_ September 2008
How is everyone doing? With this beautiful cool weather around, it’s
hard to believe that it’s August. I am writing this letter just before the
Fantasy Freestyle and according to the weather folks, we are supposed
to have beautiful weather right up through the weekend. For once, I
am going to believe them and pray too!!
VADA is a USDF Group Membership Organization and all members are automatically USDF Group Members
The Region 1 Adult Competition was an incredible show.
Commonwealth Park in Culpeper is really nice and when I got there
to help out a bit, I was really impressed with the facility. Anita, Jane
and Tabatha were already there and the horses were comfortable in
their stalls. Watching them schooling in very nice warm up areas set
the mood for a really great competition. Arriving early the next
ShenVADA is a Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association
morning to video, I found a good spot to observe from and be ready
with my camera. I was not
disappointed!! Our ShenVADA riders
did a fine job and were awarded some
really fine scores. I am so proud of
each of them for their hard work. I
have also apologized for the audio on
their videos. I could not help myself.
Judith Harroun-Lord and I were the
So far this year, we are doing very well
with our shows too. The volunteers are doing a great job and we will
be looking forward to more of you signing up for the September show
at Sunset Willow Farm. All of you volunteers planning on signing up
for that show, be sure to sign up early as the positions I had for July
filled quickly. The entry secretary is Vicky Germroth so get those
entries in to her as early as you can. Our last show was filled to
capacity and if this keeps up, we could have too many entries. So
sign up early so Vicky can get the schedule put together and we will
know early if we are going to have to start earlier to complete the day.
We are gaining new members as we go and we are also receiving
entries from new people that are potential new members. I would say
ShenVADA is well on its way to becoming a much larger chapter.
And the reason for all of this – It’s the fine members who make this
club what it already is, a great club to be involved with!!
Mission Statement See you soon,
A group that emphasizes education,
support, and friendship for dressage Linda
enthusiasts in the Shenandoah
ShenVADA Board Meeting New Business:
August 8, 2008 A committee will be formed to maintain and update the
Present: This committee will take effect January 2009
Linda March, Ellen Simonetti, Anita Scruggs, Judges Contract will be reviewed by Linda and updated as
Vicky Gerrmroth, Judith Harroun Lord, Jane Palmer, needed
JoAnna Bryant Tabled to next board meeting the scheduling of judges and
Excused Absent: setting attentive 2009 show schedule
Nick Yarnold, Leslie Sebers, Stephanie Daly, Deborah Cross Still have one judge purchased via silent auction @VADA
Location: Judith Harroun Lord’s home, thank you Judith! 2007 that can be used in 2009
Meeting called to order: 7:30 PM Tabled to next board meeting class ribbon placing to include
Treasury Report: 5th and 6th
Total Income = $5,245.05 Discussed ideas for educational options for volunteers
Schooling Show Income = $1305.00 Expenses $776.26 Positive feedback received from SRF schooling show
See attachment for break down Show manager was a wonderful asset, guide lines are needed
Motion to accept Treasury Report for job description
Fair Show: August 23rd at 1PM Rule book is needed for the show box to handle unexpected
Leslie is bringing ring and setting it up August 22nd no later issues
then 5PM, We want to congratulate our Adult Team competitors we are
4-H group is prepping the footing and setting up spectators so proud of you!
