A POST FROM THE SASKATCHEWAN PAINT HORSE CLUB
As I write my very first newsletter, my clothing is covered in horse hair, my eyes are itchy and I wonder how 90% of the shedding always ends up on or close to my nose. Spring is here on the calendar, not so much in person on the day I am writing this, but a hopeful forecast is in today’s weather. Pastures are starting to welcome new additions and I hope you all share pictures of this years foal crop. So with new beginnings we move forward excited for 2010. This year the SPHC is back on track with monthly newsletters, and has anyone checked out our new and improved www.saskpainthorseclub.com? All the information you need including up coming shows, a what’s new page, and a great classifieds page were members can list horses or show clothing. Great place to shop as well so check it out.
Our first show of the season will be held in Lloyd May 22, 23rd 2010 and the Harvest of Colors Saskatoon will be September 25, 26th, 2010. Don’t forget to get your SPHC membership BEFORE your first class at the Lloydminster Spring Show. Points only start to accumulate for show and year-end awards after you have obtained your membership. Check out our Show roster. We are offering Nervous Novice classes for us new riders or riders who have not yet earned points, lots of fun and a way for some of us to find a comfortable start. Speaking of fun, the Youth committee has lots of new fresh fun idea’s planned for this year, I can tell you all to plan for a stall decorating class, and I hope we can fit in a costume class but we will keep you updated. Speaking of updating, you can now find the Saskatchewan Paint Horse Youth on facebook. 127 fans and growing it is a great place to receive quick updates, post your own comments, share idea’s on what you would like to see at upcoming shows, and we love to see pictures and news about you and your horse. This fan page is open to all young and the young of heart, but we also now have a Saskatchewan Paint horse club web site for all our members to join that offers the same venue as they youth page does.
So now that the shedding process has begun, and horse and riders train for the upcoming season I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for our SPHC youth, and all equine youth of Saskatchewan. SHPC will again be sponsoring a High Point Paint Horse, for our members at the Youth Equestrian Summer Games on August 20th, 21st and 22nd. The show will be the same 3rd weekend in August as it has been in past years, but a new Location Moose Jaw with a bigger and better format. Keep an eye on the Saskatchewan Horse Federation Web site and the Saskatchewan 4-H web site for information as it becomes available. We would love to see a huge number of youth come to this show and color the ring.
That’s about it for this time, I look forward to hearing from you to share news or events with me to include with my next Newsletter in June, don’t forget to add pictures. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Tammy Cooper