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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 7-15-15
See flyer here

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


2015 DCHA/REINS Fun Horse Show May 2nd

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 Washam;
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.

See 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.

Milda Minter

Horseman's Corner

Sign at a horse rental barn


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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.