H.A.C.K. Spring Show

Here is the entry form for the Horse Association of the Central Kootenay’s Spring Show – held at NDRC this year.


2014 HACK Spring Show

Special Covered Arena Meeting March 13th!

Great news! Teck has approved the covered arena project in principle and we are now able to move forward with ideas and planning. A special meeting will be held at the Blewett Fire Hall at 7pm on Thursday March 13th. Kevin Comstock will make a presentation on technical aspects and considerations and we will brainstorm ideas for requirements, planning, fundraising and implementation of this incredible project.

Come out and contribute your ideas, let us know of any resources that may be available to us – from machine work, to builders, to supplies, to fundraising… we want to make this a reality for the horse community and beyond!

Treats, coffee and a chance to be a part of something great for the future of the NDRC.


NDRC Outgoing Executive

Many thanks to Paul Rasmussen for his years of service as the NDRC President. We are grateful for the dedication and time that Paul put in towards creating a more business-based model, helping to ensure the sustainability of the NDRC, and wish him luck in all his future endeavours (which we know will include mowing the lawn at the grounds!)

Welcome new executives and thank you to Betsy Nasmyth for stepping in as Acting President until someone can be found who can take on the job full time.

The Executive is still in need of a Secretary, so if you have an interest in helping out at the club, please let us know at info@nelsonridingclub.com

Thanks and here’s to a great year at the NDRC!

Evacuation of Slocan Valley Horses

Due to the gas spill into Lemon Creek some horses in the slocan valley may need a place to go. The NDRC Grounds is available to bring your horses should you need a place to house them temporarily.

Saddle Fitting Clinic August 8th.

This just in: There will be a Saddle Fitting Clinic at the NDRC grounds on August 8th.. You can find the info HERE.

4H Clinic and Horse Show

This past week the grounds were abuzz with the activity of three 4H Clubs as they took clinics in horsemanship, english riding, vaulting and driving. Nelson 4H Club hosted Creston and Trail at the NDRC Grounds Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this past week. The Horse Show on Saturday the 13th of July was an open show – any rider was welcome to attend – and was a fundraiser for the Nelson 4H club. Congratulations to the Nelson 4H Club for a wonderful event. Well done!

May Clean Up and Opening BBQ

The Grounds will Officially Open on the evening of May 2nd! Come celebrate the start of another horse season at the Nelson & District Riding Club.

Thursday, May 2nd at 5pm is the Spring Clean Up and Grounds Opening BBQ. You do not have to be a member to help out and have a free dinner! Just contact info@nelsonridingclub.com to let us know you’re coming so we can buy enough food for everyone.

We will also hold a brief club meeting at the grounds following dinner. Bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if you have them. This usually takes only an hour or two. at most, with enough volunteers – and then there will be a BBQ supplied by the NDRC. Many hands make light work! If you can’t make the clean up date and want to help out, there are always opportunities. Contact the exec and we can point you at a much needed task that suits your abilities!

Don’t forget the chance to win fabulous prizes at each monthly meeting… see you there!

Family Christmas Celebration December 16th

3pm start…


Come and welcome Santa when he arrives at the Riding Club Grounds by horse-drawn sleigh at 4pm! (His reindeer are resting up for the big night). Kids can visit with Santa, get a tasty treat, and make sure he knows what they’d like for Christmas!

There will be a bonfire, Christmas Music, a Christmas Carol sing-along, free coffee and hot chocolate and a bake sale with proceeds to the Nelson Food Cupboard! There will also be miniature horses there for the kids to see!

We will also be accepting memberships for the 2013 season with a draw for a free membership from all those received that day! Good luck!

Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Nelson Food Cupboard!


Here is the poster if you’d like to see it!


NDRC Familiy Christmas Poster



Dressage Clinic & Vaulting Season End Performance

Thre day clinic with Grand Prix Dressage rider Sven Smienk begins today at NDRC in the Dressage arena.

Koot-Neigh Vaulting will give their NDRC Season End Performance at Noon on Saturday – baked goods and refreshments available, donations to the NDRC water project being accepted! Come and see how far the vaulters have come since last year!

4-H Parelli Natural Horsemanship Clinic August 15-16

Starts tomorrow! Registered participants, be at the concession at 8:50AM without your horse to meet Parelli Licensed Three Star Instructor Fawn Anderson and find out what you’ll be doing for the clinic!