McHenry County Horse Club NFP
McHenry County Horse Club NFP

Welcome to the McHenry County Horse Club Website!

Take a look at our 2015 Club Events!

Located under the Club Events tab!

Brookdale Check Presented to MCCD!

New Brookdale Multi Use Trail to Open A new 4.25 multi use trail at the 1,645-acre Brookdale Conservation Area in Woodstock is scheduled to open in late May. The first phase of the project also includes creating a temporary horse trailer parking lot off the existing Paulson Road entrance.  The mowed grass trail crosses Paulson Road and runs a loop along trees and around agricultural fields, staying west of Deep Cut Road.  This trail addition will complement the existing 1-mile looped nature trail, picnic shelter, 11-acre fishing pond and observation deck accessed off Route 14 or the Paulson Road Entrance. 


The Equestrian Coalition of McHenry County (which is comprised of the following equestrian organizations: McHenry County Horse Club, Bull Valley Riding Club, Riding Club of Barrington Hills, McHenry County Saddle Club and Northern Illinois Horseman’s Association) and  the McHenry County Conservation Foundation have been working to raise funds for the Project.  A check was presented in the amount of $16,765 towards Phase 1 of the Brookdale Site Master Plan Multi-Use Trail and Parking Lot at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Meeting on January 15, 2015 and pledged to raise and provide the local matching funds in order for the District to submit an Illinois and Department of Natural Resources 2015 RTP Grant for Phase 2 & 3 of the project.

Pictured left to right: Brad Semel, President of McHenry County Conservation Foundation; Vern Scacci representing the Equestrian Coalition of McHenry County; and Dave Brandt, Conservation District Board of Trustees President.

Winter Event Details!

Please join us on Sunday, February 15th from 11:30-3:00 for our annual Winter Social Event!  Finger Food will be served and water will be provided. BYOB if you'd like to have a glass or wine or beer.  RSVP is required with your check received no later than February 9th.  Contact Tracey Cummings at

New Club Wear and SALE!

Exciting news!! New club wear, including winter jackets, is now available!  Our club wear is available for purchase through Besco Awards! Check out the Club Wear section of the website for details.


Sale through November 30th, 2014.  There is free shipping on all orders over $100 and if you use coupon SAVE10, you will get an additional 10% off!

A big thank you Tracey Cummings and all of the other wonderful volunteers for making this year's play day a great success!  Pictures are posted under Photo Gallery!

2014 Play Day Results:


Game 1 - Costume Contest

Person Costume - Patti Manke, Wicked Witch

Horse Costume - Joan Laymon's, Kiowa, Donald Duck


Game 2 - Bribe Your Horse

1st Place - Lisa Positeri (new member) on Tucker

2nd Place - Mary Schweder (new member) on Tonto

3rd Place - Stephanie Emery (guest) on Cruiser


Game 3 - Simon Says

Julie Addison (new member) on Cody


Game 4 - Pole Bending

1st Place - Julie Addison (new member) on Cody

2nd Place - Patti Manke on Reba

3rd Place - Kim Lindquist (guest) on Lucky


Game 5 - Musical Sacks

1st Place - Nicole Kralova on Bruno

2nd Place - Mary Schweder (new member) on Tonto

3rd Place - Julie Gillespie on Scooby


Game 6 - Orange Drop

1st Place - Suzie Ridenour on Sue

2nd Place - Denise Eschbach on 20

3rd Place - Nicole Kralova on Bruno


Game 7 - Keyhole

1st Place - Kim Lindquist on Lucky

2nd Place - Patti Manke on Reba

3rd Place - Denise Eschbach on 20


Obstacle Course

1st Place - Nicole Kralova on Bruno

2nd Place - Ed Pallme on Dillon

3rd Place - Patti Manke on Reba


Congratulations to all of our winners!

If anyone has some extra plastic feed bags they would like to donate, please contact our friend Dee Slavin at 815-975-1973.  She recycles them and turns them into lovely reusable tote bags!

Commitment To Conservation

We Adopted the Glacial Park, Ringwood Equestrian trailer lot on Keystone Road. Each time you go and clear litter from parking lot, trail, or report something unsafe, Please forward time/concerns to McHenry County Horse Club. We will be keeping a record of Volunteer hours!

We are a Horse Club that is located in McHenry County, Illinois.The McHenry County Horse Club NFP, was organized to provide the local horseman in the McHenry County area the ability to communicate about Equine Activities in the area. We also provide, through our affiliations with other organizations, other services that could be of interest to horsemen in the area. We are a 501 (C) (7) corporation.

This is where horse owners and riders can get together to share information about everything from locating good hay, farrier or equine veterinarian information: as well as finding a riding partner or someone to share a trailer ride.

McHenry County Horse Club Brochure
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Want to Become a Member?

Are you interested in becoming a member but still have some questions? For more information, use our contact form or download our membership form directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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