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DCHA July 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:

July - No Board Meeting and no General Meeting

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

See all River Ride pictures

More River Ride pictures


August 2nd - Third DCHA Open/Fun Circuit Show of the year at Lori Smith's Farm at 10:00 am. 1797 Wright Rd. Lexington, NC. 27292

Aug. 9th - DCHA Trail ride at Hamby Creek, 10:00 am. 303 Daisy Court, Thomasville, NC.

August 11th -  DCHA Board Mtg. at Ag Bldg. at 7:00 pm.

August 19th - DCHA Gen'l Mtg. at 6:30 pm at Barry Leonard Draft Horses, 1151 Rock Crusher Rd. Lexington, NC

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

Sept. 13th - DCHA Trail ride at Love Valley, 10:00 am.

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. 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.

Nov. 1st - DCHA Fun Show Awards Banquet at the Ag Bldg.

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, 6:30 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



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


Watch for snakes this season.
They may be tucked in places you'd never assume!

Submitted by Gail Fritts

Check out DCHA's Facebook page!

Other Horse Related Events and Information

BLM Mustang Adoption

Here is the website for information:

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