Hope Association Trail Ride including Donation Form

posted Jun 12, 2017, 2:49 PM by Deb Cayer

We are accepting registrations for the Hope Association Benefit trail ride & BBQ on June 24th. The registration is available online and needed in advance. Please sign up by the 18th so we can plan the food for the BBQ.  Here is a link to a printable donation form so you can start collecting donations. Have checks made out to Hope Association (Tax deductible). See more information on our FaceBook page Events.

Updated Trail News

posted May 22, 2017, 3:29 PM by Deb Cayer   [ updated Jun 12, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

Monday June 12
The Pink Trail is open except for the newest section which connects the grounds trail with the field by the transfer station. That needs work cutting downed trees and allowing mud to dry. 
The Orange Trail is open including the loop. There is some logging on the first section so watch carefully for markings. We have not seen any of the trail from Grover's Orchard to Devil's Den so be aware. 
The Blue Trail OPEN Check their FB Page or website for ATV ridee updates. Roxbury ATV Riders Club.

Below is a link to the Hope Association Benefit Ride donation form

ERR Top Chef Series

posted May 16, 2017, 3:01 PM by Tony Milligan   [ updated May 16, 2017, 3:02 PM ]

Ellis River Riders, Inc.

2017 Top Chef Series

Mission: To provide an alternate, friendly competition for friends, family, and spectators which is open to members, non-members, and the public. To provide an alternate way for volunteer points to be earned and a fun interactive fundraiser for the Club.

Each month is a different theme for the main dish and the dessert. There is no cost to enter BUT you will receive 5 volunteer points for EACH donation to the Food Booth. So….. 10 points can be earned each contest!  

May 21 – Stew and Cookies

August 5 – Corn Chowder and Cupcakes

October 1 – Chili and Apple 

  1. Entries need to be on the grounds, preheated and ready to serve by 10:30 am. There is no extra room in the food booth to heat the entries.
  2. Please bring all main dish entries in a crockpot with a serving spoon.
  3. Please provide one indoor/outdoor extension cord with your name on it. Masking tape works well.
  4. Crockpots will not be washed in the food booth. 
  5. Please provide a label with title of your entry, no names. It is helpful if dairy, nuts, gluten, or other common allergens were used. This will allow more people to sample safely if there are concerns about ingredients. You can provide copies of your recipe.
  6. Desserts should be single serve proportions: suggested size is one tablespoon of dough for cookies, mini cupcakes, and regular sized cupcake liners for apple dessert. Larger cupcakes will not be turned away, but we can serve more people if they are minis.  Please pre-cut the apple dishes into the larger cupcake liners.
  7. Dessert samples should be on a tray with entry name on the underside so it can be returned. Please cover your entry either in an enclosed container to with foil or plastic wrap.
  8. Judging will be by paid voting ticket only.  One voting ticket for $5 to sample all hot dishes entered and/or one voting ticket for $2 to sample all desserts entered can be purchased at Food Booth. This is per person for one serving of each entry. Each person sampling will need to purchase a ticket whether they choose to vote or not.
  9. Awards for the day and the year will be presented.
  10. We reserve the right to have a surprise guest celebrity judge pick an honorable mention or distinguished taste award.
  11. Extras, when available, will be packaged up and sold at the end of the day for extra income to the food booth. So, come back and see if there are leftovers of your favorite entry to take home.

Grounds News

posted May 11, 2017, 6:37 AM by Deb Cayer   [ updated May 11, 2017, 6:39 AM ]

The grounds have officially opened for the season. All members may access the facility to use the arena for practice, park to go trail riding or just stop by and have a picnic at the pavilion. If you are bringing guests with horses be aware that all horses must have a current coggins test either on file with the show committee, grounds committee or bring along to show proof. There have been many improvements and still work to be done. The grounds committee would welcome any help and there will be a list of projects and materials available in our storage shed for those who are visiting between workdays or events.

Happy Summer Season! 
Deb Cayer ~ Grounds Committee Chair

Trail News

posted May 11, 2017, 6:32 AM by Deb Cayer   [ updated May 11, 2017, 6:36 AM ]

The Pink Trail will officially open Saturday May 13th. Be aware that the rain predicted for this weekend (14th) will probably make the Ellis River and Lone Brook impossible to cross for a few days at least. Please do not attempt to cross swollen rivers or streams.
The Orange trail will be the next to open and we will post as soon as it does.
Happy Trails!

Tim Tobin ~ Trail Committee Chair

Grounds News

posted Apr 22, 2017, 3:54 PM by Deb Cayer

The grounds opening days have been moved to May 6-7 due to the snow still in the woods. 
There will be a meeting of the grounds committee Saturday April 29 at 11:00 am at the grounds. Please park on the side of Airport Road and walk in. All interested members are welcome to attend.

Clinics/Special Events meeting postponed

posted Feb 15, 2017, 5:11 AM by Tony Milligan   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 5:11 AM ]

Due to inclement weather, the Clinics/Special Events Committee meeting scheduled for (tonight) February 15th has been postponed until Friday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. at Sam's Italian Shop in Rumford.

For additional information, please contact Committee Chair Allyssia Timberlake at:

BOD Meeting rescheduled

posted Feb 13, 2017, 11:11 AM by Tony Milligan   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 11:11 AM ]

The February Board of Director's meeting has been rescheduled to February 20, 2017 at 7:00pm due to inclement weather.

2017 Show Schedule

posted Jan 26, 2017, 3:43 PM by Tony Milligan   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 3:43 PM ]

The Board of Directors have unanimously approved the Show Committee's recommendation for this year's show schedule. See schedule here.

Clinics and Special Events Committee seek your input

posted Jan 21, 2017, 5:45 AM by Tony Milligan

The Clinics and Special Events Committee is looking to add committee members for the 2017 season. The committee meets approximately once a month to brain storm and work through membership suggestions. No huge commitment is required! Please contact Allyssia Timberlake @ for more information. 

The committee is also asking for feedback and suggestions from the membership on what clinics or special events that they would like to see or participate in for the upcoming season. We would love to hear some fresh ideas! Please take a few moments to complete the survey, spring will be here soon!

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