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DCHA August 2014 Newsletter

 
Membership Drive Contest - starts November 16, 2013
and continues to November 2014. Prize will be awarded at the 2014 Christmas Social to the active DCHA/REINS member who gets the most "new" family and "new" individual memberships.
New membership application form.

A huge Thank You and round of applause goes out to Nolan Smith and Doug Owen for all their work on the Hamby Creek Trails!

 

 

 

Nolan Smith bushhogging Ramblin Trail

 

 

 

Nolan helping push log Doug cut from a big tree

 

 

Doug Owen cutting one more section of 24" diameter red oak

 

Upcoming Events:

Pictures of July 12th DCHA Trail ride at Yadkin River Islands

See all River Ride pictures

More River Ride pictures

August 19th - DCHA Gen'l Mtg. at 6:30 pm at Barry Leonard Draft Horses, 1151 Rock Crusher Rd. Lexington, NC. We will have food. Please bring your chair.

Sept 8th -  DCHA Board Mtg. at Ag Bldg. at 7:00 pm.

Sept. 13th - DCHA Trail ride at Hamby Creek, 10:00 am. We were originally going to have the Sept. ride at Love Valley but this was changed to Hamby Creek since that ride got rained out in August.

Sept 16th - No General meeting this month due to Halter Show

Sept 20th - Saturday 4:00-6:00 pm, Davidson Co. Fair Halter Show. Class List and Pre-registration Form

Oct.4th - Third DCHA Open/Fun Circuit Show of the year at Lori Smith's Farm at 10:00 am. 1797 Wright Rd. Lexington, NC. 27292 (This show was rescheduled from August 2nd)

Oct. 11th - DCHA Trail ride at Uwharrie Nat'l Forest, meet at 4B Farm at 10:00 am.

Oct. 13th  - DCHA Board Mtg. at Ag Bldg. at 7:00 pm.

Oct. 16th - 26th - NC State Fair in Raleigh NC.

Oct. 18th - Trail Challenge at Nifong Acres sponsored by the NC Horse Council. Registration starts at 8:00 am.

Oct. 21st - DCHA Gen'l.Mtg. on location TBA. Jason Callicutt, Southern States Rep,  will speak to our group on hay quality.
Bring your chair.

Nov. 8th - DCHA Fun Show Awards Banquet at the Ag Bldg. 6:30.

Nov. 8th - DCHA Trail ride at Pilot Mtn. Corridor Trail at 10:00 am. at Surry Line Rd parking lot.

Nov. 10th  - DCHA Board Mtg. at Ag Bldg. at 7:00 pm.

Nov. 15th - Tack Swap - Sat. Nov 15th

Nov. 18th - DCHA Gen'l Mtg. and Farrier's Clinic with local farriers and Dr. Tom Dixon. Will be held at  Davidson County Fair Grounds at 6:30 pm and a meal will be provided by James & Karen Jones. Please bring a chair.

Nov. 21th - 23rd - Southern Horse Festival in Raleigh NC.

Dec. 12th - Christmas Social at the Ag Bldg, 6:00 pm. Bring a dish to pass and a gift if you want to participate in the gift exchange.

Dec. 13th - DCHA Trail ride at Morrow Mtn. State Park at 10:00 am. 49104 Morrow Mountain Rd, Albemarle, NC

 

    2014 DCHA Fun Show Circuit Shows

2014 Horse Show Dates are:

June 7th
**Aug. 2nd**
Sept. 6th
Oct. 4th

 

** August 2nd show has been re-scheduled to Saturday, October 4th!!! We will have a fun Costume Contest on Lunch Break that day**

Our next regularly scheduled show will be Saturday, September 6th at 10 am.

Judges

June  -  Grant Williams from Mt. Ulla, NC
           and Terri Klein-Rakosky from Kernersville, NC
September - Chuck Nifong from Lexington, NC
October - Brittany Duquemin from Charlotte, NC
 

All shows will be held at Lori Smith's Farm (1797 Wright Rd. Lexington, NC. 27292) and will begin at 10:00 am.

 

Here are the placings and points for our very successful June 7th show!

View all June 7th horseshow pictures

If you are participating in the show and want to get the paperwork done early, complete the Master Entry Form and email it to Lori Smith.

If you would like to help out at the show, please let Lori Smith know.

Sponsorship form

Class List

Master entry form

 

Sponsorships we have received so far for 2014.

List of Sponsors We've Mailed Letters to

If you have trouble printing off any forms please email Marilyn Colvin.

Horseman's Corner

 

Quote of the month.....

"My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost." Author Unknown

 

Check out DCHA's Facebook page!

Other Horse Related Events and Information

BLM Mustang Adoption

Here is the website for information:
www.blm.gov/adoptahorse.com

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.
 

 

June 14th - DCHA Trail ride at Stone Mountain State Park


Laura and Cheyenne crossing the bridge

Pictures of the Stone Mtn ride

More pictures of the Stone Mtn. ride