Club News 2011
Spring Has Sprung!
Spring has sprung and Polo season is upon us! New Bridge Polo Club will be hosting several tournaments this season.
As every winter has become a tradition at New Bridge, we have welcomed the eventers! They set up their jumps in the paddocks and the barns have been full of activity.
You can see them every day practicing or enjoying a ride along the beautiful roads and paths at New Bridge. As spring comes they will be leaving us soon, but we will be expecting them back next winter for a new season.
eqwine.bar & grill is now open!!
Our Clubhouse construction upgrades have been completed and we are pleased to announce the opening of eqwine.bar & grill. The grand opening celebration was held on March 2nd, thank you to all who came out to show your support.
They are open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-3pm (bar open till 9pm), and will be open Thursday through Saturday for dinner, beginning mid-April. Feature dinners every Wednesday night, and Bocce Ball league! Also open for polo Sundays. Come join us!
Construction around the Club
A few construction projects are happening around the Club. One project is the completion of the second floor of the new townhouses on Paloma Lane across from the Clubhouse.
Another project you may have noticed is the barn John & Lisa Mitchell are building on their property which gives them a bit of New England in their New Bridge equestrian environment.
They had the 36 x 36 foot circa 1830 hard pine and eastern white pine barn dismantled from Alstead, New Hampshire and shipped to New Bridge. All posts are hand hewn and beams are sawn joists. It is a common rafter frame with unique principal purlin bracing. It was originally a two-story carriage barn with central loft. The roof is original Vermont purple slate. The cupola is also original to the barn as are the barn doors and the hand-planed wooden pivot latch system.
The transom window above the doors is original but the original glass is long gone. And yes, the barn doors are not centered on the frame!! The original barn builder built the barn from the inside out for his own purposes. Consequently, the posts holding the big barn doors are not evenly spaced. This is not uncommon.
The Mitchell barn was salvaged and is being lovingly reassembled by Josh Heino of New Hampshire.