Club News 2011
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.
The Clubhouse is available for your private parties and social events. Contact main office for more information. (803)648-3699 or email.
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.