DCHA/REINS July Newsletter
Visit to Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center pictures
Upcoming DCHA/REINS Events
No Board Meeting in July
July 21, 2015: DCHA Gen'l Mtg.,
6 pm, at the Ag Bldg.
Haulin' Ag: Come learn about the rules and regulations that
apply to those transporting farm products and equipment by the men and
women that enforce them, NC State Troopers. This program will be geared
toward horsemen but will apply to anyone that hauls agriculture
commodities or uses a truck and trailer.
You must RSVP to 242-2080 by
Aug 8, 2015: Our next DCHA ride
will be at Foster Falls, VA, Sat, 10 am, on the New River Trail. It is a
1% grade railroad bed that goes along the New River. Come out and enjoy
a cool ride along the river.
Aug 10, 2015: DCHA Board Mtg. 7:00 pm at the Ag Bldg.
Aug 18, 2015: DCHA Gen'l meeting at Nifong Acres, 6:30 pm.
Dr. Tom Dixon will present a farrier's clinic.
Sept.14, 2015: DCHA Board Mtg.
7:00 pm at the Ag Bldg.
No General meeting in September.
Sept. 26, 2015: 15th Annual
DCHA Halter Show at the Davidson Co. Fairgrounds, 4-6pm.
Get your DCHA/REINS T-shirts
while they are still available for $14. each.
South Mountain pics submitted by Gail Fritts
Other Horse Related Events and Information
BLM Mustang Adoption
Here is the website for information:
Johnston County Horse Show Series - New for 2015
104 Classes per show - placed thru 8th
NEW Mule Division & 22 Champion Divisions per DAY
NEW Trainer Incentive Year End Awards
NEW Rider Recognition Year End Awards
And, no minimum shows to qualify for year end awards
June 27, 2015 (Raindate 6/28/2015)
August 7-9, 2015 - Summer Special
*Will be held at the Hunt Complex, Raleigh
JCHSS 3 Day Open Show
Finally Farm 3 Day Hunter/Jumper Show
Mule City Mule Club Show
and more is coming!
September 19, 2015 (Raindate 9/20/2015)
October 31, 2015 (Raindate 11/1/2015) -Fall Fling
November 14, 2015 (Raindate 11/15/2015) -Christmas Charity Show
DCHA/REINS Fun Horse Show
location: Heritage Farm & Stables
1833 Perryman Rd. Lexington, NC.
Judge: Heidi Mitchell, Brown Summit, NC
Gloria Topalovic -
Championship class winner
View pictures submitted by Frances Thorne
View pictures submitted by Marilyn Colvin
View pictures submitted by Gail Fritts
The DCHA spring Open Fun Horse Show was held at Heritage Farm and
Stables in Lexington on May 2, 2015. The weather was beautiful and the
rain we had the day before helped to keep the dust down. There were 169
entries total and breeds represented included Quarter Horse, Paint,
Rocky Mountain Horse, Arabian, Morgan, and Paso Fino. We also had
several therapeutic riders from Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center.
Although we had 68 classes, the show moved along and we finished at 4
p.m. after a 9 a.m. start.
We want to thank all the exhibitors who came out and showed, many in
multiple classes and some horses with multiple riders. Each first place
exhibitor received a trophy and rosette ribbon, with bigger tri-color
ribbons and trophies awarded in the championship classes. High point
winners received additional trophies and they were:
Youth 12 & under, Zaida Langford, riding a Paso Fino;
Youth 13-18, Gloria Topalovic, riding a Paso Fino;
Adult, Emily Mills, riding a Quarter Horse;
High Point Game Horse, Rosie, a Paso Fino, ridden by Katelyn
Overall Show High Point, El Tesoro Bravo, a Paso Fino, ridden by
Gloria Topalovic and owned by Betty Bennett.
The overall high point trophy was donated by Gail Fritts and only a few
points separated Emily and Gloria for the award.
Thanks to support from our sponsors and our exhibitors, the show made
over $2,000 and the board voted to give $1,000 to Riverwood Therapeutic
Riding Center, our designated beneficiary. The concessions were a
separate fund raiser for Gavin Hill and they netted $900 for his medical
expenses. Please see our list of sponsors on our web site and offer them
your thanks and support.
Our Horse Show Sponsors here
DCHA and Heritage Farm & Stables wants to thank all the volunteers who
helped make this show a success, including all the work months ahead,
the volunteers who worked the day before getting the grounds ready, and
the workers the day of the show. You all are truly special in the time
you donate to our club.
Due to the success of this show, the DCHA board is considering having
another fun show on October 10 and combining this with our annual tack
swap. This topic will be discussed at the June 16 meeting on site at
Riverwood Riding Center. Please offer your suggestions for this idea or
changes you would like to see made to the format.
Sign at a horse rental barn
Check out DCHA's Facebook page!
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.