Falconry Demonstration and Yearly Meeting

Posted by Andrew on September 23, 2017

On Saturday, October 7th at 10am, Jeff Kisak is coming to Erie Hunt & Saddle Club to give a demonstration on Falconry. Jeff will be bringing 2 special birds not native to Pennsylvania.

Come join us for this fascinating opportunity. This is open to the public as well. We will be offering drinks and cookies after the demonstration, and have a short meeting where we will be electing our officers for the Board for 2018.


September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Andrew on September 8, 2017

September 2017
 
ERIE HUNT AND SADDLE CLUB
SEPTEMBER 2017
NEWSLETTER
 
The Hunter Paces are underway, the Mini Trials were a huge success, and the August Recognized Horse Trials have been successful for 48 years but are now finished. This year has also seen a huge boost to membership benefits, as all members and their horses are eligible to Year-End awards at no additional cost. Consider joining the Governing Board and make your ideas come to reality, several board positions are open.
 
 
Hunter Paces--Fun for Everyone!
 
On Sunday, September 17 & 24, the EHSC hunter paces are a fun way to wind down the competitive season before the snow flakes start flying. A tailgate party is planned for September 17th, we will provide drinks and hot dogs, and ask you to bring a dish to pass. The picnic will begin after the last rider goes out on course.
 
The costume contest is a favorite of everyone. Come see lions, tigers and bears as well as princesses and pirates. September 24th is the date to save!
 
You can mail your entries early or sign up on the day of the pace by 10:30 am. This year the first rider goes out at noon. Riders of all ages and disciplines are encourage. Divisions range from the Jump Division (loping or cantering and trotting and jumping all jumps) to the popular Flat division (trotting, cantering and walking-jump whichever flagged obstacles you wish) or the Pleasure Division (trotting and walking- cantering of course allowed, but then balance with more walking. Jumping any flagged obstacle allowed but not required)
 
As always, make sure you have kept your membership up to date and register for the year end awards before you ride!
 
 
EHSC Governing Board Nominations
 
2018 is promising to be a banner year for the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club. We need you to consider a position on the board, to help get your voice heard and get the club to reach it's potential. Board meetings are held once a month, on the first Tuesday of each month. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Ruth Orton at rorton@velocity.net or (814) 460-5265.
 
OFFICERS
1.    President- Peg Hull
2.    Vice President- Heidi Zuck
3.    Secretary- Wendy Bolding
4.    Treasurer- Sue Strohmeyer  
   
Committee Chairpersons
1.    Social Programs- Vicki Andrews
2.    Membership- Ruth Orton
3.    Advertising- Open
4.    Publicity and Fundraising- Open
5.    Sponsors- Jen Rautine
6.    Awards- Open
7.    Year End Points Coordinator- Karen Copus
8.    Scheduling-Open
9.    Clubhouse- Rachel Converse
10. Properties- Open
11. Grounds- Open
12. Stabling- Michele Plazony
13. Land Development- Mark McManus
14. Web Master- Barb Nash
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FOR SALE: GENTLY USED EQUIPMENT
 
The EHSC board has decided to sell equipment that has not been used in a number of years. The board is offering EHSC members first choice on purchasing this equipment. If not sold to membership, the equipment will be advertised for sale &/or auctioned. Please contact Karen Copus 814-449-6469 or Peg Hull 814-397-8381 if you are interested.
 
Aerator - bent tongue, needs work $50.00
Ford disc - 6ft, double gang, 3pt. hitch $300.00
Ferguson cultivator - 2 row, 3pt.. hitch $200.00
Drag - 5ft., needs spring teeth $1000.00
 
All offers will be considered, please feel to contact us with questions.
 
 
 
 
SUNSHINE CLUB . . .
extends heartfelt condolences to Jean & Mike Spires on the loss of their special Friesian, Echo.
 
warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Lew Trumble after two recent back surgeries
 
warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Mike van Damia after hernia surgery
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On Saturday, October 7th at 10 am come out to EHSC grounds to see a cool demonstration by Jeff Klsak about Falcons and Falconing. This promises to be very interesting. He will be bringing 2 birds not native to Pennsylvania.

