Alexander City Horse Riding Club
P. O. Box 1433
Arena Road – Charles E. Bailey Sportplex
Alexander City, AL 35010

NEWSLETTER
January 2006

Hi Folks,

Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  It is that time of year again to renew your membership.  If you are receiving this letter by email, please go the website (www.achrc.com/memberfrm.html) and print a membership form and send it to the address provided on the form.  If you have children showing, please add their names and age so we can enter them in the correct age groups for awards.  Family membership $25.00 – Individual membership $10.00.  Senior citizen (62 and Older ) Free – fill in form and indicate that you are a senior citizen.

Happenings in 2005:

April 23 – Miss Jennifer Moncrief was crowned the ACHRC Queen – Miss Rebecka Smith, Alternate – Miss Cassie McDaniel, Horsemanship – Miss Ellen Glasser, Miss Congeniality.

May 14 & 15 – we had our trail ride in Socapotoy.

August 6 – ACHRC James Abney Memorial Scholarship awarded to Miss Jamie McVay.

September 2-4 – several of our club members participated in the Alabama Open Horse Association Championship horse show.  Congratulations to:  Hayden Walker & Skippy De Do, Youth Western Pleasure Division Champions; David Hart & A Star From Heaven, 3rd overall Adult Western Pleasure Champion;  Allie Pegues & Buttercup, 3rd place overall Pony Pleasure Division Champion; and Jessica Yates & Night Shades  Threat, Reserve Champion, Adult Gaited Division.

October 1 – we had our first Walking Horse Show.  We dedicated the show to Allen Ingle.  The show will be the Allen Ingle Memorial Walking Horse Event.  We plan to have the 1st Saturday in October each year to be our walking horse show.

November 10 – the election of officers were elected at the regular meeting.  Officers for 2006 – President Jemmy Avery, Vice President Sidney Yates, Secretary Dereider Crew, Treasurer Nan Ingle; Board of Directors, Pat Avery, Barbara Barrentine, Harry Crew, Nita Henderson, David Hill, Nan Ingle, Wanda Robbins, and Sidney Yates.  The board members will serve as committee members for shows and trail rides.

November 12 – the East Alabama Horseman Association held their awards supper with several of our club members receiving High Point awards – see our website for winners.

December 3 – The club held our annual Awards and Christmas supper.  This year the Club donated $500.00 to the Gateway to Education with Mr. Joe Robinson receiving the donation.  The 2005 Awards were presented to our Champions and Reserve Champions.  This is the first year the club has given a reserve award.  See the website for a list of winners.

2006 ACHRC Events:

Show Dates at Alex City Arena

April 8              Talladega 4-H                       Pat Brasher                     256-245-7371
April 22            Alex City Club                       Pat Avery                        256-234-2925
May 27            EAHA Fund Show                Allen Tucker                    334-864-7797
June 3              Alex City Club                       Pat Avery                        256-234-2925
July 8               Alex City Club                       Pat Avery                        256-234-2925
July 29             EAHA Youth                        Wanda Batson                 256-249-2747
August 5           Alex City Club                       Pat Avery                        256-234-2925
August 12         Talladega 4-H                       Pat Brasher                     256-245-7371
August 19         EAHA Climax Show             Allen Tucker                    334-864-7797
October 7        Walking Horse Event             Nan Ingle                        256-329-9712

February 2 – Dr. Clay Reynolds will be at the arena at 6:00 p.m. to do coggins.  A fee of $25 will be charged per horse.

April 22 – ACHRC Queen Contest – any young lady between ages of 12 and 17 that was a member of East Alabama Horseman’s Association in 2005 is eligible to participate in the contest.  See Pat Avery for applications.

May & September – Trail ride dates will be announced at a later date – watch for dates on the website – www.achrc.com

August 5 – the Alex City Horse Riding Club / James Abney Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or college student that qualifies for the scholarship.

Club meetings are held each second Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Arena.  All club members are welcome to attend the meeting.

Practice days at the arena have not changed…..You may use the arena to ride your horse if you are a member.

The committee members will be making plans for the events that will be held this year.  If called on to work, please do so. Your help would be greatly appreciated.  Hope to see you at the events.

Happy Trails!