This year SMHA is trying out some new things, starting with adding Karen Luke and Toni Whedon as our Treasurer and Vice President respectively. Their enthusiasm has already led to some good things happening.
In March, following on the from Gary Luke’s well received Trailer Talk last fall, Karen has organized a Trailer Tech. Session. At this session our members can perform some supervised trailer maintenance. See page 7 for more details and RSVP if you are interested. Also if you have a large covered area to host this event let us know.
At our March General Meeting not only will we be having a St. Paddy’s Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner but also a talk from Ferrier Mike Swartz. He will be speaking on the subject of hoof health, some good and timely information during the muddy days of winter.
In the summer we are moving our Jack Brook Horse Camp dates to July, aligned with Monterey Bay Equestrians. They have a similar attendance to ours over the last few years, so there will still be plenty of room for all of us while reducing the cost overhead to the club. Look for an application in next month’s newsletter.
Of course we are looking forward to a stepped up showing in the Morgan Hill July 4th parade with the new vests we are making. Let us know if you are interested in taking part. If you think a crowd desensitization session would help you make a decision on participating, let us know that too.
Please send in your 2020 membership forms.
Happy New Year Everybody!
The January Eventer can be found here:
It contains your 2020 Membership Form which we would love to have you sign and return. Also information on a great training opportunity for Class A trailer drivers coming up on 1/18.
January General Meeting:
Stevie Knepper Soup & Chilli Taste Off
Dig out that favorite recipe and enter the contest. We will be presenting The SMHA #1 COOK Trophy for the soup or chili voted the favorite by the members. The club will furnish bread and butter and those not entering their soup or chili can bring their favorite salad or dessert.
Friday 1/10/2020 7pm San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95076
The December newsletter is now available.
This month’s General Meeting is our Holiday Party.
DON’T MISS THIS ANNUAL EVENT.
WE WILL BE ENJOYING GOOD COMPANY, GOOD FOOD AND
THE BIG ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR DRAWING (you must be present to win).
We are having a silent auction of some terrific items
The club will furnish the turkey and ham.
Please bring your own table service and a potluck dish to share.
A-G Potatoes or stuffing
H-M Vegetable dish or salad
N-Z Dessert or gravy
Thanks in advance to those volunteers cooking a turkey or ham.
Holiday Food Drive: Please bring non-perishable food items
December GM: HOLIDAY PARTY Friday 12/13 7pm San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95076
You can find the October newsletter right here:
We have not firmed up the agenda for our Oct 11th meeting yet, please stay tuned.
It’s October so we are having our popular Halloween Poker Ride and Costume Contest on:
Saturday, October 26th at Harvey Bear County Park
Ignore the Christmas trees in the stores, now is the time create a great costume for you and your horse. The flyer and entry forms are in the newsletter and on the web, don’t forget to invite your friends.
We need volunteers to help with set up and handing out cards on the trail. Prize donations are always welcome. Please reply to this email if would like to help out.
You can find the September newsletter right here:
This month’s general meeting on Friday Sept. 13th includes pizza and trailers, horse trailers that is. You can bring a salad or desert to share and your favorite beverage. Gary Luke is going to talk about trailer maintenance. Also Jan Jeffers will give us some vital information on state law and class A licences. More details including an upcoming class, in the newsletter.
September GM: Friday 9/13 7pm San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95076
Coming in just two weeks: Sunday September 15th
SMHA Play Day – Ranch Trail Competition
Send in your Application NOW! There is a discount for entries post marked on or before Monday 9/9.
The obstacles are always fun for you and your horse, well most of them. Each horse seems to have a different favorite and least favorite. Come and find out what you can do together, more details in the newsletter.
Also you can participate as a volunteer with opportunities for setup, cleanup and judging which is not as difficult as it may sound.
Just added a flyer and entry forms for the September 15th Play Day
Should be fun, mark your calendars and come on down.
July 4th Parade: Allene has five volunteers to ride horses and enough volunteers to ride on the float. There is still time to join in. But she needs help decorating the float on Wednesday July 3rd at 1pm at Chere Bargar’s place.
Coming Soon: August 15-19th Jack Brook Horse Camp. Just $25 per person and their horse. Send in your Application NOW! The discount ends 8/3, more details in the newsletter.
Places are still available for the Labor Day weekend Sandi Parker Clinic
You can find the July newsletter right here.
Happy June Everybody!
Checkout the call for participants for the July 4th parade entry. Please contact Allene (email@example.com) if you are interested in participating in this year’s parade, riding, scooping, or decorating the float.
This month’s general meeting on Friday June 14th includes pizza and line dancing lessons. Suggested donation $5, RSVP by Wednesday 12th : Please reply to this email, so we can buy the right amount of pizza.
June GM: Friday 6/14 7pm San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95076
You can find the June newsletter right here:
We have the great opportunity for a Sandi Parker clinic in the last weekend in August. Club members will receive a $100 discount. Check the newsletter for details. We need a minimum of five participants to stage the clinic. Please respond to this email or notify us by the Friday May 10th meeting.
This month’s general meeting on Friday May 10th includes a presentation from Dreampower and their new programs in equine based therapy. Come and meet the people behind this great organization. Because it is May we will have chicken tortilla soup and all the fixings, you’re welcome to bring a desert or Mexican style salad to share. Suggested donation $5,
RSVP by Wednesday 8th : Please reply to this firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can buy the right amount of food.
May GM: Friday 5/10 7pm San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95076
=Checkout the call for participants for the July 4th parade entry. Also included is updated information received 5/1 on the SCC Parks department study on interim access to the recently acquired Coyote Highlands
This month’s general meeting on Friday April 12th includes a presentation on local wildflowers which are currently blooming all over the trails. We will have some pizza to go with it, you’re welcome to bring a desert or salad to share. The day after is the Henry Coe wildflower ride, so you will be fully informed to add to your enjoyment of the ride.
This month’s newsletter includes information and applications for our horse camping trip at Jack Brook in Sam McDonald park from August 15-19th. This is a fairly luxurious camp for you and your horse. Book early, space is limited.
Also included is an update on the SCC Planning Dept. zoning regulation changes for rural areas, with two rescheduled public meetings in Morgan Hill. Also included is updated information on the SCC Parks department study on interim access to the recently acquired Coyote Highlands