tent Board Meeting September 12th at Ellen’s Home
ShenVADA will use our canopy for the sound system Meeting adjourned at 9:35 pm
Ellen can provide table and some folding chairs to be picked Respectfully Submitted by: JoAnna Bryant (Jodie)
up if needed
Discussed volunteers needed for the fantasy freestyle
VADA’s next meeting is August 24th; representative will
find 2009 clinic update
Linda sent to all members’ letters to encourage them to get
sponsorship ads September 7th
Discussed what will be awarded to the member with the
most sold ads
Juniors: No Report from chair holder ShenVADA Income & Expenses
Volunteers/Hospitality: July4-August 8, 2008
Discussed volunteer assigned hours some are as needed Balance Forward $ 5,245.05
New positions to add to volunteer list: Adult volunteer July Schooling show $ 1,305.00
coordinator, show day manager and announcer for sound TOTAL INCOME $ 1, 305.00
system and delivery with set up of canopy and system with EXPENSES
tear down Arena Fee L Sebers $ 50.00
As needed bases: Judge Hospitality, Ring delivery with set 5 Star Credit Center
up and tears down Canopy for sound system 86.10
Awards: No Report Hodges Badge-Numbers 37.50
Membership: Hodges Badge-Ribbons 159.50
Membership Brochure was approved at the July 3 rd board VADA/ATC Bronze Spon 100.00
meeting Arena Fee R Hall 125.00
Brochures were available at the Shenandoah River Farm Charles Musco-judge 498.70
Schooling Show Holiday Inn/lodging/judge 98.96
Currently kept in the show secretary’s box Show Supplies-L March 53.60
Blue Book: Postage Newslett/A Scruggs 16.84
Discussed the future of the Blue Book with ideas to change TOTAL EXPENSES $( 1,226.20)
its current functions and utilize the web page
This was tabled to the September 12th board meeting Balance As of August 8, 2008 $ 5,323.85
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Region 1 Adult Team Well it all started with the announcement that VADA was
Championships looking to fill slots on a state team. I asked and asked if
August 2-3, 2008 anyone from ShenVADA was interested in helping to fill
these slots or to create a team of our own. No such luck.
Articles submitted by Jane Palmer, Tabitha Baker and Being a beginner in Dressage, needless to say I am hooked,
Anita Scruggs so I sent in my application for consideration to be on such a
USDF REGION I ADULT TEAM CHALLENGE team.
Thus I waited and waited! Finally, I got the news that I was
On August 13-14, 2008, the Virginia Dressage accepted to represent VADA on their own Intro Level team.
Association hosted the USDF Region I Adult Team I was so excited! Little did I know what was in store for me
Challenge at the HITS Commonwealth Park near Culpeper, that weekend.
VA, with 25 teams from four states and over 90 riders
participating in the event. Three ShenVADA members A few days past and Jane Palmer decided to submit her entry
applied for and were placed on VADA teams, Tabitha Baker as well since VADA was short a few riders, I am glad that
and Jane Palmer on the VADA Intro Team, and Anita she did this too. Jane was then also selected to represent on
Scruggs on the VADA First Level team. This meant that the the state’s Intro team as well. If this wasn’t exciting enough
VADA paid the entry fee for each of the teams it sponsored. that two members from ShenVADA were going to be riding,
Anita Scruggs stepped up to bat and was selected for the
On Saturday, each rider of the four-member teams, Intro First Level team!! So away we went to planning our
through FEI Levels, was required to ride the top two tests at weekend at the VADA Adult Team Competition, held at
their level. The average scores of the two rides were then Commonwealth Park in Culpepper.
combined to determine the team score. Anita’s VADA First
Fluorescence team placed first at First Level with a team With three ShenVADA members in tow, we headed down
average score of 59.975%. The VADA IO Intro team had to the road on Friday afternoon. Once we arrived, it was hot,
compete with only two riders, Tabitha and Jane, and placed really hot. We got settled in and then our president, Linda
third at Into Level although, unfortunately, Tabitha’s horse March came to assist Jane and I with our braiding, and boy
came up lame and was unable to finish the test at Intro B, can she braid. The woman truly has a talent for braiding!
and the other two team members scratched.
Based on Anita’s and Jane’s personal average scores, It was already a long day by now and thanks to my fiancé,
Anita at 60.425% and Jane at 66.250%, they qualified to Charlie, he fixed us a feast fit for queens…. Dressage
ride in the individual championships on Sunday, where the Queens to be exact. So we ate and filled our bellies to
six top riders at each level competed against each other. prepare for show day.
