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.
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!
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 email@example.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!
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!
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!
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!
This weekend we have a Parelli Level 3 4 Excel Camp with Three Star Licensed Parelli Instructor Fawn Anderson – there will be a pot luck hosted at the grounds on Sunday night for anyone who would like to join us!
We also have a clinic with Grand Prix Dressage Rider and Instructor Sven Smienk.
DVM Laura Taylor is also at the grounds giving Osteopathic treatments to horses – a VERY exciting health care alternative. Dr. Taylor is a certified DVM, Chiropractor, Osteopath and Equine Cranial Sacral practitioner.
Come on down for a big yard sale, vendors, silent auction of top soil, mulch, manure… manure sales and more. Horse demos – Natural horsemanship, Vaulting and 4-H Miniature horses! There will be chili, smokies, home made baked snacks and more. Fun for the whole family on Father’s Day! See you there, the weather is clearing up just for us!