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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Andrew on September 8, 2017

September 2017
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.
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
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.
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
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.