ALL POINTS ARE DONE!!
Tri-Valley Horseman Association
2013 Welcome Letter!
Dear TVHA Members,
WELCOME to 2013!!! Spring has sprung and the new show season is ready to get underway! It will seem like tomorrow when we will all be gathering outside of the show rings, down by the stalls, and around the campers! Sure, we all could be somewhere else! However, to us, there is no where else we’d rather be…. Friends, Family, Horses, Fun! It’s what our lives are made of!! None of us would change it for the world! Some things should never change!
With that being said, TVHA’s Board of Directors would like to announce 2 big changes to our program this year. First we would like to say congratulations and thank-you to those of you that came and participated in the conversations at the annual meeting in February! We really need your input. We as your Board want to give you the power to decide on how you want this club to run! After all it is your club! You should all know that because of your opinions and feedback that the Board of Directors modified the show calendar as well as The Versatility Award. With the harsh economy many members felt the calendar was too much. Many felt pressured to travel long distances on too many weekends out of the summer in order to be competitive putting an economic strain on them. As well, our “volunteer” points people where working numerous hours to keep things updated with difficulty. So we as a Board made some modifications based on the number of member’s attendance and show professionalism. The new calendar will be posted on the website so make sure you check out the changes. As far as the Versatility Award goes it was called to our attention once again the need for a change by several of you. Here is yet again the *NEW* TVHA Versatility Stakes Challenge, we are sure as it continues it will only get better!
The Versatility Stakes Challenge is a series of 3 classes (1 huntseat, 1 western, & 1 Gymkhana in that order) hosted only at the TVHA July and Sept. Show. It is open to any horse and rider combination. No membership or nomination is required and can be entered in that day before the start of the class. The fee for the Challenge is $30/show. A $75% payback will be given out that day and paying 1 spot per every 4 entries. Pay back will be that day. Each discipline will follow TVHA rules for that discipline and requires appropriate attire for each discipline. Once the Horses enter the ring for the class they are not allowed to leave the ring for any reason and cannot be schooled at any time during the class or they will be disqualified. You will have a 5 min. change time allowed between classes with 2 attendants allowed per rider. No mounting is allowed until permission is given by the Judge. TVHA nor the Judge are responsible to give out scores at the end of the day. The point system is as follows: 6 entries = 6 points for winner count down from there. 12 entries =12 point to winner count down from there. Everyone will be placed in each discipline for this class. In Gymkhana the fastest time will receive the most points. Also only patterns using the center of the ring may be used (i.e.) poles, dash, key hole, straight barrels) for this discipline. Should be tons of fun for both exhibitors and spectators alike! Who is most
We also discussed the need for fund raisers/sponsors!! They are important! It is very expensive to give what we all deserve. Good Show Programs, Judges, and Awards! So please feel free to help our fund raising committee (see Jackie Losie or Scott Genung) they work very hard every year! It will be greatly appreciated!!
It goes without saying that even in a tough economy the TVHA family will prevail. We are more excited than ever to bring to the table, a year of greatness, growth and prosperity for all. We could not do any of this without our Members. What wonderful opportunities we have to enrich our lives. The Tri-Valley Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and happy show season and looks forward to seeing you all throughout!!!
The TVHA Board of Directors!