, MA Are you interested in learning more about Western Dressage? Please join us for a Demonstration in this fast growing discipline where you can learn first hand about western dressage and get answers to your questions from some of the top western dressage riders currently competing both regionally and nationally. Refreshments and door prizes! Admission...
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Spring 2022 update and reminders

Happy Spring to all!  WNRDC has an exciting season of activities coming up, so please check out the WNRDC calendar for save the dates; we will post additional information as we near entry opening dates for shows, rides, clinics, activities, etc.  Please note that the cross-country course is closed during the lovely New England mud season to protect footing and horses.  Please use consideration when hacking; if you are leaving...
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SPRING EQUINE SHOT CLINIC – Sign up by 3/21/22

Hello! It’s time again for the Spring Equine Shot Clinic organized by the WNRDC and provided by SRH Veterinary Services. SIGN UP DEADLINE: Monday, March 21th. Please understand that this clinic is for our W. Newbury and immediate-surrounds WNRDC members and is intended for backyard barns. All owners of horses participating in the clinic must be current WNRDC members.  To check your membership status, become a member and/or renew your membership...
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WNRDC 2022 Events Calendar – Submission deadline 2/15/22

Dear Event Managers and Organizers, Looking forward to 2022! It is that time of year again… time to get dates and information together for inclusion in the 2022 Local Equine Activities Calendar.  Our format remains the same as previous years and the calendar is only available online (no printed version)  If you are unsure of the format, please refer to our current calendar which can be found on our website. All equine events/activities...
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Page School/Pipestave Hill Safety Audit

The Town of West Newbury is working with TEC, a transportation planning and engineering firm, to identify opportunities to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian safety along Main Street (Route 113) near the Page School and the Pipestave Hill Recreation Area. Improvements to promote non-vehicular travel along Main Street (Route 113) and to create safe, visible crossings between facilities are under consideration. The Town Administrator is seeking input from the WNRDC Board of Directors early in the process. As...
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Annual Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 Volunteer of the Year and to our Lifetime Achievement Award winners!  These two individuals have contributed energy, enthusiasm and persistence to the club’s operation and events. Congratulations Ralph Williams, Volunteer of the Year!  Your calm energy is most noticed out on the cross country course during Pipestave Hill Horse Trials. Lifetime Achievement with WNRDC is awarded to Susan Beliveau with well deserved congratulations.  Susan is a...
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Postponing WNRDC Annual Meeting

Dear WNRDC Members, We have made the decision to postpone the WNRDC Annual meeting by one week, to November 13th, 1-3PM at Riverbend Farm, 251 River Road, due to the passing of Jessica Halliday.  Jess was a local event rider, coach, trainer, and force of positive energy in everything she faced.  Her family is formalizing a non-profit for Buck Off Cancer (buckoffcancer.org); please consider making a donation in Jess’s memory....
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Pop-up moonrise ride/walk!

Pipestave Hill Equestrian Area October 18, 2021  5:30PM Join our wonderful trails guide and Vice President, Deb Hamilton, for a moonlight ride at Pipestave Hill. IMPORTANT – this event is weather dependent!  Please arrive and be mounted or otherwise prepared to move off at 5:30PM. October Moonrise Ride/Walk Please register here so we know you are coming!
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2021 Annual Meeting (and Barn Party) of WNRDC Members is coming right up!

Greetings WNRDC Members, It is hard to believe it is this time of year already.  We’re going to make this year’s Annual Meeting and Election an afternoon barn party from 1-3PM on 6 November. If your membership is not up to date, this is a great time to renew or update your membership: Login to verify/renew membership Please plan to attend as we have a small set of important topics...
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