I think we had a great first show to start off our 2016 year. A big thank you to Jason Jones and Trenton Arena as well as Mr. Peurrung for working the ground and getting it in the best shape possible for saturday. Alot of people expressed how happy they were to be back in the Trenton arena and we will be back with hopefully an even better show and ground!!!!
I would like to Thank Amy Taylor and Amanda Rhodes for voluntering to help out with the awards for this year. We also discussed several ideas for raising money for awards and I am going to look into the ideas and see what we can do.
I am also looking for a place to hold our awards banquet. I have a few places in mind but if you know of a place or an idea please let me know. I would prefer if to be centrally located but we may have to go with what we can get. Once I have more information I will pass it right along.
I would like to once again thank each and everyone that helped with the show. I know alot of people helped and even took turns setting barrels. Thank you for your efforts do not go un noticed. I will see y' all soon and take care.
Youth and Teen world qualifiers have been posted. Please check them and let me know ASAP if there are any questions or problems. Thanks and Happy New Year.
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas Holiday and looking forward to a prosperous New Year.
I have posted the schedule for our new year 2016. The year end results have also been posted and I will be getting with everyone shortly once we have all of the year end awards money calculated and ready.
I am looking for someone to help me with the awards for his year and possibly ideas on raising some more awards money. The 50/50 raffles have really worked great however I will need some assistance or someone to take over that task.
I plan to have a short meeting before our first show in Trenton Jan 16th at 12:15pm right before we start the show. I would like to discuss awards, possible having another awards banquet like we did last year and our Co- sanctioned shows we have scheduled. So everyone get your thinking caps on and let's bring some good ideas for this upcoming year, our awards and banquet.
Until then have a safe and happy New Year and God Bless you all.
What a great turnout for our last show of the year. I appreciate everyone that thanked me for being the director for the last 5 years. For me it was a priveldge and also a challenge at times. I wish Melissa the best in the year to come and hope to be of much help to her.
Heather Carter and Junior were the fastest Open members with a 15.267.
Lauren Rhodes and Doofus won the Youth class with a 16.022.
Linda Dennis and Beauty were the fastest Senior members with a 15.596.
Our first show of the year will be January 16th at the Trenton covered arena. We will be posting the schedule as shows are confirmed. Please keep an eye on the schedule page.
We will have a members meeting at our first show as usual so please come early if you want to exhibition. We would like for as many members as possible to attend the meeting.
Award money for the year is as follows:
Must be turned in before the State show in June unless you are a new member joining after the State show. This is voluntary and only if you want to receive awards at the end of the year. It is not mandatory if you are not interested in receiving awards. You will not receive awards if not paid. Any questions please see Melissa Nancarrow or myself.
Please make checks out to Melissa Nancarrow.
307 SE 138th Ave
Micanopy, FL 32667
Dress code will be enforced at the shows. No tank tops. Sleeveless shirts are fine. No short shirts. Shirts must be tucked in or long enough that they don't come up over your pants. Riders must wear boots. Verbal warnings will be given and then possible disqualifications. If you have to ask about whether a shirt is legal or not then change it.
This will be my last year as the Director of FL 08. If anyone has an interest in becoming the director please get with me at the shows.
There are some new rules this year for the NBHA. Points in all classes will be done in a 5D format. We can still pay out however we want to as a district. They are also re-instating the one year membership rule in order to use a wild card. This means you must be a member for at least one year before you can use a wild card to go to any of the world shows. And the last change is that there is no limit to how many horses you can qualify back to the finals in a division at the world, national, or state shows.
If we have any open holes in the draw prior to the show starting all draws will be moved up to fill in the slots. I try to estimate how many entries we have at the shows but sometimes we have more or less.
Welcome to all our new members! I hope everyone will make them feel at home in our district.
Go FL 08 - Ain't It Great!