first_imgEverything worked out just fine — great weather, food, activities, all the animals, music — as well as a special visit from Santa Claus.More than 500 visitors enjoyed the patient and willing horses.There was wonderful baking, a hot lunch, tractor hay rides and the addition of live entertainment by Rob Funk & bass player. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it happen including Riding Club members, their friends & families as well as sponsors the Eagles, Nelson & District Credit Union, Safeway, Save-On Foods, Nelson Farmer’s Supply & the Blue Barn. All activities were by donation and over $2000 will be going towards supporting activities hosted by non-profit organizations at the Grounds in 2017 including Pony Club and the West Kootenay Dressage & Hunter Jumper Show as well as Riding Club operations.The NDRC is happy to have the opportunity to support these groups, and welcomes everyone to come see their happenings at the Grounds.Please visit the website in the New Year to see a schedule of events or any horse related inquiries. The Nelson & District Riding Club was thrilled this past Sunday (December 18th) with the turnout for the fifth annual visit from Santa at the Blewett stables.last_img