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The Riding Club of Barrington Hills has released their August, 2021 newsletter.  A section includes definitions of three major types of riding trails in the Village and Cook County as:

  • Trails on private property
  • Village deeded equestrian trails, and
  • Forest Preserve trails

A copy of their newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here.

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The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their monthly meeting Monday evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] Ordinance Amending Title 8, Deleting in its Entirety, Chapter 5,
    Equestrian Trail License Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Approving a Text Amendment to Add Canine Day Care
    and/or Doggy Day Care with Grooming, Training and Boarding, Day Care/Child
    Care/After School Care and Church/House of Worship to the List of Special
    Uses in the B3 General Business District Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] An Ordinance Amending Title 4, Building Regulations of its Code of
    Ordinances to Update Code References Ordinance 21 –
  • [Vote] A Resolution Authorizing and Approving the Execution of an “Amazon
    Locker Location Agreement” Allowing Placement of an Amazon Delivery
    Kiosk/Locker in Village Hall Resolution 21 –
  • [Vote] Equestrian Commission Appointment: Tricia Wood – Term through April
    2022
  • 9th Annual The Hills Are Alive Fall Festival – Sunday, September 19th – Noon
    to 4 PM

A copy of the disappointing agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

Why disappointing you may ask?  Because for the third month in a row this administration has failed to step up publicly to address a clear conflict of interest existing at our Village Hall. Matter of fact, there isn’t even a place on the agenda to report what was discussed at the specifically nonspecific Personal Committee meeting held Monday.

Residents deserve better.

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bhpd-logo-2-2021The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening in-person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM.

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here. Instructions for accessing the meeting remotely can be found here.

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FRVPC

Photo Courtesy of Ingrid J. Pavilanis

Despite terribly wet conditions over the weekend – pouring rain for dressage and cross-country – the Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials (FRVPC H.T.) of Area IV hosted a successful USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) Team Challenge on June 24-27, 2021. Seven IEL teams, including three scramble teams, and 27 riders competed for top honors at the beautiful Barrington Hills Riding Center in Barrington Hills, Illinois.

The scramble team of “No Gelding No Glory” won by eight points with a score of 101.4. L’Esprit Equestrian Green took second, followed by Lake Geneva Equestrian taking third, L’Esprit Equestrian Purple taking fourth, and Team V Eventing rounding out the top five teams.

Congratulations to all these courageous IEL riders and their horses for toughing it out through the rain and mud!

Read more here.

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two-horsesThe Equestrian Commission meets this evening for the first time in a year at 6:30 PM. The agenda the commission submitted (and NO, we are NOT kidding) is as follows:

  • Public comments
  • [Vote] Minutes – June 1, 2020 (None providedas of this posting)
  • Old Business As presented (None presented as of this posting)
  • Old Business As presented (None presented as of this posting)
  • Adjournment

Click here to view and download the agenda as submitted.

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TeaselPer the BHPD:

“Calling ALL VBH Volunteers for a Teasel Attack at both the Horizon Farm Forest Preserve and the Forest Preserve at the SE Corner of Bateman Road and route 62 on Saturday, June 5th. We meet at the ‘Hunt House’ (small grey house at the north end of the Barrinton Hills Park District property and park anywhere you find a spot) at 9:15am. Instruction will be given before we depart with my designated “Drivers” at 9:30 am SHARP.

Both targeted fields used to be outstanding places for equine riding enjoyment and can be again if we can stop the Teasel and other obvious invasive  from spreading any further! THIS IS THE YEAR to eradicate before the Teasel spreads any further along route 62. The wind from traffic and the IDOT cuttings forward the seeds more every year and it is now along every major highway in the northwest suburbs.

Cook County Forest Preserve has given unprecedented permission for us to have June 5th as our workday. You will want to wear sturdy shoes, protective pants (jeans preferable), and a shirt material that won’t collect burr seeds on it. Bring a pair of loppers, heavy or plasticized work gloves, and if possible heavy duty snippers. Those seed heads are going to have some stray seeds & we won’t want any to fall to the ground. Safety vests & bags will be provided for carefully snipping the seed heads and any berries directly into. We can leave canes and debris stacked in the open for nature to reclaim the vitamins. Wear sunscreen and consider wearing a full, wide-brimmed hat to ward off ticks.