Anita, riding First Level Test 4 placed 4th with 63.158%.
Jane, riding Intro Test B also placed 4th with a score of Five o’clock came way too soon on Saturday morning. As
64.500%. the day started, there was some speculation of rain, and well,
It was an exciting and challenging weekend for the three more like torrential downpours. So this was an unforeseen
riders as well as Le, Myia and Kate, and they were all very issue that we had to battle. We started our preparation with
grateful for the help of Paula Everett, who groomed, warm ups and they seemed to have gone well for us all.
mucked, and coached, Linda March, who came Friday night Then the rain came, and pour it did. Pushing the schedule
and braided our horses and then came back on Saturday to back an hour due to the rain delay.
film our rides, and Judith Harroun-Lord, who was there on
Saturday to help groom and cheer ShenVADA on. There First to ride their test at 10 am was Jane Palmer with her
were also many friends and family on hand. For sure, horse My Israela, known as Mya. Jane was going to ride her
ShenVADA was well represented and can be proud of its Intro A, and she scored a fantastic 71.000%. Way to go Jane
contributions to the Adult Team Challenge. Go and Mya! I was next at 10:15, riding my mare, Yours Truly
ShenVADA!! Kate, with the rain just missing us again; we scored a
60.000% on our Intro A test. Now mind you, there were
four different rings going all at once. As we have rested up
from the rain and the morning rush, it is nearing 2:50 and
time for Anita Scruggs and her horse, Leurielis to ride, also
known as Lee, riding First Level, three. Anita and Lee did
very well and scored a 58.000%. Next in line was Jane and
Mya again to ride the Intro B, again they looked great and
scored a 61.500% which gave Jane an overall score of riding the last year that she did it that it would have been a
64.500% and also seated her a ride on Sunday. tad bit boring job. OF COURSE it did not sound bad so I
agreed to be the “CHEF”. The next email came from Tina
Continued on page 4 Longaker saying that a meeting was being held at 6:00 on
Friday for all “CHEF”. This should have been my first clue.
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Continued from page 3 I arrived at the meeting not knowing my job. Met some
Now here is when it gets interesting… I was to ride at 4:05, other “CHEF” from the other teams and they had clipboards
the Intro B. Kate and I had a great warm up. So we entered and ink pens. This was my second clue……after being told
the ring, and we didn’t have such a great ride as I was the rules and regulations I was responsible to tell these same
catapulted off of my horse shortly after we got started. It rules and regulations to my VADA TEAMS which there
was then not a fun day showing for me as this was very were four teams with supposedly four team members on
unexpected. (I think she wanted to try her hoofs at a round each which translate into finding 16 people to give them
of being the rodeo queen, I later told her that she had the their numbers, packets and rules and regulations. Oh by the
show confused with the rodeo and she was obviously way I was also supposed to keep up with their tests and how
watching too much RFDTV!) So we gathered ourselves up each team was doing in comparison to the other teams
and headed back to the barn, with strawberries on both competing for the weekend.
elbows and a sore butt. Come to find out, Kate has the Needless to say I tried my darnest to keep up with the job
“Kissing Spine Syndrome”. So she had plenty of reason to and ride. There were times my team members were getting
say “get off of me”! However, to make up for my mishap, the test and scores because I was behind the eight ball. But I
was Anita, who was riding her First Level, test 4. She did was very pleased to give Jane her first ride score. I know
very well and scored a 62.105%. Now Anita will also be that I was mean in how I done it but I was so very proud of
riding on Sunday! Her combined scores were 63.158%. her. This was one time the scorers had the score before a
person could unsaddle a horse. I found out her score and
Way to go ladies of ShenVADA! On Saturday evening, we came back to the barn and she was untacking Mya. I asked
had a mounted awards ceremony and a lovely competitor’s her what she thought she had received and I quote what she
dinner to finish out a great and eventful day of showing. said , “It had better be a 60+ or I quit.”. I said Jane you
better sit down. She looked at me and with very sad eyes
Sunday had lots of exciting things in store for us all. As and said, “I guess I got a 50 something”. I said Jane you had
Jane and Anita both are riding in the Individual better sit down. She would not sit down. But when I told
Championships’; Jane rode her Intro B test extremely well her she had received a 71…….imagine this SHE SAT
and scored a 64.500% and placed 4th overall in her division. DOWN. I have ridden with Jane and watched Jane from the
Anita and Lee rode their First Level, test 4 and scored time she first got Mya. I do not know which one of us was
63.158% and also placed 4th overall in her division. the happiest. I know that it was one of the best moments of
my life for that weekend.
