Country Christmas Countdown!

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!country christmas

H.A.C.K Spring Schooling Show this weekend!

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.

Jason Hicks Clinic in Full Swing

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.

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!