Barre Riding and Driving Club is a Non Profit 501(c)3 club
and is one of the oldest clubs in existence.
Most of our events are held at Felton Field in Barre, MA, a beautiful facility located on Old Coldbrook Road. The facility features two show rings, a food booth, secretary's booth, bathrooms, running water and plenty of space for parking.
Food Booth at Felton Field, Barre MA
Mission: The purpose of this non-profit organization shall
be to promote active interest in horses, to further ideals of
equine education and sportsmanship and to raise funds for
It was established the same year as the hurricane of September 1938. Started as part of the Old Home Day Entertainment holding its first horse frolics only a few days prior to the damaging hurricane. The competition consisted of six events for horses and ponies, all owned by local citizens. The proceeds from the event were donated to the American Red Cross in order to help out following the storm.
From 1942 through 1945 mounted patrols were organized under the leadership of Herbert Rice, Jennie Blaisdell and Captain E.B. Stone. The patrol cut and maintained trails in addition to assisting police and first patrols in search and rescue efforts.
Over the sixty plus years the club has been in existence it has been in a multitude of activities. Such as, the formation of the Galloping Hooves 4-H Club, started in 1955 by Jennie Blaisdell and a competitive 35 miles trail ride which began in 1965.
Today, the Barre Riding and Driving Club is involved in the running of a spring and fall trail ride and clinics for members. The Barre Horse Show Series has become a tradition each summer.
The proceeds from the BRDC Scholarship show are used to award scholarships to local students to further their education. Recently added is the availability of equine scholarships awarded to children and adults to assist in their equine pursuits.
Our Officers, Board of Directors and contact information.
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