Club History

History of the Club

  

The Westminster Riding Club was founded in 1934 by a group of local Carroll Countians who shared common interests socializing and horseback riding. Competition among local riding circles was prevalent during those early years. As membership grew, so did the club's recognition. Before long, competition spread from local to national equestrian riding circles throughout the Eastern United States. Ribbons collected from those various events are proudly displayed in the clubhouse today.

In the early 50's, there was a transformation from horse to seahorses. A 25 yard swimming pool was built for the members' pleasure and was shortly followed by a separate diving facility. In 1999, the original pool was updated and lengthened to 25 meters and a separate baby/kiddie pool was built.


Today

The Westminster Riding Club still retains its original name and memories of its historical significance to the community and founding members. Many changes have taken place over the years. More recently, with its steady growth of membership, the club has become an active center of entertainment, while providing an opportunity for privacy and relaxation for members and their guests.

Today, as a member, you become part of the Riding Club's heritage and family, enjoying activities throughout the year for everyone in every season.


Past Presidents

  • Mr. Mike Edgington   2017
  • Mr. Tim Burke   2016
  • Mr. Chris Ruppert   2015
  • Mr. John A. Coakley, Jr.   2014
  • Mrs. Susan Burk   2013
  • Mrs. Demi Simons   2012
  • Mr. Michael Markovic   2011
  • Mr. Craig Baker   2010
  • Mr. L. Kevin Wagman   2009
  • Mr. Tom Hofmeister   2008
  • Mr. Tom Hofmeister   2007
  • Mr. Gregory J. Cain   2006
  • Mrs. Kelly Chiavacci   2005
  • Mr. Thomas Butt   2004
  • Ms. Anne Blue   2003
  • Mr. Richard Norman   2002
  • Ms. M. Kathryn Demarest   2001
  • Mr. J. Michael Evans   2000
  • Mr. David S. Bollinger   1999
  • Mr. William G. Jones   1998
  • Mr. John R. Redding   1997

  • Mr. Karl M. Metzger   1996
  • Mr. Judson K. Larrimore   1995
  • Ms. Merri Liggon Hollinger   1994
  • Ms. M. (Peggy) Rosen Bair   1993
  • Mr. Edward (Buzzy) Ludwig   1992
  • Mr. Francis (Skip) Fennell   1991
  • Mr. R. Michael Herman   1990
  • Mr. Thomas L. Mathias   1988-1989
  • Mr. Paul J. Rock   1987
  • Mr. William R. Isenberg   1986
  • Mr. Stephen C. King   1985
  • Mr. C. Daniel Knott   1984
  • Mr. Ronald M. Schmidt   1983
  • Mr. David Bare   1982
  • Mr. William R. Isenberg   1981
  • Mr. Glenn Speicher, Jr.   1980
  • Mr. Frank WB Thomas, Jr.   1979
  • Ms. Phyllis Beaver Spencer   1978
  • Mr. James L. Reck   1977
  • Mr. Nicholas A. Samios   1976
  • Mr. K. Wayne Lockard   1975
  • Mr. Joseph H. Beaver, Jr.   1974
  • Mr. Joseph M. O’Hare   1973

  • Mr. Richard W. Taylor   1972
  • Mr. Richard L. Anderson   1971
  • Mr. John P. Donofrio   1969 - 1970
  • Mr. Herbert G. Rice, Jr.   1968
  • Mr. John W. McGrew   1967
  • Mr. C. Walter Haschert   1966
  • Mr. Christian A. Ditzel, Jr.   1965
  • Mr. Woodrow T. Raver   1964
  • Mr. Russell A. Sellman   1963
  • Mr. Dennis N. Yingling   1962
  • Mr. Henry F. Redmer, Jr.   1961
  • Mr. William H. Myers   1960
  • Mr. James H. Billingslea   1959
  • Mr. Henry H. Himler   1958
  • Mr. Daniel B. Stoner   1957
  • Mr. David S. Babylon   1955-1956
  • Mr. Earl G. Brown   1953-1954
  • Mr. Willard C. Stoner   1951-1952
  • Mr. Stanley H. Tevis   1949-1950
  • Mr. Kenneth Perry   1947-1948
  • Dr. Lewis N. Hitchcock   1945-1946
  • Dr. Charles H. Kable   1943-1944
  • Mrs. John L. Berrett   1934-1942