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Talented Members of the GRHC

             The GRHC has a lot of talent inour members.  Two people in particular that have that have that talent is our former President (2017 - June 2018 membership year) , Dan Dali Haber and fellow former board member Tim Dali, owners of  Mountain View Training Center in Granby, MA.

              After beginning a few years ago in South Hadley MA and moving to its current beautiful facility in Granby, MA in 2010, the center has grown and become a highly regarded and respected equestrian business. The GRHC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and highlight their success and many accomplishments. 

             Through Dan’s expertise and hard work, Mountain View Training Center has flourished and become one of the best in the area. It has become a true, full service facility providing lessons, boarding, and training in a wide variety of disciplines such as main ring hunter under saddle, saddle seat, western pleasure, dressage, and driving. They also specialize in Friesian horses and a Gypsy Vanner horses and have several of these special horses in their stable, many with impeccable show records. 

           During the 2016 show season they had a particularly great year.  For example,   one of their Friesians, “Berentje”, was named World Champion Friesian Country Driving Horse  at the IFSHA (International Friesian World Association)  show and Champion Friesian Driving Horse at the NEFHC (Northeast Friesian Horse Club) show.  Berentje also won many championships at other national and regional shows.  Then “Dannick” another one of their Friesians was named World Champion Friesian Hunter Pleasure Horse at the IFSHA show.  Dannick has also won at many other shows. Many of their students with other horses belonging to Mountain View Training Center have also proven to be champions. Congratulations Tim and Dan. We are very proud of you.

           Finally, with all their  accomplishments, Dan and Tim have still found the time to help the GRHC whenever they can by managing our own annual GRHC Open Show 2016 and some years before and helping in other ways. Thank you both!! 

So hats off to GRHC Board Members, Dan Dali Haber & Tim Dali of Mountain View Training Center   

 

Obituary of Billy Nobes, longtime GRHC Member and Supporter

          William C. Nobes, 55, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2018. Born March 31, 1962 in Lemoore, CA, son of the late Jack M. and Beverly (Lunde) Nobes. Bill moved to S. Hadley in 1966 and graduated from South Hadley High School in 1980. At the age of 25 he moved to Granby. Bill worked as a supervisor for Penske Automotive Group in E. Hartford. Bill was a master at painting cars and motorcycles, where his artistic abilities flourished. Bill loved animals and the great outdoors, especially boating and horseback riding. He was an avid Nascar, Patriots and Red Sox fan, always listening to the games while doing projects in the barn and around the yard. He will be remembered throughout town for always lending a helping hand. He was most proud of all his children, they were the loves of his life. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol (Powtak) Nobes and three children, Garrett Nobes of Belchertown, Kyle Nobes of North Liberty, IA and Lyndsey Nobes at home. He is also survived by three siblings, Karen Washburn of Amherst, Michael Nobes and wife Dianne of Belchertown and Janet Lipscomb and husband Mike of Belchertown. He also leaves three nieces and a nephew. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Granby United Church of Christ. Burial is at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lyndsey Nobes Scholarship Fund, c/o the Polish National Credit Union. For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.beersandstory.com .

William C. Nobes "Billy"  1962 - 2018  

                  It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we report the sudden passing of longtime member and friend, Billy Nobes. The GRHC has known Billy and his wife Carol, daughter Lindsey, and twin boys, Kyle and Garret for over 20 years now. They have been long-time volunteers, members, and friends who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Billy especially was always there to assist us in any way he could and was a cherished member of the GRHC family. He was truly a fun, warm person who would do anything for anyone.  A wonderful father and devoted husband, his loss is devastating  We were shocked to learn of his sudden passing as no one expected this great loss. 

               In January immediately after his passing, several members and friends stepped up to support the family.  Mountain View Training Center in Granby was one of the first to step up to help the family.  Former board members  Dan Dali Haber and Tim Dali decided to raise funds for the Lindsay Nobes Scholarship Fund at their annual Holiday party back on January 28th.  The GRHC  donated to the fund too.  Please see his obituary below if you wish to make a donation to this fund. Again, our deepest sympathies go out the family. 

 

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