This concludes our weekend of showing and it truly was a
fun filled weekend spent with horses. Thank you for giving The second best moment was when Tabitha’s fiancé fixed
me the opportunity to share my weekend with you all. As I our supper on Friday night. I just wish I could have eaten
send thanks to you, I would also like to send thanks to those more because that was one great meal. I told Charlie on
who helped myself, Jane and Anita that weekend… Linda Saturday night when we were eating wraps that it was a
March for braiding, your support and the wonderful dvd’s shame he could not have cooked for us that night also. I
that you created for us. Judith Harroun Lord for coming to would like to thank Charlie and Tabitha for that wonderful
see us all ride and for your call to check on Kate and I, and moment.
last but not least, to Paula Everett, who keeps us calm and As you have read from Tabitha and Jane we had support
quiets our horses when needed. You are a blessing to me from ShenVADA members but I was blessed to have my
and to many others. Thank you daughter, her husband and my two muskeers that ride with
me at home to come on Saturday to show their support also.
My daughter took videos and her husband took pictures. I
guess the fact that my daughter dragged her non riding
husband to a horse show and Faith and MaryAnn came the
distance to Culpeper and riding in the victory gallop was the
most memorial things. Yes I did receive a voice mail on
Sunday after the individual ride that I needed to come home
because my father had fallen in the night and fractured two
As you have read the other two stories we had a great time.
vertebras in his neck and he was being transported to
But Jane and Tabitha just had to ride. On Monday before
Winchester Hospital to be evaluated for surgery. I am happy
the weekend Wendy Murray emailed me asking if I would
to report he is not paralyzed but he has been in Consulate
fill in for her as the “CHEF”. I asked her just what did she
Nursing Home since his fall. I hope and pray that he will
mean by being the “CHEF”. She emailed me back and said
recover to come home.
basically every thing was done that all I would have to be is
a person for contact. She also said that if she had not been
This weekend was a bitter sweet weekend for me but I did
very much enjoy myself and enjoyed being with ShenVADA
members…….ShenVADA does know how to have a good
time. Thanks everyone and you know who you are!!!!!!!
Just a couple of pictures from Region 1 Adult Team In regards to how Simple Change
Championship ShenVADA has members
that compete, we have a
rider that has qualified to
ride at the BLM’s in
October. If you missed the
chance to come and cheer
on your fellow ShenVADA
members in August you
can come and volunteer
and cheer on Laura Cross
and Civan at the BLM’s.
Laura and Civan qualified at the EEMI show at Morven
riding Third Level with a score of 61.795%. Get ready and
put the date on your calendar. If you volunteer two days
VADA provides the motel room for you. It is always a hoot
to volunteer at this show. You never know what to wear or
New breed of horse, best kind, hardly any upkeep what to pack. One year it was high 60s when we left the
VADA First Level Team house but when it came time to show on Saturday we were
(on bike Susan Aiken, Robin Criswell, Holly Newman, calling home and asking someone to bring the insulated
Anita Scruggs) coveralls and heavy blankets for the horses. When we left
on Sunday we drove home in a light snow storm. Another
year we were thinking about building an ark. It became a
guessing game as to where ring 3 was, ring 3 just kept on
flooding. By Sunday it had been moved a total of 4 times.
