DCHA August Newsletter
Newsletter entries are due by the 25th of the month. If you have something to
put in the newsletter, email Gina Meola (our new newsletter editor/membership
chairperson) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamby Creek Notice
Trails are bush hogged and ready to ride! Enjoy!
Upcoming DCHA Events
Aug. 13, 2016 -
Trail ride at Stone Mtn State Park, 10:00 am.
Aug. 16, 2016 - DCHA General Mtg. 7 pm.
at Garwood Equestrian Center. Cassidy Garwood will be giving a
demonstration on 3 Day Eventing. She will discuss and demonstrate the
training, care, and dedication it takes to compete in such a difficult
discipline. The address is 377 Pine Top Rd, Lexington NC 27295.
Sept. 12, 2016 - DCHA Board Mtg.
7pm. at the Ag Bldg.
Sept. 2016 - No DCHA General Mtg. due
to Davidson Co. Fair week, Sept. 18-24. You must pre-register to participate.
Sept. 24, 2016 -
Fair Halter Show on
Sat. from 4-6pm. Pre-registration required.
Oct. 8, 2016 - DCHA Fun Show and Tack
Swap at Heritage Farms and Stables, Lexington, NC.
Oct. 13-23, 2016 - North Carolina
State Fair, Raleigh, NC.
Get your DCHA T-shirts
and caps while they are still available.
Check out DCHA's Facebook page!
DCHA Membership Form. Either bring it to a meeting along
with your dues, or mail it along with your dues to: DCHA, PO Box
519, Lexington, NC 27293.
2016 Membership Form
the quarterly trail ride schedule for this year
Please collect Southern States Feed proof of purchase seals throughout
the year. Our club gets money for these!
This is what the bags and seals look like.
DCHA Halter Show at the Fairgrounds is coming up on September 24th
All entries must be pre-registered by Friday, Sept. 16th
Here is a Class List and Registration Form.
Here is a flyer for our next Fun Horse Show & Tack Swap coming up on Oct. 8, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
CONTACT: Jen Kendrick, public information officer,
NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division
Horse owners urged to vaccinate horses after
two S.C. horses confirmed to have EEE
RALEIGH – North Carolina horse owners are urged to vaccinate their
equine after two horses in Horry County, South Carolina contracted
Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis within the past three weeks. EEE is a
mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination.
Horry County is the northern-most coastal county in South Carolina and
borders Brunswick County in North Carolina.
EEE causes inflammation or swelling of the brain and spinal cord and is
usually fatal. Symptoms includ e impaired vision, aimless wandering,
head pressing, circling, inability to swallow, irregular staggering
gait, paralysis, convulsions and death. Once a horse has been bitten by
an infected mosquito, it may take three to 10 days for signs of the
disease to appear.
“If your horses exhibit any symptoms of EEE, contact your veterinarian
immediately,” said State Veterinarian Doug Meckes.
Meckes recommends that equine owners talk to their veterinarians about
an effective vaccination protocol to protect horses from EEE and another
mosquito-borne disease, West Nile virus. The combo vaccination initially
requires two shots, 30 days apart, for horses, mules and donkeys that
have no prior vaccination history. Meckes recommends a booster shot
every six months.
Mosquitoes can breed in any puddle that lasts for more than four days,
so removing any source of standing water can reduce the chance of
exposing animals to WNV or EEE. Keeping horses in stalls at night, using
insect screens and fans and turning off lights after dusk can also help
reduce exposure to mosquitoes. Insect repellants can be effective if
used according to manufacturers’ instructions.
People, horses and birds can become infected from a bite by a mosquito
carrying the diseases, but there is no evidence that horses can transmit
the viruses to other horses, birds or people through direct contact.
Extension Associate, Equine Program
BUCK BRANNAMAN, Renowned Horseman and
“The horse is a mirror to your soul...
and sometimes you may not like what you see in the mirror"