RT 98 is open

Posted by Andrew on September 1, 2017

The Route 98 detour due to construction is over.


EHSC MINI EVENT PHOTOS

Posted by Andrew on August 31, 2017

Photos from the EHSC 2017 Mini Trial are avaliable to purchase by Clicking this link thanks to:


Miranda Akins

|Photography In Stride|

Website: www.photographyinstride.com

Email: photographyinstride@gmail.com

Phone: 216-785-8182


EHSC MINI EVENT

Posted by Andrew on August 20, 2017

 
As you may know, the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Horse Trials have been cancelled.
It is very sad as they have been running for 40 years.
 
However, we are running the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trial on August 27th. As you also know, we are run entirely by volunteers and we need your help.
 
We will be setting up the stadium jumping ring and the dressage rings on Tuesday evening starting at 6pm. We can really use your help.
 
We are also looking for jump judges for Sunday the 27th, 10:30 until 4:00. This is a super fun way to help our club. If you are available, please call Michelle Plazony at (630) 212-7234 or (814) 790-4729 or email her at maplaz@roadrunner.com
 
Thank you to all our volunteers! As a non-profit club, we count on the help of our members to run our shows. Without you, we would not be able to run any of these activities that we all enjoy so much. Also as a non-profit, if you have children in need of service hours for school, we are happy to help!
 
If you have any questions, you may call the Mini Event Organizer, Wendy Bolding 440-1696 or wenbolding@msn.com
 

Thank You!

Posted by Andrew on August 9, 2017

Thank you everyone for donating, sharing posts, and generally spreading the word about Erie Hunt and Saddle Club's participation in the annual Erie Gives fundraiser.

Yesterday, you helped us raise more than $3,000 for our nonprofit, all-volunteer horse-loving group. "Horsemanship through Knowledge" since 1962.

Thanks for keeping it going! And thank you to the Erie Community Foundation and Nonprofit Partnership for the hard work and good they do throughout the region!


Erie Gives Day!

Posted by Andrew on August 3, 2017


RT 98 Closed Starting July 31

Posted by Andrew on July 26, 2017

Route 98 will be closed between W. Stancliff Rd and Old State Rd.

Going to EHSC from the South on Route 98, turn left at W, Stancliff road.  Make a right at the first intersection, Eureka Rd.  EHSC will be ahead on the left.

 

 


Mini Trials Information

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017

The Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials are coming up on August 27th with schooling on August 26th.  Entries are open and also online this year.  This year, also for the first time, you may school the stadium jumping course (either with your instructor, an instructor we provide, or on your own) on the day before the event, as well as school the cross country course.  Schooling for the stadium jumping is available for sign up on www.signupgenius.com and online entries are super easy through www.bluehorseentries..com
 
I am looking for help, as usual.  This year I can offer  $50 EHSC bucks to you if you are able to steward the dressage, stadium, or cross country phase of the mini event.  Of course I can explain to you how easy it will be.  The courses and rings will already be set up from our recognized event which is two weeks earlier.  The cross country steward will have a long list of ready jump judges who enjoy jump judging, and can arrange volunteers, and supervise on the schooling day and event day.  The dressage and stadium stewards will need to gather a small crew to assist (we have lists and numbers to help) and help put the equipment away at the end of the event.  
 
If you are interested in this opportunity to help out and make $50 towards your horse habit at the same time, please call, email or text me.  If you are just interested in jump judging, dressage scribing, Bit checking, stadium crew or kitchen help  you can also earn EHSC tuits also to be used the same as EHSC bucks.  
 
Thanks, 
Wendy Bolding
(814) 440-1696

 

Dressage Show Photo Contest

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017


Horse Trials Entry is Now Open

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017


Fourth of July Work Day

Posted by Andrew on June 26, 2017

 
 
 
Dear EHSC Members and Friends, 
 
Our next "BIG" shows are the Hunter shows on July 1 and July 2 chaired by Lew Trumble - phone 814-434-3319
 
We are behind in our groundskeeping for a variety of reasons - weather and cancellation of the LHPC Horse Trials.  Prep work for the Hunter Shows will help us get ready for the EHSC Horse Trials in August.
 
