The history of the Quentin Riding Club has come to an official end.
The nonprofit filed in July for court approval of its final accounting and distributions, the second step following its first show cause motion in 2021.
QRC made its distributions to club members, filed its tax returns, paid its bills, and otherwise got ready to dissolve, and now waits for the formal deadline to respond period to close before proceeding with a final distribution and discharging the board of directors and dissolving the corporation.
Overall, not including other reimbursements, the nonprofit returned $6,500 to approximately 110 members, and now holds just over $175,000 in reserve cash, or about $1,600 per member.
The organization had its origins in a group of businessmen who sought out in 1934 to acquire land and stables for equestrian activity.
The Quentin Riding Club was chartered in 1935 to formally pursue these efforts, and it would come to acquire the historic stables at the William Coleman Freeman hackney farm just down the rode from central Quentin (renamed from Bismarck during World War I).
According to East Coast Equestrian’s report on the future of the property, owner Louis Hurst plans dismantle and move the historic bank barn, and preserve a stone blacksmith shop and two other red frame outbuildings. The club house and other structures will be demolished.
Hurst will transform the property into a mixed-use development, preserving a core part of the property (including the stream) for an equestrian facility, and adding single family lots along Maple Street and commercial lots and apartment buildings along Quentin Road.
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