President’s Message: April 2019 Spring is in the air! Peninsula members are all out enjoying their horses and gearing up for show season! Start of the preparation was our April meeting, the topic being “Geometry of the new tests”. The meeting was held at Horse Bridge Farm in the outside standard size ring. We measured circles with a lunge line, and showed the proper placement form serpentines and other movements. Members brought their tests and we looked at the exact geometry in some of the tests. The business meeting followed with snacks-please read the minutes for the details.
Our annual “Ride-A-Test” clinic is this Saturday at Cat Dorcak's Big Red Farm. Cat has been busy preparing her ring and organizing the entries. We are looking forward to a great day! The May 4 show at WEC is coming up quickly. Brenda Burkett is managing and taking entries. We have sent out the entry form in emails, and on the website. If you email us your entry, you will still need to mail us the check. The website is not quite ready to receive payments. We need the check to hold your spot in the schedule. You can still mail everything in, if you choose. We are encouraging everyone to send your copies of your membership cards with the entries, for: WEC and PVDA. You are welcome to pay the nonmember fees, if you choose not to join. Peninsula will need a copy of the current Coggins, which we keep in our file for the year, and on the website file.
Peninsula Dressage is very pleased to have Janice Conlon “R” judge for us at this show! We are hoping for a great turnout! Keep an eye out for the closing date-it is coming up quickly! If you decide not to ride, please consider volunteering. We will need scorers, scribes, runners, and a ready ring. This would be a great time to scribe and get that great learning experience from Janice! Enjoy these nice warm days and we hope to see everyone soon!
Business meeting followed a horseless session regarding proper geometry in the arena.
Ride a Test is at Big Red Farm in Parsonsburg MD. The judge will be Kim Briele, who is filling in for Jackie Kinney. The manager is Cat Dorcak. Be sure to get your entries in soon…the closing date is April 17. The forms will be coming out by email shortly.
Just a note for anyone wanting to become a USEF member- effective 1-1-2019 there is a Safe Sport Training that is required for members age 18 and older.
The May Meeting will be an Arena set up night Thursday May 2 at 6pm. Wicomico Equestrian Center. Come out and start getting your volunteer hours.
The May show is upon us, May fourth at the Wicomico Equestrian Center. The Judge is Janice Conlon (an R rated judge). Show mangers are Kim Briele and Brenda Burkett. Volunteers are needed.
Check out our club’s new website at www.peninsuladresage.com.