Therefore . . . 
Tuesday, June 27th from 10:00am until 5:00 pm (or so) 
is a major work day
 
Bring mowers, weed eaters and any of their necessary tools.  Look for the "To-DO" list on the scoreboard.  
 
If you can't make it, please call Lew to see what can be done on another day.  Hope to have a great turnout!
 
-Peg Hull, EHSC President
 
 

May 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Andrew on May 15, 2017

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May 2017
 
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Show Season Begins With Open Horse Show and Schooling Hunter Show 
 
The weekend of May 20-21 will be busy with activity at the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club.  Open Horse Show I, on Saturday, will be judged by Diane Vogel and chaired by Bobby Ann Christensen and Courtney Potts.  If you have questions, you can call them at 573-5888 or email baskmidnightshadow@yahoo.com.  If you would like to reserve stalls, please call our stabling chairperson, Michele Plazony at (630) 212-7234.  
Schooling Hunter Show I is on Sunday May 21 and will be judged by Becki Bloom.  Lake Effect Equestrian Team will chair the show. If you can help in the Secretary stand for a little bit or have questions for the schooling hunter show please call 397-8660.
The Erie Hunt and Saddle Club 2017 Show and Event Schedule is available on our website, www. eriehuntandsaddleclub.org, along with entry forms and membership application and year end awards registration forms.  
New Membership Benefits  Include Complimentary Year End Awards Upon Registration
 
The EHSC Board of Directors voted this winter to further extend the benefits of EHSC membership..  All members are eligible for year-end awards for free as a perk of membership.  Please note, that you MUST register for the year end awards by filling out the proper form prior to showing.  However, if you own more than one horse, you can register them all.  Karen Copus is in charge of year end registration and keeping track of the points throughout the show season.  If you have any questions, please email Karen at karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org or call her at 774-3660 or 449-6469.  Your points will not be counted until your registration is complete.  The name of the registered horse or pony must remain the same for the entire show season, as this is the only way to accurately track each horse/pony and rider combination.  Failure to use the same name for the entire season will result in a loss of points.  
This is one of the many benefits to an EHSC membership.  Other benefits are reduced stabling prices and advance signups for clinics and shows.  Also, EHSC members may use the club grounds whenever they like, we just ask that they first call a board member to make sure the grounds are open.  
 
 
EHSC Tee Shirts For Sale
 
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club tee shirts will be available for purchase at most horse shows this season for $15.  They may also be purchased by contacting Heidi Zuck at hzuck57@hotmail.com or calling 450-7380.   
   
New Advertising Option
To Reach Regional Equestrians
Got your attention? Banners do that. The Erie Hunt & Saddle Club is offering a limited number of advertising banner opportunities to be displayed at Saddle Club events this season.
 
The vinyl banners will be available in two sizes: 2-by-3-foot and 2-by-2 foot. Sponsors will be able to choose background color, logo, photos, and text. (Images will need to be sent as email attachments, preferably as JPEG or TIFF files.)
 
Club member pricing is $60 for the 2-by-3’ banner, $40 for the 2-by-2' banner. Nonmember pricing is $120 for the 2-by-3' banner, $80 for the 2-by-2’. 
Contact Jen Rautine 617-750-9083 or JRaut2@yahoo.com for more information, or to secure your limited-edition banner. 
Checks can be made out to EHSC and sent to: Jen Rautine, 2040 West Welch Road, Waterford, PA 16441.
 
Display your business or send wishes to your favorite competitor(s).
 
  CLASSIFIED ADS--HELP WANTED
 
LOOKING FOR PERSON TO CLEAN STALLS AFTER SHOWS AT EHSC.  NEED TO BE OVER 18 AND ABLE TO DRIVE A TRACTOR.  CONTACT PEG HULL AT 734-3764 OR 397-8381  THIS IS A PAID POSITION.
 
