By Joan Davis
The Granby Horse Council is proud to announce that James Novak of Granville, Mass. is the recipient of the 2016 Granby Horse Council scholarship. James has been riding horses since he was 7 years old. He is a senior at Westfield High School and will be attending Findlay University in Findlay, Ohio, in August. He is enrolled in the equestrian program with a focus on Western riding and training, specializing in reining.
The council offers a $500 scholarship annually to a member who is a senior at an area high school and plans to attend a two- or four-year program in animal studies. Applications are accepted through the end of March each year.
Members of the Horse Council enjoy promoting their love of all equines through many activities: trail rides, parades, drill team, de-spooking sessions, picnics, Christmas party, annual banquet, educational and entertaining programs for horse owners and the general public, Open Farm Day and other community events. This is a great way to meet others in the horse community. People do not have to be horse owners or live in Granby to join. GHC maintains the riding rings in Salmon Brook Park and Holcomb Farm for use by all riders. The club works actively to protect the right to ride on local roads and trails.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. All meetings include an educational or entertaining program and are open to the public. The meetings are usually at Holcomb Farm from October through April and at area farms May through September.
For a schedule of events, program topics, locations and the membership form, visit www.granbyhorsecouncilct.com. Follow us on Facebook at “Granby (CT) Horse Council” or call Joan Davis at 860-653-6805.