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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for the amazing turnout! Scores are up under the Forms tab. Don’t forget to visit the VaApHC Facebook page to vote in the People Choice Award for Best Costume!

Registration is open for the VaApHC 2013 Judged Pleasure Ride “Spooktacular”!  Join us at Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center on October 26, 2013, for a smashing good time!

Registration forms, information and rules, and required releases can be found under the “Forms” tab or at http://va4apps.com/forms/.

 

The Western Dressage Clinic is confirmed for Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to noon-ish with lunch/gathering to follow. We hope you’ll join us at Paradocs Farm in Locust Grove, with our clinician Dr. Joan Prasse, to learn more about this exciting new discipline. Email with details has gone out to members.

Questions and RSVP to Sharon at dobermom11@msn.com no later than Aug 31, 13. Reserve your SPOT today!

Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members, auditors $20. 4-H members $35 or audit for $10.

Please click the image for details on our upcoming hoof anatomy clinic, which will be followed by a potluck lunch and general membership meeting, on Saturday, July 13. Please RSVP for the clinic no later than Tuesday, July 9 to appyinfo@vabb.com. Look forward to seeing you at one or both activities!

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Our next trail ride is just around the corner! Be sure to mark your calendar for the Lake Anna State Park ride on Sunday, June 30. Plan to meet up at 10 a.m. and keep your fingers crossed for a gorgeous day. See you there!

Also, pictures are up on the VaApHC Facebook page from the Trail Obstacles Clinic – check out the fun!

Don’t forget to RSVP (by June 6!) for the June 22 Trail Obstacles Clinic with Cornerstone Horsemanship in Reva, Va. There are a multitude of obstacles for the horses to see and practice. Attendees will learn the correct way to approach, perform, and depart obstacles. The clinic is a 4-hour session for $100 per horse/rider team (payable to Cornerstone Horsemanship). Our instructor has set aside the entire day for the club, that way if we get a large group, he can offer two sessions. First session will be 9 AM to 1 PM, second session will be 2 PM to 6 PM. The club must guarantee this clinic to Cornerstone two weeks prior to June 22. If you plan to attend this clinic, we must have your RSVP e-mail back to no later than June 6 (the club must send an application to Cornerstone with the number of attendees).

UPDATE: On account of the pouring rain, Manassas Battlefield ride is cancelled. Stay tuned for the next VaApHC Clinic (how to improve your work with trail obstacles), June 22 at Cornerstone Horsemanship in Reva, VA. And stay dry out there!

Our next Member and Invited Guest Trail Ride is swiftly approaching! Join us at the Groveton Road parking lot at Manassas Battlefield on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Plan to ride out at 11 a.m. and enjoy the trails for about two hours. Bring a lunch and tailgate afterward. Looking forward to a great ride, hope to see you there!

The next Member and Invited Guest Trail Ride is April 21, 2013, at Kelly’s Ford. Plan to meet around 10AM and be saddled up ready to ride out at 11AM.
PLEASE BE SURE to have a current Coggins with you.
Grounds fee for the day is $30 per person.
You may use the entire property for that fee – trails, rings, jump courses, etc. Stalls may be available for $25. Horse rental available, contact Kelly’s Ford directly at (540)399-1800 for cost and arrangements.
Looking forward to a great ride, hope to see you there!

Our first clinic of 2013 is swiftly approaching! Join the VaApHC and Jill Deming, of Integrated Animal Therapies, for a lecture and hands-on demonstration of equine massage techniques on March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with lunch provided by the club immediately following. Attendees will be able to practice the techniques with the onsite horses, and the fee is $50 per person. Location details were sent to club members via email. Please RSVP no later than March 20. Hope to see everyone there!

Looking Ahead

We’ve got a few activities lined up so you can mark you calendars. March 23rd is Massage Techniques for our horses with Jill Deming; April 21st will be a Club member trail ride at Kelly’s Ford; July 13 is a hoof clinic with Paige Poss. Trail obstacle despooking clinic is in the works for May or June. Lots of fun things to do with great people – come join us! Check our facebook page for the most recent updates.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Saddle Log and start tracking your time riding. The days are getting longer and the weather improving so we should be getting some riding time!

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