ALSO NEED CLEANER FOR EHSC OUTHOUSE.  NEEDS TO TIDY OUTHOUSE, SWEEP FLOOR, REPLACE PAPER ROLLS, ETC.  CONTACT KAREN COPUS AT 449-6469 OR PEG HULL AT 397-8381
 
STILL LOOKING FOR GROUND CHAIRPERSON  FOR EHSC BOARD.  RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE COORDINATING THE MOWING (WE HAVE PEOPLE TO DO THIS) AND THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE EHSC GROUNDS.  CONTACT PEG HULL IF INTERESTED 734-3764 OR 397-8381
 
 
 
    PLEASE NOTE: THE MAY PROGRAM --"A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH LOCAL VETS" HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
 
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  SPREAD A LITTLE SUNSHINE TO YOUR FRIENDS . . .
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle Battko as she recovers from a motorcycle accident.  A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help with medical expenses.  
Condolences to David Hardy's family, David is Nell Hardy's brother.
Condolences also to Ed Morrison on the passing of his wife, Pat.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce Berry in her fight with cancer.  
Condolences to Vicky Andrews on the lost of her good buddy, Harley
Also condolences to Kelly Tighe on the loss of her good buddy, Tony.
 

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT

Posted by Andrew on April 5, 2017

To All Erie Hunt & Saddle Club Members:

 

New for 2017:

We are offering free registration for Year End Awards to ALL Erie Hunt & Saddle Club members.  This is an new benefit of EHSC membership, and one we hope you will take advantage of!

All horse/pony and rider combinations must be registered before points can be accumulated.  The following steps will assist you with this process.

  1. Update your 2017 membership and mail to:  Ruth Orton  25094 Middle  Road Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

  2. Fill out separate Year End Awards registration forms for each horse/pony and rider combination and mail to: Karen Copus  8880 Tannery Road Girard, PA 16417 or email to:karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org

  3. Membership forms and Year End Awards registration forms are available in the show book, online at www.eriehuntandsaddleclub.org and at the Secretary stand at each show.

  4. Please make sure to read EHSC Year End Awards Rules available in the 2017 show book and online.

  5. Any questions please contact Karen Copus  by phone: 814-774-3660 or call or text 814-449-6469 or email karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org

 

Your participation in registering for Year End Awards is vital. In an effort to increase eligibility and competition for Year End Awards, we are offering this as a benefit of membership for 2017.  In the future, for this benefit to continue to be offered as part of the membership fee, an increase in participation and new membership would help this program to be a success.  Please spread the word and encourage old and new members to sign up.

Good luck to everyone in the 2017 show season and hope to see you at the Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on November 4th at the American Legion Hall in Girard. 

 

Karen Copus

Points Coordinator

 


Rabies Clinic

Posted by Andrew on March 15, 2017

There will be a rabies clinic for dogs and cats Saturday, May 6 from noon to 2pm at the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club, 6840 Old State Road, Edinboro PA 16412.
 
The cost is $10 cash per pet, and the event is sponsored by the Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club and Allison Baird, DVM, of the Albion Animal Center.
 
For more information contact the Albion Animal Center at (814) 756-4441.
 
 

Painted Pony Party 2 - Sold out

Posted by Andrew on March 8, 2017

Update March 10, 2017: The Painted Pony Party coming up Tuesday, April 18 has sold out. But stay tuned, we may consider a third! Thank you for joining members of the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club in another fun event.

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Back by popular demand, we are having another Painted Ponies Party for 35 people (with preference given to those who had to be cut from February’s program).

Tuesday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Cheddar’s, 2085 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16509.

Call and take the reins to reserve your spot ASAP by contacting Vicki Andrews, owner (814) 882-9125.

Paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction are all included for only $25 per painter.

Send a photo of your own horse to Colleen via text (330) 350-0193 and she will create a one-of-a-kind, black-and-white, paint-by-numbers-style canvas for you to stomp your unique hoof print on.

(If you don't have a favorite picture of your own equine champion, you may "go the distance" by taking our lead in dreaming up hues of sumptuous teals and golds for the painting below.)

