December 2017 SMHA President Bev’s Message


Wow! If you ever needed to know anything about shoeing your horse, you needed to be at our November meeting.  Dale Orr gave a presentation that contained a wealth of information on the subject complete with examples of almost every kind of shoe you could imagine!  It was interesting to see and touch (Jeannie McDevitt) all the different shoes and pads.  Thank you Dale for a very educational and fun presentation!

We also enjoyed a very delicious meal of sausage, peppers, beans and salad thanks to Kathy McBride.  Thanks so much Kathy for your expert culinary skills!  The meal was enjoyed by all.

And now, believe it or not, we are only a couple weeks away from our year end Christmas party.  Where did the year go!  We will enjoy music, the silent auction, and the year end prize give away along with turkey and tri tip provided by the club.  Check this Eventer to see what food item you’ll be adding to the holiday feast.  You don’t want to miss this mouth watering meal and fun social experience with your fellow horsemen!  Remember, you need to be present to win the year- end prizes.  Also, don’t forget to bring your canned and dry goods for our food drive so the less fortunate can enjoy the holidays too!  December 8th, make sure you’re there!

After the holidays, pull out your favorite recipes and get ready for our annual Soup & Chili CookOff.  Our January meeting will feature your most tasty creations.  Hopefully, your soup will tally the most member votes which will earn you the title of “#1 SMHA Cook”.  The successful chef will take home the coveted “Best Cook” trophy and bragging rights for the next year.  You may need to pry Ron Lowery’s fingers from around the trophy as he has held the #1 Cook position for two years running!  Who will challenge him this year?  This event has always proved to be fun and we will all be winners because we get to indulge in all the fantastic soups!

One last note of interest.  Elections were held at the November meeting. There were no new nominees so, once again, we had a white board election and all the current board members were re-instated as your officers and directors for 2018. We will do our best to keep the club fun, interesting and growing!  Thank you for your confidence in us!

In closing, I will leave you with some food for thought for the upcoming year . . . .

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book,  write a good one”  –  Brad Paisley

Always go the extra mile, it’s never crowded!


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