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

January 2005

Hi Folks,

Hope you and yours had a safe and happy Holiday Season.

It's that time again to renew your ACHRC membership. You can fill out a membership form online if you did not receive a form by mail. Please fill it out completely with Name - Name of spouse - name and age of children (living in yur household under age of 17) - address - zip code - phone number and area code and your email address at home or work, and mail it along with payment to the address on the form.

Membership dues:
  Family (children 17 & under and college students) $25.00


  Senior Citizen 62 years & older
(If you are a senior, please fill out form and mark that you are a senior.)

The Christmas supper was enjoyed by all that attended. We had one of the larger groups this year. At the supper we presented our Year End Awards. We added one award to our list this season - we split the Halter into age groups (18 & over - 17 & under):

2004 ACHRC Highpoint Winners
Halter 18 & over Gene Dorris & Sassy
  17 & under Kyle Jordan & PNI Plenty of Pizzazz
Costume Leadline   William Bartlett & Dereider Crew
Western Pleasure 18 & over Cathy Adams & The Good in Me
  13 - 17 Lynlee Powell & Slip Me A Good Bar
  12 & under Amelia Reynolds & Mr. Smooth Future
Walk-Trot 1st & 2nd Year Rider
(sponsored by Mike Patterson, Patterson Wood Works, Opelika, AL)
  Lauren McKee & Cann by Zippo
Timed Event 18 & Over

Jessica Yates & Rusty

  13 - 17 David McDaniel & Rosie
  12 & under Emma Kate Hill & Sam
Leadline Barrels   Samantha Robbins & Kristen Robbins
Gaited - Overall   Jessica Yates & Night Shades Threat
Western Gaited Flat Shod 18 & over Harry Crew & Night Shades Threat
  17 & under Brad Hodges & Mississippi Poison
Trail Ride 18 & over Clifford Meigs
  17 & under Adam Clark
Pony Division Champion Kaelee Jordan & Angel
  Reserve Allie Pegues & Buttercup
  Third Kathryn Tucker & Pee Wee Pistol
  Fourth Megan Smith & Honey
  Fifth Samantha Robbins & Bay
  Sixth Ashley Britt & Toby
  Eighth Sydni Bolden & Diamond Rio

Show dates to be held at ACHRC are listed below.   Also, check the Show page on the website to keep updated on any changes.

2005 ACHRC Show Schedule
April 9 Talladega 4-H July 30 Talladega 4-H
April 23 ACHRC Aug 6 ACHRC
May 28 EAHA Fund Show Aug 13 EAHA Youth Fund
June 4 ACHRC Aug 20 EAHA Climax Show
July 9 ACHRC      

In November Club elections were held at the regular meeting:

2005 ACHRC Officers
President Jimmy Avery Vice President Sidney Yates
Secretary Dereider Crew Treasurer Nan Ingle
Board of Directors
Committee Members
Pat Avery Nan Ingle Show: Pat Avery, Wanda Robbins,
David Hill
Harry Crew Stanley Ingram    
Nita Henderson Wanda Robbins Trail Ride: Sidney Yates, Harry Crew,
Nita Henderson
David Hill Sidney Yates    

Show Sponsors: If you would like to sponsor a class for the ACHRC shows, you can print a sponsorship form from our website at:, or contact Pat Avery. Sponsorships are $50.00 for four (4) shows. Your name will be called out during the class and your business card will be posted on the website as a sponsor.

Rules for Shows:  Rules are same as changes we made last year.

  • To qualify for the year-end award you must show in one-half of the shows held at the ACHRC arena. This year you will have to show in 5 shows to qualify.
  • Points will be kept on ONE HORSE ONE RIDER.
  • Points will began to count the day you join the ACHRC riding club.

Queen Contest:  The ACHRC Queen contest will be held APRIL 23, 2005, at 10:00 AM.
Qualifications:  contestants must be unmarried female between ages of 12-17 as of January, 2005 and to have been a member of EAST ALABAMA HORSEMAN'S ASSOCAITION in 2004. Applications will be available - contact Pat Avery.

Scholarship:  James Abney memorial Scholarship sponsored by Alex City Horse riding Club.
To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must:
  • Be a member of ACHRC for at least 2 years prior to being awarded the scholarship.
  • Be an undergraduate.
  • Submit the application by July 15th of the year to be awarded.
The scholarship may be awarded only once to any applicant. The scholarship will be presented at the August 06, 2004 ACHRC show. The scholarship is awarded by decision of the James Abney Memorial Scholarship Committee only.

Trail Ride Dates:  The trail ride dates have not been set at this time. Check the website for updates.

Club Meetings:  Held 2nd Thursday of each month at the arena at 6:30 PM. All club members are welcome.

Workers for Events:  We need volunteers to help with Shows and Trail Rides. If called on, please volunteer your time to help with these events.

Happy Trails!