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

January 2008

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 ( 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 ages 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. Please add you email address to the membership card if you have access to email - email is our primary source of keeping you informed of upcoming events or cancellations.

Happenings in 2007:

April 21 – Miss Stephanie Boyington was crowned the ACHRC Queen; Miss Alyssa Holloway - Alternate; Miss Adele Pegues - Horsemanship; Miss Stephanie Boyington - Miss Congeniality.

August 4 – ACHRC James Abney Memorial Scholarship awarded to Mr. Kyle Jordan.

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 – several of our club members participated in the Alabama Open Horse Association Championship Horse Show. Winners were announced in the September Newsletter. We also had several class champions as well as reserve champions. Congratulations to all that placed and good luck next year at the AOHA Championship Show.

October 6– we had our third Allen Ingle Memorial Walking Horse Event. The first Saturday in October of each year is designated to be our walking horse show. We appreciate all the members that helped work at this show. Without your support, it would not have been as successful.

November 8th – the club officers were elected at the regular meeting. Officers for 2008: President - Jimmy Avery; Vice President - Sidney Yates; Secretary - Dereider Crew; Treasurer - Nan Ingle; Board of Directors: Pat Avery, Barbara Barrentine, Harry Crew, Nita Henderson, Jessica Hodnett, Nan Ingle, Wanda Robbins, and Sidney Yates. The board members will serve as committee members for shows and trail rides.

November 10th – 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 1st – The club held our annual Awards and Christmas supper. This year the Club donated $1,000.00 to the Gateway to Education with Ms. Susie Kelley accepting the donation. The 2007 Awards were presented to our Champions and Reserve Champions. See the website for a list of winners.

2008 ACHRC Events:

Show Dates at Alex City Arena:
April 5 EAHA Youth Club            Barbara Barrentine 334-541-2971
April 19 Alex City Club Pat Avery 256-234-2925
May 24 EAHA Fund Raise Show Allen Tucker 334-864-7797
May 31 Alex City Club Pat Avery
June 14   EAHA Fund Raiser Show Allen Tucker           
July 14
July 26
Alex City Club
EAHA Youth Club
Pat Avery   
Barbara Barrentine
August 2 Alex City Pat Avery 256-234-2925
August 9 EAHA Youth Club Barbara Barrentine 334-541-2971
August 16 EAHA Fund Raiser Show Allen Tucker
All shows start at 2:00 P.M.  We will be sending out emails and postcards for you to volunteer your time to help work the shows.

January 29th – Dr. Clay Reynolds will be at the Alex City Arena at 6:00 p.m. to do coggins test.

April 19th – ACHRC Queen Contest – any young lady between ages of 12 and 17 that was a member of East Alabama Horseman’s Association in 2007 is eligible to participate in the contest. See Jessica Hodnett or Carrie Jones for applications.

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

August 2nd– 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!