On Saturday, March 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.,
the Pinto Organization of Kentucky is hosting its annual Horsemen
Helping Horsemen event. This is a free, educational afternoon for horse
owners held right at the Scott County Extension Office. I'll be there,
and I hope you all can make it. They'll have expert speakers discussing
equine dentistry, hoof care basics, equine nutrition and more, along
with door prizes and snacks. This is a great event that the Pinto group
puts on for FREE, so I encourage you all to attend!
Here are the details:
Date: March 1st
Time: 1-4PM (est)
Place: Scott County Extension Office
1130 Cincinnati Road/Route 25, Georgetown, KY 40324
SPEAKERS – DOOR PRIZES – SNACKS
“Chondrodysplasia-Like Dwarfism in the Miniature Horse”
Author John E. Eberth, University of Kentucky
Why does my horse need a Dentist?
Tom Daughtery DVM
Advanced Equine Veterinary Practice
Hoof Care Basics
Shoes or Boots?
Diego Almeida CJF.
Meghan Miles, Graduate Farrier
Equine Nutrition and How to read the label on the feed bag
Lara E. Levine,
Southern States Equine Feed Rep
We'll be having a club get-together afterwards around 5 p.m. at the Ruby Tuesday in Georgetown, and this will be in place of our usual March meeting which was originally scheduled for the 15th. Ruby Tuesday is hosting a benefit for the Scott County Humane Society that day. All you have to do is print out this flyer: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103828673016-1162/Ruby+Tuesday+March+2014.pdf
Bring it with you, and they'll donate 20% of your bill to Scott County Humane! So if 5 p.m. is a tad on the earlybird side for dinner, come on out anyway, spend
some time with your Morgan friends and have an early dessert or a
beverage. Hey, it's for a good cause.
Even if you can't make the Horsemen Helping Horsemen event, I hope you can come to Ruby Tuesday. Please let me know
by Friday if you are planning to be there and if you're bringing any guests so that I can call ahead.
Here are a couple of other upcoming events you should mark on your calendar:
Don't forget to RSVP if you're coming to our dinner, and I'll see you on Saturday
We're rescheduling again! Due to the winter weather advisory
for tomorrow, we'll be moving the open barn planned for this Saturday to
next Saturday, February 1. All other details remain the same. You can
drop by any time between 12-3 p.m. and we'll plan to have the
presentation/Q&A on western dressage around 1:30 p.m. Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
the meantime, please let me know if you're available to volunteer at
the Kentucky Round-Up at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 15-16.
We'll just need a few people to be available to talk to visitors about
how wonderful Morgans are and answer any questions they might have. The
hours for the event are 8-5 on Saturday and 6-4 on Sunday, plus we'll
probably need a few people to help set up on Friday evening and pack up
on Sunday around 4. Please let me know if you'd like to volunteer, even
if you can only do an hour or two! It's in the Alltech Arena, which is
heated, so it's not a bad way to spend a February day.
See you next Saturday, and stay safe!
Clear your calendars for this Saturday
afternoon. Christina Stewart Mitchell has offered to host an open house
for BMHA members at the farm she's currently renting in Georgetown.
Come on out between 12-3, see the farm and meet Christina's Morgans!
Guest speaker Guy Brown will be there to talk about Western Dressage,
which is the newest USEF-recognized discipline and is especially popular
with Morgan riders.
Christina has also generously offered to provide lunch for
everyone. You're welcome to bring a dessert or side dish to share, or
just bring yourself (and a folding chair, if you've got one) and enjoy
Remember, you can bring your 2014 membership dues, and I will give
everyone a quick (very quick, I promise!) update on our plans for the
Kentucky Round-Up in February.
Even if you can only drop
in for a short time, I hope you'll plan to come out and say hello. Big
thanks to Christina for hosting! If you need directions, please email me at email@example.com
you on Saturday
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. Our first meeting of 2014 is this coming Saturday, January 18
at the Scott County Extension Office at 6:30 p.m. You can download a 2014 membership form
, and save yourself a stamp by bringing your dues with you to
the meeting. (I'll be mailing out membership renewals via regular mail
after the meeting, so if you can send your dues in before that, you'll
save the club a stamp and envelope, too!)
We'll be discussing this year's Kentucky Round-Up at this
meeting. The Round-Up is the Kentucky Horse Council's event at the Horse
Park designed to help bring newcomers into the wonderful world of
horses, so it's a great opportunity to promote our breed. This year's
event takes place Feb. 15-16
, so that will take the place of our regular February meeting. There's more info available here: http://kentuckyroundup.com/
Also on the agenda, the Indiana Morgan Horse Club is planning
some trail rides in Southern Indiana, dates and exact location TBD. If
this sounds like something you and your horse would like to do, please
let me know so I can pass the info along.
