Please note that all May, June, July and some August events have been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
At the beginning of each month from here on out, we will evaluate the following months to come. We will be looking at when we can pick up on our events according to the CDC and the state regulations. Therefore, even if events are listed for the coming months, we will not necessarily hold them if we are advised not to by the CDC and state regulations.
NEW RULES FOR THE ARENA, WHICH WILL BE OPENED FOR MEMBERS ONLY:
No groups can be there all at once.
Always keep to under 5 people and distancing 6ft apart.
You may use the props but please bring disinfect to wipe down what you touch and
please wear gloves to help protect yourself and others from getting anything. This
goes for the gates too.
Please remember the virus stays on metal surfaces longer. Use bleach mixture to
wipe the gates down.
Please be aware that other changes may occur or restrictions as we try to get
through this pandemic.
Any meeting that is held at the town clerk's office is 7-8 p.m., but come at 6:30 to socialize if you wish. Anyone may join the club at his/her first event of 2020 and each horse shown must have a current Coggins test. A copy may be given to the club so that the rider doesn't need to bring it each time. Membership is based on an immediate family unit only ie: parent(s) or guardian(s) and child(ren). It may not be grandparent(s) and grandchild(ren) if not legal guardian(s) .
2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please note when the arena will be closed for event preparation.
Wednesday, February 19: Meeting at town clerk's office in Washington, 2895 VT RT 110, can arrive at 6:30, meeting is 7-8 p.m. bring snack to share.
March 14 CANCELLED: DRHC Spring Thaw Creativity Day
March 25 For Members Only, from Annette Deberville:
With all that is going on with the corona-virus, we will not meet at the town clerk's office this Wednesday. Instead we will be doing a conference call at 7:00PM for the meeting. If you would like to be on that meeting call with a group of us, please contact me with a number for us to call you at so you can join in on the meeting.
Please keep this to business to discuss. 883-5571 or 522-9242
April 15 TELECONFERENCE ONLY FOR MEMBERS, MUST LET ANNETTE KNOW AHEAD OF TIME IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE:
DRHC Annual meeting, Voting @Town Clerks Office 2895 Route 110 Washington VT,
Call Annette Deberville 802-522-9242 for head count for the food we provide
Members of Dog River Horse Club are hereby Warned that the Annual Meeting of the Club will be held at 7 p.m. on April 15, 2020. The Agenda will include: Election of a President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer; Reelection of 3 Board Members. ANYONE interested in these positions please join the teleconference meeting to be put on the ballot. Other discussions to come before the meeting.
May 9th, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM , Annual clean up at arena CANCELLED
May 20 DRHC meeting CONFERENCE CALL MEETING FOR MEMBERS ONLY AND YOU MUST LET ANNETTE KNOW YOUR NUMBER AHEAD OF TIME
May 23 DRHC Liberty Clinic with Clinician Jade Premont CANCELLED
May 31, Gymkhana CANCELLED
FURTHER EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED DEPENDING ON WHAT THE COVID 19 WARNINGS ARE AT THE TIME.
CANCELLED ****The arena will be closed June 5 beginning at 5:00 PM in preparation for the summer Show Series being held on June 6th.
CANCELLED June 6 DRHC Summer Show Series #1
CANCELLED June 6/7 DRHC Annual Hidden Acres Groton Ride,
CANCELLED June 14 DRHC Western/English Dressage Schooling Show
IMPORTANT NEW WAY TO JOIN MEETING June 17 DRHC meeting MEMBERS CAN CHECK NEWSLETTER TO SEE HOW TO JOIN TELECONFERENCE MEETING
CANCELLED June 20/21 DRHC 16th Annual Deberville/Lyons Father’s Day Trail Ride
CANCELLED ****The arena will be closed on June 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in preparation for the Gymkhana on June 28th.
CANCELLED June 28 DRHC Gymkhana #2
JULY EVENTS ARE ALL CANCELLED
CANCELLED The arena will be closed July 11th at 5:00PM in preparation for the Summer Show Series on July 12th.
CANCELLED July 12 DRHC Summer Show Series #2 @ Carpenter Park, Washington, VT, Amber
Adams firstname.lastname@example.org 802-310-0309 or Ann Shangraw
email@example.com 802-793-1089. FEE CHARGED CANCELLED
CANCELLED ****The arena will be closed July 18th at 5:00PM in preparation for the Trail Challenge on July 19th.
CANCELLED July 19 DRHC Trail Challenge #1 of 2 @ Carpenter Park, Washington, VT
contact Katie Moulton 802-498-5008 , firstname.lastname@example.org FEE CHARGED
NO CLUB MEETING IN JULY
CANCELLED ****The arena will be closed July 25th at 3:00PM in preparation for the gymkhana on July 26th.
CANCELLED July 26 DRHC Gymkhana # 3 of 3 @ Carpenter Park in Washington, VT Annette 802-522-9242
CANCELLED July 25/26 DRHC 3rd Annual Retreat Ride Newark, VT Contact: Jill DeVoe (802) 989-1347 or
E-mail: email@example.com. This is ride by donation.
CANCELLED August 1/2 DRHC 10th Farr’s Trail Ride in Waterbury, VT John 802-272-3158 About 14 miles
CANCELLED ****The arena will be closed August 8th at 5:00PM in preparation for summer Show Series August 9th.
