Old Peoples Riding Club
Old Peoples Riding Club | A riding club for the over 21 equestrian and for all disciplines!
" …for the learning experience, the fun, the camaraderie; not the ribbon, or the glory, but for the memories ..."
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Brass Ring OPRC, UNIONVILLE, PA

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Joy Atwell, President

joy.atwell@yahoo.com

Welcome to the Brass Ring Riding Club.

We are a chapter of the National Old People's Riding Club. Our purpose is to ride, meet new friends and have fun safely while sharing knowledge on horse disciplines, care and activities.

Who We Are

Although our club is based in Kennett Square, PA, most Brass Ring members live in Chester County, PA, New Castle County, DE. or Cecil County, MD. Members are active in a variety of horse activities including trail riding, fox hunting, combined training, eventing, and dressage. All Levels of expertise are invited to participate and range from beginners to professionals and trainers. We have English and Western riders, all breed of horses and some that don’t have their own horses but lease or borrow a mount for activities.  

We welcome guests to our meetings and currently have several openings for membership.

What We Do

We hold monthly meetings beginning with a mix and mingle while enjoying a potluck dinner. We typically have a short business meeting primarily focused on our recent and future activities and follow that with a speaker on a horse-related educational topic. In July we have our Picnic with a Tack Sale/Swap, November our Annual Elections meeting and in December we have a Holiday Dinner.

We've had talks by members and other equine professionals including Veterinarians, Farriers, Trainers, and more  about topics including Classical Dressage, horse and rider medical care and emergencies, the Equine Heart, Nutrition, tack safety, Nokota horses, Tai Chi, Biomechanics, Neurology, Lameness and Foxhunting.

Mounted activities have included trail rides by the Brandywine River in Chester County, PA, Valley Forge National Park, Fair Hill, MD, C&D Canal and Lums Pond in Delaware. We’ve conducted Bomb Proofing, Centered Riding, OPRC tests, dressage and jumping clinics as well as Game Days and Trail Tests. We have also spent weekends at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Area and at away-camp for cross country training at Olde Hope Farms in MD.

 



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