April!

It’s April Everybody!

 

I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy, and if you are continuing to go out to work in these times I thank you for keeping things running for the rest of us. 

 

The April Eventer can be found here:

 

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SMHA-April-2020-Newsletter.pdf

 

We have NO events coming up.

 

There will be NO April 19th general meeting.

 

The newsletter does contain a look back at our last two events before we all started physically distancing. Plus there are some details on what the parks are advising, and some tips on trail riding in these times. There is also a great letter from a long time trail advocate on where we might apply pressure for new trails locally.

Please stay safe.

 

www.smhorse.org

 

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Happy March!

This month, following on the from Gary Luke’s well received Trailer Talk last fall, Karen has organized a Trailer Tech. Session. At this session you can perform some supervised trailer maintenance. See page 7 for more updated details.

At our March General Meeting not only will we be having a St. Paddy’s Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner but also a talk from farrier Mike Swartz. He will be speaking on the subject of hoof health, some good and timely information during the muddy days of winter. What mud? I hear you say. Must RSVP to guarantee dinner, suggested donation $5.

In the summer we are moving our Jack Brook Horse Camp dates to July, joining with Monterey Bay Equestrians.  Details to follow on how to sign up.

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.

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Happy February

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.

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January 2020

Happy New Year Everybody!

 

The January Eventer can be found here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SMHA-January-2020-Newsletter.pdf

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

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Happy Holidays

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

 

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Happy October Everybody!

You can find the October newsletter right here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SMHA-October-2019-Newsletter.pdf

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.

http://smhorse.org/?event=gallopin-goblin-poker-ride-and-halloween-costume-contest

 

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Happy September Everybody!

You can find the September newsletter right here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SMHA-September-2019-Newsletter.pdf

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.

 

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September Play Day

Just added a flyer and entry forms for the September  15th Play Day

http://smhorse.org/?event=play-day

Should be fun, mark your calendars and come on down.

 

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Happy July!

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.

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Happy June!

Happy June Everybody!

Checkout the call for participants for the July 4th parade entry. Please contact Allene (aliebenberg2000@yahoo.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:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SMHA-June-2019-Newsletter.pdf

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