January 2022!

Happy New Year! 

Our next meeting will be on Friday Jan 21st at 7pm at San Martin Lions Club. It will feature our popular Soup & Chili Cook Off. Dust off your favorite recipe between now and then.  

We will also be announcing the winner of the Hoof Pics in Parks challenge and handing out prizes to all the willing participants. 

And one more thing  we will be asking the club members for their input in preparing our 2022 event calendar. This will be your chance to give us ideas for new clinics, ride locations, possible campouts, meeting topics, and other events.  

Check out the 2021 year in review in this newsletter to remind your of what we got up to last year. 

Note the meeting is the 3rd Friday of the month, not the 2nd as it was in previous years. 

San Martin Lions Club  12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95046 

www.smhorse.org 

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Happy December Holidays!

SMHA December Eventer

Happy December,

As mentioned in an earlier email our apologies but we will NOT be having our Holiday Party planned for Friday December 10th. Sorry for any inconvenience to you that this may have caused.

But we will be starting 2022 off right with a general meeting at 7pm on Jan.20th with our popular Soup & Chilli Cook Off.

In the meantime please enjoy this newsletter  and…

Noreen Nemec who is organizing a Christmas Ride in Harvey Bear Ranch.

Saturday Dec. 18th, ride out at 11am. San Martin Ave entrance.

Bring your Santa hat, decorate your horse. See you there.

 

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Happy November

We had a couple of great events in October with the bike clinic and the trailer back up clinic. Thanks to everyone who came out for those.

On the calendar this month we have our General Meeting (via Zoom) on Friday the 12th at 7pm. It is elections month see details on positions in this month’s newsletter.

That’s it for club sponsored events, but there is an Endurance Riding clinic jointly held by Santa Cruz Horsemens and Quicksilver Endurance Riders. Also Dreampower are having an open house in early November. See the newsletter for more details.

But on December 10th after a one year hiatus due to Covid-19 we are going to hold our end of year Holiday Party. Mark the date and think of a pot luck dish to share. Dust off your party game skills and your dancing shoes (cowboy boots work best)

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Happy October!

We have a few events this month.

General Meeting on Zoom Friday 8th at 7pm, watch for an email invite.

Then on Sunday 10th we have a new thing, a Horses & Bikes Clinic.

On Saturday 23rd we will be having our 2nd annual Trailer Backup Clinic.

But our usual keynote event the Halloween Poker Ride is up in the air. Stay tuned for details.

All this can be found in the newsletter.

See you in October!

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Happy September,

I know, what you’re thinking, summer is ending already!

We have a Play Day this month. Check out the details here. Pass the link on to your friends.

Past participants have really enjoyed the two hours of practice on the obstacles in the morning. You can bring your young horse and work in hand or ride or do one then the other. It’s a collaborative event as everyone’s horse seems to have that one obstacle they don’t particularly like. You can ask advice or follow someone else through the obstacle.

The competition then puts you and your mount on the spot with time ticking away. Same obstacles but things never go as smoothly as they did in practice.

This month’s general meeting will be via Zoom again, look at for an email invite later this month.

This month’s newsletter is right here.

Happy trails.

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Happy August

It’s time for a get together at in-person general meeting. We will be holding our meeting on the picnic benches at the Lions Club in San Martin, and it will be an ice cream social! The theme for this month’s meeting is ice cream. Please RSVP to news@smhorse.org so we can make sure we have enough ice-cream and fabulous fixings for you all to build your own sundae or banana split .

We will bring the ice-cream and you bring the social!

Friday August 13th 7pm to 8pm at San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA 95046

Please RSVP by Wednesday August 11th so that we can provide the right amount of ice cream and fixings.

In this month’s newsletter we have reports and pictures on a successful July 4th parade and Jack Brook camping trip. There are some County Parks volunteer opportunities this month listed in the Chitty Blog at the back.

Did I mention there is ice cream at this month’s meeting?

 

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Happy June!

We have a few things planned for this month.

Our general meeting will be held via Zoom on Friday June 11th

This Month’s park ride: Harvey Bear County park on June 26th 11am ride out.

We are also looking for entrants and volunteers for the Morgan Hill July 4th Parade.

The first of our desensitization events is 9:30am at Blomquist arena. Please contact Chere Bargar (details in the newsletter)  if you are bringing your horse or you can volunteer as a rowdy crowd member.

Here is the June Eventer newsletter. Lots of pictures from the May Play Day and riders in parks. Even some humor this month.

Oh and Jack Brook Camping trip in July has been reinstated, expect more details later this month.

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Happy May!

We have a few things planned for this month.

Our general meeting will be held via Zoom on May 14th

We are having a Play Day & Ranch Trail Competition on Saturday May 22nd. These events are great fun for you and your mount. Forward this email and let your friends and barn-mates know. If you would like to volunteer we have opportunities!

This Month’s park ride: Calero County park on May 23rd

We are also looking for entrants and volunteers for the July 4th Parade.

Details can be found in this month’s May Newsletter along with some great photos from the Fire Safety Day on May 1st.

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Happy April!

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

We have a few things planned for this month, coming up next weekend.

Our general meeting will be held via Zoom on April 9th

Trailer Maintenance Clinic is Saturday April 10th see details here.

This weekend a ride in Almaden Quicksilver County park on April 11th

Details can be found in this month’s April Eventer along with a pair of very large horses in the Horses of SMHA series.

 

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Happy March!

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

We have a few things planned for this month.

  • This weekend a ride in Mt Madonna County park on March 6th
  • Our general meeting will be held via Zoom on March 12th
  • Then a Horse Camping Class on March 27th .

Details can be found in this month’s SMHA-March-2021-Newsletter along with a very good looking horse in the Horses of SMHA series.

 And please check out Kitty’s corner, she has some neat projects and is hoping to hear from any helpers.

 A direct link to the membership form in case you have not renewed yet:

 http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SMHA-Membership-Application-2021.pdf

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