Now that our new year has begun, I want to remind everyone to renew your membership so your qualifying scores will count toward year-end awards. Organizers who want their shows sanctioned by FHTA need to renew ($20/year). Being sanctioned by FHTA means more entries and free advertising of your event – a plus for everyone!
I want to give you some dates to mark on your calendars – now that The Oaks of Lake City is up and running, we will have plenty of activities going on there in the future.
Friday, September 19th – 7:00 p.m. Ride & Jam Come ride in the lighted covered arena, bring a potluck dish, and an instrument to play (or just come to listen) and we will have a jam session of local musicians as well as ourselves. Come enjoy an evening of riding, eating, and playing music.
Sunday, October 12th – 9:00 a.m. Work Day at The Oaks. We will be refurbishing the cross-country jumps, and preparing for the hunter pace in December. Bring brushes, paint, tools. We might even build a few more Tadpole fences.
Sunday, November 9 – Open Schooling Day. $20/FHTA members, $25 non-members. We will have a stadium course set up, a dressage ring to practice in, and the cross-country jumps to school over.
Saturday, December 27th – Hunter Pace – (proceeds go to Haven Hospice). We will offer jumping tracks and a 6-mile non-jumping trail class (enjoy the beautiful trails at The Oaks!).
Many more activities are in the works. Organizers – if you have any more dates that need to go on our calendar for 2014, please get them to me and we will make sure they are posted ( FHTA Calendar ). This year will be over before we know it, and show season is starting up right now!
President, FHTA, Inc.