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Gas Pipeline Info


Working to preserve and encourage equine activities in the town of Pepperell.

For more information about our organization, click on "Who We Are"   Questions and other general correspondence may be sent to info@phoa.info

Check out the Thank You page for contributers to our club activities.

Upcoming Meetings

    Summer Meeting
Date:      Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time:      7:00  PM
Location:   Pepperell Community Center
Speaker:   Dr. Anna Crane, Equine and People Chiropractor:  
             Optimizing the Performance of Competitive Animals

Also on the Agenda:  Ken Hartlage of the Nashoba Conservation Trust will be at the meeting to talk about the action we can take on the proposed gas pipeline.  He will have a letter you can sign to send to our senators and representatives voicing oppostion. 

You are strongly urged to read the article by Robert and Cindy McDermott prior to attending the meeting.  Click on GAS PIPELINE INFO above to view the letter.  

Pipeline Town Meeting at the Pepperell Senior Center
DATE:  Thursday June 5, 2014
Location:  Pepperell Senior Center
           37 Nashua Rd (Rt 1ll)
           Pepperell, MA.
Time:  6:30 PM


Natural Gas Pipeline:  Could be One-Half Mile From Your Home!

Do you realize that the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company/Kinder Morgan pipeline could be going about a half a mile from your home? It’s known as the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Expansion Project.

It is! This can not happen! It would be a death sentence for our neighborhood, our quality of life as we know it now will be non-existent and for some the safety of our children will be jeopardized.  

PHOA members Cindy and Robert McDermott put together information about the gas pipeline that is proposed to go through northern Mass and southern NH. Itʼs a long article but well worth reading, and also worth your time and energy to mobilize and fight this ill-conceived project. 

Click here or on the "Gas Pipeline Info" link at the top of this page to read this article and find out why the pipeline cannot happen and what you can do to join the fight against it.

Area Events 

We will post all area equine events.  Email the information to info@phoa.info.

Date:       Sunday, June 1

Location:   Trail Ride:  Derry Trail Riders, Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH

Date:       Saturday/Sunday, June 7-8
Location:   Cross State Spring 2-day Campout Ride, Legrande Horsemen's Area, Escoheag, RI

Date:  Saturday, June 8
Location:  MSPCA Ride, Greate Brook State Park, Carlisle, MA 

Date:  Saturday, June 21
Location:  Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Ride, Kokal Farm, Greenfield, NH

Date:  Sunday June 29
Location:  New England Foxtrotte Club, Great Brook State Park, Carlisle, MA
For New England trail rides, check out New England Horse and Trails web site for a complete list.

Date:  Tuesday July 15, 2014
Place:  Pepperell Town Field
        PHOA is dishing up ice cream at the weekly Band Concert!   

Check the Events page for more details - contacts, etc.

2013 Versatility Series Comes to Pepperell

      Dates:        2013 SEASON IS OVER - Watch This Space for the 2014 Season

WE NEED One or Two People to Coordinate our Series.

Our former coordinator can no longer do it.  If we can't get

someone to coordinate, we will not be able to hold the Versatility.  Please consider helping.  Contact Sharon Offenstein, Judy Lorimer, or Kathy Mecurio to find out more.

      Location:    Ten Broeck Farm, Prescott St. Pepperell, MA
      Time:        Around Noon - If we get many riders, it may start earlier.
      Cost:        $25 first run, $10 for each subsequent run, PHOA and 4H Member
                    PHOA and 4H members receive a $5 discount.
Volunteer to set up, assist at registration, or clean up - take a free run! **

      Check out our Versatility Challenge page for more information about this great series of events.  Note - preregistration is required.  Download the registration form from the Versatility Challenge page.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help at the events.  The work is not hard, and even if you have only an hour or two to spare, we need you!  This popular event is a great fund-raiser for the club.  Come on out and help support it.  Check out the Versatility Challenge Page for a description of the jobs needed.  We also need someone to coordinate half of the Challenge events in 2013.  If we cannot find a volunteer, we will have to cancel half of the Challenges next season!  Contact Kathy Mecurio to volunteer.

2014 PHOA/NEHT Trail Ride 

Date:         October 2014 - to be announced


Entry Fee:   

Our 2013 ride was a success, even with the lousy weather.  Our trail committed did a fantastic job clearing, marking and demarking the 6/12/16 mile loops.  
We're looking forward to next year's ride!  More volunteers are always needed to help prepare for the ride and to work on the day of the ride.  Even if you have only an hour or two to spare, we need you!  Check out the Trail Ride Volunteers Page for what's needed.

Check out the PHOA Trail Ride page for more information.


Be sure to check out the Events and Classified  pages!  Members can post ads for free, non-members for $2.00 for 3 months.  Ads posted on the web and in the newsletter.  Details on the Classified page.


Board of Directors for 2011

President:          Sharon Ofenstein
Vice President:  Judy Lorimer
Secretary:         Deb Hamilton
Treasurer:         Randy Prozeller    
Board Member:  Janet Maranz
                          Kerry Parker
                          Lynne McNamara
Check out the ads on our Classifieds Page


Check back often for new information. In the meantime, feel free to explore our site and learn more about us.