President's Message for May
Good May to everyone.
This month will have better weather for riding - promise - and more opportunities for learning. I read a quote, "The purposes of life are loving and learning." Aren't those exactly what we do when we ride?
The Beth Baumert clinics are upon us: Thursday and Friday at Hippico in Santa Fe, Saturday and Sunday at Cherry Tree Farm in the South Valley. Riding slots are taken, but there is still room for auditors. Kathleen Martin's contact information is on the Calendar page. This is an opportunity for learning not to be missed.
Our next schooling show is at Cherry Tree Farm on May 21st. It's a lovely venue with ample warmup and parking. The judge will be Laurel Peters. Send your entries to Cindy Cavan-Winfield, 25 Mariposa Lane, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Your entries must be postmarked by May 13th, and received no later than May 16th.
The Arabian Horse Association of New Mexico is having their Zia Classic show May 10th - 12th, followed immediately by the Region 8 Sporthorse Championships May 13 and 14. Closing date for entries was May 1st for dressage classes. Even if you didn't enter, consider attending to cheer on our NMDA members who will be riding.
Teresa Heine did it again. She managed the NMDA schooling show at Bosque Farms Arena on April 26th. It was so much fun. Kathy Soller judged, with positive, useful comments. The youngest competitor had just turned 8 years old, the oldest was 70, with lots of folks in between. Thanks to Winnie Fitch for scheduling, and scoring half day, Cindy Cavan-Winfield for scoring the other half of the day. Gina McKay was announcer all day, while her husband was runner. Then they stayed to help break down the arena, while the rest of us were heading home to put up horses and relax. Ann Bresson was our scribe, and a new-comer to dressage, Cindy Randall handled gate duties. (She's hooked, by the way). People who didn't know each other held horses, gave compliments, helped with equipment or directions. What a great bunch of dressage enthusiasts. That's the way it's spozed to be.
I hope to see you at the Beth Baumert clinics, and at our next schooling show at Cherry Tree.
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Upcoming clinic is on the calendar