News & Updates
November 15, 2015
We are pleased to announce that as a result of Riding Club advocacy, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL6) became a co-sponsor of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (H.R. 845). The bill is a necessity in this time of tight budgets, when bridle trails are in danger of being closed because there is no money for their upkeep. The bill seeks to increase the role of volunteers for trail maintenance on federal lands, in a program which is beneficial but does not increase our tax burden.
Why is this important for us? Illinois has the 286,000 acre Shawnee ...keep reading
November 15, 2015
The seminar on pasture management featuring Jeff Miller of DeLong Co. on November 10 was very well attended. We learned about pasture maintenance, turnaround times, toxic plants, herbicides and seed mixtures. Even those of us who have heard this information before benefited from a refresher about when to graze and when to seed. DeLong Co. is a Wisconsin-based company with agronomy expertise. For more information on DeLong, go to www.delongcompany.com . Seed mixes for pastures are carried by Lake Barrington Feed & Supply. ...keep reading
October 9, 2015
The Riding Club is hosting an essay and drawing contest for children to honor the National Day of the Horse, which is December 13th.
We would like to hear and see what horses mean to you. Whether its an experience, a story, a dream or a holiday tale, all essay and drawing entrants horse related are welcome. Entries will be judged in the following age divisions: 5-7; 8-10; 11-13 and 14-18. First place prizes will be awarded to one winner in each division and the winning essay or drawing of each division will be published in Barrington Hills Life magazine ...keep reading