Jimmy John’s subs will be provided to your work spot if we haven’t finished by shortly after twelve. If we have finished, you can grab & go with your Driver back to your car. Please bring your own water!

The Rain Date will be on June 6th, same time.

I need to know in advance who plans to attend in order to share important updates so please TEXT me with your name and cell # ASAP: 847-381-9487 ~. Feel free to share this info and encourage your friends and neighbors to participate; it’s a good way to meet others. Non-Residents are definitely WELCOME​!!! P DENISE ISRAEL”

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FRVPCThe Barrington Hills Park District has reversed an announcement they made two days ago regarding open and free admission to the Fox River Valley Pony Club Mini Event tomorrow and Sunday. Instead, tonight they dispatched the following in an email:

“To comply with the U.S. Pony Club’s current Covid safety guidelines, spectators will not be allowed to attend this weekend’s Mini Event.”

What a waste…

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FRVThe Fox River Valley Pony Club Mini Event is this weekend at the beautiful Barrington Hills Riding Center located at 364 Bateman Road. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

NEW THIS YEAR! Dressage Divisions as well as the Mini and CT Divisions! Covid precautions will be in place per Park District and Forest Preserve guidelines.

For more information, click here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening via Zoom at 7:00 PM. Some of the topics for discussion include:

  • Swearing in New Commissioner Drew McMahon
  • Planting new trees for outdoor arena area
  • Review of outdoor arena options and next steps
  • Review Draft of FRVH Cooperative Agreement insurance requirements
  • Hanover Park Youth Tennis Club use of tennis courts at Countryside School

Some may recall the April 14th agenda included, “Swearing in New Commissioners,” which we found odd since the Cook County Clerk had not yet certified the April 6th Consolidated General Election results yet. The Clerk’s April 27th certification of the election results can be viewed here.

Knowing what absolute sticklers our Park Board is when it comes to policies, procedures and the law, we have every confidence this was just (another) oversight or typo on their part.  We’ll see tonight.

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here. Instructions for accessing the meeting can be found here.

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Earth Day 2021Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and there are plenty of local events — celebrations, concerts, educational programs, cleanups, workdays, recycling — to mark the occasion.  Here are a few dates and events to consider participating in:

Sunday, April 18

Waterfowl Nesting: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills. Pick up an informational guide to lead your own adventure and discover more about our feathery friends and their busy springtime activities. All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. For information, (847) 381-6592 or Crabtree.NatureCenter@cookcountyil.gov.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day — Nature’s Heroes: Virtually at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, Facebook Live from Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills. Join to learn a little about some the female pioneers in the environmental movement. Program is free. Visit Crabtree Nature Center on Facebook. For information, (847) 381-6592 or Crabtree.NatureCenter@cookcountyil.gov.

Earth Day at Pederson Preserve: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, Pederson Nature Preserve, Hart Road and West County Line Road, Barrington. #RestoreOurEarth. Join the Barrington Area Conservation Trust to plant. Dress for the weather, wear a mask and social distance. Advance registration required, visit bactrust.org.

Sunday, April 25

Celebrating Earth Day: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Barrington Hills. Create a cute native animal out of recycled materials, learn how to go greener in your cleaning, pick up supplies to clean up a preserve or neighborhood park or start a native plant to take home for your garden in the Mini Earth Day Celebration. All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. For information, (847) 381-6592 or Crabtree.NatureCenter@cookcountyil.gov.

Wildflower Walks: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Join and explore Stillman’s woodlands in search of ephemeral beauties such as white trillium, May-apple, Virginia bluebell and jack-in-the-pulpit. Bring your camera. For ages 10 and older. Also offered May 2. Free. For information and to register, (847) 428-6957 or Stillnc@wildblue.net.

For more ideas, click here.

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