NEXT MEETING - Monday, October 10, 2014
NOTE NEW MEETING PLACE: EL JARRITO MEXICAN GRILL, RUSTON LA
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. or so for dining), Exit 86 from I-20 (2017 Farmerville Hwy or Highway 33)
Meetings occur on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise noted, and the annual awards banquet in January.
ANNOUNCEMENTS / EVENTS
LETTER FROM BETSY GOUEDY (Link)
**** NOTICE ****
Due to the clerical difficulties of keeping up with all the scratches and adds of classes during the show, it will now be necessary to fill out a drop/add slip for any changes to the registered classes any time prior to the class time. These slips will be available from the registration desk, must be filled out completely, and given to the personnel there! Any drops (scratched classes) not officially turned in before the class roster is printed will still be charged as if shown in the class. Thank you for your compliance and we are sorry for any inconvenience, but the records have been getting harder to keep up with, due to so many unexpected changes in the rosters when trying to enter the placings and points!
MARK BARRETT, PHOTOGRAPHER
Joyce Christian, of Calhoun LA, has invited photographer Mark Barrett to her farm to take photographs of her Gypsy Vanners. Please contact her if you are interested in having him take photos of your horse(s). She also indicated that if enough people were interested, a central location could be arranged for all to meet, which could result in a discount on the session. If interested in either of these options, please contact her at 318-801-9554.
!!! OFFICERS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR !!!
Please consider volunteering for the President or Treasurer officer position beginning next year!!! We will be in need of those officers since Ted and Lori will be stepping down at the end of the year. We do not want to see the group disbanded and the shows shut down for lack of officers!! Please contact Ted or Lori for more details and information. Thanks for considering these positions, or feel free to suggest anyone who might be interested!
Clarification on Friday night trail classes. These will run as an open card. Any rider in any trail class can show between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. plus. Check in with show management and the gate between 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. You must check in at the gate by 8 p.m., preferably 7:45, to ride in trail and please be ready to ride by 8 p.m., though classes will go until everyone rides! The classes will run at the same time, concurrently and in the order as come to the gate. For example, if you wanted to show in amateur and open trail, you will check in at the gate, and you could ride in both classes back to back. We will notify the judge as to what class you are riding in as you go in to ride the trail pattern.
Warm-up will be allowed in the front of the arena until trail classes begin, but you must be warmed up by approx. 8 p.m. to ride. Please pick up the trail pattern from management and walk the pattern without your horse before showing.
Betsy Gouedy is the show coordinator and she will be organizing the volunteer hours for workers for the shows. Remember, a minimum of two (2) hours must be worked by the exhibitor or designated representative to be eligible for year-end awards. This will be enforced and please volunteer early in the show season to ensure that all shows are covered.
AMANDA LEWIS CARING BRIDGE PAGE
President — Ted Foster (318-237-2840, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President — Susan Walker (318-745-3135 Kitchen, 318-218-8658 C, email@example.com)
Secretary — Karen Frye (318-361-0977, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer — Lori Shankle (318-548-0280 C, email@example.com)
Show Secretary — Lori Zumwalt
Show Coordinator — Betsy Gouedy (318-548-4142 C, firstname.lastname@example.org) [Note: Contact Betsy to volunteer]
Promotions Coordinator — Susan Clow (318-982-3007 H, 318-614-5536 C, email@example.com)
PAC/OCAP Coordinator — Ed North/Karen Frye
THE PURPOSE OF COTTON COUNTRY OPEN HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION IS TO PROVIDE FUN AND LEARNING COMPETITIVE SHOWS FOR INEXPERIENCED AND EXPERIENCED, NON-PRO AND PRO ALIKE TO ENJOY SHOWING THEIR GRADE AND REGISTERED HORSES.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:
1. YEAR-END AWARDS (SHOW IN 3 SHOWS TO QUALIFY).
2. DISCOUNT ON ENTRY FEES.
3. A VOTE IN HOW THE ASSOCIATION AND SHOWS ARE RUN.
We will host five shows in 2014 at the Northeast Louisiana Exhibition Center ~ Ruston, Louisiana
*** 2014 Shows:
March 21-22, April 25-26, May 30-31, Sept. 5-6 and Oct. 17-18 ***
*** 2015 Shows:
March 20-21, April 24-25, May 29-30, Sept. 18-19 and Oct. 16-17 ***
Northeast Louisiana Exhibition Center, 165 Fairgrounds Road, Ruston LA 71270, (318) 254-8877