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                                                       November 2017

                                 WEBSITE: www.tehachapidressage.org

   Next Meeting: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Future Event Calendar

---Sun, May 27/2018—CDS rated show—CeeCee Giovannetti Judge

---Sun, June 24/2018—CDS rated show—Carolyn Lindholm  Judge

---Sun, July 22/2108—CDS rated show—Ulf Wadeborn Judge

---Sun, Aug 26/2018—CDS rated show—David Schmutz  Judge

 

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--NOTES FROM BVS EQUESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 6TH:

- Eq Ctr financials: Positive for September; about even with budget ytd

- Trail Trial was a big success (6+ hours, 28 rides)

- Milano Arena rework is complete: scrape, base leveling, new riding surface. Comments on the

   work welcome.

- IGM very busy: several trees in EC Campground to be trimmed or removed by Chriso’s. Two trees

   along driveway to be replaced. 

TQ commented on the BearTracks article on the BVS Community Recreation Facilities Foundation.

   Specifically, there is over $25,000 available for use at the Equestrian Center for new projects or

   improvements to existing items. There followed a discussion from some Clubs and staff as to

   how the funds might be spent, and how the requests should be presented through the EAC to the

   BVSA Board.

- BVSA/CSD LIAISON REPORT: GM Cheramy Krueger reported that the CSD does not have the funds

   to rehab the non-working wells supporting Cub & Four Island Lakes. They are proposing that

   the Park & Recreation (DFAC) funds be channeled into this to about $75000. BVSA Board has

   requested a written report and justification to this modification to the BVSA-CSD Lease.

- TRAIL CREW: Bob Howard reported that work continues on apace, ahead of the onset of the

   winter rains. Also that he, Ron Hayton, Terry Anderson, & Mike Kemp have resigned after many

   years of service on Trail Crew. All have been replaced, so the transition should be smooth under

   EC Mgr Butch Bolterman’s direction.

- Speed Limits, Radar, Equestrian Crossings: Planned, but not scheduled for action as yet.

 

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--FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT, HERE ARE MY COMMENTS FROM THE 10/21 AWARDS BANQUET:

 

Hi, folks. Thanks so much for joining us this evening.

 

Please give a round of applause for that wonderful dinner.

 

Our purpose here tonight is three-fold:

First, to honor the outstanding riders and horses in our shows for 2017. (Unfortunately, none of these fine horses were able to join us this evening.)

 

Second, to honor our many show volunteers who make our little Chapter and Club such a success every year. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELVES A GENEROUS OVATION.

 

Third, this is our chance to show our appreciation to the staff of the Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center who make us so attractive for shows in our remote location.

 

ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL, PLEASE.

 

Now, on to our 2017 yearend show winners. Lois Quinn and Tracy Donahue please come forward to assist me. For any who do not know, Lois is our Show Manager/Secretary. Tracy generously volunteered her time and talent in the creation of the personalized wearables and tack accessories to be awarded tonight.

 

Will Maggie Philip, Daisy Jorian, Jackie Jaakola, Mary Thompson, Betsy Shelton and Gary Yettner come forward, please.

 

Maggie Philip is our Introductory Level Adult Amateur Champion. She rode Rio’s Romanus to a high average of 68.042%.  She has earned this handsome commemorative trophy and a certificate of achievement.

 

Daisy Jorian rode Ardennes at Training Level Junior Division. She attained a 62.464% high average and has earned one years possession of the TMC Perpetual Trophy, a certificate of achievement and a check for $75.

 

Jackie Jaakola attained a high average score of 64.540% riding Erika. She is our Adult Amateur Reserve Champion at Training Level, and has earned this beautiful personalized helmet bag and certificate of achievement.

Mary Thompson is our Adult Amateur Training Level Champion. Riding Mutually Impressive, she scored an average of 66.923%, and has earned this handsome commemorative trophy, a certificate of achievement, and a check for $100.

 

For 2017, Betsy Shelton is our Training Level Open Division Reserve Champion, riding Who’s Dun Dancin. She achieved an average of 64.773% and earned this beautiful personalized saddle pad and certificate of achievement.

 

Our 2017 Open Training Level Champion is Gary Yettner. Gary rode Rios Romanus to an average of 70.217%, winning this handsome trophy, a certificate of achievement, and a check for $100.

 

PLEASE GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR INTRO AND TRAINING LEVEL WINNERS.

 

Will Gabriella Guinn, Magnus Loken, Karen Sweaney and Kris Wolfe please come forward?

 

Gaby Guinn is our First Level Junior Reserve Champion. Her rides on Sophia attained a high average of 65.800%, for which she has earned this handsome personalized saddle pad, matching polo wraps and a certificate of achievement.

 

Magnus Loken rode Elegant this year, and, as our First Level Junior Champion, achieved a high average of 67.838%. Their efforts have earned a certificate of achievement, this handsome statue trophy and a check for $75.

 

Karen Sweaney rode G Ima Starr FA at First Level. Her average score of 65.261% has earned her the Adult Amateur First Level Reserve Championship. Her prizes are this handsome personalized helmet bag and a Certificate of Achievement.

 

Kristina Wolfe is our Adult Amateur First Level Champion, riding Jacaruso Vom Rappenhof. Her high average of 66.400% earned  this handsome trophy, a certificate of achievement and a check for $100.

 

PLEASE GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR FIRST LEVEL CHAMPIONS.

 

A word now about our food presentation this year. Would Butch Bolterman come forward, please?

 

Butch has been our lunch chef again this year. In recognition of his great barbecueing prowess, we are pleased to present this handsome personalized BBQ chef’s shirt.  Butch, Julie, Wayne Junior, along with food management by Lori Streiff and Tim Jackson have made our nutritional effort for 2017 a rousing success. Net proceeds for all foods sold total $500, and will be donated to the Have A Heart Humane Society of Tehachapi.

 

At this point, Tracy Donahue presented Lois And Terry a gift basket of wine, a BVSA $125 gift card and an appreciation card signed by the attendees, for which we are VERY thankful.

 

 

To be brief, I can tell you that finances of both the Bear Valley Springs Dressage Club and the Tehachapi Mountain Chapter of CDS are quite healthy. A final 2017 report will be provided in an upcoming Tehachapi Dressage Newsletter.

 

All Chapter and Club officers have re-enlisted for 2018, and we look forward to another successful year.

 

Thank you all for coming.

 

This meeting is adjourned