Scantic Rider and Drivers

Spring News Letter

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SAVE THE DATE for our next club meeting

Tuesday, May 19th, 7pm

Hampden, MA, United States

Hampden, MA

Our next Club meeting we will be discussing trail rides, summer party and other topics. If you have something you would like added to the agenda please email us .. New club member are always welcome

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Lets Welcome two new members Bonnie Connell with her horse Finn and Maddie Zollo with her horses Mango and Jango..

The Christmas party was a huge success! Thank you Janice Wajda for opening your home and hosting wonderful evening. Lots of great conversations, food and friends! and gifts :)

Joyce McDonald is recovering well from her ankle surgery and hopes to be in the saddle soon.

Sad to hear and sending our condolences to Kim Marcotte, who lost her horse Rocky which whom she had since he was born, Rocky was 26 years old Arab and became very sick over the winter.

Have you paid your Membership Fees?

Please submit your membership Dues to Linda. mail check to:

Linda Casey

303 Main St

Hampden MA, 01036.

$25 for both SVRD and BSTA or $10 for SVRD

Spring Shots April 11th and Dental Clinic on May 16th

Please contact Kim as soon as possible so that we can get the paperwork started by no later then Sunday April 5th. She will need to know the horse's name , location and which vaccines you want for each horse. Owner's name and phone number. Kim will set up the schedule and let you know approximately when Dr. Stewart will be there on the 11th.

Nicole Lombardo will do the dental clinic on Saturday May 16th. I believe that the rate is the same as last year. Please contact Kim as soon as possible so that we will know if an additional day needs to be added but no later than May 7th.

Please email or call 413-218-6302.

This is a benefit for paid club members.


I am sure you are as excited as me to get out and start riding!! Here are few options to start this season off right.... I have included links to the websites for the rides, just follow the links for more information...

Pomfret Cross Town Ride ... Sunday May 3, 2015


(Cockaponsett) Pattaconk Pond... Saturday April 18th
Bluff Point – Cinco de Mayo... Saturday May 2nd
Natchaug ride and camping weekend... May 23rd - May 25th
Endurance ride with pleasure ride day after at Escoheag... Saturday May 30th shows, events and trail rides listed here..

Lectures and Events

Granby Regional Horse Council, Inc. presents a free lectures entitled "Equine Nutrition" Tuesday Evening, March 31, 2015. Speaker is Jaclyn Gagnon, Equine Nutrition Consultant. Will be held at Granby Junior/Senior High School, 385 East Street (route 202) Granby Ma. Email for more information

Babcock Hill Equestrian Center, LLC. will be hosting Blue Seal and Smart Pak talk on pasture weeds, bugs and digestion Thursday April 16, 2015 @ 5pm- 8pm. Will be held at Babcock Equestrian Center 577 Babcock Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238. Cost is $10... Snacks and Drinks will be provided.

RSVP no later than 4/7/2015 1- 860-742-2667 or on Facebook

Horse Agility Training Clinic w/ Heidi Potter will be held at 761 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, Vermont on April 18, 2015. Contact Heidi Potter at 1-603-881-8095 or for more information... All breeds and ages welcome!

Pat Connors Horsemanship Clinic on May 17, 2015 at 111 George Hill Road, Grafton, MA. Contact Sheila Dunham At 1-508-243-8044 or email


Echo and I are raising money for breast cancer this year. Please visit our page and support the fight against this horrible disease... If anyone would like to participate themselves just visit Ride for The Ribbon website and register... the ride will be held in Barre MA..

Have Something To Share?

If you have something you would like added to the newsletter: pictures, events, rides or Good things.. email it over. Love to hear from you!

Scantic Rider and Drivers

SVRD welcomes people of all ages who love horses. Our goal is provided opportunities for horse lovers to share ideas, learn new things and ride!