Welcome to the July 2009 Newsletter by laurarichert


									June 2009

Welcome to the July 2009                                   AGM
                                                           Our AGM will be held on Sunday 13 September at
Newsletter                                                 3pm at the Laingholm hall. Please write this date on
                                                           your calendar!
                                                           All welcome.
We have had a few frosty mornings at the beginning
of this term, followed by lots of rain lately. We try to
do our best to rotate the herds accordingly.               Lessons
Its great that a few paddocks have their entrances and
gate ways filled with crushed rocks to prevent the         It was great to see the improvement of our younger
mud become too slippery.                                   riders at the end of the second term. Unfortunately
The arena has been topped up with sand and rubber          for them there will be no lessons in term 3, but we
chips as the original layer had compressed. We now         will make a time available for those interested.
have a nice soft layer and happy horses again!             Every Saturday in term 3, starting 1st August from
                                                           12pm till 2pm there will be a horse owner at the club
                                                           allocated to look after club members willing to learn
                                                           that extra bit of horse care. They will be able to help
Muddy Creek Riders Dance                                   with moving our herds to a different paddock, help
                                                           with the fencing, clean and fill troughs.
Saturday 25 July at 7pm at the Laingholm Hall
                                                           Borrow some gloves and help with the poo pick or
With a chili con carne dinner, DJ Toni, raffles,           give out the hay. Its great fun to do all these chores
cash bar and of course dance the night away!               with a group, so bring your friends and enjoy!
Buy your tickets now as they are selling fast!☺            It is community time for all our horse owners and
This is one of our biggest fundraiser for the year,        everyone is very welcome to join in. The youngsters
so please show your support for your club and              can help to get the horses out of the paddock and help
join us now.                                               with grooming and tacking up as we have lessons for
Profit from the dance is to go towards a farm              horse owners, starting at 2pm till 4.30pm.
tractor.                                                   Horse owner roster to look after our keen members:
                                                           1 August         Lydia ph 8176216
                                                           8 August         Claudia      8179349
                                                           15 August        Renee        8171933
                                                           22 August        Briar        8177017
                                                           29 August        Siobhan      021 02215583
                                                           5 September Erin              021 937865
                                                           12 September Katharina 8178745
                                                           19 September Talia             8172229
                                                           26 September Natasha          8177421
                                                           If you are unable to do your day, swap! (☺ )
                                                           Community afternoons and lessons are going ahead
                                                           rain or shine.
                                                           If in doubt you can ring the person rostered in for that
              Well maybe not that big.
                                                           day, thanks.
Thanks                                                     Float Hire
We would like to give a BIG thank you to Petra who         Contact -
is retiring from her job as our lesson coordinator.        Maher family - 8171933
Petra has looked after lessons since the club was          Lawrence family - 8136404
formed and has managed to juggle riders and horses         Giezen family - 8179349
most admirably.                                            Great for moving furniture, etc. not JUST horses.
Andrea Maher will be taking on this role so we wish
her well for the next three to four years;-)
Any inquiries regarding lesson please phone Andrea
on 8171933.
                                                           Club T shirts for sale!
                                                           Only $15.00 Bottle green, adult and children’s sizes,
Also a big thank you to Erin’s dad for delivering the
                                                           with club logo on the front and back.
loads of crushed rock and metal to fill all those
muddy creekers!
                                                           Happy riding everyone!

Working bee                                                Muddy Creek Riders Inc.
Our next working Bee is Saturday 1 August. From            PO Box 60 633 Titirangi.
10am till 12pm.
Things to do list includes:                                CLUB CONTACT DETAILS.
Railing for small steps we use for pony rides.             President:
Tying hose to fence in back kindy paddock.                 Andreas Bodenstein 817 8745
Spreading of fertilizer.                                   Secretary:
Make boxes for poo.                                        Anton Lawrence 813 6404
Tree planting, and fence around those trees.               Treasurer:
                                                           Eva Becherer 817 3890
                                                           Committee Members:
A Little bit of H&S                                        Louise Matthews
We would like to remind all parents that it is essential
                                                           817 7421
children are supervised while handling the horses.
                                                           Dave Maher
They are mostly well behaved but they can spook
                                                           817 1933
from time to time and inadvertently kick out or jump.
                                                           Liz Weenink
There should always be an experienced rider in
                                                           817 6216
                                                           Andrea Haydon
This should in no way deter you from coming and
                                                           817 7017
enjoying the horses as there are normally plenty of
                                                           Mark Bevan
riders on site willing to pass on their knowledge and
                                                           817 3623
                                                           Junior Committee Members
                                                           Katharina Bodenstein
                                                           817 8745
Fencing                                                    Claudia Giezen
There will be a safe fencing course with Dave after a      817 9349
bbq lunch on Saturday 1st August around 12.30pm.           Lesson bookings:
Yes a very busy day indeed with a working bee,             Andrea Maher 8171933
fencing course and start of our lesson, but hay….

                                                           Happy riding and any suggestions, stories,
Richard is coming 31st July for Bella and Hugo.
                                                           questions or inquiries regarding the newsletter
                                                           please contact Claudia or Miriam at 8179349

Next Pony Rides
Sunday 2nd August 3-4pm with sausages and drinks!

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