Welcome to Trail Riders of DuPage

Message From The President

JUNE 2019


Spring has sprung and summer is soon to come. When will it stop raining? All of us are asking this question. The rain and storms have been constant. The Lombard Lilac Parade was cancelled this year due to the stormy weather.

TROD is planning to participate in the “Let Freedom Ring Parade” July 3rd in Warrenville, stepping off at 5 PM  and the LibertyFest 4th of July parade in Bensenville stepping off at 10 AM. We suggest you arrive at least 1-2  hours prior to step off.  If you would like to participate, or walk a mini, please contact me by phone or email.

The grass is growing quickly, but it is so wet right now that none of the farmers can get into the field. In 2018, WI and IL farmers had only half the yield, which is why we find ourselves in the middle of a hay shortage.  Trellis Garden & Feed at 2N492 Kirk Rd St. Charles, is having a “Hay Chat” meeting on June 6thfrom 6PM-9PM. We encourage all TROD members to attend.

In spite of the weather, a group of us were able to participate in the Prairie Path Clean up on April 27th. Thank you to Sabrina Lau for leading that event. We had a great time riding with the Wayne-DuPage hunt, on the community ride April 20th. We also had a very nice ride in Pratt Wayne May 18th with FTEA Photos of these events can be seen on The Trail Riders of DuPage Facebook page.

Mending Fences and FTEA are both having fundraising events this month. Both 501C3 organizations are members of TROD and we support these events and encourage our members to participate.

Mending Fences is having their event on Thursday evening, June 13th at Hawthorne’s Back Yard Bar & Grill in West Chicago from 7-10. There will be food, fun, games, live entertainment and live animals. Please RSVP to mendingfencesfarmtherapy@gmail.com by Thursday May 28th or call Deb Hodgett, 630-638-7926 ($20 Adults/ $13 age 13-20/ $7 for ages 12 & under) 

FTEA is having their annual Tack sale on Friday and Saturday June 21 & 22 from 9AM-4PM. If you have not visited their new location in Wayne, this is your opportunity, 4N681 Munger Rd Wayne, IL 60184

TROD is currently on the hunt for 2 new board members and a newsletter editor. Please email or call, if you have an interest. 

You can email me at nolansranch@aol.com or call me at 16302026932.

Sharon Nolan

TROD President



Files coming soon.


Feb 2019 Newsletter (pdf)


TROD Dec News 2018 (pdf)


Nov-Dec 2018 (docx)


June 2018 NWSLTR PDF (pdf)


May 2018 NWSLTR PDF (pdf)