Friday, September 29, 2006

October 2006 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

We had a very good meeting in Sept., Dr. Jim Yanchunis was our speaker and we all enjoyed his visit. We had 43 people and 5 new members. Our member that lives the furthest is Al and
Symphony Graves from Collinsville, Al. Welcome to all our new members.

We had a great turnout at the clubs first yearly picnic at Bristol Horse Camp. We had 35 riders and a lot of campers. It was a huge success. We had a greenhorn with us, Fred Kissling, Charlie's brother. He got our "True Grit" award for riding everyday and not a word of complaining. He got ribbed by us all and was a true cowboy. Thanks for being with us Fred. You can come ride with us anytime!!

We did have our few mishaps, Larry Gillifillan broke his collar bone and had to have surgery a few days after. Hope your feeling better Larry. Tracey Nickolson had a fall with her horse,
and, being the trooper she is, she rode her horse back to camp with a broken saddle and a few minor cuts on the horses legs. Glad it turned out ok.

We will be planning another gathering next year! Our next meeting is Oct 12th at 7 pm at the bank. Our speaker is Donnie Allen, he will giving us some information on accidentinsurance. He writes polices for Combined Insurance Company. This is insurance to help pay your bills if you are hurt and can not work. Good thing to have! Please plan to attend and invite a friend. Our meetings are always open to anyone.

We are camping on Oct.26-30 at Whetstone Horse Camp in SC. If you want to come please call me or Donna Gains, for more information.

We had a good turnout at the last family ride at Buck Creek. Randall Parker was our trail boss and all I've heard was what a great person he is and how considerate he was to everyone there. Thanks Randall!!

If anyone is interested in having a" fun day "the first week or two in Nov. Let me know. I have places that have offered to let us set up for a fun day of games and training. We need to get on this fast so check your calenders.

Happy Trails,