The date is October 23-26 at Lexington VA. To volunteer
contact Holly Veloso at email@example.com or
happy? Far A Field Acres and
(Jane Pierucci Dressage
Palmer Training, Lessons and Clinics
& Mya) In
USDF Gold Medallist
Long listed and developing list in 99-2000
Listed in BCM rankings as high as 47 in the world
Strong emphasis on rider position preparing for
upper level work
Looking Now accepting riders and horses
forward to All rider levels welcome. Will travel for small
the next groups to your farm
Baker & Also Quality well started Holsteiners, German
Yours Olympic bloodlines, winners at Dressage at
Truly Kate) Devon, talent for dressage and Jumping
Call for Availability Levels: Intro-Fourth, Musical, Pas de Deux,
561 628 0018 - 434 985 8544 Entry Fees: $20 per test for ShenVADA Mmbers
10/08 $30 per test for Non ShenVADA Members
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The following members have accumulated
September 12 ShenVADA Board Meeting at Ellen
volunteer time will you add your name to the list?
Simonetti’s place in Mt Jackson at 7:00 (as of August 23, 2008)
pm Lynn Lambert Clarke 4 Ellen Simonetti 8
September 20 ShenVADA Schooling Show at Sunset Jane Palmer 7 Kim Emswiller 4
Willows Edinburg, VA Vicky Germroth Annie Emswiller 8 Bethany Emswiller 8
17582 Old Valley Pike, Edinburg, VA
Stephanie Sheridan 8 Jana Miller 8
October 4 ShenVADA Schooling Show at Linda March 20 Anna Showalter 9
Lighthorse Farm Linville, VA Ellen Jodie Bryant 12 Polly Capansky 12
Simonettis Entry Secretary and Volunteer Judith Harroun-Lord 20 Vicky Germroth 8
coordinator contact 540 481 0551 or Lisa Wolters 12 Anita Scruggs 18
October 28 ShenVADA Board Meeting at Jane
Tabitha Baker 4 Paula Everett 8
Palmer’s Mt Jackson VA 7:00 pm Felicia Phillips 8 Deborah Cross 10
November 7 ShenVADA general membership Donna Hepner 6 Nick Yarnold 20
meeting at Polly Capansky’s Woodstock Laura Cross 4 Maddy Carmain 4
VA 7:00 pm Amanda Carmain 4 Annan Hepner 6
December 6 ShenVADA Holiday Party at Lighthorse
Farm Linville, VA
Stephanie Kopcinsky 18 Dave Palmer 3
December 12 ShenVADA Board Meeting and Mike Kopcinsky 6 Samantha Jacob 1
Scholarship @ Judith Harroud-Lord’s Mt IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
Jackson VA 7:00 pm
IT’S TIME TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR
VADA/Region 1 Calendar THE SHEL GAFFORD AWARD
September 13 VADAF Dressage at Rose Mount, Each year VADA honors one of its members with
Spotsylvania, VA Contact Suzanne the Shel Gafford Award for Excellence in Sportsmanship.
Rowdon (540) 752-2103 E-Mail This Award is voted on by the VADA membership based on
firstname.lastname@example.org nominations submitted by VADA members. The purpose of
September 20-21 VADA/NOVA Autumn I, Leesburg, VA the Award is to recognize those of our members who, like
contact Susan Trivers (202) 927-7843 Shel, personify the characteristics of good sportsmanship,
October 23-26 BLM’s Championships at Lexington, VA and to encourage all our members to aspire to the principles
contact Holly Veloso at (540)556-6649 or of good sportsmanship that were so much a part of Shel’s
email@example.com to volunteer personality. We lost Shel 13 years ago, but hopefully
October 25-26 Potomac Valley Dressage Association, through this Award, his influence will live on. Please take a
Leesburg, VA Contact Betty Thorpe (301) few minutes to nominate someone that you feel upholds the
774-3756 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org spirit of this award. Nominations should be 200 words long
November 22-23 VADA/NOVA Autumn II, Leesburg, VA and should be submitted by October 15, 2008. Details are
Contact Michelle King (202) 927-7843 available on page 28 of the 2008 VADA “Purple Book”.
