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Centered Riding/Sure Foot Pad Clinic

Clinic Cancelled due to insufficient entries.

NEWS UPDATE-April 19, 2021— Come join us for a day of learning and relaxation for both you and your horse on Saturday, June 5.  Deb Murphy will be introducing some Feldenkrais moves for you to better relax and understand your brain/body connection and also introduce the Sure Foot Pads for your horse to help them better understand the brain/body. connection for relaxation.

Click here for more information about WRC Centered Riding/Sure Foot Pad Clinic

WRC Games Day CANCELED

NEWS UPDATE-August 9, 2020— The Bad News: Because the governor has re-tightened COVID restrictions on social gathering, we won’t be able to hold Games Day on August 30. To keep everyone as safe as possible, the 2020 WRC Games Day is canceled.

The Good News: Club members can still get together on August 30 at our WRC Club Cleanup Day instead!

If you can you garden, paint, weed, mow, prune, drag the track, landscape, clear brush, clean inside the cook shack or clubhouse? The WE NEED YOU!

Click here for more information about WRC Club Cleanup Day.

WRC Spring & Fall Shows CANCELED

NEWS UPDATE-July 17, 2020—As a result of COVID-19 and the municipal, state, and federal restrictions imposed to address the pandemic, the Westfield Riding Club has decided to cancel its Spring & Fall 4-H and Open Horse Shows. At this time, we still plan to hold our Games Day, but the date will be changed to August 30. Plans for that event will be subject to change pending decisions about government regulations.

We plan to monitor the ongoing situation and make a firm decision/announcement about Games Day in August.  

CANCELED: Spring & Fall Shows

2020 Trail Rides

Each year, Westfield Riding Club members organize trail rides that take place at various locations throughout the region. We have four rides scheduled for 2020!

For each ride listed below, riders meet at 10:30 a.m. and ride out at 11:00 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch.

June 21, 2020: Otis State Forest, Otis, MA–CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

July 12, 2020: Blandford Ski Area, Blandford, MA

August 1, 2020: October Mountain State Forest, Becket, MA

October 4, 2020: Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA

More details coming soon!

For more information about our trail rides, contact Hazel Holman at hmhmavis@gmail.com or 413.896.4429.

Year-End Party/Awards Banquet Tickets On Sale!

Tickets for the 2020 Year-End Party and Awards Banquet and Year-End Party are now on sale. Click here to get your tickets today!

The final day to purchase tickets online will be Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Here are the details:

DATE:  Saturday, January 25, 2020
TIME:  6 pm

LOCATION:
East Mountain Country Club
1458 East Mountain Rd.
Westfield, MA 01085

SCHEDULE:
Raffles * begin at 6pm, dinner starts at 6:30 pm

MENU:

  • Chicken Francaise
  • Oven-baked Red Potatoes
  • Fresh Vegetables (seasonal choice)
  • Fresh Tossed Salad
  • Pasta
  • Warm Rolls with Butter
  • Coffee & Tea Station

There will be a cash bar.

TICKETS:
Children Age 8 & Younger:   $15
Adults & Older for children age 8 and younger:  $24 plus a $1 ticket processing fee

* Raffle donations are being coordinated by Jessica Whitmore. If you have items to donate, contact her at 413.454.3385.

Click here to order your tickets today!

2019 Horse Show & Games Day Dates

Mark your calendars! You do not want to miss our two special 80th Anniversary 2019 Open & 4-H Horse Shows or our 2019 Games Day. Save the dates below (more details coming soon).

Sunday, June 9, 2019: WRC Spring Open & 4-H Show

Saturday, August 10, 2019: WRC Games Day (rain date 8/11)

Sunday, September 8, 2019: WRC Fall Open & 4-H Show

2019 Trail Rides

Each year, Westfield Riding Club members organize trail rides that take place at various locations throughout the region. For each ride listed below, riders meet at 10:30 a.m. and ride out at 11:00 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Here is the preliminary list of rides for 2019.

May 5, 2019—Littleville Reservoir, Chester, MA

**May 19, 2019—Westfield 350th Anniversary Parade, Westfield, MA**

June 2, 2019—Otis State Forest, Otis, MA

July 7, 2019—Blandford Ski Area, Blandford, MA

August 11, 2019—October Mountain, Washington, MA

September 22, 2019—Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA

October 6, 2019—Becket Quarry Land Trust, Becket, MA


** If you are interested in riding in the Westfield 350th Anniversary Parade, please email westfieldridingclub@gmail.com.

For more information, contact Hazel Holman at hmhmavis@gmail.com or 413.896.4429.