WNRDC October News Flash

Annual Meeting 
November 2, 2019
7:00PM  Location: TBD

The West Newbury Riding and Driving Club will be holding its Annual Meeting and Elections for Officers and Directors Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The location is to be announced shortly.  

All current WNRDC members, plus new members-to-be are welcome. You may join or renew membership on line by October 30th, 2019 or at the door November 2nd, 2019 if you prefer.

Our Annual Meeting and election will recap 2019, plan next year’s calendar of events and vote on the allocation of our annual charitable contributions to local groups, which have included the library, fire and police departments, NEER, ECTA and other causes in past years. Volunteer awards for Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement will also be announced prior to elections.

WNRDC Annual Party & Yankee Swap 
Hosted by
Bill and Nancy Andrulitis
Saturday, December 7th at 7pm
53 Hadley Rd., Merrimac, MA

Please join us for our annual Yankee Swap Party.  The board members will provide a variety of soups. Members can bring potluck items to complement these offerings. Drinks will be provided by the club. ​If you wish to participate in the “Yankee Swap” portion of the evening please bring a wrapped gift; Something creative and generous while limiting spending to $10.
Save the date! We hope to see you there! 

WNRDC Polo Shirts Are Here 

The club recently purchased beautiful dark green polo shirts with our logo on the front and WNRDC embroidered on the sleeve. The shirts are $35 each. Please contact Barb Hill, [email protected] to get yours today.

HELP! Volunteers Needed 

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! 

Team Pipestave is seeking a new team member to replace a retiring member. The duties are varied as the Team is cooperative and include attending several organizational meetings and helping with set up and day of show responsibilities. If you are interested in helping Team Pipestave, please contact us at [email protected].

The team improved and re-energized our competition, including new jumps for both stadium and cross country phases, a program for competitors and enhanced prizes. Our Horse Trials function in many ways, providing fundraising efforts to support the Club and serving our educational mission by nurturing our riders and their horses in our fun and competitive event while serving as a stepping stone on their riding journey.

We are looking for volunteers to adopt a cross country jump. In doing so, you would be responsible for maintaining and decorating it for our show series. This year we are holding a contest whereby the competitors vote on which jump was their favorite. Adopt a jump, get creative, and win the contest! If you have any interest in helping out please contact [email protected].

We are looking to add one or two people to help out in the Pipestave mowing rotation. It doesn’t have to be split equally but having others in the rotation would be greatly appreciated. All equipment is provided. There is a mower and weed whacker in the trailer. Please contact [email protected].

Did You Know? 

Did you know that when you volunteer at one of our events, set up or clean up day, in addition to being able to earn a $10 Discount Volunteer Card, you’re also eligible for a $50 raffle, which is drawn twice a year!

Congratulations to Claudia Woods, our most recent volunteer raffle winner!

Massachusetts Horse Magazine 

As a member of WNRDC, we have an added benefit of being able to receive a FREE online version of the Massachusetts Horse Magazine. If you would like to automatically receive the online version of the most recent issue, please send your request to Catherine Marrone, [email protected]. You can go online to the Massachusetts Horse Magazine website and read back issues as well. Click here to go to their website.


Have you renewed your membership for 2019 or want to become a member? Click here for our online renewal/membership form. 

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