CANCELLED August 9 DRHC Summer Show Series #3 @ Carpenter Park, Washington, VT, Amber
Adams firstname.lastname@example.org 802-310-0309 or Ann Shangraw
email@example.com 802-793-1089. FEE CHARGED
August 15 DRHC Safari Ride Hosted out of @ Carpenter Park in Washington, VT by DRHC
Jr. Directors/ Jim 883-5571
The arena will be closed August 15th at 3:00PM in preparation for Gymkhana. Thank you.
August 16 DRHC Gymkhana RAIN DATE ONLY at Carpenter Park in Washington, VT Annette
August 19 DRHC meeting & Fun @ Carpenter Park in Washington, VT Picnic style potluck Jim
883-5571 (funny Business only, bring the whole family) Horseshoes and Horse
Hoop shoot (5:30 social time, Meeting at 7:00)
****The arena will be closed August 21th at 3:00 PM for set up of the Horsemanship clinic and the Cow Clinic August 22nd and 23rd . Thank you.
August 22 DRHC Horsemanship clinic with Jason Drass at Carpenter Park, Washington Vermont. Contact Laura Pratt with any questions or concerns.
firstname.lastname@example.org 802-770-4152. FEE CHARGED
August 23 CATTLE WORK CLINIC WITH JASON DRASS-the downloadable form is on the Forms page
Clinician: Jason Drass
Clinic Description: This is a great clinic for anyone introducing their horse to cattle for the first time, or someone who's more experienced doing cattle events, but wants to refine their knowledge on the most effective positioning on horse and cow to get better and more effective results, whether you are looking for a foundation for cutting, roping, sorting, or taking a cow down the fence.
There will be a morning and afternoon session (Riders will be placed in one or the other). Each session is 3 hours long, and limited to 8 riders, so you will get plenty of time with the cows! There will be group work as well as one on one time with the cattle.
Jason Drass is an experienced and talented horseman who has a knack for helping riders and horses with solutions that make sense. If you are looking to get to the next level, or just solve a problem that you haven't been able to work through, he can help. His mentors include Tom Curtin and Bryan Neubert, who he regularly works with, and besides his own experience that has taught him many lessons in his years of riding and as a blacksmith, he also is guided by the philosophies of Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. In this clinic, Jason combines his horsemanship ideals and the natural instincts of the cows to influence how they will respond to our positioning, pressure and or release. You will learn how to feel and communicate with the cattle and you will be able to move the animals more humanely, productively and efficiently.
When: Sunday, August 23rd
Morning session: 9:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon session: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: DRHC Arena at Carpenter Park in Washington, VT
Cost: The cost is $125.
$95 must be paid as a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration.
Please bring a lunch and please bring water for your horse. Although there are plans to have water available on site later this summer, it has not happened yet so please plan on bringing water for you and your horse.
Registration: Send a non-refundable deposit of $95 to reserve your spot by July 1st, 2020.
Make checks payable to DRHC and send to Laura Pratt; 186 Downing Rd, Washington, VT 05675.
If you are not a Dog River Horse Club member, you WILL need to fill out a membership form and pay an additional $15 individual or $20 family membership fee,.
Contact: Feel free to contact Laura Pratt with any questions or concerns. email@example.com 802-770-4152
** Lodging available for horse and rider at The Bunkhouse, less than 10 minutes from Carpenter park! Contact Kelly Grant for info and to reserve your spot.
****The arena will be closed August 29th at 5:00PM in preparation for the Dressage Schooling Show on August 30th. Thank you.
August 30 DRHC Western/English Dressage Schooling Show # 2 of 2 @ Carpenter Park,
Washington, VT . Contact: Kori Taylor 802-839-0128
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. FEE CHARGED
****The arena will be closed September 5th at 5:00PM in preparation for the Trail Challenge on September 6th.
September 6 DRHC Trail Challenge @ Carpenter Park, Washington, VT
Katie Moulton 802-498-5008 , email@example.com FEE CHARGED
September 12/13 DRHC 2nd Annual Victory Ride in Northeast Kingdom Equestrian Trails VT
Contact Patricia Branon 802-343-4140 firstname.lastname@example.org
No September club meeting.
September 17/18/19/20 Tunbridge Fair Horse Show & Gymkhana (This is not a club event)
September 25/26/27 DRHC Tunbridge Trail Ride Tunbridge, VT Karen Blow 802-839-0147 or
Patricia Branon 802-343-4140 (This is about 12 to 17mile rides, short cuts
available) FEES CHARGED
October 3 DRHC 7th Annual Poker Ride & Drive @ Carpenter Park, Washington VT Jim 883-5571
(The Ride is about 8 to 12 miles. Short cuts are available)
Contact Annette 802-522-9242
October 10/11/12 DRHC 27th Annual Fall Foliage Ride @ Lasell Farm, Williamstown, VT Brenda
and Morris 802-433-1344 (The ride is about 12 to 18 miles each day. Short cuts
October 21 DRHC meeting @ Town Clerks Office 2895 VT Route 110 Washington VT
6:30PM Social, Meeting at 7:00 PM Bring a snack to share
November 12/13/14/15 EQUINE AFFAIRE, W. Springfield, MA. This is not a club event.
November 18 DRHC meeting @ Denise Commons’ in Northfield VT 802-485-6210
TBD November 22 DRHC Tack Auction @ Canadian Club, E. Montpelier, Jim 883-557
December 5 DRHC Christmas Party @ Canadian Club, E. Montpelier, Annette 802-522=9242