WNRDC March News Flash

Spring is about 4 weeks away! As we enter our 100th year as a club, we’re working hard to make this an extra special year. There’s a lot happening right now. Check out our upcoming events and clinics — hope to see you there!

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Save the Date!

100th Year Anniversary WNRDC Celebration

April 18th, 6:00-10:00PM
Haverhill Country Club
58 Brickett Ln, Haverhill, MA 01830

As always, you may renew your membership at the event. This is an opportunity to come together and celebrate our wonderful club and all it has to offer us and our community. We hope to see you there!

If you have any question, feel free to reach out to: Joan Carlson, [email protected], (978) 317-5485 or Catherine Marrone, [email protected], (978)433-0000.

Spring Equine Shot Clinic organized by the WNRDC and provided by SRH Veterinary Services.

Spring Shot Clinic: March 23, April 13, May 4

The clinic is for our West 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. If you are currently not a member, you can join or renew your membership during the clinic.

Please sign up by Monday, March 9th.

If you participated in the 2019 clinic and need to be reminded what your horse received last year, send a note – before March 9th – and we can send you your last year’s services.

IMPORTANT: Please sign up for ALL THREE DATES AND ALL SERVICES THAT YOUR HORSES NEED at this time. Due to time constraints, last minute sign ups may not be able to be accommodated.

Western Dressage Demonstration

Sponsored by: Western Dressage Association of Massachusetts (WDAMA) and West Newbury Riding and Driving Club (WNRDC)

Members and Non-Members welcome!

March 29th, 10am – 12pm
Riverrun Farm
540 Main Street, West Newbury

Update on WNRDC Mower Replacement – can you help?

This past fall, the mower used for the rings and the fields at Pipestave Hill broke down and was deemed “un-repairable”. As such, the club purchased a zero-turn, heavy duty, riding mower which will allow us to not only mow the rings but the pathways on the cross-country course. It will also make it possible to cut the grass quite close to the various jumps. Purchasing a new mower was quite expensive. Please Click HERE if you’d like to contribute towards the purchase. It would be GREATLY appreciated.

If you’d rather send a check in the mail, please make check payable to WNRDC and reference “mower” in the memo field. Mail to:

Kathy Feehery, Treasurer
540 Main St.
West Newbury, Massachusetts 01985

Your donation is tax deductible!

West Newbury Trails Presentation Re-Cap

On February 12th, Deb Hamilton presented a talk on West Newbury trails which was held at the GAR Memorial Library. Approximately 30 people were in attendance ranging from interested towns people, hikers, and horse owners, among others. Deb gave a comprehensive talk regarding who developed the various trails, who maintains them, how are they marked as well as what activities are permitted. Representatives from ECTA, WN Conservation Commission, and Open Space Committee were in attendance as well. Thanks Deb for an entertaining and informational evening.

WNRDC Polo Shirts

What better time to buy a beautiful WNRDC polo shirt than during our 100th year! The shirts are $35 each. Please contact Barb Hill at [email protected] to get yours today.


We really need your help! Many hands make light work. If you lack time but want to be involved – get creative – perhaps some jobs can be shared! If you can volunteer in any of the following capacities, it would be greatly appreciated!


We are looking to add one or two people to help out in the Pipestave mowing rotation. With our new zero turn 60” mower deck, this task should be much easier and less time consuming! All equipment is provided. Please contact [email protected]


Did you know that when you volunteer at one of our events, or on the set up or clean up day, in addition to being able to earn a $10 discount volunteer card, you’re also entered into a $50 volunteer raffle, which is drawn twice a year!

A TRIP TO REMEMBER – Kilkea Castle, Ireland

This past January, club members Cindy Foote, Wendy Willis, and Edie McKinnon went on an adventure to Kilkea Castle, Ireland, est. 1180. Daily fox-hunting, falconry, archery, visiting neighboring thoroughbred training farms, a ride up Wicklow Mountain, spa treatments, and gourmet food were some of the highlights of the trip. Cindy says, “The Dublin Horse Show is July 15-19 and a group should get together and go!” If you see any of these ladies, I’m sure they’d be happy to talk with you about their Kilkea Castle trip. Check out some of the breath-taking fox hunt ditch crossings!!


Have you renewed your membership for 2020 or want to become a member? Sign up today!

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