October President’s Message

Hello members!

How fast this year is passing by!  September has come and gone. I can’t believe we are already in October!  We had a fabulously successful playday on Sept 15th. A big thanks goes to Karen Topping and her students.  The girls were able to campout at Blomquist Friday night to get initiated to camping with their horses.  The next day, they all competed on the course with their trusty mounts and a good time was had by all!  Jim Blomquist enjoyed announcing for both the kids competition and our SMHA competition that immediately followed. Thank you Jim!

October brings with it shorter days, cooler weather and the annual Grand National Rodeo!  Check online and get your tickets for this exciting event which will be held October 12-13 and 19-20 this year.

We are also looking for nominees for open SMHA offices in October.  We will need to fill the positions of: President, Vice President, Membership and a Sunshine Chair.  Please consider taking on one of these roles or nominating a capable friend for one of the positions.  It is crucial to the club’s longevity that these positions be filled.  People currently in these positions will be happy to discuss the duties with you.  We will start taking nominations at the October 12 general meeting and through the November 9 meeting when the actual elections will take place.

Another October event is our annual Halloween poker ride. Get out those costumes and dust them off!  This is always a fun event and a good ride.  It’s enjoyed by both horse and rider!  Check the enclosed flyer for details.  See you all there on Oct 27th at Bear Ranch!

Our October general meeting is 10/12.  We will have guest speakers from LAE and Cal Fire.  They will give a presentation on how to prepare your property for fire prevention as well as helping you to develop an emergency plan.  Don’t miss this important meeting!  SMHA will provide snacks.  Please feel free to bring something to share.  See you all there!

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success” –  Unknown


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