E-Mail: email@example.com For anyone who cringes at the thought of a written essay,
200 words go by really quickly. Most people write two to
ShenVADA Schooling Show three times that and then have to edit it down. The slate of
nominations will appear in all the VADA Chapter November
Sunset Willows Farm Newsletters, and each chapter will tally its members’ votes
Edinburg, VA by December 15, 2008. So please take a few minutes and
September 20, 2008 nominate any VADA member you feel is deserving of this
Award. This is definitely a case where it’s an honor just to
Entry Secretary: Vicky Germroth
17582 Old Valley Pike Submit written nominations to:
Edinburg, VA 22824 E-mail (preferred): Snail Mail:
Lwest101@aol.com Louise West policy and cover the cost if they decide it is needed. As an
29400 Secretariat Rd. alternative to a D&O policy, it was suggested that chapters
Ruther Glen, VA investigate the costs of bonding their financial officer.
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VADA BOARD MEETING insurance offered by Dietrich for $998.00 per year. Tina
August 23, 2008 seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.
New Business: Publishing the Purple Book vs. making a
Members Present: Alison Douglas, Jane Palmer, Sarah CD was discussed. All agree that chapters should provide
Kern, Dianne Boyd, Janet Brown, Katherine Graman, Robin more support by purchasing more ads. Robin will present a
Dannels, Alison Head, Beth Rippel, Melyni Worth, Tina proposal on ways chapters could contribute. There is
Longaker, Tammy Hryczaniuk, Casey Hobaugh, and Sharon definite interest in continuing on with the hard copy and
Ackley. various ways of financing it will be considered. The
The VADA Board met Saturday, Aug 23, 2008 at the printing cost and mailing is approximately $5000.00. In
Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville. Minutes of the last regard to the 2008 Purple Book, Robin clarified that there is
meeting were read and approved. Melyni added that she will an FEI award for the schooling shows in the VADA awards
not have a booth at the Equine Extravaganza in Richmond as section. A total of 3 scores must be submitted.
stated. Beth advised that USDF will however go forward Alison Douglas requested that drop off places be
with a booth. established by chapters for donations to the silent auction for
In the absence of Jessie Ginsburg, there was no official the VADA banquet. Each chapter should designate a person
treasurer’s report but Alison Head reported a combined (coordinator) to be the collector. She will send a form to be
balance of approximately $72,796.00. Tina provided a profit used. The Feb. 8, 2008 awards banquet will again be held
and loss statement for the USDF Region I Adult Team at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville. It will be a sit-
Challenge that showed a gross income of $20,810.00 and down dinner this year.
expenses of $21,931.74 for a loss of $1,121.74. Nancy Chapters were encouraged to contribute to the USDF
Lowey, as show manager, provided a written report of the convention basket by bringing items to the next VADA
event, which hosted 24 teams. She has applied for a USDF meeting. Members interested in attending the Dec.3-6
grant in the amount of $500.00 which would lessen the loss. convention in Denver should contact Beth. The meeting
Mostly positive feedback was given by those who had been was adjourned at 1:25 p.m. The next VADA Board meeting
at the event and all agreed the footing and setting were is Nov. 16 at the Double Tree, 11:00 a.m.
ideal. VADA will present a proposal at the November 2 These minutes are subject to review and correction at the
Region I meeting at Morven Park to host the event again next VADA Board meeting.
next year at Commonwealth Park. More participation by Respectfully submitted , Jane Palmer, Secretary
VADA chapters will be encouraged.
