DRHC is a family oriented club for horse enthusiasts of all ages to encourage, stimulate and promote riding, driving, in-hand, learning, or simply enjoying the closeness of their pasture pal(s). We welcome all abilities of the person and horse, and strongly encourage varied horse events.
Founded in 1991, the Dog River Horse Club, or DRHC, has continued to thrive on the enthusiasm of horse lovers.
DRHC's members continue to suggest, host and work on many various family friendly activities throughout each year. Included, but not limited to, trail class challenges, clinics and trail rides. and a riding/driving log program with awards given, see the downloadable form on the forms page.
And of course, our annual Tunbridge Ride! The unforgettable weekend that brings together riders from all over New England and Canada..
DRHC has a yearly membership fee that goes the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. The current cost is just $15 per year for a single member 18 or over, or $20 per year for the entire immediate family consisting of parent(s) or guardian(s) and children under the age of 18. This gives access to all club events, use of the ring, and a discounted price for the Christmas party dinner.
*Membership fees do not include the registration costs for certain club events and clinics.
Have a question and not sure who to contact? Don’t hesitate call our helpful volunteers with your questions.
Officers: Pres: James Deberville email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ V. Pres: Denise Commons email: email@example.com ~ Treas: Terry Rose email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Sec: Robin Schunk email: email@example.com ~ Web Site: Helen Hipp email: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Facebook: Annette Deberville Email: email@example.com
Board of Dir:
Karen Blow (Chair of the board) email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Danielle Foster email: email@example.com ~ Annette Deberville email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Patricia Branon email@example.com ~ Terry Andritz email: firstname.lastname@example.org ~Mary Gilman email: email@example.com ~ Phyllis Civitello firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL TO ACTION!
Dear equine owners -
We, equine owners, need more advocacy for the work we do to preserve Vermont and its rich history with horses!
The Vermont Farm Bureau is an organization for all members of the agricultural community. Equine owners can benefit from Vermont Farm Bureau's legislative voice and actions to advocate for farmers/agriculture/livestock/farm animals/crop and food producers/equine owners/land owners/hay producers, etc.
The Vermont Farm Bureau's mission is to be, "The Unifying Voice of Vermont Agriculture."
Won't you kindly consider joining up today! We are only as strong as we are united! Thanks so much!
Link to join VT Farm Bureau: Please consider joining as a group or individually. https://members.vtfb.org/
Current equine policies that lead the legislative voice/actions are:
EQUINE - Vermont Farm Bureau supports full and equal status within agriculture for Vermont’s equine business owners.
To achieve such status, we support:
1. Equine business property being eligible as agricultural property in Use Value Appraisal.
2. Inclusion of the equine businesses under the agricultural sales tax exemptions.
3. Maintaining an active equine committee within Vermont Farm Bureau.
4. Trails, parking areas and camping sites for equine activity be made available in 19 the Green Mountain National Forest and on state lands; (2013) (2015) (2016).
*Vermont Farm Bureau shall continue to lobby the State of Vermont Office of Workers’ Compensation about the unfairness of a single class code (8279) for the equine industry in Vermont.
* Additional equine policies can be introduced at the county level. If approved, they are passed up to the state level for board approval, and if approved, can be passed along to the national level. Equine owners maintain open landscapes in Vermont, utilize hay from other farm properties increasing their income, value and aesthetics, but do not benefit from current use or agricultural exemption for employees from workers compensation or state unemployment if they do not produce crops.
VT Farm Bureau Board Member