If you missed our March meeting you missed a good time. It was held at the Rowen’s Mill club house and Theresa Keys from Ride Times came with a ton of great stuff for us to look through and buy. We are so glad she made the trip to see us and hope to have her back again some time! Thanks to Carlene Schiavo for working it out for us to use the club house, it worked out perfectly.
Our April 5th meeting will be held at Fran Levy’s house at 6:30. We will have a pot luck meeting where we will be gearing up for the show season and possibly watching some videos.
Our Ride A Test clinic is April 21st at WinAway. Kim Briele will be judging. This is a great time to get a “test run” in before our first show a few weeks later on May 5th. Allison will be sending out entry forms for both events soon.
There are a lot of shows, clinics, and other events coming up over the next few months on the Eastern Shore with not only our club but other local clubs as well. Check out the calendar in this newsletter to see what’s going on. Let’s get out there to support and promote dressage on the Eastern Shore!
PENINSULA DRESSAGE MEETING MINUTES 3-1-12
17 members/guests present
Business meeting followed a Ride Times shopping party which was great fun. Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by President Jenny Mlyniec.
Treasurers Report: Closing Balance $870.70
Kim Briele will inventory ribbons on hand so that Jen Pino can submit an order for the upcoming show season.
Daylight savings time begins on 3-11-12.
Next meeting will be Thursday 4-5-12h at 6:30 at the home of Fran Levy. Bring a dish to share, and we will see if there is a DVD available to view that night.
Ride a Test to be held at Winaway Farm in Willards, MD on 4-21-12. Kim Briele to judge. Jen Pino is the manager- please get entries to her one week prior. $25 for 2 rides plus the $15 grounds fee.
There will be a show held by the Bayside Chapter on 3-11-12
There will be a PVDA Show at Kelly McGinn’s farm on 4-28-12, judged by Kim Briele.
Our 1st show of the year is on 5-5-12 at Wicomico Equestrian Center; judge is Jocelyn Pearson. If you are not riding please think about volunteering for the day.
May meeting will be on 5-3-12 and will be a show-ring set up night. Time- TBA.
Plans are still being worked on for a Kathy Rouse Clinic- Maybe sometime in April. Watch your email for more details.
Consideration of obtaining a subsidy from PVDA for a 2 day Kathy Rouse Clinic- a 2/3 month notice is required- more details to come.
Would we like to have another clinic with Aviva Nebesky? If someone is interested in planning one- please do so.
Here is the list of paid-up members for 2012. If you do not see your name on the list, please use the enclosed renewal form and send in your check. If your check is not received by May 1, you will be dropped from membership. If you need an application form, contact Allison Turner: email@example.com
Jen & Nicholas Pino
Rebecca, Caroline, Sarah Turner
This is an unusually busy spring horse event season. In addition to our activities, there are shows, clinics, and fun events coming up.
April 21: Winaway Farm. Our annual ride-a-test clinic with Kim Briele judging. Details in the “minutes.”
April 22: Southeast Virginia Dressage Association is holding their “Spring Fling,” a licensed show, in Williamsburg. There are several upper level classes with money prizes, so it should be a good event. http://www.southeastvirginiadressage.org for registration forms.
April 28: PVDA schooling show at Prospect Bay Equestrian Center in Graysonville. Enter on-line at http://www.PVDA.org.
May 27: Hidden Tides Farm in Upper Marlboro is hosting a Fix-a-test Clinic with Linda Zang. $90 for a 30-minute lesson to include riding your test of choice and instruction in perfecting it. Auditors are welcome $30. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Contact Cheryl Swing 240-463-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-dressage horse things:
April 13-15: Tuckahoe Spring Fling: Annual campout, rideout, with some casual contests and equine seminars. http://www.tuckahoeequestriancneter.net
April 14: Obstacle Course Challenge at Field of Dreams Farm in Berlin. This is an arena event, not cross-country. Horses and riders have a series of challenges to deal with on a pre-set course in the arena. Things like people opening umbrellas, having to open and close a mail box, walk across a mattress. 443-513-0971 or email@example.com
April 15: Wicomico Hunt is holding a Paper Chase series this spring. It’s a cross country ride (jumps optional) with competitors collecting items along the way. There is an optimal time for completion of the course, but if you are not competitive (or you get lost a lot), it’s a nice hack for you and your horse. First Chase is April 15 at Fox Trappe Farm in Trappe. Others are May 5 in Secretary and May 20 at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center. Details at http://www.wicomicohunt.com
May 5: PDA Show at WEC.
May 19: Annual guided ride through Gettysburg Battlefield. Fundraiser for the organization which maintains the trails for the National Park Service.