We are having it earlier this year on Saturday, February 6. This is to accommodate the travel schedule of SE Director Jan Williams (who is escaping to Florida as much as possible!), and to avoid a conflict with the PA Horse World Expo and President's weekend. Unfortunately, it coincides with the ECTRA Banquet that several of our members will be going to. There always seems to be something going on somewhere!
As usual, we will be having our Social at New Bolton. It will be in the cafeteria and Alumni Hall again. This is where we had it last year, and also had our joint meeting and dinner with ECAHS last fall. Please cross your fingers that we don't get snow again this year!! We have no snow date!
This year we are excited to host a presentation with Sue McDonnell from New Bolton on the semi-feral Shetland Pony herd that is on the grounds. She will give us an interesting look into the herd dynamics and what they have discovered about the adaptation of these ponies to their environment. Sue may give us some insight as to the care that our own horses receive and the impact of the environment we provide for them.
Chinese Auction! This year we be giving you the chance to clean out some of your unwanted items from your tack room and home! Since we have very nearly exhausted our welcome with our local business, this year we are going back to our roots. Your donations will be the basis of our Chinese Auction this year. However, if anyone wants to donate lessons, breedings, services, etc, they would be very welcome!
Dessert Competition! In past years we had a cooking competition where attendees brought delicious entrees, salads and desserts to be judged and prizes were awarded. That involved ovens and ways of keeping food hot or cold. It worked when we held our Social at locations with an accessible kitchen. Since we have been coming to New Bolton, that has not been possible and frankly, interest had waned. This year, however, we want to bring back the dessert portion of the competition. If you would like to fire up your skills and your oven (or fridge or whatever) to make a dessert and bring it the Social, you can enter it and have the chance of winning a fabulous prize! If you would like to bring a purchased dessert to share, that will be welcome also!
Lunch! Once again we will providing light lunch along with drinks and snacks.
Please RSVP on our events page so we have an approximate count for food.
We hope to see you on February 6!!