Dianne Boyd reported on the planning progress for the
2008 BLM Championships. Holly Voloso is the volunteer
coordinator. Casey Hobaugh has created lots of interest in
sponsors this year and is working on local support. Chapters
are asked to again contribute $45.00 for the breakfast cars.
Casey reported there are twelve confirmed vendors. There
is still a need for class sponsors which costs $35.00 per John Lyons
class. Chapters are encouraged to be class sponsors. Robin
Dannels is publishing the program and stressed that the
Coming to Shenandoah County
deadline for the program is September 15. Sharon Ackley is
again handling the awards and ribbons for the On Oct 4, John Lyons will be giving a FREE
championships. A variety of items have been secured for presentation at the Shenandoah
prizes as well as gift certificates. Diane has been working
on various menus with the new food vender at the Horse
Country Fairgrounds in
Center. VADA will provide all the drinks for the duration of Woodstock, VA. The program
the event, which will help to hold down food costs. Alison will run from 10:00am to
will do the stabling layout in coordination with the VHC, 4:00pm and will include music,
which will handle the daily stable management. pony rides for kids, food, and 2
Alison reported that the 2009 clinic contract with Anne
Gribbon has been signed. The clinic is scheduled for April
demonstrations by John Lyons.
4-5, 2009 at Morven Park. Format and the rider selection More specific information can
process are still under consideration. be found at
Beth provided a quote from Dietrich Equine Insurance
Services for D&O insurance coverage for VADA and for www.emmanuelequinefacility.com
those chapters who submitted financials. Due to the high
cost, individual chapters will have to purchase their own
under News & Events.
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ShenVADA’s Fair Show a Success How you can help your farrier do a better job.
By Nick Yarnold
1. Have your horse
In spite of some butterflies concerning the number close and ready; meaning
of riders who had signed up for ShenVADA’s in the stall or in the barn
Show at the Shenandoah County Fair on August haltered.
23, most who attended felt the show went off very 2. The horse should be
well. Two weeks prior to the show we had only 4 dry and clean, meaning;
riders and about $400.00 in ad revenue. All this when it's raining bring
changed in one week when we improved to 6 your horse in at least an
riders and close to $1,500.00 in ad revenue. hour before the farrier
arrives, so his hooves
The weather cooperated extremely well for mid- and legs can dry.
August and in spite some miscues by the 3. Your farrier needs a
incredible DJ and a few sound effects from the CLEAN, LEVEL
tractor pull and watering truck, the show went off and SHADED place to
on schedule. The music ranged from Pink Panther work. We don't mind
to Tina Turner and the movements from trots to fans.
half passes to flying changes on long reins. 4. Good lighting is also needed.
5. The horse should have no problems picking up
Our top ad seller was Ellen Simonetti – ably his feet. This is something the owner should work
assisted by her husband Rick – who raised on daily.
$700.00, and her award is a $250 gift certificate 6. It's NOT your farriers job to train your horse.
from VTO. Our Second place and Honorable The owner should be in control at all times, which
mention ad seller was Anna Showalter- ably means not being distracted by cell phones or other
assisted by her dad – who raised $465.00, and her people.
award is a $100 gift certificate from VTO.. Way to 7. Fly spray is always good to have on hand.
go ladies… and husband… and Dad. 8. If you can't do any one of the above, it's harder
for your farrier to do a good job.
