September

Happy Labor Day!

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. 

Trail Reviews, Horses of San Martin, Evacuation Help and Happy Birthday Kitty are all articles that can found in the September Eventer newsletter which can be found here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SMHA-September-2020-Newsletter.pdf

PLUS:

We are having a Play Day!                

Sunday September 20th

8am – 2pm

Bring your horse, practice at your own pace and then compete through an obstacle course.

Please check out the details here SMHA-September-2020-Play-Day-Web-Forms.pdf

Discount for advance registration.

 

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August Already!

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 August Eventer can be found here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SMHA-August-2020-Newsletter.pdf

We are having an event!
Suitably distanced outdoors this will be an introduction to horse camping,
held right here in Gilroy, so you do not need to trailer too far. Check in at
4pm on Saturday 8/15 and we will be having a pot luck dinner.
Karen Luke is taking the lead, take a look at the flyer on page 3 and if you
would like to participate as a new camper or helper please contact Karen.
We are providing meat for the potluck and a porta-potty so a pretty low entry
fee of $20 is being charged.
Please RSVP, advance registration is very much preferred.

Check out more details in the August Newsletter.

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July

Oh my, it’s July!

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 July Eventer can be found here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SMHA-July-2020-Newsletter.pdf

Big news on the Morgan Hill July 4th Parade:

It’s happening, 10am Saturday July 4th, virtually, on line that is. We did our part in front of the cameras on 6/20 which is why there are a lot pictures of the event in this month’s newsletter.

The live stream direct links are here (and are active now):

If that does not work for you please try going through https://www.morganhillfreedomfest.com/

Please stay safe.

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June

6/2/20

It’s June 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 June Eventer can be found here:

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SMHA-June-2020-Newsletter.pdf

Big news on the Morgan Hill July 4th Parade:

We will be having a private parade on 6/20 or 6/21 which will be recorded by the Morgan Hill parade organizers, then edited into a published video of a virtual parade. So this is a great chance to be in a parade without the stress of the crowds.

You must contact Bev by Monday 6/8 if you are interested.  bevvanderweide@yahoo.com

There will be NO June 12th general meeting.

The Jack Brook Camp outing in July is still awaiting a decision from the county parks department.

Please stay safe.

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May the 5th be with you!

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 May Eventer can be found here:

 

http://smhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SMHA-May-2020-Newsletter.pdf

 

We still have NO events coming up.

 

There will be NO May 8th general meeting.

 

The newsletter does contain some details on what the parks are advising some tips on trail riding in these times. If nothing else you should check out the picture of Fame on page 2.

 

Please stay safe.

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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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