Area VII 2015 Schooling Show Series Finale
Saturday, August 1
The finale of our series of three schooling shows will take place on Saturday, August 1 at the Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park. Kim Sterchi is our judge.
Entries will be accepted at the show, but please pre-enter to save time. Pre-entries should be received by Friday, July 25. Classes will start at 8:30 a.m. Download the complete premium and plan to join us for a great day.
The High Point Awards for the series—cash prizes for High Point Champion and Reserve in each division, will be presented at the end of this show. These awards are sponsored by Rich Erickson and Jacob Elliott of Double E Ranch in Galt, CA. See the June Schooling Show page for the current high point standings.
Want to practice? The patterns and courses for the August show are now available for download on the August Schooling Show page.
Area VII Summer Picnic, BBQ & Playday
Thanks to Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson of Double E Ranch in Galt for hosting our Summer Picnic and BBQ. We had a great time! We've got some photos posted, so take a look!
If you were there and have any photos to share, please send them to email@example.com and we'll be happy to post them.
Thanks also to Mark Nelson for spending the day at the grill, Pat and Linda Anastasio for providing the sausages and making a last-minute run for ice, and Linda A. and Gail Byrnes for helping organize it all. And thank you all for coming!
GREAT NEWS! California Classic 2016 is a go!
The Area VII Show Committee is delighted to announce that we have signed a contract with Murieta Equestrian Center, and we'll host a two-day ASPC/AMHR show there on April 23–24, 2016. Gail Byrnes has agreed to serve as our Show Manager.
We have received sponsorship funds from all of the folks listed at the bottom of this page, largely thanks to the efforts of Gail Byrnes. We'll be working hard over the next few months to find more sponsors so we can host a really great show. Class sponsorships will also be available. More information will be available here soon.
Your Vote Counts
This year, ASPC/AMHR is conducting a National Board election. The Board of Directors conducts the general business of the association. Each area is represented by two directors; one is an Open seat and the other is the Shetland seat. Each term is three years. In Area VII, our Open seat is up for election. The candidates are Jim Curry (incumbent) and Eric Tani. Their biographies are featured in the June/July issue of The Journal.
All ASPC/AMHR members will receive a ballot in the mail in August. Your vote does count. Past elections have been decided by one vote. Please evaluate each candidate and make your choice and, above all, send in your ballot!
…and Speaking of Elections…
Our club will also be having an election this year in November. All of our officers, with the exception of Director Gail Byrnes, have reached their term limits in their current positions, so we'll need to elect a new President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Directors.
If you would like to be on the ballot for one of these positions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to nominate someone else, please check with them to make sure they are willing to serve, and send me the information. We'll have official nominations at our meeting in October (date and location TBA), and ballots will be mailed in November. Our new officers will take office at our meeting in January 2016.
Welcome New Members!
As a result of our 2015 membership drive spearheaded by Gail Byrnes, we are delighted to welcome these new members to our club:
Shelia Bryant and John Gracey of Appy Downs in Marysville
Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson of Double E Ranch in Galt
Lauren Vucinich, South San Francisco
Eleanor (Nell) Wood, Napa
Cassidy Blanton of Drive 'Em Wild Ranch in Reno
Jean M. Hayunga of Black Mountain Miniatures in Carmel
Pam Brown of Pee Wee Farms in Galt
Cindy and Kimberly Groverman of The 350 Ranch in Santa Rosa
Nancy Resetar, Royal Oaks
Sharon Rapadas, Loomis
Sharon and Bill Duncan of Mini Hacienda Ranch, Martinez
Ron and Sami Scheuring of Sami's Lil Horse Ranch, Santa Rosa
Kristy Pruett of K&K Mini Company, Napa
Dennis and Jan Haney, Half Measures Ranch, Coloma
Danielle and Louise Miller, Morgan Hill
Rebecca Solberg, Taft
Brad, Marcy, Sydney, and Kory Parsons of Parsons Farm in Williams
Yvonne, Cathy, and Ashley Lowas of River Willow Farm in Lemoore
Karen Farlow of Blue Oak Farm in Clayton
Jessica Billington of Williams Ranch in Clayton
Kai Villarimo Moore, Cyndi Villarimo, and Mary Villarimo Gilligan of Redwood Acre Ranch in Carmichael
Jeannie Peterson, Vacaville
Dominic Schroeder, Wilton
Kimberley Hess, Orangevale
Suzette Hutchins of Justa Lil Ranch in Clearlake Oaks
Ted and Becky Horat of 5 Star Miniatures in Lakeport
Corinne, Jennifer, and Cody McLean of CJM Miniatures in Galt
Paul Tarap and Ailene Pritchett Tarap of Stewart Ranch in Napa
Cameron Nelson and Cindy McPike of CoCi Ranch in Sherwood, OR
Rick and Janet Pearsall of Chariot Farms in Lower Lake
Kim and John Sweatt of Mirage Miniatures in Reno, NV
Casey Campbell of Wingate Training Center in Vacacille
Sheryl Rodda of Lazy Daisy Ranch in Valley Springs
Janice L. Kieler of Big Leap Ranch in Penn Valley
Nancy Schmidt of Big Dogs and Little Horses in Paso Robles
Patti Funakoshi of Twice As Nice Miniatures in Galt
Gage Carlsen of Carlsen Minis in Paso Robles
Chris and Madelyn Blanton of Drive 'Em Wild Ranch in Reno, NV
Kathy Courtney and Anna Pisarski of Redstar Ranch in Reno, NV
Bryce Baker and Shawn Hester of Piece of Me Miniatures in Paso Robles
Merlene Olmstead of Albion East MHR in Roseville
Vicki and Bruce Blodgett of Santa Cruz
Dee Dee Zawaydeh of Palo Alto
Quinn Johnson of Marina
Jeff & Tui Powers of Sami's Lil Horse Ranch in Petaluma
Rebecca J. Kelley of B&D Ranch in Yucca Valley
Maxine Richey of Double E Ranch in Galt
April Meckes of Nadja Miniatures in Ramona
Mary E. Swinn of Hacienda Pondorosa in Scotts Valley
Michelle Sharrock of Wesco Farms in Winters
Want to Join Area VII?
New members: download the 2015 membership form for new members (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form.
Renewing members: download the 2015 membership renewal form (PDF) and send it with your payment to the address on the form.
Questions? Contact the Membership Committee.
Buying or Selling?
Check out the listings on our For Sale pages.
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Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors
Pat and Linda Anastasio • Pam Brown • Gage Carlsen • Christine and Emma Caringello
Casey Campbell • Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson • Patti Funakoshi
John and Carol Gasparini • Dennis and Jan Haney • Jean M. Hayunga
Kimberley Hess • Jim and Vicki Killfoil • Yvonne, Cathy, and Ashley Lowas
Ken and Julie Mabie • Cindy McPike and Cameron Nelson • Pat Michielssen
Brad, Marcy, Sydney, and Kory Parsons • Kristy Pruett • Penny Radulovich
Nancy Schmidt • Rebecca Solberg • Kim and John Sweatt
Nancy Turner • Marjorie Vliet • Dee Dee Zawaydeh
Company and Individual (Non-Member) Sponsors
Brentwood Feed & Pet Supply
Carriage House Miniature Horse Tack & Harness
Double E Ranch, Jacob Elliott and Richard Erickson
Higby's Country Feed • Kelly and Grady Mykrantz
Brooke Sheridan, "The Clipper Girl" • Western Saddlery, Inc. • Tracy Yost
Please see our Sponsors page for more information about our wonderful supporters
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