May 21, 2015
Dear RHANW Members and Friends,
Our May show happened so quickly it’s hard to believe we are looking towards our June Show, but let’s look back at the May show first. What a great show it was. The grounds were incredible, very little dust, the drags were on time, not once did we need to run and find someone to drive the tractor, and the help…well it couldn’t have been better. I would like to thank a lot of people who helped (announcers, stalls, scribes and gate keepers) and if I forget your name, I’ll put you down twice next time. Of course Mike and Gloria, they are a team we couldn’t do without, Karen Kooy, Anglea Kirshner, Thada Zigler, Tim Beck, Rebekah Frank, Shelbie Hager, Katrena Foltz, Afton Mckinlay, Laurie Tufford, Phil Parsons, Tamara Walker, and a special thank you to Darren Stancik for bit checks. Thank you to Appleatchee Riders Club for the warm welcome and the great service.
We held our annual banquet at the show with a nice turnout. It’s a great time to get to know your fellow participants. Maria Imperial did a great job with the awards and the year end buckles presented were as nice as I have seen.
Don’t forget the saddles, four this year. Saddles will be given to the highest point earner in youth 13 and under, youth 14 to 18, Rookie 3 and Open rider. Note: the open saddle will also include points from either the level 4 derby or Maturity.
Our stallion auction has about wound down and you only have until June 1st to take advantage of some great stallions still remaining. You can buy them through Perfect Horse Auctions at a buy now set price. The offspring from these stallions will be eligible for the 2019 stallion auction.
The Ride and Slide is just around the corner, June 19th thru the 21st, being held at the Appleatchee Riders Arena in Wenatchee. This year’s total added monies (all classes combined) is $7650 plus some great prizes make this a must come and participate Reining. Please note that stall reservations are to be sent to Karen Kooy (see Stall Reservation Form on Show Page). Stall reservations are due June 5th.
Also see Entry form and the latest Class list forms on the Show Page.
We will see you at the show!
First I would like to thank all the sponsors who have contributed this year. Check them out on the sponsor page. Second, we are still in need of sponsorships, if you think you can donate, every dollar counts, there is an application with the levels of participation on the sponsor page.
Around the Barn
Mike and Brynn Stokes welcomed a new baby girl this past week, CONGRATULATIONS. I would bet that she will grow up to be a Reiner.
Rebekah Frank has been awarded an NRHA internship and is off to Oklahoma during our Ride and Slide Show. We will miss her in the show office, but opportunities like this don’t come often.
Participants and Trainers
Last I would like to thank our participants and trainers for supporting our club. For some of you I know the relocation of shows has left you distraught, but we are doing everything we can to make the move enjoyable and competitive. Our first show ran smoothly and I did not see anyone not having a good time. We hope to see you at all of our shows in the future and we thank you for your continued support and participation.
--Best regards, Norm Poser, RHANW president