Welcome to a new year ! We have just a couple of changes to our Board of directors and committee chairs. Long time Board Member Dan Conley has stepped down from his position after many years of dedication. Thank you Dan for all your years of help. We will continue to see Dan at functions, but we are giving him a rest. Jodie Potts is our newest Board member, welcome Jodie. Melissa Wiseman will be doing our newsletters and Susan Bankston has taken on the point accounting and saddle log hours. The Officer page has been updated, the forms will be uploaded soon. In the mean time, please send in your saddle log registration, and show (regional and open) registrations to:
209 Richardson Road
Keysville, VA 23947
All memberships forms continue to Ron Fiel – come join us ! We welcome new members!
Please join us at our Annual Banquet and Celebration! We will be at The Lodge in Ruther Glen again this year on January 15th. We love that place and we make ourselves at home. We will start at 1:00 and run to about 4:00. Meeting, Elections, prizes and Food, Food, Food. We have several positions to fill to keep our club running so bring your appetite, ideas and giving spirit. Lets meet new people, catch up with old and plan a great year for us! Cost is $10 for members $15 for non members. Please click on link to get more details, address and directions. RSVP by January 9th to Melissa – see flyer.
NEWS FLASH !! UPDATE!!
The location of the clinic has changed – the new location will be at Westwood Stables in Fredericksburg VA. Westwood’s address is 3918 Guinea Station Road. Westwood is just a few miles from I-95 off of Rt 1. Just 3 miles from the Cosner’s Corner Shopping area. Historic Westwood boasts a Indoor and large outdoor arena on 65 acres.
July 9th 9am – 4pm. Sign up’s will be between 9:00 – 9:30. riding from 10:00 to 12:00 with a lunch breath. Resume riding at 1:00 to 3:00. Questions or additional help to follow.
You may follow signs to KOA campground BUT, driveway to Westwood Stables is Next Door To KOA. GPS will take you into KOA. From Rt 1, driveway is the next driveway beyond KOA.
Morning Session will be working in the Indoor Arena with our horses. Afternoon Session we take our horses outside to ride the grounds. Come enjoy the day working with your horse! If the weather is going to get very hot, we may begin outside and go to the cool indoor for the afternoon.
Costs is only $60 for members; $70 for non-members; Auditors $20
Stalls are available for an additional cost. Early Friday arrivals are welcome.
Some food will be available for purchase.
To sign up – call or text Melissa at 804-317-7525 or Sharon at 540-661-6705
Our Annual membership meeting, picnic and trail ride will be Sunday, June 26th at Lake Anna State Park. Be ready to ride out at 11:00. If you’d like to just join us for the picnic, we should be gathering about 12:30. Club will be providing the burger and dogs, members are bringing a dish to share. We love to meet new people, stop by, say Hi and join us. Invite a friend, we have Spots for everyone! For more information call or Text Melissa at 804-3177525
We had a great Banquet with good food and catching up with good friends. The elections gave us some enthusiastic new volunteers. The officer page has been updated. You may contact us if you have questions or comments. We welcome new members, ideas and always welcome a helping hand.
Our Virginia Bred Appaloosa Awards went to –
Faye Strickler Traci Richcreek Mary Ann Beverly
Edwige Pack Melissa Pherson
Saddle Log Honorees:
Mary Ann Beverly Edwige Pack Roxanna Genovese
Open Show Champions:
Jodie Stowell for combined training/3 Day Eventing
Roxanna Genovese for Dressage
Edwige Pack in Open Adult
Leigh Myzk Reserve
Regional Show Champions:
Traci Richcreek for Games
Edwidge Pack for Non-Pro
Leigh Myzk – Reserve
Please visit our Facebook page Virginia Appaloosa Horse Club for pictures and continued updates!
It’s that time of year again, Yay! The annual Banquet for our Awards and Elections is just a few weeks away on Jan 10th. We hope to see all our members and we love to welcome new faces. If you’d like to attend please see the flyer for details and RSVP. Good food, good people, see you there!
Annual Mtg. Invite Jan 2016r1
Our Open Show will be Saturday September 12th at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland VA. The Show is open to ALL breeds.
Wow! It was astounding to see 75% of the total membership show up for the general membership meeting/picnic/and trail ride on June 14. What a great showing of interested Appaloosa owners and supporters, as well as a few new friends. After reading the reports from the 2014 ApHC meeting, one would expect a different outcome. With the number of registrations, new members, show participation, etc. at an all time low, it is encouraging to see this kind of turnout. So just how did this happen?
As a new regional club President and fairly recent member of the VaApHC, I think it’s because the VaApHC members have more than a common interest. They genuinely like each other. I see friendly banter and old friends reunited at these gatherings. The trail riders all look happy and well-mounted. Some on Appies, some not. It doesn’t matter: Everyone just seems to enjoy each other’s company. Add to that a ton of delicious food and a wonderful setting, and you have a successful meeting.
And what a wonderful response to the Horse Show Committee’s proposal for an Open Horse Show scheduled for September 12 at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland. This will be the club’s 2015 fundraiser and lots of enthusiasm is needed to make this project a success. Club member participation is needed from sponsorship opportunities to volunteering, and of course, to entering the show!
I hope that our club’s growth and success is indicative of a trend in the National Club. We need to be less focused on bloodlines and internal controversy and more focused on creating a friendly environment for hose enthusiasts to participate and enjoy each other’s company. We all want to see our breed registry grow, our membership soar, and our shows be a resounding success. But, its how we get there that counts.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Open Horse Show ! The Show will be held at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland VA on SEPT 12. The class list is up on our Face book page ” Virginia Appaloosa Horse Club”. There will be English and Western classes and will have jackpot payout classes in both the Hunter Go-as-you-please and Western Go-as-you-please. Jackpot is $100! Rules and entry forms will be posting soon. Save the date, come show and have fun with us!
The 2015 forms for the VA Bred program are available on the forms page.