WNRDC News and Updates

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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October PHHT Scores are Posted

A super huge thank you to all our prize sponsors, volunteers, competitors, parents, trainers, coaches, and the wonderful horses and ponies. Congratulations to division winners (2021 PHHT October Scores) and an extra special congratulations to one competitor who achieved a century ride! We know how much practice and training it takes to get out on course for any show.  No matter how the weekend turned out for you it is a...
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PHHT October 2021 Ride Times Posted

Good morning everyone! Ride times are posted Click here for a PDF of 2021 Oct PHHT Ride Times updated” and Saturday the 9th is setup day! We need a few people to help set up Stadium on Saturday around 10:45 AM. If we have 3 people this will go fast! Please RSVP if you can come for an hour to help [email protected] We have a fun new XC fence built...
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Liz Russell Wins 3rd Level Adult Amateur Championship

Congratulations to Liz Russell and Destino on winning the 3rd Level Adult Amateur Championship for USDF Region 8. Pictured here with her trainer Chrissy Landry of Landry Dressage at New Meadow Farm in West Newbury and Schatzi. Liz is a former WNRDC board member, longtime volunteer and horsewoman.
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Entries are posted – Pipestave Hill Horse Trials

Good evening competitors, parents, friends, The entries list is posted here: PHHT Entries. (Many thanks for the kind parent who reached out to ask!) If any question or concern please email secretary [email protected] Entries are still open so please get the word out to your friends who ride. Our secretary will check Coggins’ and reach out directly if any issue or question. Also, we could use several volunteers to help...
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Get ready for October 2021 Pipestave Hill Horse Trials!

We are pleased to announce that entries are OPEN for the October 10 2021 Pipestave Hill Horse Trials and we’ve got some fantastic prizes lined up!  Please click here for the calendar info:Autumn Pipestave Hill Horse Trials  
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Adventure Trail Ride Times Posted

9:00     Mast Hill Farm 9:05     Merrimac Valley Icelandics1 9:10     Merrimac Valley Icelandics2 9:15     Runaway 9:35     Scarlet Hill 10:00   Tie-Dyed 10:05   Paint Pals 10:10   Ride Ocean 10:30   The Patriots 10:35   Dark Mares 10:55   Lots of Spots 11:00   Hawkstone 11:05   Hawkstone 11:10   Hoofin’ It
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APPLY FOR A $600 VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP TODAY! DEADLINE October 15, 2021.

  West Newbury Riding and Driving Club Volunteer Service ScholarshipGraduating high school seniors and those currently in a program of further education are invited to apply for a $600 scholarship to be used towards any type of education. Please submit an essay “How did being outdoors in nature enrich my life during 2020”. You do not have to be a member of the WNRDC to apply for the scholarship. The...
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Summer Potluck Barbecue – August 28th!!

SUMMER POTLUCK BARBECUE PLEASE RSVP  Online! That way, we’ll know how much meat/drinks/etc. to purchase. When: Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 1PM to 4PM Where: West Newbury Mill Pond Building Parking: Mill Pond Entrance WNRDC Members: free      Guests: $10 CDC Covid Guidelines will be followed.  Masks required when inside the Mill Pond Building or if you’re unvaccinated.  Masks not required for vaccinated individuals outside.  Hand sanitizer will be...
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