Come down to the grounds and watch the H.A.C.K. Spring Schooling horse show, grab a burger at the concession and enjoy the summer-like weather!
Last weekend, a few of our intrepid club members made their way to a packed gymnasium at Redfish Elementary School for the Annual CBT Grant Funding Community Meeting hosted by RDCK Area E representative Ramona Faust. After short (one minute) presentations by most of the groups vying for funds, attendees who were residents of Area E each placed six red “dots” on the projects that they feel should receive funding. If our calculations are correct, we had enough support to get all of our dots for full funding from Area E, but we’ll see what comes out in the wash! Thanks to all who turned out and supported our campsite upgrade project!
Hello Members – please check out this concession proposal in pdf format – researched and drafted by club president Kathleen Comstock. We’ll be discussing it and voting on whether or not to proceed towards this goal at the next monthly meeting. Please provide your input and come vote at the meeting!
Preparations are almost done! Decorating the Nelson & District Riding Club in the morning and then we are ready to watch the Koot-Neigh vaulters, greet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate around the fire, some music and have a horsey-good-time. This event is a “go” even without any fresh snow – as we have backup carts or toboggans if there isn’t enough white stuff for the sleighs! Bring your food bank donation and a little money for sleigh/wagon riding and Christmas baking! I hear the Blewett Fire Department will be there, too! All proceeds to Helen Jameson’s Wildlife Rehabilitation work and food to the food bank. Hope to see you there from 1-4pm!
Many thanks to the talented Nichola Lyttle of Pink Dog Designs for the beauitful poster this year, to all of our executive and club volunteers and the members of the community who have made this annual event grow each year! Think snow and see you there!
Come out and bring your horse, or your family (or both!) and enjoy the N.D.R.C facilities and the H.A.C.K. Spring Schooling Show, with concession provided by the Nelson 4-H Club as a fundraiser for their activities. Entry forms and information available here: 2014 HACK Spring Show. On-leash well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The Jason Hicks Natural Vaquero Horsemanship clinic started yesterday and goes until Tuesday… it’s in full swing with group ground and riding sessions, private lessons and sessions with Jason working participants horses. Come on down to the grounds and check it out. The weather is definitely improving!
Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend, everyone.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and here’s to a great year at the NDRC!
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.