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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Charlie Horse OPRC
OPRC of Oxford
Born To Ride OPRC
New York
Rhode Island


The Charlie Horse Riding Club formed in 2004 and grew rapidly from 8 members to 25+. We have a lot of fun while learning about riding and horse topics. Some of our meeting topics have included making horse treats, foxhunting, nutrition, breeding, yoga for riding, camping with equines, pasture management, as well as numerous lectures/discussions with vets, farriers, chiropractors, etc. We have held dressage clinics, jumping clinics and have a Games day every year. We tailgate at a polo match every summer, and many of our meetings include a field trip to interesting locations.

Our objective is to create a non-competitive atmosphere with informational and fun activities. Our emphasis is on education and improving riding ability in a safe and supportive environment. Mounted events are geared toward enjoyment and safety.

Our membership dues are $35 for the 2017 calendar year. We welcome new members, including non-riding members at a rate of $20 (usually spouses). Please contact one of the officers below if you are interested in joining.

Our current 2013 roster of officers is as follows:

  • Peggy Bell Cole - President 610-869-2337  
  • Dawn McCuen - Vice President 610-869-0746
  • Bootsie Pannell - Treasurer 610-869-2863 
  • Carol Kretz - Secretary 
  • Sue Geiger - Membership Chairperson 610-869-0384 


Our meetings are held the third Monday or Sunday of every month, 7:00/7:30 p.m. The meetings have a speaker or activity each month. We also try to plan another social activity at different times each month.

Our upcoming meeting dates and topics are:

        2017 Meetings:

January 16, 2017

Hauling Ass Across Country

February 20, 2017

Behind the Checkerboard (Purina)

March 20, 2017

Getting to know you - social event

April 17, 2017

Painted Ponies with Kyley

May 15, 2017

Dressage Program with Molly

June 4, 2017

CHRC Games

July 17, 2017

Team Roping Demo/participation

August 21, 2017

Speaking to the animals - Anita Curtis

September TBD

Semi-feral horses at New Bolton Center

October TBD

A Day at the Races - Delaware Park

November 19, 2017

Horse Crafts - make and take

December 10, 2017

Annual Holiday Party


Dawn McCuen at the KA Equestrian Center on Derry Meeting Road, Cochranville is often a host site for our mounted activities in the warmer months. In the winter months, we meet at the Methodist church in Cochranville. For information or to join, please call or email us.

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