As I compose this message, there is a WONderful storm a-brewin’ out there! And another one to follow. Woot! Snow in the Sierras! Water! ‘Tis an awesome, good thing.
Not much news to report. Our ride/camp calendar is all set and looks fun and busy! Our Feb. organized ride of the year was at Ft. Ord on the 15th and it was a grand time. We had 7 members and 3 guests who are potential new members, so 10 in all. The day was a little cloudy but it was nice riding weather, not too warm for the ponies still in their winter coats. All the ponies were well behaved, as were their riders: -D and there were no unscheduled dismounts, which is always a good thing. I am thinking back to last year’s Ft. Ord ride when we had a huge turnout and there were 3 unscheduled dismounts (no injuries, except pride).
Our first campout is just around the corner at Lake Comanche. As of this writing, there may be a couple spots left. If interested, contact Madame Secretary and camp host, Deb Means. It was a fun venue last year and the terrain is not so challenging for those horses who have been getting the winter off and are out of shape.
Also remember that there is an ACTHA ride at the SCCHA show grounds on March 9. Should be a fun little event. I have done several ACTHA events and really enjoy doing trail obstacle competitions. It sure reveals your partnership with your horse and the things that you need to work on to improve that partnership; and, its for a good cause! This 3/9 event is to benefit PATH, which is a therapeutic riding program.
Also, not to forget: Poker Ride is coming up fast! Mark your calendars and start thinking about what you can do to help put on this amazing event! And start gathering your new or gently used items that can be donated to the prize corral. BTW, the club is in the process of purchasing 2 six pack pipe corrals for the Lake San Antonio equestrian camp, adding 12 more pens for the horses.
While I’m sure that I am missing some other newsworthy item, I will close here.
Stay dry, everybody! Wishing you all happy and soggy trails!