GRHC Board Of Directors

GRHC elected is Board of Directors on for the 2017 - June 2018 membership year on 

Monday, September 18th

 Current Board of Directors elected on September 18th

Jen Moreau 413-467-9345  
Dawb Archambault(Vice President) 413-265-7359
Diane Godek (Secretary)  413-527-9532
 Mark Girard  413-527-9532(Treasurer)
 Jailyn Rosario &  David Gonzalez  413-896-6627
 Jim Picard  413-467-3031 
Barb Macon 413-527-3853 

 Please consider volunteering to be on our board of directors. Call 413-527-9532 or e-mail for more information or to join the board.



Have you renewed your membership 

          Have you renewed your membership yet?  Remember the GRHC membership year runs from June to June of each year. So unless you have already renewed your membership or joined in the winter months, or joined for the 1st time in years, your membership expired on June 30th, 2016. Please check with us to see your status.

          So renew now and continue to support our work and continue to receive your membership benefits.  A membership form is always enclosed in our newsletters and mailers.  A  mail in membership form can also be found on our web site of  If you would also like to a member of the Belchertown Chapter be sure to check the appropriate box on the membership form

 ·  Discounts on entry fees at GRHC trail rides and BSTRA trail rides.

 ·  Discounts at specified, local feed and tack stores and other local businesses

 ·  Free e-mail subscription to MA Horse magazine along with a free 20 word classified ad .

 ·  Quarterly newsletters and mailer sent directly to your home.

 ·  Free classified ads in all of our newsletters and mailers and on our web site.

·  Discounts at specified equine clinics presented by the GRHC.


·  The knowledge that you are a part of a non-profit organization that is working to

protect trails and open spaces.  We are affiliated with BSTRA (Bay State Trail Riders Association) a MA State wide trail group & ELCR, a national organization that works to save land for equestrian use.



Plans for GRHC for 2018

          Just want to update you all on the fun and exciting times on tap for the club for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018. We will be wrapping up this year with guest speaker Lise Krieger of New England Saddle Fitters on Monday, December 4, 2017, and on  January 22nd, 2018  at East Meadow School in Granby, we will be presenting Samantha Smith who will instruct us on the proper use of essential oils  (this is change  from our orignally planned Equine Dentistry lecture by  Nicole Lombardo. Nicole will now present her lecture sometime in February instead).  In March, Barb Macon of Sterling Rewards Natural Horsemanship will present The Pathway To Partnership Program including a Liberty demonstration. In April, the club will be sponsoring an Obstacle Course Playday/Clinic.
Trail rides for 2018 are being planned to include Robinson State Park, Northfield Mt, DAR, Conant Brook Dam, McDonald’s Preserve, Chesterfield Gorge and Brimfield State Forest.
Stay tuned for dates and locations for all these upcoming events....
We also would like to have pot luck suppers, tack swaps, round table discussions, etc. Please let us know of your preferences and ideas for activities.
Thank You and May The Horse Be With You! Written  Barb Macon

           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 .

William "Billy" C. Nobes 1962 - 2018