Oct '16 President's Message

President’s Message


Happy Autumn to everyone!

As usual, I hope that this message finds everyone happy, healthy and busy playing with their ponies. We just had our Sept. group ride at Fort Ord (ride report included in this newsletter) and it was a success despite the heat! Our Pt. Reyes campout is coming right up and I am envious of those who get to go. Myself, I will finally be returning to work (insert lower case and unenthusiastic “yay” here) and am out of the running for any October adventures.

On the newsworthy front, the Monterey Horse Park concept is still alive. The Seaside Planning Commission approved the Environmental Impact Report at its last meeting and has forwarded it for approval to the Seaside City Council. The Council will meet on September 29 for a presentation of the projects and to take public comment. There will be two subsequent meetings, October 13 and 20. The vote is anticipated to be October 20. Anyone who can be present for any of these meetings should definitely try to attend. A strong presence is still needed. My understanding is that the Monterey Downs racetrack concept is dead, although there is a possible plan for a training track, but the Monterey Horse Park concept is gaining support. We need to maintain that momentum!! Please plan to attend our next meeting in Prunedale. We have a Christmas party to plan and a new board to elect. (Actual election will be at the Nov. meeting) If anyone is interested in serving on the Board, please let us know! Or, if you are not interested, surprise one of your friends and throw their hat into the ring! (wink) And remember, that non-attendance can often get you selected to some committee or another. (wink)

Welp, that’s all for now. Hope to see you soon!

Happy Trails, Syd