We ended the first half of our year and boy was it hot! We had a great turn out at our Trenton show and it was a huge success despite a few hiccups here and there.
The Open was won by Angie Stopanio on Booty with a 14.046 which was our fastest 08 member and starting the points. The Seniors was won by Dave Ralph on Earnestly Special with a 14.157 and Charlene Cason on Pete was our highest 08 member starting the 1D points with a 14.683. The Youth was won by Emily Ellison on Mello with a 14.653 and she also was the fastest 08 member starting the points.
Now, I have a few things that i am considering for next year and would like to have the members input.
1. Barrel setters in the arena. This has been an issue for several years now and since district 08 produces our own show so that we can have more money in the payout we are responsible for providing our own barrel setters. Unless we have a double header and if we continue to have these shows that is something that I will address and confirm ahead of time is that they will provide barrel setters just as 08 district does. So that our members are not the only ones setting barrels in the arena. Now the only other option for our 08 shows next year if this continues is to pay for 2 barrel setters and have people sign up working at these shows.
2. I would like to know what people think about having our shows scheduled in May, June and possibly September in the evening and at night. These shows would most likely need to start with exhibitions around 4 pm and the open at 6:30. I know it would make for a late night say around midnight finishing up but we would have less time out in the sun and heat since say 7 pm it is really starting to cool off. We will need to consider our afternoon thunderstorms and the chance of rain.
These are some ideas and things that I would like to know how the members feel about this. Please feel free to email me, text, call or just come talk to me with you ideas and thougths. I will listen and take all of this into consideration as maybe some of you have some ideas that may work even better.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at our State Show and should I not get to see
you Good Luck and God Bless