Photos due by April 3.

Call Erie Hunt & Saddle Club board member Vicki Andrews for additional information at 882-9125.

 

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Looking for Show Chairs

Posted by Andrew on February 27, 2017

The volunteer board of the Saddle Club has been busy planning events for the summer.

Now we need to ask for volunteers to help run them, including event chair people! (If you've never done it we may be able to team you up or work something out.)

So check out the schedule below and call Brittany Hartley -- handling the horse show and event scheduling for this year -- at 602-7325 or e-mail her at hartley.brittany88@gmail.com.


Check out the dates below, and please consider helping out with your experience and time. The club depends -- and is always grateful for -- our event chair people.

  • Hunter I: May 21
  • Open Horse Show II: June 10
  • Dressage I: June 17
  • Combined Test I: June 18
  • Open Horse III: July 22
  • Hunter III: July 23
  • Dressage II: July 29
  • Combined Test II: July 30
  • Hunter Pace I: Sept. 3
  • Hunter Pace II: Sept. 17
  • Hunter Place III: Sept. 24
 

2017 Showbook Ads

Posted by Andrew on February 17, 2017

2017 Showbook Ad Form

Help your horse-related business or service reach more than 2,000 active equestrians in the tri-state region and beyond by advertising in the annual printed Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Show Book. The advertising deadline is March 5.


Founded in 1962 under the motto “Horsemanship through Knowledge,” the Erie Hunt & Saddle Club has more than 50 acres of riding grounds on the corner of Eureka and Old State Roads in Franklin Center, just outside Erie, PA.


We hold close to 30 horse shows and events from May through October, including two United States’ Equestrian Association-recognized horse trails.


Directly reach your target audience by advertising in our 70-page Show Book: A full-page ad is $100, half-page $50, quarter-page $25.


A new advertising option this year will be custom banners to be displayed on the club grounds during specific shows and events – or for the entire season. Size options are 2-by-2 foot or 2-by-3 foot. For more information on banners contact board member Jen Rautine at (617) 750-9083.


Please call board member Barb Nash at (814) 450-5728 for more information on printed show book advertising, and to place an ad before the space is sold out for 2017.


Pilates for Equestrians Class

Posted by Andrew on February 16, 2017

You don't have to ride horses to get your body tuned up for your summer sports passion at Pilates for Equestrians Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building, 3608 W. 26th St., in the assembly room.

Mark your calendar for this free event, led by Erie Hunt and Saddle Club* board member Sue Strohmeyer. Sue is certified from AAAI/SMA (American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association) in Mat Pilates and has taught once a week for two years, in addition to practicing Pilates for five years prior to that.
Bring a mat or thick bath towel and water. Please wear comfortable clothing you can stretch in. Sue will teach beginner movements as well as demonstrating more advanced movements if participants desire. “Since our bodies are all different fitness levels, there are modifications for most of the movements,” Sue says.
 
For more information on this, or any Erie Hunt and Saddle Club activity, call 825-1229.
 

 


Manes & Tails Program

Posted by Andrew on January 31, 2017

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The Manes and Tails painting party is sold out! Everyone who registered to date has a place at the Tuesday, Feb. 28, event. Promises to be a fun event. Looking forward to seeing close to 50 of you there. Contact organizer Vicki Andrews with questions.

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Saddle up for Manes & Tails on Canvas, Tuesday Feb. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

at Cheddar's, 2085 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16509.

Call and take the reins to reserve your spot by contacting Colleen Welka, owner of art ERIE barn, (330) 350-0193.

Paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction are all included for only $25 per painter.

Send a photo of your own horse to Colleen via text and she will create a one-of-a-kind, black-and-white, paint-by-numbers-style canvas for you to stomp your unique hoof print on.

(If you don't have a favorite picture of your own equine champion, you may "go the distance" by taking our lead in dreaming up hues of sumptuous teals and golds for the painting below.)

Photos due by Feb. 19.

Call Erie Hunt & Saddle Club board member Vicki Andrews for additional information at 882-9125.

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