July - Date tbd - Trail Ride at Grove Point Stables, Earlville, MD
September - date TBd - Arabian Demo Day and farm tour VARIOUS LOCATIONS – CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR FARM ON THE TOUR, OR TO PARTICIPATE WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR HORSE. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.
October 20 - Judged Pleasure Ride and wiener roast
SE District Social Sharon and I would like to thank everyone who attended our Social last weekend, especially those who generously donated to our Chinese Auction.
True Blue Arabians (Sharon Noonan) donated a delicious spread of food to our “light lunch”!
Dr. Alicia Long, DVM, of New Bolton gave a really interesting talk on skin conditions relating to wet weather, specifically Rain Rot, Scratches and Pythiosis. Most of us had no idea that rain rot was contagious between horses, and that all those little tufts of crusty hair need to be collected and disposed of instead of left lying around. Don’t try to peel off the crusty bits from your horse’s Scratches either. If they come off easily, okay. Collect those as well. Chlorhexadine is your friend….
Pythiosis typically is found in tropical and sub-tropical locales like Florida. For some reason, it has popped up in Chincoteague (not the Maryland Assateague ponies) and affected several of their wild ponies. There doesn’t seem to be a cause for alarm in our area yet, but it bears watching.
we HAD some generous donations to our Chinese Auction! Three Private Lessons - Kris Poole of Pink Ribbon Farm Four Hours of Ring Use Time - Kris Poole Two Beginner Riding Lessons - Dawn Kellett McCuen of KA Equestrian Bucket of Barn Goodies - SE District Free Entry to JPR - SE District Free Lesson - Fiona Gowers, Lauren Annett of Bally Vae Farm Riding Shirts – MaryAnna Bruhin Ralph Calendar - ECAHS Equine Journal - Jan Williams
ARABIAN DEMO DAY! A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE NOONAN FAMILY OF TRUE BLUE ARABIANS AND ALL OUR PRESENTERS FOR HOSTING A TERRIFIC DAY OF SHOWCASING THE ARABIAN HORSE!
THE DAY INCLUDED: *ARABIAN HORSES AT LIBERTY * ANINTRODUCTION TO : SHOWING IN HALTER CLASSES CLASSIC DRESSAGE VS. WESTERN DRESSAGE (NOT JUST A TACK CHANGE!) ENDURANCE RIDING SHOWING IN SPORT HORSE IN-HAND
*KIDS ACTIVITIES *GAMES *FINGER PAINTING ON A HORSE! *CRAFTS
*MEET AND GREET THE HORSES
THE EVENT WAS JAM PACKED FULL OF INFORMATION AND BEAUTIFUL HORSES
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN OR VOLUNTEERED AT OUR EVENTS SO FAR THIS YEAR!
SE SOCIAL - FEBRUARY 2018 CHESHIRE PLEASURE TRAIL RIDE - APRIL 28, 2018 CHESHIRE CTR/REGION 15 CHAMPIONSHIP CTR - APRIL 29, 2018 SE DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW - MAY 12, 2018