As to the riders, all of them graciously rode 9. Lastly have checks ready if you really
second rides to extend the show – even though we appreciate what your farrier does for you
lost most of our audience during our intermission include tips on your check. Most of the time the
– ShenVADA extends its profound thanks. Our bill usually just covers expenses of the farrier (i.e.
riders were: Anna Showalter riding Don’t Push shoes, freight/shipping cost((how do you think the
My Buttons, Stephanie Kopcinski riding Snickers, shoes arrive at the farrier’s house)), rasps, hoof
Samantha Jacobs riding Coco-Frost, Jane Palmer knives, nails, tools, all the propane for hot shoes,
riding My Israela, Linda Bertschinger riding Rode, time, and of course the gas expense of the vehicle
and Tammy to come your house)
riding Reagan. The more of steps 1-7 you do for your farrier the
closer to 100% of quality work you will receive
ShenVADA from your farrier. Try and drive a nail in a piece
would also like of wood and have someone move the board just
to extend its when you are ready to hit the nail. I bet that you
thanks to the will appreciate your farrier more after you try
individual volunteers who helped organize and set hitting the moving nail. Without good farrier
work your horse will not perform or stay sound.
Thanks to my farrier David Kaschel for the above
Does Your Horse Look Like This……
Part 6-Scalloped Braid
The fourth braid you add the second braid
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Continue until you come to the last section of hair.
This section will have the next to last and third to
last incorporate into the braid. This type of braid
is hard to explain. If you wish to see how to do
this braid call me and I can arrange to show you
how it is done. This braid allows your horse to
Close up of braid-this is three days after being stretch his neck and does not pull like some
braided. This is the type of braid I use on Lee. He French braids, when the horse stretches his neck
has a thin mane and he likes to rub it out. I do not the braid will stretch and look like a French braid.
need a lot of hair to create this braid. All you need
is yarn the color of your horse’s mane and rubber
bands. I cut the yarn into lengths of approximate VADA Year End Awards Banquet
20-24 inches. I fold the yarn into half and insert
into each braid. This is want gives you the length Will Be Held February 8th, 2009
when you do not have enough hair. You braid the At the
first and second section of hair. The third section Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville
you will add the first braid into the third braid. .
We are requesting that each Chapter coerce a member
into becoming the drop off designee for members who
will not be attending the banquet.
Please remember the Silent Auction is a fund raising
activity, not a yard sale. The form that should
accompany each donation can be found on our website.
We are requesting that you download and complete the
bottom section, marked “To be completed by donor” so
we can streamline the accounting functions that must
be completed that day.
Third braid with first braid added
Large items or items that you think would be of
particular interest to other members (i.e. stallion
breedings, clinics, etc) can be promoted beforehand by
emailing Alison Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She will make sure all of our members get the word
and bring their checkbooks!!!!
Also remember one of those very special items
available is the coveted “Cover of the Purple Book”.
What a great holiday present that would make. Just
leave this memo in a conspicuous place where you’re
better half will find it. You will need to make several VADA Year End Awards Coordinator
copies as we still have several months left of hints to
drop. We know the auction isn’t actually till after the
holidays, so your argument for that one is – “If you
love me, you’ll spend as much as it takes to make me
President: Linda March Vice President: Ellen Simonetti Treasurer: Jane Palmer
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Secretary JoAnna Bryant Ads/Fund Raising Stephanie Daly Fair Show: Nick Yarnold
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors: Leslie Sebers Volunteers/hospitality: Various people Newsletter: Anita Scruggs
Blue Book: Nick Yarnold Membership: Joanna Bryant Shows/Awards: Leslie Sebers
State Representatives: Linda March, Judith Harroun-Lord, Jane Palmer, Polly Capansky (alternate)
Directions to Sunset Willows Farm in Edinburg: North or South on I-81 proceed to exit 279. If
coming from the north make a right turn onto Stoney Creek Road proceed .2 mile turn left onto
Bottom Road/S Ox Road proceed 1.1 miles Sunset Willows is on your left. If you past Wholesome
Foods you have gone too far. If coming from the south make a left turn onto Stoney Creek Road
proceed .2 mile turn left on to Bottom Road/S Ox Road Proceed 1.1 Miles Sunset Willows is on
your left. If you past Wholesome Foods you have gone too far. Get your entries into Vicky
1111 Pepper Road
Mt Jackson, VA 22664