2017 VHC Reciprocity Ride


VHC Reciprocity Ride - Scholarship Fund Raising
Saturday, July 22, 2017 (rain or shine) 10 am – 3 pm
65 Preston Road, Orange, VT 05641

Come join us for this fun event geared toward youth and the young at heart. The VHC scholarship committee is hosting a Reciprocity Ride to raise funds for our scholarship accounts. It is specifically geared toward youth as a way to give back to our horse community. All of the entry ($50) and any additional pledges that participants raise and donate are 100% tax deductible. There will be 6-mile loop and an approximately 12-mile loop to choose from. The trails are wooded and field and for the most part groomed and wide so they are specifically suited for a mentor and youth, novice youth or the young at heart. Our hope is that riders experience the joy of the trails with their equine partner. We hope you will be inspired to raise money for this important mission. Three scholarship funds exist; Cliff Murray and Floyd Fuller Memorial Fund (college), Youth Fund (< 19 years old), and Adult Continuing Education (> 19 years old). Detailed descriptions can be found on the VHC website under services/scholarships.

On-line entries are encouraged  or printed forms and check can be sent to (checks payable to VHC): Cortni Cleveland, VHC Treasurer PO Box 574 Hardwick, VT 05843 (802) 472-8448 We will have a staggered start of riders starting at 10 am. Please note there are 30 rider spots. Entries are on a first come basis. We highly encourage pre entry. If spots are open on the day of the event, entries will be taken at that time ($25 post entry fee applies). Please call the ride manager, Jeannette Cole (802-595-9567) to assure availability if you are post entering. We will enjoy each others company, but in order to assure all funds are used to support scholarships, this is a “no frills” ride. Please bring food and non-alcoholic drink for you and your horse. Negative Coggins test within 1 year, VHC membership and certified helmet required.

DIRECTIONS: I-89; EXIT 6; VT 63 to the bottom of the hill at traffic light; Left onto Rte. 14 (1.33 miles); Slight right onto Hill Street (1.36 miles); slight left onto Osborne Rd. (1.24 miles); Osborne Rd changes name to Cutler Corner (1.52 miles); slight left onto Ladd Rd (0.56 miles); Sharp right onto Preston Rd (0.19 miles); barn on the left, parking in the field


Note: to reserve online, submit form below and afterwards click the "VHC Reciprocity Ride Payment" button to submit the payment.

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Under Vermont Law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities that are obvious and necessary, pursuant to 12 V.S.A. section 1039. I understand that the sport of horseback riding and driving is inherently dangerous and that serious injury and death can occur. I understand that participation in equine activities involves necessary risks. I agree that if any harm occurs to my horse or myself or to any equipment that I may use or send to use, I will make no claim against the Vermont Horse Council or any of the Officers, Directors, Trustees, Employees and Volunteers. I further agree to hold the Vermont Horse Council, the Officers, Directors, Trustees, Employees, Volunteers and Landowners free and harmless from any liability, claims, suits or damages of whatsoever kind or nature that may be occasioned by the horses used by me or the negligence of the persons in charge of such horses and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless this organization and individuals against all liability claims, suits, and expenses including attorney fees incurred arising out of any injury to any person or damage to any property caused by me, my horses or attendants. I agree that if I am injured while participating in this event, the Emergency Services personnel treating my injuries may provide a description of the accident, a description of the suspected injury, a description of the treatment administered and information about transport to a hospital to the Vermont Horse Council personnel for the purpose of completing the official Vermont Horse Council Accident/Injury report. This authorization will expire once the information is given to Vermont Horse Council personnel or at the end of the event, whichever is later. I agree that as a condition of acceptance of entry, Vermont Horse Council may use photographs, videos, and or other likenesses of the participant and horse taken while at the event for the promotion, coverage, or benefit of this event and/or the Vermont Horse Council. I have read and agree to abide by all Vermont Horse Council rules, policies, & specifications for this ride as stated in the 2017 Reciprocity Scholarship Ride Entry and Information flyer.

After clicking the "Submit" button above with rider information, please click the VHC Reciprocity Ride Payment button  below.

For donations toward the ride, please click the VHC Reciprocity Ride Payment button as well.  

VHC Reciprocity Ride Payment