I've had a few people offer to host a get-together for the
BMHA at their homes and/or farms this year, which is fantastic! If you
are interested in hosting a meeting, please let me know where and
roughly when so I can get you on the calendar.
See you on Saturday!
Our annual Christmas/year-end holiday party will be on Saturday, Dec. 14
at Dana Bauries' house in Lexington. This is the same place we had our
party two years ago. If you need directions, let me know and I will send
them to you.
This will be a casual gathering starting around 6:30
We'll have a potluck and our traditional holiday ornament swap, so
please plan to bring a dish to share and an ornament (no more than
If you are planning to attend, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell me how many people
will be coming with you and what dish you'd like to bring for the
potluck. I hope to see you all there, and thanks to Dana and her family
On another note, the Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse
Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and there are
several other fun events going on out there this season. On Nov. 30
there will be a Christmas Carriage Parade sponsored by the Spokes and
Spurs Club. There is also a holiday equine theater performance on Nov. 29 and 30
titled "Spirit of the Horse" at the Alltech Arena. You can find out more at kyhorsepark.com
The Purebred Morab Horse Association's National Show
(which includes a full slate of Morgan classes) is taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 19-20. Because of this, we will NOT have an official October club meeting, but we'll plan to have a casual gathering at the show. If you've got a horse to show, I hope you'll consider competing that weekend, and if not, please head out to the Horse Park to cheer everyone on! It's a great way to end the season.
Our next official meeting will be on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scott County Extension office.
Our holiday/end-of-year celebration will be on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. More details to come.
See you at Morab Nationals!
Our September meeting is next Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6:30
p.m. at the Scott County Extension office in Georgetown. Hope to see you
There are a few other fun events coming up this fall.
The Festival of the Horse in Georgetown is Oct. 4-6
and the Festival Horse Show is on Oct. 6
. You can view the class list here: http://www.festivalofthehorse.org/events/festival-horse-show/
The PMHA Morab Nationals will be Oct. 19-20
at the Kentucky Horse Park's covered arena (the old indoor.) This show
is a lot of fun and while it is USEF rated, it's very friendly and
low-key. The PMHA is not mailing the show info unless you request it, so
make sure you download the class list and entry forms at http://www.puremorab.com/national-show-and-futurity.html
Enjoy this beautiful weather, and I'll see you next Saturday
Congratulations to Theresa Adams from Rockton, Ill., the 2013 winner of the Kay Dale Memorial Trophy at the Gayla Bluegrass Combined Driving Event
. This award is given to the Morgan competitor with the best turnout at Gayla's annual spring CDE.
Theresa competed with her pair of beautiful 15-year-old black Morgans, Bar Nothing Acis and Bar Nothing Arion in the Preliminary Pair Horse division.
Thank you to photographer Dawn Banfield for the lovely images, and congratulations, Theresa!
Our June meeting and potluck will be this coming Saturday, June 15
, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Scott County Extension Office. As always, guests are welcome, and I hope you all can make it!
If you'd like to host a meeting at your farm or home this
year, or if you have a suggestion for an alternate location for a
get-together, please let me know. We'd love to have some meetings closer
to our Louisville-area members.
For those of you who show your Morgans, there are a lot of great opportunities coming up:
Keep checking the calendar page
as the season goes on for more updates. If you have any events you'd like me to add, just let me know.
See you on Saturday
The following is a press release from the American Competitive Trail Horse Association. I know we have some gaited Morgan owners within our membership who may be interested.
The American Competitive Trail Horse Association, ACTHA, has created a new medal award. The Gaited Medal Award dedicated to our gaited horse friends. As we all know gaited is a trait not a breed. Like the rescue horse or any unique designation we want to give acknowledgement to the fact trail riding is for us all.
And with the historical abuses gaited horses have had to endure in some circles it's grand to let the world know there are other wonderful ways to show the abilities of the wonderful gaited horses of America and Canada.
Hundreds of gaited horses compete in ACTHA events from coast to coast every week end of the year. " It's about time we honor them for the athletes they are!" cites Tom Scrima, General Manager of ACTHA.
And honor them they will! Every gaited horse registered with ACTHA that receives a mere 100 lifetime points will receive a complimentary gaited saddle from ACTHA's famous foundation sponsor TUCKER SADDLES!
Come ride with us. See www.actha.us