News & Updates
January 20, 2016
At the January Annual Meeting of the Riding Club of Barrington Hills, the 2015 board concluded its service to the Club, and the new board for 2016, headed by Jane Clement was installed. The 2016 board immediately went into action planning the year's activities. Be sure to remember to check this website frequently for our calendar for 2016 events and news. ...keep reading
December 24, 2015
The Riding Club's first annual essay and drawing contest for children to honor the National Day of the Horse on December 13th was a success. Seven winners were chosen. Each winner received a cash prize, and the submissions appeared in our newsletter and in Barrington Hills Life magazine. Next year, a category for adults will be added so that everyone can enter to win.
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, S. 1110). 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 ...keep reading