March President’s Message

We had an awesome turnout for our February meeting.  The soup/chili contest was a success.  We had a tie for 2nd place with Sandy Voechting for her chili and Elaine Alton for her Carrot soup.  Coming in at first place was Ron Lowery with his famous chili.  Ron has once again earned a first place for his chili and will be bringing the trophy back next year to defend his title of #1 SMHA Cook!  I would also like to extend our thanks to Karen Topping and her daughter Meghan Topping Hosse for the informative presentations on the Mustang gentling program and dog rescue and foster program.  I believe the members thoroughly enjoyed both presentations.

Wow.  March already?  We should be out riding but the rain has washed out most of our trails and if the trails are OK, then the road has been washed out!  I, for one, am tired of this weather and want to start riding my horse again.  Daylight savings time comes back on 3/12 so the days will get longer and give us more time to ride if we can get Mother Nature to cooperate!

I hope everyone’s horses are doing well in this stormy weather.  There were 28 horses stranded in San Jose in belly deep water with no access to get them out.  They went without food, water or meds for two days.  As of this writing, they are on drier ground, have finally received food and medication and the hope is to get them out today (2/23) or tomorrow, 2/24.  We all wish them well and hope all are able to stay healthy through this difficult situation.  This is a strong reminder that we should all be prepared to keep ourselves and our horses safe during emergency situations like this.

Are you looking for a little luck?  Well, come on out to our March general meeting on the 10th.  We will be enjoying corned beef and cabbage and various green desserts.  Should be delicious and maybe some of that green luck will rub off on you!  We will also have a guest speaker.  Carolyn Barett-LaCoe will be sharing information regarding the Pregnant Mare Rescue Foundation.  Come out and support our speaker and your club!

I will leave you with this Irish Blessing:

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night


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