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RCBH

The Riding Club of Barrington Hills (RCBH) recently released their April newsletter.  Topics covered this month include:

  • State of the trails
  • Saturday morning trail rides
  • 4th of July parade
  • What’s happening at the Park District, and
  • Forest Preserve

A copy of the RCBH newsletter can be viewed and downloaded here.

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hereBHPD New Masthead

The Advisory Committee to the Barrington Hills Park District Board meets this evening at 7:00 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • New At Large Alternate/Representatives/Election of new AC Chair
  • Open Meetings Act Training
  • Installation of fencing and gates between Riding Center and Bateman Road

A copy on the agenda can be viewed here.  Residents are invited to participate via Zoom, and the instructions can be found here.

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BHPD New Masthead

The 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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BHPD

The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their regular monthly meeting this evening in-person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Horizon Farms Update
  • Plum Farms Property Update
  • Public Comment Policy Guidelines, anf
  • Additional Video Cameras at Riding Center

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

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BrateHearts

Veterans return from a trail ride Thursday at the Barrington Hills Riding Center. The Veterans Day ride was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center. (John Starks | Staff Photographer)

After 13 surgeries on her left knee, and possibly having to face a 14th, Navy veteran Michelle Arnier has endured some extremely difficult times over the last several years.

But in the last five months, she’s found something that has helped her immensely in tackling the challenge: the horse-riding program for veterans offered by the therapeutic riding center BraveHearts.

Connecting with other veterans who understand one another effortlessly and spending time with horses has been incredibly healing for Arnier.

“Literally, it has changed my whole perspective,” the Crystal Lake resident said. “Riding, it’s beautiful. It’s so peaceful when you get on a horse, it seems like everything goes away.”

Arnier was among nearly 50 veterans who participated Thursday in BraveHearts’ special riding event hosted by the Barrington Hills Park District at its riding center on Bateman Road.

The day included a horseback ride through the adjacent trails within the Forest Preserves of Cook County, followed by lunch and socializing.

Barrington Hills Park District Board President Dennis Kelly was hard at work all day, cooking burgers on the grill. The meal’s sides were provided by BraveHearts volunteers Mike and Anne Harrington of Barrington Hills.

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BraveHearts

Veterans and riding assistants line up for a photo after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.

Suburban residents gathered Thursday for Veterans Day ceremonies in the suburbs incuding Elgin, Weeling, Wheaton, Lindenhurst and Glenview. A special horse riding event was also held for vetarans at the Barrington Hills Riding Center.

More images can be found here.

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